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Title:  MS Data Platform Architect

Job ID:  24142
Country:  Spain
City:  Madrid
Professional area:  Information Technology
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 120 countries. We’re the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel (outside the US). Our global brands also include Mevius, LD and Natural American Spirit, and we manufacture the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand and Ploom Tech, a major brand in the heated tobacco category. 
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 40’000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fourth consecutive year with regional Top Employer Certification in Europe #1, Asia #1, North America #1, Africa #2 and Middle East #3. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development. 
We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information visit www.jti.com.  




This position is responsible of the MS Azure Data & Analytics Architecture part of the JTI Data Platform, this includes

- MS datalake storage & serving  layers

- ingestion & Integration capabilities

- BI visualtion layer with Power BI

- Data virtualization  (Denodo) 

This role is part of the Enterprise Arquitecture team and as such, she/he is in charge to ensure that MS Azure data & Analytics architecture is integrated and positionned within the Overall JTI Data Platform and leveraged to provide the expected agility and flexibility  to the business and deliver the expected Business Value.


In short, 

  • works closely with the enterprise Data &Analytics architect who is in charge of the Overall data platform architecture  at JTI  
  • will develop and maintain the architecture standards for the Azure Data Patform,
  • delivers the architecture design for the Azure data & analytics projects
  • works closely with the projects during the design / build phase and monitors the delivery of the projects 
  • develops and maintain project templates for Fast emboarding 
  • evaluates the new Azure data Platform Features through PoCs and promote the ones that can deliver value to JTI data & digital Strategies . 
  • keeps close collaboration with Enterprise Data &Analytics  architect and with Information management and functional teams as well as IT BI delivery teams





  • University degree, preferably information technology related.
  • Independent and autonomous profile who takes ownership of his/her responsibilities and takes decisions
  • Strong, mature personality, self-confident and resilient
  • Self-motivated, looking for challenges
  • Passion for technology
  • Problem-solver
  • Project management experience
  • More technically oriented but able to establish strong relationships with the business
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills, high English level and multicultural sensitivity. He/she will work fully in English, on remote and with teammates, vendors and internal clients worldwide
  • Excellence in office productivity tools (Excel, Project etc.)



  • Microsoft Azure Data Lake & Power BI certificates
  • 10+ years IT experience and broad knowledge in different areas.
  • 5+ years proven experience in Azure cloud service and development with Microsoft Data Platorm tools (Data lake , ADF , Power BI etc,,)
  • Experience with Data & Analytics business projects
  • Knowledge and experience with Data Virtualization solution ( Denodo ) is an asset
  • Knowledge of MDM solutions and MetaData management is an asset
  • Professional knowledge of computer software design principles




Strategic planning and roadmap
- He/she develops and maintains MS Azure Data Platform roadmap and ensure that it is aligned with overall industry trends and JTI evolution
- She / he understand  the criticality of open and flexible MS data Platform  Architecture  for the JTI digital transformation and ensure that the data platform evolves throught continous improvement to leverage the new Data capabilities that will come in the future 


Standards and Guidelines 
He/she is responsible for defining and maintaining MS azure data platform guidelines and standards , ensuring that the projects identified to leverage the data platform are compliying with the standards


Architecture design 
- She/He works closely with  the Enterprise Data &Analytics architect to  deliver Architecture design  for the new projects emboarding on the data platform, ensure that the data Architecture is properly documented, validated and  maintained 
- She/he  works closely with GTC technical teams to ensure that the MS data & Analytics Azure architecture remains scalable and responsive considering the demand and future growth 
- She/He can adjust to agile design and delivery methodology required by the Agile projects 
- For new scenarios, he/she should actively contribute during the design and Build phase and ensure that these new scenarios are well documented and reusable for similar projects 


Innovation leadership
- He /she must stay up  to date with the technolgy and industry trends 
- Leverages  PoC to evaluate new technologies  
- Maintain a high level of expertise through learning , conference , customer focus groups


Architecture collaboration 
He/she works closely with other  architects counterparts, for cross-technology innovations or researches. She/he  also works closely with the Enterprise Data &Analytics Integration architect and the various Architecture roles within IT 
She/He animates MS Azure Data & Analytics architecture topics accross the IT teams to share and gather feedback and use this contribution for the continous improvement of the data platform 

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