Information Architect

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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# of Openings
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Information Technology


Cyber.IMS.Software.Tech – People Working Computers – Secure

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

This architect will be accountable Information Architecture within the Enterprise Architecture (EA) Team / Center of Excellence. Enterprise Architecture plays a critical role to manage technology and current / future investments to support the company’s strategic intent.  This individual will work closely with IT and business leaders to determine how best to harness information (data in context) to realize business value.  The role also must align with the Enterprise Data Management & Analytics CoE which plays a critical role in data architecture, master data governance framework, meta data management, application integration and content/document management.



  • Responsible for the enterprise information models and architectures such as corporate data model, function models, developing reference architectures, decision matrices, information capabilities, information categories, business entities, and conceptual models to support business capabilities and data management
  • Partners with the IT Sr. Business Partners and other key business stakeholders to identify business subject areas to support, and derive, data and analytics to produce business value.
  • Partner with solutions architects in the Enterprise Data Management and Analytics Center of Excellence to ensure alignment with the Information Strategy.
  • Partner with Enterprise Data Management and Analytics Center of Excellence
  • Develops the information architectures to enable the overall roadmap for the Enterprise Data Management and Analytics Center of Excellence.
  • Develop UL appropriate lexicon to support information literacy across the enterprise.
  • Analyze the current information architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements in alignment with industry best practices.
  • Lead development and maintenance of current and future state information architecture domain and supporting roadmaps
  • Develop, communicate, and vet information architecture mission, goals, critical success factors, principles, policies, standards, guidelines and procedures. Promote the Information Architecture process, outcomes and results.
  • Addressing reusability aspects of information assets, enforcing the reuse and sharing of information assets, avoiding data duplication and thus reducing development, service, and support costs
  • Establish, implement, and direct the data, information and analytics governance process. Lead and facilitate the information governance process based on governance structure. Manage exceptions to architectural standards at a domain level. 
  • Review and approve recommendations to architectural standards for information architecture.
  • Identify the tools and components used within the domain based on the enterprise toolset and can define exceptions as warranted.
  • In the role of a subject matter expert on information architecture, provide internal “consulting advice” as required to IT and business stakeholders


What makes you a great fit:

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts and theories for a variety of projects
  • Must have considerable proficiency in understanding of the information architecture discipline, processes, concepts, and best practices with a proven track record supporting business strategies with architectural platforms.
  • Must possess and display strong strategic planning capabilities (approaches and processes, tools, deliverables)
  • Must display a broad technical aptitude and knowledge and have detailed understanding with trends and direction in the industry.
  • Understanding of both agile principles and waterfall development methodologies
  • Familiarity with enterprise applications such as CRM, ERP, HCM, LIMS, etc.
  • Knowledge of existing, new and emerging technologies and ability to practically apply them to new business designs and business models to achieve targeted business outcomes.
  • Knowledge of architectural and operational frameworks, including but not limited to:
  • TOGAF, Dodaf, Zachman
  • EIM framework
  • SDLC
  • Change Management
  • Master data management (Informatica)
  • Big Data technologies
  • Relational, Graph, In Memory, Object-oriented, NoSQL, Hierarchical databases
  • Cloud operational information governance
  • REST API framework, API Authentication, DATA services


Experience needed to be successful


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or Computer Science/Data Processing. Master’s degree highly preferred in Management Information Systems, Business Administration or related field or equivalent in work experience.
  • Ideal candidate possesses at least 8 years of consecutive information architecture management experience with at least of 3 of those years at a senior architect level or equivalent position.
  • Must have demonstrated success as an information architect at a large complex organization with significant background in leading and operationalizing large-scale projects.
  • Advanced to expert level knowledge and understanding of information architecture styles, reference model and patterns, data architecture, information management, solution design, systems engineering, system and application integration, cloud utilization, and security is required.
  • Prefer experience providing advisory support to technology leadership and building strong trusted relationships through top-tier consulting organizations.
  • Must possess demonstrable skill leveraging efforts within a matrix management organization.
  • Experience and expertise on development and management of information architecture discipline in large, distributed organizations.


What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. All employees are eligible for bonus compensation in addition to their annual salary. Many US employees are eligible to enroll in health, wellness and retirement saving benefits on day one of employment. We focus on providing employees with options for healthcare savings such as Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts (that UL contributes to twice per year!). We also have Employee Assistance Programs to support your mental health & wellbeing. UL offers a competitive 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. UL supports workplace flexibility based on team & business needs focused on provide employees stability – employees and managers work together to build a plan. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal. Curious?

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