Data & BI Architect

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne
Job ID
Information Services (IS)
Position Type




The Data and BI Architect is responsible for the defining and designing data and BI architectures across platforms, functions and projects. On projects he/she will work with business analysts and with other architects to translate business needs into data, database and reporting designs, and will support the development and implementation process including providing the standards and governance to which the build of solutions should adhere.

In addition to project activities, the Data and BI Architect will work closely with architecture leadership and business stakeholders on data and BI strategies including CRM, master data management, data governance, data quality, data security and reporting and analytics (BI). He/she will liaise with innovation teams and contribute on topics including in-product analytics, propensity analytics, DMP strategies and (other) big data initiatives.


As a core member of maturing architecture team, the successful candidate will have a broad understanding of all areas of architecture and deep knowledge of data and BI architecture along with extensive experience of implementing data and BI solutions across a broad range of businesses, platforms and initiatives.



  • To work closely with the business analysts and users, understand requirements and translate into data and BI blueprints and designs
  • To provide guidance in the form of patterns and standards, and oversee technical design and delivery and implementation
  • To define and govern policies and principles for data development and management, and review code and support practices in line with these
  • To help oversee and govern data and BI development and set-up data forums and data architecture boards
  • To attend and contribute to the Enterprise Data Quality Council and Data Governance Boards
  • To input into and influence data and BI strategies and roadmaps
  • To be an evangelist for data and BI within Sage and ensure colleagues understand data and BI goals and strategy



Looking for:

  • Experience of designing global data architectures across a large, diverse enterprise
  • Team player with commercial awareness and cognizance of changing internal and external IT landscapes
  • Strong business acumen, with experience of managing stakeholders and influencing strategy by partnering and educating
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate and present complex information concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills, prepared to challenge conventional thinking
  • Ability to drive change in organizations and rally others behind an agenda


  • Degree in information Technology / Computer Science / Software Engineering
  • Enterprise Architecture / Frameworks certified – TOGAF (at least), Zachman, DoDAF, FEAF
  • Experience with Business Analysis/Architecture and Architecture design tooling and notational standards

Company Information

Our Story

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


An innovator today and tomorrow     

Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


Inventing the future 

We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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