Lead Enterprise Architect

10 Nov 2021
10 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 experienced Lead Enterprise Architect into a pivotal role that will shape the future of Sky's Group Data Hub.

The team embodies a start-up mentality and is currently formulating target strategies and roadmaps to modernise the data services and products landscape. The transformative business strategies are set to the future, and it's our role to help lay the path to get there."
- Baz Ali, Head of Enterprise Architecture

What you'll do:

* Own the Group Data Hub Enterprise Architecture Roadmap, producing and owning reference, targets, blueprints, and transitions, that build and mature the core data platform to enable Sky Group users
* Implement Architecture Principles, Frameworks and Catalogues for the hub to ensure appropriate design foundations are established
* Contribute to designing group services and operating models to support the vision of becoming a group wide data service provider
* Develops, collaborates, and communicates Group Data Hub architecture vision and roadmap with and to a diverse group of stakeholders both business technical and technical
* Develop capability models in relation to the data platform to track maturity and ensure investments are made in the right area given business technical needs
* Work alongside equivalent technology-focused Architects to stay informed of and evaluate technologies and solutions which best meet the Group Data Hub Needs
* Work across engineering and delivery to produce realistic plans and strategies for the data hub

What you'll bring:

* Experience in either solution and/or information architecture designing service-oriented architectures
* Experience in maturing large technology initiatives through Architecture led thinking and analysis
* Demonstrable knowledge of at least one mainstream cloud technology (GCP, AWS, AZURE)
* Implementation and experience of enterprise architecture frameworks to support business targets
* Excellent knowledge of data management and data engineering best-practices
* Passion for data excellence and customer focussed with the ability to engage on many levels and work with a diverse team

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.

Livingston Watermark House:

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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