Business Data Architect

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Business Data Architect – Reading

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Data Architect to join our busy and dynamic Data Management Team. The Business Data Architect will drive the delivery of a business view of MBNLs data in a fast-paced and dynamic telecoms environment where the curation and improvement of data quality has become a primary focus of the business and its shareholders.

Role Purpose:

  • To create and govern a centralised Business Data Glossary that contains the definitions of our critical data items
  • To model business data conceptually and independently of applications and physical implementations.
  • To work closely with IT to link the conceptual, logical and physical models and create a truly interconnected understanding of our data
  • Play a key role in supporting the transformation of technology with our business requirements at the forefront
  • Own the MBNL approach to business/ conceptual data modelling and metadata standards
  • Drive the creation of standardised, agreed and ‘owned’ business data definitions
  • Support the delivery of new technology with business requirements/ definitions at the forefront
  • Support the definition of a governance framework and chair or administrate appropriate forums
  • Engage a network of business stakeholders and manage relations between them and the central Data Management team
  • Develop education tools and documentation to support our stakeholders
  • Support the delivery of the Data Management communications plan to help establish a cultural change in how data is perceived and managed at MBNL
  • Work collaboratively with MBNL, EE/BT, Three and the supplier eco system to establish and drive best Data Quality practice

Requirements to be successful in this role:

  • Expert knowledge of Data Modelling in either UML or ER languages
  • Experience leading or playing a significant role in an ambitious and successful data team
  • A clear strategic understanding of the value that Business Data Modelling can provide
  • Expert knowledge of Data Modelling and Metadata technologies and methods of storing reference data and definitions
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills so you are seen as credible, knowledgeable and a positive representative of the Data Management Team
  • Experience in linking conceptual, logical and physical models to provide a tangible value to the business
  • Varied and detailed knowledge of one or more Data Management areas such as Data Quality, Data Migration, Document Management etc
  • Experience of motivating, monitoring and improving performance of internal and external stakeholders in roles such as Data Owner and Data Steward
  • Strong experience of working with, briefing and influencing senior members of leadership teams.

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