Senior Data Architect (Product)

Philip Morris International UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

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At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible.
We’re totally redefining our business and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to deliver a smoke-free future
With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and you will have the space to move your career forward in many different areas/directions.

PMI’s journey to a smoke-free future implies a shift from a tobacco manufacturer to a science and technology-based consumer facing organisation.
Such a shift creates an abundance of unique and progressive IT projects to match all levels of skills and ambitions. You’ll feel like you’re working in a start-up – with the freedom to shape and define the future of digital, but with the support and scope of a vast global business. You’ll get a chance to work with innovative technologies (e.g., Cloud, APIs, AI) as well as management practices (e.g., Agile, Design Thinking, Product Management). Our environment is fast-paced and highly collaborative. If you want the freedom to find new ways to connect with consumers, there’s no better place to progress your career.
Digital at PMI is dynamic, diverse, and innovative. Join us and become a part of a top talent team where you can bring new ideas to life in a global function that is a key driver of the success of our business.

Joining Enterprise Analytics & Data
The Enterprise Analytics and Data (EAD) team is to enable consumer intimacy and the intelligent enterprise. We are driving, scaling and monetizing our investment in data to drive faster decisions, personalize consumer experience, and realize top-line and bottom-line impact across the value chain.
To unleash the value of data for PMI, we are driving a comprehensive data and analytics transformation program including the shift to a federation of data & analytics skills and capabilities to accelerate PMI on the journey to become data driven

As part of this role, you will help to design and architect the data models that deliver customized solutions for the Product stakeholder base. Additionally, you serve as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project partners to ensure data requirements are being adequately modeled to meet desired business outcomes. This is truly an outstanding opportunity to accelerate your career and work alongside a wide cross-section of business and IT leaders within the organization.

To succeed, you will need a healthy mix of critical thinking, deep hands-on experience of modern data architecture practices deployed on the cloud and a sound understanding of the various standard methodologies and current trends in the data architecture domain.

The preferred candidate is ideally a DAMA certified architect who can work closely with a number of IT stakeholder teams in a collaborative manner to ensure the proposed data architecture meets the underlying needs of the Product ector. The wider EAD Data Management Team and EAD Business Intelligence & Analytics Teams will own the partner pack closely followed by the DevOps (Platform) & Solution Architecture community.

The day-to-day responsibilities are to be carried out against the primary backdrop of both global and local transactional and ERP systems with a cloud-based advanced analytics platform also part of this ecosystem. These are supported by state-of-the-art technologies (AWS, Wherescape, Snowflake, AWS Sagemaker, EMR) and methodologies (Data Vault 2.0, SAFe, Scrum) enabling key transformation initiatives.

The Commerce domain Data Architect will support our transformation and B2B digital engagement with our retailers.
Must have FMCG commercial awareness and B2B digital strategy, marketing and sales strong business processes understanding.

Job requirements:

Architectural Competency:
  • Minimum 5 years of data architecture experience in a cloud- based environment delivering large scale technology projects in an international company and environment
  • Knowledge of data modeling tools and methodologies (Kimball, Inmon, Data Vault).
  • Proven Experience with designing & building data models that are scalable and performant.
  • Design data analytics solutions from classic data warehousing data lake to big data solutions and hybrid platforms considering cloud and on prem
  • Ability to build conceptual logical and physical data models and define standards principles and methods to guide the development of those models
  • Demonstrate insights of data taxonomies, governance requirements & interoperability standards to integrate approach.
  • Understand the impact of emerging trends in the B2B, B2C, B2B2C, industry in data tools, analysis techniques and data usage. Be able to transfer and adapt analytical solutions from other industries to the commercial domain.
  • Understanding of key ecosystem partners across the B2B and B2C sectors
  • Track record of developing and sustaining partner relationships across the commercial sectors to enable initiation and delivery of projects
  • Experience working within a highly- matrixed organization and able to influence and lead change in such an environment including experience using virtual teams to deliver at scale and pace
  • Strong cloud technology background & knowledge of Data Architecture design principles.
  • Prepare and present data models for review to required governance bodies.
  • Proven experience of co-leading workshops to identify design/architecture patterns and solid understanding of backend integration technologies.

Functional Competency:
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to translate technical complexities into business-friendly language using both conceptual and logical thinking.
  • Strategic ability to relate the current technology and application landscape to the evolving business needs and identify the data architecture gaps
  • Experience of working with broader architecture community (EA, SA, AA)
  • Understanding of modern data architectures, data extract mechanisms, functional decomposition and business rules engines
  • Experience with SCRUM methodology and/or following an agile approach o Self-starter with strong analytical and problem-solving skills from a business perspective.
  • Good interpersonal, leadership, organizational and project management skills
  • Enthusiast and Advocate for “data architecture as an enabler” across the organization
  • Experience with SAFe & Knowledge of about BI and Big DATA ecosystems (S3, Scala, Spark)
  • Knowledge of Snowflake, WhereScape and PowerDesigner
  • Experience of working within a large, complex and geographically dispersed Program

Qualifications and education requirements:
  • Master’s in computer sciences, information management, or any similar field requiring architecture and analytics
  • Very good communication skills and solid ability to engage at various levels in the organization.
  • Work with business and other EAD partners to translate their needs into architecture strategy
  • Work with IS/IT partners to collect technical realities and map this to the business need.
  • Highly collaborative mindset with curiosity, creativity, and willingness to embrace new insights, technologies and methodologies

What’s in it for you?

There are many IT Organizations out there, so why should you join ours?
We believe PMI IT’s true strength is fuelled by our people, and that our success depends on them coming to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. We are a people first organisation committed to providing you with first-class employee journey. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in it for you upon joining us:
  • Work-life balance: Wellbeing comes first. We offer a fantastic office environment and Smart working options to ensure you have the best work-life balance possible
  • Learning & Development: Your growth is a priority. Our robust and varied learning & development ecosystem will help you strengthen your technical skills and enhance your soft skills and eye for business. The capabilities you will acquire with us will support your life-time employability within IT, PMI, and beyond
  • Inclusion & Diversity: Our differences - much more than our similarities - generate the innovation we are looking for. We aspire to build a diverse and inclusive organization to access the breadth and depth of thinking and sensitivity necessary to thrive
Every single IT colleague is part of our Transformation journey. Join us and pursue your ambitions – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. If this offer resonates with you, we look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you.

Together, let’s deliver a smoke free future.
You’ve got this!