Head of Data Platforms

Date: 13 Sep 2023

Location: Dublin, IE

Company: Allied Irish Bank

Role Title: Head of Data Platforms


Location: Dublin/Hybrid


This role is being offered on a Permanent basis.


Data and Analytics in AIB

At AIB our purpose is to back our customers to achieve their dreams and ambitions. The future of banking is digital and Technology@AIB underpins all of our customer and employee interactions, providing the capability to realise our ambition.

Working in a flexible, hybrid environment, we design and deliver world class technology  and data solutions that transform the customer experience. Using cutting edge technology, automation and innovative agile delivery methods, we can meet our customers' needs faster, enable sustainable business growth, enhance our relationship with our regulators and deliver operational efficiencies. We are innovative and creative, engaging with partners, fintechs and the broader technology sector to build the future of financial services.

By leveraging data and analytics, we identify opportunities to improve the services we provide and our ways of working to ensure all our people can work most effectively for the benefit of the customer.


The Role

The Bank’s key data and analytics processes leverage a number of databases and technologies. This role will report directly to the Chief Data and Analytics Officer and form part of the senior management team, and will be accountable for setting the strategic direction and making key decisions on the banks data technologies.  This role is instrumental in defining and delivering a target platform architecture that enables the agility to adapt quickly to changing customer needs, regulatory requirement and market opportunities. The role will be fully accountable for data platforms and the supporting teams, ensuring they are effectively managed.



  • Operational management of the Data Platforms (including Teradata, Ab Initio, QlikView, SAS etc.) ensuring all SLAs are met and all platforms are resilient
  • Management of the relationships with third party technology and resource suppliers in accordance with Group Policy
  • Develop and execute a platform strategy that delivers capabilities in line with the overall business strategy while identifying opportunities for efficiencies
  • Prioritise deliverables according to business value generated and collaborate with peers across Technology, Risk and Finance to fully utilise our data assets
  • Scan the horizon for emerging data and analytical skills, techniques and technologies, and ensure their timely introduction for competitive advantage
  • Embed agile ways of working in the function focusing on rigorous measurement, continuous improvement, iterative delivery and outcome focus
  • In line with the Technology strategy drive the migration from primarily batch based processing to increasingly real-time eventing based processing leveraging best in class cloud technologies


Life at AIB

At AIB, we have a clear purpose - to back our customers to achieve their dreams and ambitions. We want to be at the heart of our customers’ financial lives by giving them an exceptional experience. That goes for our employees too.

We are building a culture that breaks the conventions of what our customer and employees expect of a bank.


We are committed to offering our colleagues choice and flexibility in how we work and live.  Our hybrid working model enables our people to balance their time between working from home and their designated office, subject to their role, the needs of our customers and business requirements.  More details on our hybrid working arrangements and expected office attendance for your role will be provided to you during the recruitment process.


AIB is an equal opportunities employer, and we pride ourselves on being the first bank in Ireland to receive the Investors in Diversity Gold Standard accreditation from the Irish Centre for Diversity. We celebrate diversity and believe in a culture of inclusion where all our employees can succeed. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees. Should you have a reasonable accommodation request please email the Talent Acquisition team at careers@aib.ie.


You will need to demonstrate that you can/have:

  • Seven or more years of experience in information-intensive industries or digitally advanced enterprise
  • Experience of navigating complex (matrix) organization structures and managing internal executive stakeholders
  • Progressive and effective leadership experience in leading cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization and within complex contexts.
  • Experience in managing a distributed team across multiple partners and geographies working to agile methodology.


If you feel you this is the role and organisation for you, click apply and fill in the online application form. If you would like more information xx from the Talent Acquisition Team can help. You can contact them by email  at careers@aib.ie.

Closing Date for Applications is Wednesday 27th September 2023




Unsolicited CV’s sent to AIB by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this position. AIB operates a direct sourcing model and where agency assistance is required, the Talent Acquisition team will engage directly with our recruitment partners.

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