Director of Data Technology


London/ Remote

Closing date: 22/06/2021

Why you should join us…

We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can’t get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.

We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.

The Director of Data Technology will be accountable for developing our Group Data platform, a key enabler of the More than TV strategy. 

Reporting to the Group CTO you will be accountable for the following:

  • Working closely with the Data & Insights team and ITV’s Technology teams to define, drive and deliver the technology principles that underpin ITV’s data strategy

  • Overall accountability for the definition and delivery of ITV’s Enterprise Data Architecture.

  • Overall accountability for the technology choices and architectural decisions that enable ITV’s Data Strategy

  • Lead on all Technology aspects of ITV’s data strategy ensuring time and money are invested wisely to realise business value;

  • Shape and document ITV’s Data Technology strategy and agree on a realisable roadmap to deliver value little and often;

  • Build, coach, mentor, develop and line manage a team of data engineering talent to adopt Agile and value-based delivery principles to support and accelerate the group wide data strategy; 

  • Work closely with the Data and Insights team to embed a prioritisation framework for the iterative rollout of the strategic platform, but also to service BAU requests. Ensure resource capacity is managed and prioritised accordingly. 

  • Own the monitoring, alerting and response to data quality issues and data incidents

  • Champion automation by creating reusable frameworks (create once, reuse everywhere) 

  • Develop ways of working for the data engineering team to ensure time to business value is monitored and continually reduced;

  • Develop and maintain a regular technology engagement plan between Technology delivery teams and the Data & Insights Team; 

  • Work closely with ITV’s cloud platform team to ensure platform requirements are well understood to ensure the data platform continuously evolves (eliminating the need to re-platform in the future);

  • Provide Technology consultancy services into the Data & Insights Team, ensuring the right levels of support, coordination and engagement from across ITV’s Technology teams;

  • Manage a risk register for Data Technology and take a lead role in unblocking any issues which may occur;

  • Provide Technology consultancy support at external meetings, taking a lead role in Technology focused meetings and workshops;

  • Work with key stakeholders throughout ITV to ensure that all Data & Insight roadmaps, priority and requirements are well understood and delivered;

  • Work closely with the Directors of Technology from across the ITV group to coordinate ITV’s technology teams to ensure cross-functional outcomes are successfully defined and delivered;

  • Work closely with the business and technology teams from across the ITV group to plan and implement the migration from current to new state, where possible maintaining momentum of key strategic initiatives in line with the data strategy approach to value.

  • Look to reduce the cost of transition where possible by finding the best path to delivery

  • Manage third party Technology contracts specifically related to Data Technology and participate in regular Service Delivery Reviews to drive and improve services.

  • Achieve and drive a truly decentralised data capability across the organisation to improve data literacy and sharing between domains to enable the data strategy to be successful

  • To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

    Experience working in the Media Technology space with detailed proven delivery expertise in data and AI, product and marketing technologies is essential

    ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you have a disability, we’ll guarantee you’ll get to the next stage*.

    The Key role criteria are as follows:

  • Detailed delivery expertise in cloud data and AI technologies, ideally with some experience of product tools and marketing technologies.

  • Broad insight into the UK TV and media technology. 

  • Experience of innovation in this space and agile ways of working

  • Experience in leading large scale initiatives/programmes of work

  • Ability to collaborate – internally and externally (ideally consultancy experience)

  • We’re happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach.

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