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Head of Enterprise Data Architecture

  • Sky
  • Osterley, Isleworth TW7, UK
  • 22/05/2024
Full time

Job Description

We believe in better. And we make it happen.

Better content. Better products. And better careers.

Working in Tech, Product or Data at Sky is about building the next and the new. From broadband to broadcast, streaming to mobile, SkyQ to Sky Glass, we never stand still. We optimise and innovate.

We turn big ideas into the products, content and services millions of people love.

And we do it all right here at Sky.

What you'll do:

As Head of Enterprise Data Architecture, you will work alongside the Head of Platform Architecture and Head of Strategic Solutions Architecture to shape the architecture of our data landscape at Sky

You will work on identifying the business needs and operational gaps, and ensuring that our data architecture strategy is aligned with our business goals

You will own the management and leadership of the Enterprise Data Architecture team, coaching and mentoring your team, building their capabilities to solve problems

You will build robust relationships with the business partners and SMEs to gain a clear understanding of business activities, drivers, and goals with a view to providing strategies and alternatives

You and your team will work closely with the business to understand their needs, make strategic recommendations, assess business opportunities, and evaluate the impact of business change on the data architecture and platform

  • Cross boundary collaboration & inspiring leadership
  • Excellent rapport building ability – very strong business acumen
  • Excellent presentation skills coupled with an ability to clearly articulate architectural solutions to a non-technical audience
  • Visionary thinking to anticipate future data needs and technological trends.
  • Strong understanding of data modelling, data platform design, and cloud data lake/warehousing principles.
  • Experience in designing scalable and high-performance data solutions.
  • Play a key role in supporting the Sky Data strategy by driving the transformation of our data architecture towards the target state, maintaining a high-level roadmap of the required capabilities, and constantly searching for opportunities to bridge these gaps
  • Establish the Enterprise Data Architecture team as trusted partners to the business, seen as truly influential and as an internal consultancy
  • Establish a positive relationship with the other Sky Data architecture teams and ensure there is a smooth information flow between the teams

What you'll bring: 

  • 15 or more years’ experience in the data or technology area, with a high degree of proficiency in crafting and developing sophisticated, robust, and secure high-quality architectural solutions

  • 3 or more years’ experience as an enterprise architect

  • Proven experience of leading a team coupled with a demonstrable ability to empower as well as the ability to mentor and grow individuals within your team

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple sources of demand and provide coherent overviews of status and progress to senior management

  • Confidence communicating solutions, ideas, and suggestions to a variety of senior level partners effectively and comprehensibly, helping to steer and gain agreement for addressing sophisticated challenges

Team overview:

Group Data Hub

Want to unlock the power of data? Our Group Data Hub works with millions of data transformations every day to deliver value, improve customer experience and enable new product launches. From architecture to analytics and engineering to science: it’s how we bring customers more of what they love.

The rewards

There's one thing people can't stop talking about when it comes to #LifeAtSky: the perks. Here’s a taster:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • The magic of Sky Glass at an exclusive rate
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • A wide range of Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Inclusion & how you'll work:

Recognised by The Times and Stonewall, we take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion. Investing in society, fighting racial injustice and setting ambitious targets for representation at Sky.

We’ve embraced hybrid working and split our time between unique office spaces and the convenience of working from home. You’ll find out more about what hybrid working looks like for your role later on in the recruitment process.

Your office space:


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 are 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.

We'd love to hear from you

Inventive, forward-thinking minds come together to work in Tech, Product and Data at Sky. It’s a place where you can explore what if, how far, and what next.

But better doesn’t stop at what we do, it’s how we do it, too. We embrace each other’s differences. We support our community and contribute to a sustainable future for our business and the planet.

If you believe in better, we’ll back you all the way.

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.