Enterprise Architect – Data & Information

Oxford, England, gb
Company: Oxford University Press
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-08-01 18:10:31

Now is an exciting time to join OUP as Enterprise Architect, as we advance our digital capabilities. Our Architecture function is working closely with senior business leaders to define the roadmap for our transformational journey. If you’re looking for a new challenge, and want to work for an organization that is genuinely trying to make the world a better place, now is the time to come and talk to us!

We have several opportunities for Enterprise Architects in our Digital Products and Publishing & Content business areas – roles that will play a key role in our transformation programmes, including:

  • Delivering a uniquely personalized learning experience system using AI, to improve children’s learning methods in our Education division. OUP Education supports children of all ages with world leading educational content.
  • Digitized voice recognition to enable superior learning assessments in our ELT (English Language Teaching) division. ELT is global leader in the publishing of English language teaching materials.
  • Digitizing our editing process to provide more accessible world changing content for our Academic division, who publish ground breaking content.
  • Designing BlockChain systems, Machine Learning, AI and Automation to support digital rights management as part of our digital journey.
  • This position is titled Enterprise Architect – Data & Information and takes ownership of the Data & Information architecture across all functional domains. The role focuses on ensuring an effective data & information strategy leads to a consistent architecture, implemented in line with the strategic needs of the business, in understanding its performance, customers and driving an informed view of the future business direction.

    Driving consistency and standardisation across the functional domains, supporting the strategic needs of key business stakeholders, in-line with the broader Enterprise Architecture and Technology Strategy.

    You’ll work closely with functional EA counterparts and key Business Stakeholders, understanding their longer-term needs, goals and objectives, aligning and shaping those aspirations against the Target Architecture, EDM, principles and patterns.

    Define standardisation around a common Enterprise Data Model (EDM) and Target Data & Information Architecture supporting the governance process, the Data & Information Target Architecture, coupled with agreed Roadmaps and Transition Plans for its evolution, setting the recommended direction.

    Through your Data Expertise, Technical and Stakeholder management skills, you’ll act as a bridge between key business stakeholders and senior Technology stakeholders, to ensure evolution of the defined data and information strategy.

    Although we’re all currently working from home, we are thinking through how we use our offices in the future, and are open to discussing flexibility within this, such as a blend of office and home working. However, we can offer lots of remote working for these positions, though you’ll be required to work from our Oxford office once or twice a week.

    About You

    You’re a highly experienced Architect, with the gravitas to engage and influence senior business and technology stakeholders. You will need to use business-centric language and concepts to drive forward the architecture agenda; and as such, you will know your domain inside out. You’ll enjoy a challenge, and will be comfortable driving forward strategies to ensure tangible business outcomes.

    You will have:

  • Significant experience of working with senior stakeholders to create a trusted partnership for mutual benefit.
  • First-class skills and significant experience in the definition of Architectural artefacts e.g. architectural models, roadmaps, strategies, principles, standards, patterns etc.
  • Experience of leading technology and architecture change programmes in a data driven business.
  • Prior experience as a successful Enterprise Architect supporting a data driven business.
  • The ability to approach architecture governance with flexibility – ensuring the right business outcome.
  • Experience of working with, and ideally a certification in TOGAF, Zachman, or similar.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; especially senior stakeholder presentations.
  • Benefits

    We really care about your work / life balance here at OUP. With this in mind, we can offer a competitive salary that’s in line with market rates, 10% bonus, 11% pension contribution, 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect of working hours and the use of technology to support regular remote working, dependent on role. At our amazing office in Oxford we also have an on-site gym with subsidized membership fees and a great variety of active employee networks and societies.

    We help make your money go further by contributing up to 11% to your pension, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts.

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