Lead Data Architect/Manager

Cupertino, California, United States
Sales and Business Development


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200549488
Imagine what you could do here. The people here at Apple don’t just create products — they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. Apple is seeking a Lead Data Architect to join our Data Management Office as part of our Worldwide Sales organization. In this position, you will lead a team responsible for designing and influencing the development of a data architecture, including the vision, strategy, and principles for managing and interacting with governed data. You will partner cross-functionally to drive data resource development based on business needs and architecture principles to support a broad, cohesive strategy. If you enjoy solving complex business problems through a governed data architecture and deliverables, we encourage you to apply.


In this role, you will: - Collaborate with the Data Governance team to provide a standard common business vocabulary, express strategic data requirements, outline high level integrated designs to meet these requirements, and align with enterprise strategy and related business architecture - Define best practices, evangelize data solutions, and influence adoption - Manage data as a critical asset across several business units - Define a robust and scalable data architecture to manage data according to formal concepts, principles, and techniques within the governance platform - Facilitate and promote the design and development of high-quality data resources within the data architecture to meet current and future business data and information needs - As the team grows, build a team of technical resources responsible for the details of data resource design, development, and delivery of managed data - Provide encouragement and support to team members, including communicating individual and team goals, identifying areas for mentoring and guidance, and implementing development programs for the team to build vital skills and knowledge to achieve performance targets - Facilitate cooperation and coordination between functional and technical resources, ensuring data assets are designed and developed from business needs, to logical design, to physical implementation - Collaborate with other IT teams for the design, development, and implementation of enterprise information data models, data flows, data life cycle, and overall data management leading practices in a complex environment - Drive decision-making processes to align with business priorities and objectives related to key architecture solutions - Research emerging technology trends, new models, vendor solutions and market opportunities to identify potential industry disruptors that could help the organization dominate their position in the market - Proactively communicate data methodology, architecture, and results to a diverse set of stakeholders - Increase adoption of DMO’s data management solutions within broader IT projects

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • 12+ years of experience architecting and delivering data management solutions
  • 5+ years of experience building and nurturing a high performing team
  • Background designing and implementing master data and/or large scale data architectures/data warehouse solutions
  • Expert understanding of data models, database schemas, and optimization in domain driven design
  • Expertise in data engineering, data quality and observability
  • Strong understanding of data products and data services
  • Familiarity with data exchange and interoperability
  • Experience with data catalog, metadata management, and data discoverability
  • Excellent collaboration and stakeholder management skills, including the ability to influence cross-functionally, navigate organizational structures, and manage complex relationships
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to filter and distill relevant information for audiences at all levels of an organization
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others, articulate vision and purpose, and advocate for Apple’s values.
  • Deep business acumen, strategic planning, and decision making skills; Forward-thinking mindset to analyze the market beyond the short term, foresee possibilities, and translate data to plans, strategies, and action.
  • Familiarity with data governance workflows and leading practices
  • Experience with SDLC and agile project delivery methodologies such as Scrum
  • Familiarity with Marketing and Sales business workflows and applications
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to evaluate and solve complex data management problems

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.