Data Platform Architect
Hosur, India
5d ago

Site Name : Bengaluru Luxor North Tower

Posted Date : Sep 24 2021

As a Data Platform Architect in Consumer Tech you will define, optimise and govern the specialised technology landscape for the Data Platform in Consumer Tech.

The role has a truly global scope and is accountable for providing a world class and competitively differentiating data technology architecture for GSK.

The scope of this role will give you an opportunity to leverage your specialist skills within data platforms and data engineering architectures to apply to the full breadth of the data technology landscape required to add value to the Consumer Business.

Your deep skills and technical fluency in this specialist area will help to equip the company with a data technology platform which supports the growth ambitions of the business and delivers a competitive advantage through data technology.

This is a rewarding and challenging technical role that requires deep knowledge and expertise to drive and deliver a data platform to support the Consumer Business strategy.

You will work in a highly skilled team of pears in a highly capable team of engineers and use your specialist knowledge to produce optimised designs and clear content to those teams to follow.

You will naturally & seamlessly partner, communicate & align across the technology organisation, including infrastructure groups, innovation groups, product development groups, the security engineering organisation & the Enterprise Architecture Function.


  • Use your specialised data architecture capability to optimise and maximise the data architectures being built in the Consumer Business.
  • Collaborate with your team to create & deliver Data Architecture Patterns which are consistent with a business that has significant growth aspirations and a competitive intent to leverage value from technology.
  • Assess new data technologies and articulate the transition from current to future state, striking the balance between standardization, customization, innovation, costs and risk management, while staying abreast of disruptive technology trends that can impact or benefit the business
  • Be a thought leader in data management, data analytics, data science and leverage your deep technical competency and interpersonal skills to drive business value and results.
  • Responsible for ensuring new data technologies and innovations are integrated into the organization, advising and recommending data architecture strategies, decisions, processes, tools, standards and methodologies.
  • Make bold technology decisions from a position of informed technical authority.
  • Why you?

    Minimum qualifications :

  • Expert level knowledge in two or more of the following subject areas specialisms, so that you can lead data technology architecture from a position of technical authority : Data Engineering patterns and practices for efficient & optimised utilisation from raw dataData Warehousing, semantic layer definitions and scaled data consumption patterns.
  • Distributed compute and processing data in parallel. Robust enterprise grade data integration, ingestion, management & pipelines.

    Data streaming and associated Lambda style data architectures.Operationalisation of Data Science outcomes, including continuous model qualification.

  • Experience of 2 or more of the following core Azure data components, or very strong adjacent experience from other platforms.
  • Azure Storage (Data Lake Store, Blob Storage, etc.Data Bricks / Spark / Azure Data Lake AnalyticsAzure DW / SynapseAzure Functions, Event Hub and other adjacent data relevant components.

    IaC / Automated delivery technology such as Azure DevOps, Terraform, Ansible, etc.Azure Kubernetes Service or other Containerised delivery technology.

  • Experience delivering specialised & detailed reference architectures as content
  • Experience with data modelling and distributed data architecture concepts, fluency with agile and DevOps methodology and automaton practices
  • Superb problem solving and outstanding communication skills with the ability to describe complex & abstract technical concepts to peers and engineers.
  • 16+ years’ total experience with at least 5 years of senior architecture leadership roles
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, other relevant discipline, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Preferred qualifications :

  • Familiarity with Data Streaming patterns and hybrid real-time / lambda integration architectures.
  • Familiarity with Machine Learning, Data Science & AI Technologies.
  • Experience building and operating GxP-regulated technology in Healthcare
  • Experience managing containers in Azure Kubernetes Service
  • 5+ years utilizing Agile Product Management- Scrum and SAFe methodologies
  • TechConsumer

    Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. We believe that we all bring something unique to GSK and when we combine our knowledge, experiences and styles together, the impact is incredible.

    Come join our adventure at GSK where you will be inspired to do your best work for our patients and consumers. A place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

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