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Enterprise Data Architect


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  78697
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Enterprise Cloud
Division:  Global Business Services


Basic Function

Reporting to the Global Enterprise Architect, the Enterprise Data Architect serves as the primary architect for LyondellBasell’s data strategy. The Enterprise Data Architect works closely with information technology, Digital and business leaders/partners to define the vision, develop the strategy and implement the data architecture for LyondellBasell’s enterprise data.


The Enterprise Data Architect will be responsible for defining data management and governance practices then shepherding into execution with global delivery teams. The architect will also have primary responsibility for ensuring our application and engineering teams have the necessary information and guidance to implement data solutions. The architect is a champion for data analysis and logical data modeling and provides technical mentoring to other IT staff to support skills development. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Defining vision, strategy, and principles for data management in collaboration with IT, risk and security, Digital and business to support the LyondellBasell’s strategies and priorities
  • Defining standards for naming, describing, governing, managing, modeling, cleansing, enriching, transforming, moving, storing, searching, and delivering data within the enterprise
  • End-to-end data architectural accountability for defining and refining enterprise architecture for data warehousing and business intelligence solutions;
  • Understanding how data is, or will be, used and implication on people, processes, products, and technology;
  • Define and develop a data migration or bridging strategy for existing systems that need to migrate to a next generation application software platform;
  • Translates strategic requirements into a usable enterprise information architecture, which may include an enterprise data model, associated metadata, common business vocabulary, ontologies and taxonomies to be used to guide enterprise solution development and achieve consistency of information assets across the application portfolio
  • Define data standards/reference architectures for use by project teams in developing technical designs and work closely with business units to establish and validate data design requirements;
  • Evaluate, propose and run/govern the proof of concepts for new technologies which could result in differentiating capabilities for the business;
  • Deliver well-defined data design documentation and data models that guide and inform project software, development teams;
  • Define performance and scalability requirements and validate based on performance and scalability testing;
  • Be prepared to own development and execution of data (both master data & transactional data) plans required for successful implementations

Areas of Expertise

  • Working knowledge of Enterprise Architecture principles, methods, and tools; understanding of data management;
  • Ability to understand how the data relates to the current operations and the effects that any future process changes will have on the use of data in the organization;
  • Ability to translate business needs into architecture requirements;
  • Ability to maximize the data resources by reducing redundancy, enabling accessibility within security boundaries, fostering corporate understanding of the meaning of the data (metadata management);
  • Understand the relationships across the business process and data flows;
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and data stewards to assess current pain points and areas for improvement;
  • Must be able to understand and communicate the data requirements of any future infrastructure needs;
  • Experience in data integration and data conversions;
  • Excellent skills in data management, data modeling, data services, reporting, and analytics as well as the tools used to support these areas;
  • In-depth knowledge of and proven cloud experience with data management and business intelligence stack;
  • Working knowledge of master data management and data governance;
  • Experience leading, guiding and contributing to Informatica MDM/Talend MDM/SAP MDG efforts around governance, blueprinting and implementations;
  • Contributed to establishing Informatica MDM/Talend MDM/SAP MDG (Master Data Governance) Business value with demonstrable ROI and architecture roadmaps for clients.
  • Advanced communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide advice, consult and negotiate with senior management and manage key relationships between stakeholders involved in an upgrade/implementation environment. 
  • Comfortable in adapting working hours to align with demands of communication across multiple time zones. 
  • Oversee change management related activities during the deployment period.



Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Minimum of 9 plus years of experience in creating logical and physical data models; demonstrated experience with relational and star schema data modelling
  • Minimum of 3 plus years of experience with BI implementation and architecture
  • Experience with big data, semi-structured data
  • Experience with BI tools and visual reporting platforms from an architecture standpoint
  • Experience in development of reporting and analytics business capabilities, strategy and roadmap
  • Demonstrated competency in accurately identifying the scope of work and preparing thorough, accurate and detailed schedule estimates
  • Experience in migrating from on-premise enterprise data warehouse to cloud-based
  • Experience with/involvement in creating and implementing data governance
  • Familiarity working with one major cloud based data and analytics platform implementation - AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications in Data Management or Data Governance
  • Hands-on experience or certification in TOGAF


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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