Principal Enterprise Architect - Data and Analytics

Job Req ID:  6164
Posting Date:  18-Jan-2023
Function:  Architecture Solution and Design

1 Braham Street, London, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with benefits

Principal Enterprise Data Architect

London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Ipswich, Leeds

Hybrid working (3 days in the office)


At BT Digital we are driving the digital transformation of a top UK brand.  We’re creating new experiences for our customers and also entering new markets such as fintech and healthcare. It doesn’t matter where we look there is not a department or process that will not benefit from using Analytics across the business. More importantly we can use analytics to make our customers happy by pro-actively predicting issues and also offering a great service.


This data architecture team is part of BT’s digital transformation and leading the change in how BT designs its data platforms.  Data plays a key role in how we transform our estate from legacy hindsight-based intelligence on islands of data to a joined up intelligence based on fresh information – we will need to understand how enable the business for smarter decisions using intelligence available from our growing data assets.


What you’ll be doing:



  • Governance of Enterprise Data architecture blueprint across BT and Digital
  • Establish standards, policies and procedures as needed to ensure consistency and compliance within a data and information governance framework.
  • Responsible for defining Data@Scale architecture blueprint in conjunction with IT Delivery teams
  • Working with data governance and privacy and legal teams to codify data management into an architectural blueprint
  • Review and selection of technology roadmap for all data and analytics platforms
  • Act as design authority reviewing and defining standards and guard rails for Customer Facing Units and Digital teams
  • Deliver Data Fabric and Data Mesh strategy
  • Supporting the Technical teams on Product selection
  • Working with vendors to resolve immediate challenges and looking at tooling to enable data delivery and efficient data management  
  • Evolve intercloud and hybrid patterns for data at scale across BT
  • Establishing DATAOPS best practices through architecting solutions that support this approach.
  • Establish a community of interest in Data Mesh to increase education of analytics technologies (show and tell, hackathons)
  • Responsible for the support and review of data architectures of delivery teams and service integrators.
  • Establish standards, policies and procedures as needed to ensure consistency and compliance within a data governance framework.
  • Clearly demonstrate understanding of the current and emerging technology landscape and how it can be used
  • Mentor more junior team members and support their professional development.


What you’ll need:

  • Demonstrated > 18 months delivering data platforms or architecture on GCP  or AWS
  • Implemented Data Engineering, Operations  and Governance best practices
  • Experience of AWS or GCP analytics platforms > 18 months
  • Experience of legacy migration of EDW to cloud based solutions
  • Has had hands on experience of data science and modelling at a basic level
  • Knowledge of Big Data and Cloud Data Platforms (Hadoop , GCP ,AWS)
  • Experience of Service Design, Benefit Modelling, Agile (especially SAFe), CI, CD
  • Experience of Data Engineering and Data Movement (ETL,ELT,CDC,Kafka)
  • Clearly demonstrable Enterprise Architecture experience working at C Level
  • Experience of implementing analytics model into production and the life cycle process
  • Ability to communicate in both the business jargon and the technology jargon, and translate effectively between the two.
  • Experience in producing risk assessments as part of a digital transformation.
  • Experience in performing capability gap analysis.


You should apply if you:

  • You feel at home communicating with both technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • You are recognised by colleagues as creative, collaborative and thought-provoking.
  • You can investigate business problems and identify the root cause behind them, considering both business-side and technology-side factors.
  • You are a strategic thinker, and have ideas about how to turn bits of technology into reusable products.
  • You have worked on the architecture of customer-facing systems, including their front end, application back end and data layer.
  • You like problem-solving, simplifying and reorganising.
  • You have independently led discussions about complex technical problems.
  • You have independently coordinated challenging technical work involving colleagues from multiple teams.
  • You have created architecture plans and road maps with multiple phases.
  • You have developed and documented the business case for technical interventions.
  • You have presented options assessments that convinced your colleagues they should support your recommended way forward.


You’ll get:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • 3 volunteering days per year
  • 15% on target bonus
  • Private healthcare for yourself and family (provided by Axa)
  • £5,500 towards a car or cash equivalent per annum
  • Competitive employee discount on BT/EE products
  • Competitive friends and family discount on EE Mobile
  • Access to our brand new, innovative office spaces, including our new office in London and Birmingham which opened last year, our Bristol office due to open later this year, and Manchester to follow next! Check them out: Our new office environments
  • Hybrid working – 3 days a week in the office, 2 days from anywhere.
  • Access and involvement with our incredible 11 People Networks including Able2 network, Carers network, Ethnic diversity network, Gender equality network and Pride network
  • Access to our bespoke Digital Campus learning platform for tailored learning and skill development