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Information Architect
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Recruiter: BAE Systems
Listed on: 19th August
Location: Barrow-In-Furness
Salary Notes: Negotiable
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 61979_1566223785
Contact Name: Kirsten Fisk

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Information Architect

Would you like to play a key role within our Information Management Team in Business Architecture? Here you would be responsible for Information Management, which covers topics such as Data Warehousing, Analytics Strategy, Data Governance and Information Architecture. We currently have an opening to encompass all of this within BAE Maritime in Barrow.

As an Information Architect you will own the service continuity planning process and lead the implementation of resulting plans. You will evaluate the critical risks associated with these systems and identify priority areas for improvement. Coordinating the planning, designing, testing of maintenance procedures and contingency plans to address exposure to risk and ensure that agreed levels of continuity are maintained.

This role will provide you with a variety of different projects and business areas that you will be dealing with as well as working within all different areas of IM&T, with room for development within the IM team and wider architecture team.

Your main responsibilities as an Information Architect will involve:

Maintaining the data models integrity and completeness, to actively provide advice, guidance as well as mentoring to anyone wanting to use the data models toolset

Ensuring that subsets of the data models are 'checked out' and backed correctly by anyone wishing to use or update the models. Identifying exceptions and anomalies with the application of the data models as well as consistently working with internal and external stakeholders to resolve

Providing detailed advice regarding methods, tools and their application to the Submarines business, deploying as well as applying strategies that map out the future systems/information landscape

Identifying, providing advice and implementing all aspects of architecture, systems development, integration as well as testing at the Submarines business level. Ensuring that relevant strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied

Working with technology partners to design/develop and provide system products that meet requirements as well as support in operation. Providing subject matter expertise in the definition of service components and their re-use

Undertaking people management in line with BAE Submarine Solutions HR policies, generally working to SFIA level 6 - autonomy, influence, complexity and business skills


Your skills and qualifications as an Information Architect:


Essential Skills

Proven experience of developing Information Architecture to support major projects

Influencing skills and ability to work with stakeholders at all business levels

Knowledge of a business such as BAE Submarines or similar

Strong data modelling skills, use of toolsets and The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)

Degree qualified or extensive work experience within this field


Desirable Skills


Knowledge of Data Administration Management (DAMA)

Experience of Application Development

Proven experience of strategy and policy development


What we're looking for in you:

You will have the ability to listen and understand as well as apply knowledge to influence and improve the business. Alongside being able to develop strategies and policies.

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.


Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.


BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.


Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.


Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.