Information Architect

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OpenBook are looking for an information architect to work on product (PLM) data models for a market leading FMCG undergoing a huge ERP transformation programme.

Who You Are

  • A minimum of seven years of experience in IT, with at least two years in information system design
  • In-depth experience of designing and implementing information solutions
  • Business acumen, and the ability to communicate to executives, business domain stakeholders and technical staff alike.
  • Data modelling and information classification expertise at the enterprise level
  • Understanding of common information architecture frameworks and information models
  • Understanding of metamodels, taxonomies and ontologies, as well as of the challenges of applying structured techniques (data modelling) to less-structured sources
  • Familiarity with data science concepts, as well as MDM, business intelligence, and data warehouse design and implementation techniques
  • Experience with distributed management and analytics in cloud and hybrid environments. Also an understanding of a variety of data access and analytic approaches (for example, microservices and event-based architectures).
  • Ability to assess rapidly changing technologies and apply them to business needs

What You Will Do

  • Influence information strategy by partnering with business unit leadership
  • Foster value creation using the organization's data assets, as well as the external data ecosystem
  • Assess the benefits and the risks of information by using tools such as business capability models to create an information-centric view
  • Use tools such as business information models to provide the organization with a future-state view of the information landscape that is unencumbered by the specific data implementation details imposed by proprietary solutions or technologies
  • Assist data and analytics leaders, and business and IT leadership in developing information governance processes and structures
  • Create and manage business information models in all their forms, including conceptual models, relational database designs, message models and others
  • Aid the definition of data classifications and data zoning to allow information assets to be immediately identified and proactively managed as more information becomes federated in a digital economy
  • Ensure that the architecture is used as a lens and a filter to identify, prioritise and execute the data and analytic initiatives with clear line of sight to enterprise strategies and business outcomes
  • Aid in the analysis of data and analytics security requirements and solutions, and work with the chief information security officer (CISO) [and CDO] to ensure that enterprise data and analytics assets are treated as protected assets
  • Aid efforts to improve business performance through enterprise information solutions and capabilities, such as master data management (MDM), metadata management, analytics, content management, data integration, and related information management or information infrastructure components

* EU or EMEA based applicants only please, freelance opportunity (outside IR35 for UK contractors).

Remote working with the occasional client site visit across EU.

Must be available to start on short notice/immediately.

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