Senior Architect- Data Fabric & Integration

26 Nov 2021
26 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Role be in Osterley or Brick Lane London offices

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 living in a time of unprecedented pace of change - change across the pace of business and innovation. In this paradigm, data drives competitive advantage for every business to succeed and thrive, and we need to deliver data quickly to serve business and customer needs. Our data fabric solution can manage the collection, governance, integration, and sharing of data to help Sky meet these challenges and become a digital leader.

We are looking for a highly motivated and innovative Architect who has a passion for delivering scalable and highly available Data Fabric solutions with an understanding of APIs, advanced analytics, data governance and data pipelines to join the Cloud Architecture & Tech Innovation team in DTA (Data, Technology & Analytics)" - Ritesh Ranjan, Lead Architect - Data Fabric & Integration, DTA

What you'll do:

* Work with the 'Lead Architect - Data Fabric & Integration' to identify the existing data and technology integration landscape; Assist in defining the future opportunities for Data Fabric; Build communication packs to help users adopt data fabric & integration technologies.
* Define the strategy for enhancing the European data hub with greater automation, increased data ops and incorporating automated intelligence into data acquisition, data preparation and data protection for batch and real-time
* Engage with enterprise architects, information architects and cross department architects to inform strategy and work alongside Cloud Architects and Tech Innovation architects to deliver proof of design and best practices into project deliveries
* Create a consistent methodology & process to share across the global team.
* Foster strong cross department and cross territory relationships to bridge gaps and facilitate discussion and alignment on strategy for data fabric and data ops. Gain buys in from data sources held outside of DTA to enable dynamic data mesh approaches and alignment to integration strategy.
* Work alongside the tech innovation function to build business cases for technology recommendations for Data Fabric, Data Ops and Data Unification. Demonstrating efficiency savings and projected speed to analytics for new data sources

What you'll bring:

* 10 or more years in role demonstrating a high degree of proficiency in designing and developing complex, high-quality architectural solutions covering a wide range of technologies including GCP, Tableau, Collibra, Kafka, ServiceNow, Control-M, TerraForm, Jenkins and Adobe
* Proven experience with API first architecture design, distributed systems (e.g., microservices, Virtualization) and cloud infrastructure for large scale data warehouse, data lakes, data fabric.
* Excellent knowledge of AI & ML and the benefits for leveraging within data integration, data quality, data unification and data ops, and experience of best industry practices of data virtualisation and integration.
* Deep understanding of data integration and transformation patterns such as messaging, ETL and ELT, and the benefits of a data fabric. Good knowledge of modern Master Data Management and analytical solutions with proven experience with one or more leading data integration tools (e.g. Talend, Databricks, Denodo, Snaplogic Qlik etc.).
* Strong written communication and presentation skills with confidence speaking with Other Architects, Vendors, Developers, Operations and Group Security.
* Experience working with data and platform engineering in the adoption of data ops at scale and strong experience in designing microservices and integration patterns, including containerised and serverless solutions

Team Overview

Data, Tech & Analytics:

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 make Sky more relevant. We are working with the rest of Sky to create innovative data products that are going to change Sky and bring value to our customers.

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 experiences

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.

Brick Lane:

Our Brick Lane office is in the heart of the East End of London. It's part of a vibrant and varied community; close to street food, cafes, and shops.

The closest tube station is Aldgate East and Liverpool Street is about a 10-minute walk. A bike shelter and showers await those who prefer two-wheeled transport.


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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