Western Union Enterprise Data Architect in San Francisco, California

Job Title: Enterprise Data Architect

Requisition #: 1803087

Western Union is changing. Yes, we’re the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we’re on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved – billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of today’s global consumers and businesses. So if you’re looking for a company on the move – and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be for you.

Western Union continues to be the leader in cross border cross currency money transfer by investing today to gear up for tomorrow’s need and shaping the market. We are currently embarked on building a state of art unified payments platform incorporating innovative use of state of art technologies to provide an outstanding customer experience to efficiently process internal money transfer and payments.

We are looking for an Enterprise Data Architect, that is a data visionary with significant experience in enterprise architecture to steer the vision, direction & design of next gen platforms that will be the foundation at WU for years to come. The person must be a recognized subject matter expert with strong information & data focus and be able to effectively communicate across layers, influencing strategy, laying the enterprise architectural framework, and guiding the design and development of functional, technical architecture for WU next gen solutions.

Sound interesting? Hereare some specifics:

  • Define foundational enterprisedata architecture vision, direction and roadmap working hand in hand withapplication architects and in the context of complex enterprise widetransformational programs

  • Review, Identify, define,analyze and present data architecture, options & solutions optimizingcloud native, custom and vendor solutions to meet business objectivesaround consolidation & transformation

  • Define & ensure adoption appropriatestandards & guidelines are laid out outlining data practices includingdata modeling, taxonomy, data flows in support of overarching enterprisebusiness process

  • Conduct proof of concepts,drive technology & product selection, support pilot implementationsand support enterprise wide adoption of data, data analytics process &toolsets

  • Work across a wide range ofstakeholders, application subject matter experts, architects, technologyand business leaders to harness perspectives, influence & driveconsistent data practices

  • Participate as member of enterprisearchitecture review board and steer data driven efforts & metricsaround enterprise adoption

  • Keep current and maintaininternal and external presence as a subject matter expert aroundenterprise wide data practices for a fast moving and evolving industrysegment

What you will need tosucceed:

  • 15+ years of relevant IT &data delivery & leadership experience

  • At least 3 years of experiencein leading architectural efforts in complex data environments &transformational programs

  • At least 3-6 years ofexperience in large scale application & data design, development, andintegration with cloud as a focus

  • Significant experience indefining, influencing and successfully evangelizing conceptual, logicaland technical data architecture and transformational roadmap

  • Strong Experience with cloud& hybrid cloud implementations

  • Experience and expertise withdata modeling tools, data extraction, transformation and analytics, datavisualization tools and enabling these in cloud microservices eco-system

  • Experience with implementation/deliveryof RESTful APIs and microservices

  • Experience building service-orientedarchitectures using event driven architectures and a fluency in event-basedintegration patterns

  • Experience in Customer DataManagement or Master Data Management (MDM)

  • Experience working with a teamof architects, technical leads to define and drive adoption and ensuringalignment through effective participation at Architecture Review Boards

  • Knowledge of FinancialTechnologies: PSD2, OpenBanking, SEPA, IFX, Payments, Fraud, KYC, etc

  • Excellent at communicating anddriving highly complex IT solutions across all layers - executives,business leaders, product managers, privacy, compliance, internal &external audit and delivery teams

  • Togaf or equivalent enterprise architecturecertification desired

  • 4 year Bachelor's Degree incomputer science or equivalent or relevant work experience

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to movingmoney for better . It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including applicants with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.

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