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Enterprise Data Architect


Reference 9478 Closing date 18/7/2024 Brand IAG Cargo Career area Ground Operations & Cargo Contract type Permanent Full Time Location IAG Cargo, London Download job description

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Looking for a challenge in one of the world’s largest airfreight logistics organisations?

At IAG Cargo, we’re in the business of moving things. From antibiotics and rhinoceroses to gold bullion, avocados, and everything in between, whatever people need, wherever they are, IAG Cargo is there to bring them the necessary and niche.

As the logistics and cargo brand of International Airlines Group, you’ll work across the globally recognised brands of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Level and Vueling.

As well as helping to keep the world’s economies turning, we believe in building a great place for our colleagues to work. Our people are determined, curious, collaborative and take huge pride in everything they do.

The role:

Enterprise Data Architect

Within the IAG Cargo Digital and Information function, the Enterprise Data Architect will play a pivotal role in shaping the data strategy, roadmap and target architecture for IAG Cargo. Reporting to the Head of Data, Insights & Operational Research, this position holds significant responsibility within the digital and information management team, ensuring our data solutions and business processes are fully aligned and contribute to the vision and strategic direction of the organisation.

The successful candidate will join the team at an exciting time. IAG Cargo are in the early stages of a major programme of work to modernise our data infrastructure, tooling and processes as we migrate from an on-premise to a cloud native environment and the Enterprise Data Architect will be essential to the success of the transformation.

Using your strong communication skills combined with your breadth of industry and information management expertise, you will drive consistent decision making across a broad variety of projects in order to achieve the target data architecture that you have developed. Your primary responsibility will be to develop effective solutions that deliver a coherent, reusable, reliable data architecture. The data architecture will enable the business to transform, maintain strategic alignment and meet individual project requirements.

Working closely with business owners and the wider Digital and Information team you will influence the end-to-end data supply chain across IAG Cargo. You will also support business data owners with data governance activities to ensure alignment to industry standards, regulatory obligations and minimise data risk. In collaboration with project delivery teams you will suggest technical approaches and resources, and contribute insights into the data needs of projects.

What you’ll do:

  • Define the enterprise data architecture to align with the overarching business objectives and establish a clear technical vision for data management.
  • Contribute to shaping the enterprise IT capabilities by strategically defining information and data architecture, ensuring it aligns with the business strategy.
  • Design and implement data integration strategies to enable seamless data flow and interoperability across different systems, applications, and platforms within the enterprise architecture.
  • Identify potential enhancements or introductions of business and data capabilities within the future state architecture.
  • Collaborate with business and IT stakeholders to articulate and document a comprehensive data strategy that supports the overarching business strategy.
  • Work in tandem with other architects to develop and uphold strategic roadmaps, principles, standards, and reference architectures across all architecture domains.
  • Ensure project designs adhere to the established data architecture while meeting both functional and non-functional requirements; actively resolve any architectural issues throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Document various data architecture options and effectively communicate the practical implications of architectural decisions, issues, and plans to senior business, IT, and change management stakeholders.
  • Support the evaluation and implementation of advanced Data Architecture tools and methodologies to enhance the data capabilities of IAG Cargo.
  • Implement and publish the cargo data model, ensuring alignment best practice and industry standards (e.g. IATA One-Record)
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to architecture and IT team members regarding data-related concepts and practices.

What you’ll bring to IAG Cargo:

  • Confidence and resilience with a relentless energy to achieve results.
  • Collaboration and team working skills, builds and maintains strong relationships
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to explain complex solutions clearly and coherently to diverse audiences.
  • Exhibits strong influence and leadership qualities, effectively persuading across the organisation at senior levels and aligning stakeholder groups around a common vision.
  • Demonstrates strong problem solving skills and understanding of the business context
  • Drives innovation by transforming industry trends into practical, cost-effective, secure, and scalable solutions
  • Proficient in documenting technical concepts using non-technical business terms, ensuring clarity and understanding for all users and colleagues.
  • Fluent written and spoken English is essential, Spanish language is an advantage.
  • Capable of adjusting priorities quickly as needed, maintaining effectiveness in dynamic environments.
  • Ability to adjust priorities quickly as circumstances dictate

Your experience:

  • Ten or more years practical experience in data architecture, solution design, and implementation of large-scale enterprise data transformation programmes
  • Extensive experience in transitioning from on-premise to cloud architectures, with expertise in platforms such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
  • Practical experience in Architecture Governance and serving as a Technical Design Authority, ensuring alignment with architectural standards and best practices.
  • Experience in identifying business and IT needs and the ability to reason logically and creatively to provide options and recommendations to resolve problems.
  • Experience in full data life cycle from inception to decommission, including aspects such as data quality management, data cataloging and data lineage.
  • Experience at providing technical leadership to project resources to meet project deadlines and ensure project objectives are met.

What we offer:

Wherever you work within IAG Cargo, you’ll play a part in connecting people and countries and join a diverse and inclusive business that’s making a difference to the future of aviation.

Colleagues working for IAG Cargo:

  • Benefit from attractive and competitive rewards aligned to the local market and role.
  • From the day you join us, you’ll get access to brilliant staff travel benefits including unlimited basic and premium standby tickets on British Airways and group airlines. You’ll also receive up to 30 discounted ‘Hotline’ airfares per year for yourself, friends, and family.
  • Work with diverse colleagues in a business that truly values inclusion and diversity.
  • Are valued for their ideas and opinions.
  • Benefit from opportunities for development and progression.
  • Are able to support communities across the world, and close to home.
  • Work in an environment in which safety and wellbeing are paramount.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our recruitment procedures positively support our equity, diversity, and inclusion agenda.

All candidates are considered strictly on their merits in relation to the criteria for the role, treated fairly and consistently and have their individual needs responded to throughout the process.

Please advise us if you require any reasonable adjustments to take part in the recruitment process so we’re able to remove any barriers that may present themselves.

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