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Enterprise Information Architect

Company: National Instruments
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

NI is looking to hire an experienced Enterprise Information Architect to help evolve and transform the information assets needed to run and grow the business in line with NI's core strategic vision. Enterprise Information Architects are a part of NI's Analytics Center of Excellence and are responsible for building and sustaining a common business language, trust in data, and timely access to required information.

This person will strengthen the impact of, and provides recommendations on, business information that will need to be available and shared consistently across the organization through the identification, definition, and analysis of how information assets aid strategies and business outcomes.

Primary Responsibilities and Activities

  • Inventory and document enterprise data assets, their ownership and governance model, and their maturity in respect to the related business needs and use cases.
  • Gather requirements and define information assets needed to enable business strategy, both enterprise wide and functional area-specific
  • Understand business needs for data and translate into actionable user scenarios for the purpose of enterprise/IT portfolio planning.
  • Assess informational maturity gaps with respect to business transformation.
  • Produce conceptual data models that link key business processes and requirements to information needs.
  • Work with technology teams to move conceptual data models down to technical data models and designs.
  • Create frameworks for data governance bodies to develop and maintain quality on strategic information assets; serve as chair (or key member) on these governance bodies to ensure value is maintained over time.

    Ideal Background

    Basic requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business and/or Information Systems, Computer Science, or related fields.
  • At least 10 years of experience in Business Intelligence, Data Analysis, or related field
  • Proven experience as Data/Information architect in an Enterprise with significant complexity and proven success
  • In-depth experience of designing and implementing information solutions.
  • Hands-on experience with implementing data and analytics management programs is preferred.

    Knowledge and Skills

  • Effective conceptualization, pattern recognition and teaming skills.
  • Business acumen, and the ability to communicate to executives, business domain stakeholders and technical staff alike.
  • Demonstrated influence, communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Data modeling and information classification expertise at the enterprise level.
  • Understanding of common information architecture frameworks and information models.
  • Understanding of metamodels, taxonomies and ontologies, as well as of the challenges of applying structured techniques (data modeling) to less-structured sources.
  • Familiarity with data science concepts, as well as MDM, business intelligence, and data warehouse design and implementation techniques.
  • Experience with distributed management and analytics in cloud and hybrid environments.
  • Strong communication and persuasion skills, including the ability to create marketing and messaging materials that meet stakeholder needs.
  • Ability to analyze project, program and portfolio needs, as well as determine the resources needed to achieve objectives and overcome cross-functional barriers.

    Key Behaviors and Competencies

  • Demonstrate the ability to work well with others and exhibit leadership.
  • Have a track record of remaining unbiased toward specific technologies or vendors.
  • Be an excellent communicator and collaborator, engaging with multiple technical and business stakeholders and leaders.
  • Be able to translate the information architecture contribution to business outcomes into simple briefings for use by various data-and-analytics-related roles.
  • Ability to communicate, influence and persuade peers and leadership.
  • Ability to understand the long-term ( "big picture ") and short-term perspectives of situations.
  • Ability and desire to work in a lean/agile development environment Why NI?

    There are many reasons to consider joining a company. Key among them are the people, the ideas, and the technology. At NI, we believe in the power and potential of connecting the three to create a path to success.

    The people : We're looking for curious and creative problem solvers who value diversity and fresh perspectives, are bold and kind, and willing to take chances.

    The ideas : What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you want to program robots? Build flying cars? Leave the world better than you found it? At NI, we build on the big ideas of big dreamers to make their visions a reality.

    The technology : With our tailored, software-connected approach, we support our customers through all phases of the product development cycle. From 5G and medical innovations to autonomous driving and the future of space travel, we help our customers Engineer Ambitiously every day.

    We've long been globally recognized as a top employer. Our compensation and benefits are very competitive, as are our modern workspaces, career development and mobility opportunities, and a culture that fosters belonging and emphasizes community giving. We encourage our teammates to challenge the status quo and collaborate with one another to build innovative solutions.

    No matter your career path, we're here for you, for each other, and for the next generation of innovators who think bigger, aim higher, and go faster.

    Are you up for the challenge of helping shape humanity for the next 100 years? If so, let's get started, and let's Engineer Ambitiously together.The Enterprise Information Architects enable effective enterprise change through a set of artifacts that describe NI's information landscape (current state and future state) and the guidance necessary to flexibly exchange and govern information assets to achieve business strategy at scale.

Keywords: National Instruments, Austin , Enterprise Information Architect, Other , Austin, Texas

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