Associate Information Architect

22 Nov 2021
22 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
This role can be based in Osterley or Livingston.

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

"We are looking to appoint an Associate Information Architect into a recently reshaped Architecture Team. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious candidate to join a highly energised, experienced team.
The team embodies a start-up mentally and is currently in its initial stages of formulating target roadmaps to modernise the IT landscape. The business strategies are set to the future and looking to transform the way we do business with our customers.This is a fantastic opportunity to grow and be involved in a team that is defining and shaping the strategic, technological and business direction."
-Baz Ali, Head of Enterprise Architecture

What you'll do:

  • Help drive the future of our Products by harnessing the power and understanding of the data we have and need
  • Be Part of a team driving forward Information Architecture within Sky through the alignment of business information needs with the DTA Data Hub Strategy across multiple Sky territories (UK, Germany, Italy)
  • Bring organisation and structure to Sky's information landscape enabling data to be easily found, understood, and quickly provide business value
  • Contribute to evolution of Sky's Enterprise Data Model through by assisting the information architect team with knowledge of new and emerging data sets
  • Identify and map out new data required in the Data Hub to help the business create new insights and better products, whilst learning how to track data lineage and use Information Management tools
  • Own the Identification and maintenance of business and technical metadata using innovative methodologies and toolsets
  • Following the TOGAF framework, form a close working relationship with counterparts within architecture, utilising its guiding principles to ensure well designed, flexible, and sustainable products are delivered to the business
  • Work closely with delivery and development teams, ensuring architectural guidelines and recommendations are understood and followed, whilst being of a pragmatic mind to their needs
  • Keep the Data Management team informed of changes to Sky's data landscape, working to ensure Sky's data governance processes are followed and correctly applied to safeguard compliance
  • Embrace diversity within Sky and promote a culture of inclusion, trust, and transparency

What you'll bring:

* Previous commercial IT experience, demonstrating proficiency in data analysis, conceptual and logical modelling and design, and a core understanding of the GDPR and regulatory compliance
* Strong analytical skills, with a good working knowledge of SQL, and a history of designing and delivering successful initiatives in the data space, translating business requirements into data solutions
* Familiarity with at least one mainstream cloud technology (GCP, AWS, AZURE)
* A self-start entrepreneurial spirit, able to manage your own time with a Aair for producing innovative and practical solutions
* Presentation skills with the ability to speak confidently communicating principles, issues and solutions to a variety of colleagues and stakeholders effectively and comprehensibly.

Team Overview

Data, Technology & Analytics (DTA) at Sky is on a mission to bring customers more of what they love by unlocking the power of data and making Sky more relevant. We are leading the way in many areas of data, from delivering business critical reporting, providing an essential analytics platform to an elite team of data scientists and analysts. Our solutions are essential to hundreds of users, providing key insights on Sky's customers, products and viewing content and a whole lot more.

The Rewards

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

* Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
* A generous pension package
* Private healthcare
* Discounted mobile and broadband
* Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experience

Where you'll work


Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There's also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you'll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


Our lively campus is a free shuttle bus away from Livingston South train station and the town centre. Plus there's onsite parking available for cars, motorbikes and bicycles.

You'll be well fed at our subsidised canteen, and you can keep in shape at our onsite gym. Or play a game of pool or table tennis


We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we've been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we've committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We've also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

At Sky we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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