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Head of Data Engineering and Architecture

Information Technology
1903874 Requisition #
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Are you motivated to be a strategic member of a global, Fortune 500 company providing continuous best practices across the globe?  Join Western Union as Head of Data Engineering and Architecture


Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful

We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.

Better requires process discipline and simplification

We’ll be looking to you to Drive the data strategy, manage a platform to provide data for applications, services, reporting, analytics, ML/AI. Lead the architecture technology vision across engineering and the platform organization.  Drive solution architecture and support the CTO organization to use/implement the proper technologies, best practices and products with the goal of cloud first and based on microservices and full stack capabilities and services


Your responsibilities will include

Implement our new data-lake, expand our ML/AI capabilities and data sets for risk, fraud, compliance, sales and marketing. Implement the next generation real-time data platform. Drive the re-design of the entire company’s data architecture. Maintain our true source for customer, partner, agent and client data.  Define foundational enterprise architecture vision, direction and roadmap working hand in hand with application architects and in the context of complex enterprise wide transformational programs. Define & ensure adoption appropriate standards & guidelines are laid out outlining architecture practices. Work across a wide range of stakeholders, application subject matter experts, architects, technology and business leaders to harness perspectives, influence & drive consistent architecture practices


For such a pivotal role, you’ll ideally have

Minimum 12 + years in executive management experience


Minimum 12 + years’ work experience in leading large technology teams


Have proven experience in data architecture and design across ETL, DWH and Analytics; Big Data, Hadoop, SQL and NOSQL databases

Demonstrated experience with modern big data processing and streaming tools (Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Cassandra)


History of delivering high quality innovative software service products to market that deliver business results


Enterprise and software architecture skills encompassing data, application and technology – including security


Established experience in enterprise application integration including SOA, BPM, APIs, Web Services (SOAP/RESTful), Micro Services, Containerization, XML, XSD, JSON and other data payload formats


Experience in Cloud (AWS/Azure/Google or Hybrid) based architecture designs and implementations. modern big data processing and streaming tools (Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Cassandra). AWS cloud, data management, data lake and real-time data.


Join us, and let’s move money for better


It’s an exciting time at Western Union. We’re growing as a business and we're shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience and customer service to new levels of excellence. We’re unleashing our potential. If you're ready to do the same, apply now.


We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.


Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected category.


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