Job Description

Equality Statement

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

Description of Business Unit:

The Strategy and Architecture team is part of the Group Technology & Customer Solutions (GTCS) division of Bank of Ireland. Our purpose is to align IT and business strategies, guide strategy execution, optimise technology investment and influence business strategies through the lens of being commercially and technically executable.

Purpose of the Role

The Lead Data Architect is the accountable, governing architect that recommends and implements the architecture roadmap for the data domain within Bank of Ireland, ensuring that the estate migrates over time to the target architecture and aligns with business and technology strategies.

The Lead Data Architect is accountable for:

  • Developing the architectures, roadmaps, standards, and principles for data (particularly Customer, Product and Credit Risk data), reference data and metadata across the enterprise
  • Development of data analytics strategies and roadmaps for different areas of the bank, taking ownership for defining associated technology standards and principles
  • Take a lead role on the creation of an Operational Data Store demonstrating Cloud technologies to further augment the existing data and analytics infrastructure in the Group
  • Working closely with the Chief Data Office, continue to promote strategies and architectures that utilise strategic data assets such as the EDW and EDL
  • Share domain expertise on data modelling, analytics and design with architecture and project colleagues
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of data roadmaps through the collection and analysis of architecture metrics

What is the opportunity?

As Lead Data Architect, you will create and develop relationships across business and IT to ensure that data architectures proposed are aligned to the business need, are fit for purpose, and will provide value for the investments made.

You will be expected to use tailored communication techniques to share strategy, roadmap, landscape knowledge, challenges, options and complex technical concepts with our partners.

The Lead Data Architect will demonstrate accountability, showing full support for leadership teams and act as an ambassador for IT, influencing partners, colleagues and peers.

Working at Bank of Ireland doesn’t have to mean working in an office to have an impact. Our commitment to enabling colleagues to thrive means that depending on role type you can have choice and flexibility in where you work and live, subject to your role, customer needs and our requirements. We have a hybrid working model, with home, agile hub and office based options available. We will always list a primary location which can be where you go for in person collaboration, and a location where you can best perform your role.

Please note you must live in the jurisdiction for the business to which you are contracted.

This job can be done anywhere in Republic of Ireland with the primary office location as Dublin to which travel will be required for in person collaboration. Exact frequency to be agreed with manager.

Bank of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

Essential Qualifications

3rd level degree in similar subject area or equivalent experience

Essential Skills / Experience

  • 10 years+ and consistent record in data architecture and design
  • Minimum of 10 years and proven track record in data modelling, analytics, ETL and data streaming
  • Proven track record for designing and implementing both SQL and NOSQL architectures and technologies (Oracle; Teradata; MongoDB; Hbase, HIVE etc) both on-prem and on Cloud (AWS)
  • Knowledge of standard methodology information/data governance
  • Proven abilities in visioning and high-level solution capabilities

Desirable Skills / Experience

  • Degree or Diploma in Computer Science or similar
  • API architecture/design experience would be helpful
  • Experience in Kafka implementation for event/data streaming
  • Ability to work with deep-dive technical SME’s as well as non-technical business analysts
  • Pragmatic and structured approach
  • Ability to listen, interpret, connect with and influence partners

Key Competencies

  • Customer Focused – People Manager
  • Manage Risk – People Manager
  • Agile – People Manager
  • Accountable – People Manager
  • Champion Transformation – People Manager

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