Data Architect

Ref: ZR_6606_JOB  ·  Posted on 04 January 2022


My client is looking for Consultants to work in the following domains:

  • Defence and Security
  • Policing
  • Rail
  • Utilities

The successful candidate will be ‘Solutions’ focused and work with clients and technical teams, to develop technical solutions to complex problems. Experience within Digital transformation would be beneficial.

This role will be embedded within the client and therefore you must have excellent customer facing experience.

This role might suit a Senior Data Consultant who wants to get into Architecture.

Key responsibilities
  • Define the best practices for Data Management, assurance and security including data standards, reporting and analytics.
  • Work with clients to integrate these best practices into their data governance and wider enterprise governance structures.
  • Work with clients to formulate their vision and work with them to develop, communicate and deliver a roadmap to realise it.
  • Translate visions, goals, objectives and high-level requirements into clearly defined and actionable packages of work.
  • Develop technology specifications that ensure new technology solutions are designed for optimal access and usefulness, for leveraging company data.
  • Apply architectural and business concepts to design a solution that meets operational requirements, such as scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, extensibility, flexibility, availability and manageability.
  • Enable change by understanding existing business norms, identifying and capturing needs and recommending technical solutions that deliver value to clients and their key stakeholders
  • Use Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering methods for enterprise level problem solving and design.
  • Applying data architecture disciplines to new fields such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Produce a holistic view of the architecture which can be viewed and understood from a variety of viewpoints and levels.
Skills & experience
  • A degree in a science, computing or engineering subject, or equivalent experience.
  • Proven work experience as a Data Architect, Data Scientist, Data Analyst or similar role.
  • Experience with the use of Enterprise Architecture frameworks such as ISO42010, TOGAF, Zachman and the ITIL and IT4IT service architecture frameworks.
  • Experience of information systems design and delivery, applying engineering rigour through Enterprise Architecture development methods and tools as appropriate.
  • In-depth understanding of database structure principles.
  • Experience gathering and analysing system requirements.
  • Expertise in SQL.
  • Knowledge an inexperience in at least one of the following: UML, ERD, ETL,OLAP.
  • Knowledge of Python or similar.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Power BI and R).

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Excellent stakeholder management with focus on nurturing & developing strong relationships.
  • Strong consulting skills, knowledge and experience of a variety of techniques and methods to capture, elaborate and understand client challenges (structured thinking, effective report writing and presentations, and strong stakeholder engagement).
  • Good negotiation, communication and relationship building skills; able to influence business decisions and formulate positive relationships with customers, strategic partners and colleges.
  • A high-level of self-initiation, organisation and enthusiasm.
  • Motivated to drive the design and delivery of solutions that realise the outcomes for the client’s needs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence effectively across multiple media.
  • Personable team player, able to work under guidance and own initiative, adding expertise and value to project deliverables.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A strong interest and appreciation of technology trends and government IT strategy such as, Cloud, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Big Data and digital service design and delivery.
Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period.
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