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Information Architect – Master and Reference Data Management

Ort Barcelona, Katalonien, Spanien Anzeigen-ID R-190896 Veröffentlichungsdatum 17/07/2024

Location: Barcelona (on-site).

Our Enterprise Data Office (EDO) is a recently formed central IT function accountable for enterprise strategy and standards in Data. The organization works closely with data delivery teams across Business Technology Group (BTG – Business Unit) IT teams and data governance teams SET Area (Line of Business) Data Offices (SEDO), supporting the build of the AstraZeneca data products including Data Mesh, analytical solutions, and with a view to enterprise information architectures and thinking.

Our global Enterprise Information Architecture (EIA) Practice works within the EDO, specializing in Enterprise Information Architecture, Information Architecture, Data Modelling and Data Analysis. We design the key aspects of the data world for AstraZeneca across our global customer businesses, offering critical services focused upon the ingestion, extraction, processing, transformation, transport, storage and representation of knowledge, analysis and modelling of our essential data and facts. We use leading thinking, processes, and methods to achieve enduring outcomes for projects and business-as-usual working, and lead on enterprise-level, cross organizational information architecture, for example around the definition and delivery of Data Products and alignment with Data Mesh and Data Platforms and FAIR Data thinking across our businesses.

The EIA practice is creating an exciting new role XX Information Architect – Master and Reference Data Management, that sits within our EDO IT function of EIA. The role will focus on defining or supporting the definition and governance of enterprise Master and Reference Data Management architectures, strategies, designs, models and consolidating thinking and artefacts across one or more business units, one or more projects/programmes, to drive out enterprise thinking and delivery across AstraZeneca IT function. The role will also support the definition of enterprise Data Strategies which may include information and data, regulatory or technical governances in a Data Mesh architecture, data innovation, enterprise architectures, governance policies standards and procedures.

Typical Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for undertaking and delivering coherent strategic and tactical architectural thinking across information and data architectures, master and reference data management, data strategies, and information and data governances.
  • Responsible for working within the Enterprise Data Architecture Framework and defining, extending, managing, and benchmarking projects against leading practices, models (logical, physical, semantic), standards, frameworks, and the overall Blueprint for a project.
  • Contributes to leaders of the overall Enterprise Data Strategy in partnership the AstraZeneca business functions, solution developments and functional project.
  • Responsible for architecture and technology evangelization, architecture roadmap, and alignment.
  • Responsible for developing and performing architecture, leading practice, and technology education.
  • Responsible for Architectural Governance across architectural disciplines, including developing Architectural. Decisions and progressing work to appropriate governance and assurance forums, boards and councils.
  • Responsible for selecting or defining the correct architecture and patterns to fulfil traditional reporting (management information, business intelligence) and analytics, data science, digital, and operational business use cases. This includes:
    • Providing both strategic and tactical data architecture planning, design expertise and execution application on development projects, from technical designs and technology standards to Models and IA considerations.
    • Providing both strategic and tactical coherent architectural thinking in support of data and other strategies, enterprise data and information architectures and master and data management
    • Supports (or leads) in the development of Data Integration architecture and overall Data Integration design of a project.
    • Gains approval for the various IA artifacts ensuring enforcement of standard enterprise data element names, abbreviations, characteristics, and domains during the lifecycle of a project.

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent number of years of experience in a Computer Science or Data Management related field.
  • Experience in framing and delivering enterprise data platform/master and reference data management architectural thinking, and its practical application.
  • Experience in the use of conceptual and logical data modeling technologies.
  • Experience in defining and working with information and data regulatory governances.
  • The role holder will possess a blend of data/information architecture, analysis, and engineering skills.
  • Experience in known industry IT architectural patterns and IT architecture ways of working/methodologies.
  • Understands Data Platforms concepts and cloud-based containerization strategies for hybrid cloud environments.
  • Understanding the appropriate data structure and technology based on business use case and completely familiar with data lifecycles.


  • Experience in a data architect role with practical examples of designing and providing data engineering/architectural blueprints that have been implemented.
  • Experience in Agile data definition scrums.
  • Experience in the use of tooling, e.g. metadata cataloguing tools, data modelling tools, EA tools.
  • Understanding of, or familiarity with, Data Mesh approaches (as distinct from Data Fabric or Data Platform).

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.
  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have multiple seats available and we hope one of them is yours!

Where can I find out more?

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