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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

F/T - Director/Info Data Architecture - McGraw-Hill/Platts (NYC)

Director, Information Data Architecture
New York 
Director, Information Data Architecture-27215US 

Schedule - Full-time
Primary Location - US-NY-New York
Job Type - Systems/Technology
Organization - Platts
Corporate Brand - Platts


Platts is the world’s leading energy information provider.  Our real-time news, pricing, analytical services and conferences help markets operate with transparency and efficiency.  With more than 600 employees in 17 offices spanning five continents, you get the best of a small company and a Fortune 500 corporation at Platts.
Platts is currently seeking a Director, Information Data Architecture position to be responsible for leading and oversight in the development of information architecture, and logical data design, developing, implementing and supporting logical data models. This position will act as the primary advocate of information architecture and data modelling methodologies and data processing best practices with in-depth understanding of enterprise data standards, data quality and how data is used as a strategic asset.
This position also provides technical design leadership to projects, with respect to data architecture design. The Director will work closely with both the business stakeholders, product owners and cross-functional IT teams and requires excellent information architecture, data design, building/supporting logical data models, communication, influencing and negotiating skills and the ability to apply these skills appropriately across all levels.
  • Develop and maintain an enterprise information architecture for Platts business needs, through an examination of the current state situation and establishing a future state with an execution plan and road map to assist the delivery teams in delivering the information architecture strategy. Analysis of industry and market trends, standards and emerging data practices to determine potential usage and impact on Platts business. Establish a Master Reference Data Strategy and implementation roadmap
  • Design, develop, and coordinate an Enterprise Metadata and taxonomy Strategy, including organizational design and required roles and responsibilities. Working with external and internal stakeholders to develop the standards, processes and procedures to align with the information architecture for the organization. Formulate the standards, processes and procedures to align the information architecture across all projects
  • Review the information architecture design of key application projects to ensure alignment with the enterprise standards and target architecture/roadmap. Support various project teams in data analysis, logical and physical data models and prove guidance and mentoring to technical team. Provide leadership to create the strategy and direction for data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics for the enterprise
  • Monitor and engage with regulatory bodies, compliance and emerging industry standards to determine their impact on information architecture and outline the strategy to enable or improve the outcome of the information architecture
  • Oversee the creation and evolution of architecture deliverables, including services, frameworks, templates, taxonomies, tools, standards, guidelines and best practices that support the delivery of IT solutions


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience or certification
  • 6+ years of hands-on database administration or information architecture experience - in both maintenance/operational and project support roles
  • 3+ years experience with data environments
  • Expert in supporting data analysis and development tasks in the software engineering process
  • Expert in providing data consulting and communicating technology direction
  • Expert in supporting data design activities, particularly bridging application interfaces to data
  • Expert in 2+ business areas/practices
  • Expert in conducting data design reviews and evaluating data technologies
  • Expert in leading task forces for data design and development activities
  • Expert in facilitating and developing logical data design (from business requirements), supporting DBA's physical design work, facilitating the development of data libraries (meta-data definitions), performing quality assurance on data aspects of systems and reports
  • Experience in leading logical data architecture design for projects and for enterprise services
  • Experience in developing business cases for data architecture options
  • Experience at evaluating next horizon logical data design, data visualization, reporting, and data management technologies
  • Experience in leading logical data architecture/technology task forces/teams
  • Experience at setting data architecture direction
  • Experience in translating and executing on a data, reporting, and/or database technology direction
  • Experience in creating, inspiring and driving a data, database, reporting, and/or overall business systems direction
  • Experience in overall information design and architecture
Regular full-time employees of The McGraw-Hill Companies routinely receive the following benefits:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, Flexible spending accounts with company contribution
  • 401K with company matching, long-term and annual incentives, stock purchase program
  • Many work/life benefits such as low-cost emergency child- and elder-care, parental leave for birth or adoption, flexible work arrangements, volunteer opportunities, employee assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, and much more

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