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Data Management & Storage Architect


Data Management & Storage Architect

Dublin | Ireland

Data Management & Storage Architect

Part of IT@BoI, the Strategy Architecture and Innovation (SA&I) team are an Enterprise Architecture team. The team purpose is to define the future technology landscape to meet customer and business needs and to guide change projects to deliver the solutions that implement that future, innovating along the journey.

SA&I develop technology strategies, associated roadmaps, supporting technology principles and standards. The team then guides and governs solution architecture to ensure that appropriate enterprise solutions are developed consistent with strategies, roadmaps, principles and standards

What You Can Expect in Return:

What a great time to join us! We are going through a period of significant change which will provide a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us. Every organisation will tell you that their people are their most prized asset - we`ll tell you that too. The difference is however, we prove it - through commitment to nurturing, encouraging, challenging and training our people. On top of a great career path, we can offer you a range of benefits such as discounted VHI, FREE banking, preferential rates on loans and financial products, holiday and insurance funds, generous annual leave and staff offers. We also have many sports & social clubs, award winning LearningZone training and development opportunities to get involved in volunteering and collecting for charities through our Give Together initiative.

Within this team, a Lead Architect is the accountable governing architect that implements the vision and roadmap for a specific domain (business or technology), ensuring that the estate migrates over time to the reference architecture. The lead architect may also develop the associated strategy, roadmaps and reference architectures.

The Data Management & Storage Lead Architect is specifically accountable for:

  • Defining tiered storage and all forms of data storage, ensuring tiered service levels support RPO of zero to `n`, is aligned to business need and is supported with evidence.
  • Working with our partners to define data management strategies at the infrastructure level, e.g. SAN, Database, etc.
  • Working with the Data Architecture team to ensure consistency of Data Management at the infrastructure level
  • The technical architecture and infrastructure services required to meet the organisations` growing Data requirements, standards and policies

All solutions should be designed with the objective of delivering the Technology Strategy and its approach of re-platform and renewal. This role reports to a Principal Architect.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define and/or contribute to strategy definition for the specific domain, in support of business strategic priorities and challenges
  • Define and/or contribute to development of roadmaps that define the steps required to deliver the agreed strategies
  • Create and/or contribute to reference architectures (transitions and targets)
  • As strategy, roadmaps and project architecture are developed ensure that data is gathered on the as-is and to-be landscape, and that use of the Abacus tool is maximised
  • Direct and guide a change programmes, maintain oversight and play an architecture governance role throughout the lifecycle of a change project
  • Demonstrate business and technical knowledge/acumen
  • Direct solution architects to design architectures that implement strategy and roadmaps in compliance with the guidance from Principles, Standards, Policies and Guidelines
  • Verify and evidence application of Principles and Standards on all Technology Change Projects
  • Work closely with colleagues in SA&I and the business stakeholders to identify solutions that are effective and improve business value
  • Escalates to and inform Principal Architects
  • Engage with projects and business functions in terms of architecture guidance, governance and support
  • Display innovation and an ability to conceptualize new initiatives and provide enhanced business capabilities via technical solutions
  • Challenge the status quo and introduce innovation to our processes, ways of working and engagement, and solutions
  • Create and/or contribute to architecture guidance artefacts including principles, policies, standards and templates
  • Support the collection of architecture metrics/data on projects to facilitate SA&I reporting
  • Create and develop relationships across Business and IT to ensure that the architecture(s) proposed are aligned to the Business need, are fit for purpose and provide value for the investments made
  • User tailored communication techniques e.g. Visualisation to share strategy, roadmap, landscape knowledge, challenges, options and complex technical concepts with stakeholders
  • Lead by example and demonstrate leadership standards and practices, showing full support for the SA&I and IT@BOI leadership teams
  • Be an ambassador for IT@BOI, influencing stakeholders, colleagues and peers internally and external to IT@BOI
  • Ensure full compliance with all Group, Legal and Regulatory requirements and standards

Essential Qualifications:

  • Primary Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience

Essential key requirements:


  • Proven track record in working in storage and/or database technologies
  • Stronginfrastructure design experience
  • Proven track record for designing enterprise level solutions
  • Working knowledge of specific components of the technology landscape
  • Track record in providing protected, controlled and accessible data solutions
  • Demonstrated abilities in visioning and high level solution capabilities
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions and Services for Data


  • Ability to discern elegant/practical solutions and to work with deep-dive technical SME`s and decisive when presented with disparate technical solutions
  • Pragmatic and structured approach
  • Strategy development
  • Reference Architecture development
  • Leadership and people management skills
  • Ability to listen, interpret, communicate with and influence stakeholders

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles will not be accepted for this role.

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

Closing date: Oct 21, 2017

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