Enterprise Data Architect

Abingdon, GB, OX14 3YP

Information Technology

Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com

Enterprise Data Architect


Job Purpose

As an Enterprise Data Architect, you will lead the complete lifecycle for enterprise architecture in the data and related applications areas (integrations, data flows).  You will develop an enterprise strategy for data at Sophos and see that through via a combination of your communication, influencing and technical skills.  You will help develop IT principles, standards and architectural framework as well as document “as is” and “to be“ architectures and govern the projects to get to our strategic goals.


Main Duties

  • Independently lead the complete lifecycle for enterprise architecture in the data and applications area, influencing strategy and providing thought leadership to IT and the Business
  • Initiate and lead a strategic, large-scale data improvement program, working across the business to deliver business outcomes
  • Network with peers across IT, Sophos and Industry to establish benchmarks, best practice and credibility
  • Develop the Enterprise Architecture roadmap in the areas of data and applications
  • Provide Architectural support, guidance and governance to the IT and Business teams, making sure they follow the Enterprise Architecture and Principles
  • Provide advanced troubleshooting support for the IT and Business teams, including leveraging technical tools to analyse issues
  • Support compliance controls and company policies within IT and the Business
  • Represent the assigned Enterprise Architecture area on cross-functional enhancements and projects, including the coordination and resolution of appropriate issues
  • Lead design & project review sessions collaborating with IT Managers, Business Analysts, Solution Architects and Business Stakeholders
  • Assess vendors and be involved in the selection of vendors to implement the Enterprise Architecture Roadmap


Skills & Experience



  • Excellent communication & influencing skills to C & VP levels
  • Demonstrable experience of initiating, leading large-scale data improvement programs, working across the business to deliver business outcomes
  • Experience working in Hi-Tech businesses, operating models and companies
  • Experience of working in Enterprise Architecture across application, data and technology domains
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, to communicate effectively with non-technical people, and to exercise sound judgment concerning IT needs
  • Knowledge & experience of data modelling tools and SQL
  • Business Intelligence, Data warehousing, SQL skills and experience
  • Data quality and Master Data Management




  • SAP, Salesforce, Zuora, Snowflake, Power BI application experience
  • Degree in computer science or a related field

What’s Great About Sophos?

  • Our people are what makes Sophos special – we demonstrate shared vision, talent, innovation, and creativity, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit.
  • Employee-led diversity and inclusion groups that build community within Sophos and provide internal education and advocacy (eg. Sophos Women in Tech group to improve gender parity, encourage gender-balanced leadership, and support career progression at Sophos)
  • Sophos Environment Network and employee challenges to contribute to sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint
  • Annual commitment to charity and fundraising across our global sites and volunteer days for employees to give back to local communities
  • Global trivia competitions to keep our minds sharp
  • Global Mental Health days off work for all Sophos to help employees relax and recharge
  • Monthly employee wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
  • Employee rewards and thanks, such as our free annual subscription to Calm


Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.


Data Protection

If you choose to explore an opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos. If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights. If you have any questions about Sophos' data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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