This is an exciting time to be joining the Economist Group. The person will join the team as a new business and growth strategy unfolds and the need for technology excellence and digital customer experience driven by insights from our data becomes paramount in our ability to deliver.
The Economist Group has recently moved to a matrix structure with one Group Chief Information Officer (CIO), as functional lead working collaboratively with the Managing Directors/Presidents of its four business units as well as the wider group leadership team. The CIO and other functional leaders are responsible for functional excellence, career paths, incentive structures as well as consistency in tone, platforms and tools.
To align with the matrix business structure, we have defined a new technology matrix structure leveraging functional excellence to support delivery leaders responsible for designing, changing and supporting technology within specific technical domains and on behalf of multiple business units.
The Head of Data Architecture will report directly to the Group CIO, be a member of the Group Technology Leadership Team and is responsible for defining the technology roadmap and architectural design for the group’s data platform as well as enabling technology delivery of continual improvements to the platform through our Gurgaon based data engineering team.
This role will be key to extending and increasing our functional architecture capability to our data platform to drive best-practice and functional excellence within this key, strategic growth area for the group. They will work closely with the Head of Data Product Management (in London) and Head of Data Engineering (in Gurgaon) to enable delivery of ongoing improvements to our data platform and suite of tools, to support the requirements of all business units and the data strategy set by our new Chief Data Officer.
This is the time to be joining a profitable, responsible business with a brand and culture that you can be proud of and with every opportunity to deliver success for the Group and yourself. You will have the opportunity to set the technical direction and to make your mark on a global brand's data platform and we’re looking for someone who has not only done this before but is excited to join us and do it again.
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The Head of Data Architecture will define and drive technology strategy, architecture and the multi-year technical roadmap for the Group data platform to deliver on the Group’s growth strategy. Working closely in collaboration with all delivery and functional leadership teams across the newly defined group-wide technology matrix organisation you will partner with our soon to be appointed Technology Director and their data platform engineering team in Gurgaon to action the technical changes required to deliver your roadmap
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