Description and Requirements

As the Head of Data Architecture, you will ensure successful documentation, development and governance of the broad data landscape at Dyson. You will find a wealth of data sources ranging from classic enterprise line of business data to bespoke manufacturing and product design data. You will lead a team of data architects in close partnership with other data functions in the company. This is an exciting leadership role for someone who enjoys collaboratively delivering technical excellence at scale.

Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

Function Overview:

This role will report to the Director of Data and sits within the Global Data and Analytics team. This team is tasked with ensuring that the various parts of Dyson's business are able to leverage rich, accurate, and timely data to generate insights and make better decisions. One of IT’s five core capabilities, the team has the resources and the remit to keep up with Dyson's impressive global growth.

Accountabilities:

  • The Product, governance & Data Science leaders in the team will be looking to you to help them drive understanding in the Dyson data landscape ensuring data availability and quality to extract actionable insights at all levels: from design engineers to our executives.
  • You will handle complex integration projects that have a massive impact on the business making the best decisions trading off buy vs build strategies.
  • Taking a lead on project work, you will be continually encouraged to devise innovative solutions, to help maximise the value of Dyson’s data assets by helping transform data into insight.
  • You will focus on, owning and future proofing the data architecture and solution design for analytics work globally
  • Support the definition of a technology strategy or target operating model for data & analytics
  • Demonstrate thought leadership in data analytics area, and driving innovation across Dyson
  • Managing key stakeholder relationships, such as with data science, data engineering, product, and functions etc.
  • Intensely developing your team’s skillsets, through inspiring, mentoring, and weekly coaching

Skills:

  • You will embody a collaborative approach to deliver technology solutions that enable tangible business benefits.
  • Solid foundations on enterprise data architectures built from custom and off-the-shelf solutions.
  • You will navigate a rich data landscape including a variety of data sources and systems that only companies in manufacturing with a passion for design and quality can possess.
  • Producing architecture diagrams for enterprise data and analytics solutions including conceptual, logical and physical.
  • Validating diagrams with key stakeholders in a non-technical fashion.
  • Managing the collection, preservation, and retirement of enterprise data assets to support application migrations, historical management reporting, and regulatory compliance.

Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sports centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Lift share scheme
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discount on Dyson machines