Enterprise Data Architect

Gatwick Airport
London (Greater)
14 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Enterprise Data Architect

Salary: £Competitive, plus Bonus and Excellent Benefits

Gatwick Airport - Where something new happens every 60 seconds!

Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL) is the most efficient single runway airport in the world. It serves more than 46 million passengers to 228 destinations in 74 countries a year on a short and long-haul point-to-point basis. Gatwick is a major economic driver for the UK contributing £5.3 billion to national GDP, generating 85,000 jobs nationally, with around 24,000 jobs on the airport campus alone. Gatwick is a high growth business regularly achieving double digit year on year revenue growth.

To become the most efficient single runway in the world Gatwick has had to set a number of world firsts in terms of process, people and technology excellence in a highly complex and fast moving environment. GAL has won numerous awards in its history, including over ten major awards in 2017 alone. These awards include airport of the year; best airport; favourite airport for short-haul flights and marketing campaign of the year by a retailer.

The Gatwick IT function is widely considered by industry leaders and trade press as being in the top 5 most innovative airports in the world (behind Singapore, Schiphol and Dubai). The IT function has recently won several digital innovation awards including best in-house digital team of the year; best use of mobile technology; best corporate app; business IT innovation of the year and most innovative use of digital technology.

Enterprise Data Architect

Responsible for :-

· Producing, developing and overseeing design related artefacts

· Governing the agreed designs of allocated projects to ensure they meet the agreed Enterprise Architecture standards and strategy

· Working in collaboration with the IT delivery streams to determine the optimal solution and architectural strategic directions

· Facilitating and coordinating design reviews for allocated projects

· Supporting the development of IT related strategies within the Data Architecture Domain

· Producing and updating the Enterprise Data Architecture guidelines and polices

· Working in collaboration with the Enterprise Architecture Team to determine relevant templates and architecture artefacts required to support: the IT delivery function including architecture impact assessments and governance policies

· Contributing to building and maintaining the Data Architecture models and relevant Enterprise Architecture repository

· Managing the relevant stakeholders to ensure the appropriate architecture policies and strategy are relevant and adhered to

· Consulting with senior business and IT stakeholders to determine the most pragmatic and optimal Data Architecture solutions

· Producing and developing the relevant Data Management and Data Governance frameworks

· Determining the appropriate data ownership, controls and data sources of truth for the organisation

Minimum of:-

· Strong experience within an Enterprise Data Architect role

· Strong experience in delivering and implementing data related solutions

· Strong experience in the relevant technology domain

Experience in:-

· The relevant business domain of: Airport or similar industry

· Quality Assurance and Quality Control methodologies

· In data modelling business applications and reporting solutions

· Engaging with the Business to determine data needs and with a proven track record in communicating key data concepts

· Utilising industry standard Architecture methods and frameworks

· Providing consultancy services to large organisations

Proven track record of:-

· Enterprise Data Architecture within a complex IT environment

· Acting as data design authority within the Enterprise Application domain

· Producing, developing and facilitating design option papers

· Produce and developing IT strategies and roadmaps

Mandatory experience:-

· Referenceable experience in:-

o Managing demanding senior business stakeholders to maintain strong positive relationships while providing the right quality of solution, setting challenging but achievable timescales

o Managing complex supplier relationships bringing multiple competing suppliers together to provide integrated solutions, resolving conflicts and keeping to timescales

o Quickly understanding new business models, technologies and processes, forming a strong understanding of the necessary business outcomes required and the ability to assess the best fit solutions from multiple options

o Data migration and relevant methodologies to support the movement and transformation of data from source to target

Highly desirable experience:-

· Direct experience within the following domains: CRM, ERP, Billing, Finance, Asset Management, Business Intelligence, datawarehousing, and big data

· Direct experience in selecting and architecturing cloud based data solutions relevant to the business needs

· Direct experience in determining the strategic data modelling for the Enterprise that can be incrementally built through project implementations

· Experience in post implementation support and reviews

· Excellent communication skills, written and spoken

· University degree qualification in an IT related subject

· Strong negotiation and facilitation skills

· Understanding of waterfall and agile methodologies

· Enterprise Architecture or IT related certification

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