Director, IT Data Architecture and Strategy

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Salary: USD 132000 - 237000 Annually


We’re Hiring for a Director, IT Data Architecture and Strategy

If you are excited and passionate about helping #LetsSolveWater, consider joining our team today!  Xylem, Inc. is a leading global water technology company servicing more than 150 countries and is dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues.  We are looking for individuals to join our mission by exceeding customer expectations through smart sustainable solutions.  At Xylem, you will have the opportunity to solve water by participating in our paid Volunteer Program, Xylem Watermark!

THE ROLE: The Director, IT Data Architecture and Strategy leads the design, development and implementation of business intelligence, analytics, data warehouse, and master data management solutions and strategies. This professional will direct the design of the data infrastructure and architecture to serve both short term and long term needs of the business which align with industry best practices.  The individual will be a data advocate to the business, educating them on the “art of the possible”.  They will be responsible for partnering with the VP of Data & Digital to create a strategic roadmap ultimately enabling a to a data driven organization.

We offer a full benefits package to include Flexible Time Off (FTO) for salaried positions, health, dental, vision, investment savings plan, and additional miscellaneous benefits.    

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.   

  • Create, maintain and support the data strategy and architectural designs working with data leadership team.
  • Design a data fabric technical architecture including documentation of current state with a best practice future state
  • Participate in addressing enterprise-wide platform and technology requirements for data solutions as well as educate the business on the art of the possible.
  • Create best practices for business analysis, design, architecture, development, unit testing, quality testing, integration and delivery, and maintenance and support for data assets. 
  • Enable generative AI data assets and Machine Learning models to drive predictive/prescriptive analytics with the business.
  • Excel in a fast past environment, while providing a high level of quality and control.  Provide thought leadership and a vision for the future of data while providing a scalable platform for speed and efficiency.
  • Work closely with business SME personnel to develop and maintain a functional understanding and documentation of the business use of applications and what processes have been developed against the data and functions associated with those applications as well as any data challenges that may exist. 
  • Lead and/or participate in requirement gathering and issue resolution meetings with technical and business resources.  Be able to create business requirements definition, functional, system design and technical specifications that are detailed, complete and in compliance with Xylem’s IT standards.
  • Use existing or seek out emerging industry practices when solving business problems.
  • Conduct training as you deploy data assets
  • Ensures compliance of government or regulatory standards (SOX, PCI, internal audit, external audit, etc.).
  • Accountable and responsible for collaborating with our business-facing teams for Operations across all Xylem’s sites.
  • Engage with the ERP team handle governance, planning, acquisition, development, and delivery of new and existing data capabilities in ERP.
  • Partner with the IT, Enterprise Digital Strategy Director and other digital leaders to be a thought leader, helping to drive Xylem’s digital innovation ambitions.  Align data strategies and roadmaps to enable digital initiatives.


  • Doctorate degree and 4 years of Information Systems experience; OR Master’s degree and 8 years of Information Systems experience; or Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of Information Systems experience.
  • Data Strategy Development Experience
  • Data Fabric (ETL/ELT, Lake, Warehouse, BI) Design & Development Experience
  • Project and product management
  • Business Analyst Experience
  • AI/ML & Data Science Experience a plus
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with users of varying levels of technological understanding.
  • Strong technical documentation skills.
  • Possesses good time management skills and has the ability to self-manage support/issue priorities.
  • Ability to prioritize, lead, and direct multi-functional teams to address and solve technical and business issues.

Technical Knowledge

  • 7 or more years of experience in the deploying and supporting of complex solutions using data technologies.
  • Data Bricks, ETL/ELT Tools, BI Tools (Power BI Preferred), experience
  • Experience bringing data from many diverse systems including many ERPs
  • Experience working effectively in a globally dispersed team environment.
  • Leadership and accountability to maintain relationships with peers and customers.
  • Experience in people management, talent development and performance management.
  • Experience in resource and performance management.
  • Management experience in all aspects of an information systems environment.
  • Demonstrable ability to coordinate or lead multiple projects and activities with relevant priorities.
  • Understand service models and prioritization based on impacts on business operations.


Data Bricks Power BI

Data and Analytics Architecture knowledge


In this role, the working environment is generally in an office setting and may be performed remotely.  The physical demands may include but are not limited to moving around in an office environment, frequent oral communication, close vision, and ability to operate office equipment.  Up to 20% time spent traveling.


The estimated salary range at this professional level is $132,000 to $237,500 plus bonus.   Starting pay is dependent on multiple factors, such as skills, experience and work location, and is not typically at the top of the range.  At Xylem we offer a competitive compensation package with a generous benefit package, including Medical, Dental, Vision plans, Wellness programs, 401(k) with company contribution, paid time off, paid parental leave and tuition reimbursement.

At Xylem, we embrace diversity and strive to create avenues where employees feel valued and appreciated through our DE&I initiatives and Employee Resources Groups (ERG).  Xylem is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace.  Xylem prohibits discrimination, harassment of any kind and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, medical conditions or disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factors.  

Join the global Xylem team today!  Xylem is a team creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges through developing new technologies and services that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor, and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential, and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities.

Disclaimer: The information listed within this job description is designed to indicate the general nature of work expected for this position and shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required in this position.  Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job absent undue hardship.  Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or assign other duties to this position as needed.