Information Architect, Research Solutions Architecture

    • London, United Kingdom

Site Name: GSK House, UK - Hertfordshire - Ware, UK - Hertfordshire - Stevenage
Posted Date: May 18 2020

Information Architect, Research Solutions Architecture

Architecture is transforming TD Tech and it is an exciting time to be part of the team. The Information Architect, Research Solutions Tech is a key role in our journey. There is significant scientific modernization occurring in R&D and this is driving investment in new Tech functionality. Additionally, there is a strong focus on scientific data management, integration and re-use. As such there is a real opportunity to add value and impact through well thought-out data flows and Information architecture with an emphasis on data fabric. Coupled to this there is a demand from R&D users for standardized, analytics ready data, which places a strong emphasis on high quality information architecture.
As an Information Architect, you will be accountable for Research solution information knowledge and work closely with product teams to drive information architecture, data standards, master data, and data quality. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining conceptual & logical information model, data standards and practices align to industry standards, where available and tech architecture plan.

This role will provide you the opportunity to lead key activities to progress your career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Undertake detailed analysis of the information management requirements across Research systems and platforms to guide the development of information management standards in line with the Research target architecture.
  • Define, develop and communicate Research information management standards related to security
  • Define, develop and communicate the research data classification standards to promote consistent and optimal data management practices
  • Develop and maintain conceptual and logical data models
  • To develop, maintain and socialize target Information architectures to optimize the organization, storage, flow and integration of data across applications and processes within business domains.
  • To develop Target Information Architectures, to include (but is not limited to):
    • The business requirements for data processing and reporting
    • The business expectations for the quality of the data
    • The strategy for data collection, management & maintenance
    • The overall organization of the data (transactional systems, reporting systems, management systems) and the metadata
    • The conceptual-level data design (e.g. business information models)
    • Data lifecycle management, including archival, of data
    • The interlock with other strategies such as process, application, infrastructure and business intelligence
  • To provide Design Authority for implementation of the Target Information Architecture.
  • To drive the adoption of the Target Information Architecture on related projects.
  • To drive the adoption of data standards and data quality management techniques within the business and IT communities.
  • To drive the definition and adoption of master data sources within the business and IT communities.
  • To ensure that cross-organizational data access requirement, including at the GSK Corporate level, are understood and are appropriately addressed within the Target Information Architecture.
  • To keep abreast of emerging trends in data integration and design technologies and integrate them into the target architectures when appropriate

Why you?
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, engineering, or similar discipline
  • Relevant Pharmaceutical Research domain experience and / or exposure to enterprise architecture in an IT organization
  • Experience of Biomedical ontologies, Entity registration, inventory, sample management and CMC data/standards
  • Track record in successful architecture and design.
  • Track record in delivering business impact through IT enabled solutions.
  • Experience of Agile and DevOps
  • Experience with all artefacts of modelling information in an enterprise
  • Strong influencing and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Masters or PhD in computer science, engineering or similar discipline
  • Knowledge Graph (neo4j, GRAKN)
  • Experience deploying data catalogs and master data solutions in a large enterprise
  • Experience constructing a data fabric or similar architecture
  • Design and architecture of BI and analytic environments
  • Integration of AI and ML in business applications

Interested in Joining the Team?
Please apply via our online portal providing your CV and Cover Letter.
Please ensure you apply before COB 31st May 2020 to ensure you're in the running!
(Please take a personal copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available online post closure of the advert)


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