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Data Architect

Location City of London, United Kingdom
Posted 02-September-2021

Data Architect

I have an excellent opportunity for a Data Architect to join one of the UK's oldest and most respected financial services organisations - We have major headquarters in London and Swindon but offer remote working options across the UK meaning you can be based anywhere in the UK - From time to time you maybe required on site for meetings.

My client that sits within Financial Services is moving forward into the next chapter with a refreshed data strategy which means we're transforming the way we look after and use member and business data, and that is why we're creating new roles as an important step in strengthening the data competence we need to realise the opportunity that data presents for our members and colleagues.

Working within our Architecture Domain, you'll be accountable for defining the data architecture for major change initiatives, and ensuring solutions align with our architecture.

Specifically, you will be required to:

Own elements of data architecture and its use in all purposes, including data reference architecture, design materials, and roadmapsGain approval of these outputs from Architects, executive sponsors and executive level governance boards such as the Technical Design AuthorityLead on the data architecture on a variety of projects on behalf of the Architecture functionDevelop and maintain your network of architecture peers to ensure architectures and strategies are being communicated, understood and followedFor simple, non-complex sourcing work, govern decisions to ensure alignment to Business, IT Strategies and relevant Architecture standardsProvide specialist consultancy and advice on complex tasks, business functions and delivery solutions
About you

You'll be an individual who is armed with good experience of solution architecture with a data focus. You'll be familiar with the delivery of data centric solutions, with a particular focus on customer data. An understanding of data technologies or Datamodelling techniques is also required. You'll have used architecture frameworks and methods to successfully deliver change as an architect.

As a skilled Data Architect you will have some or all of the following skills and knowledge:

Experience in technology architecture of information disciplines, including: solution architecture for mid-size projects, the management of customer data, data life cycle management and master data management.Experience of pragmatic approaches to Data Architecture across data technologies including: MongoDB, Kafka, MS SQL Server, or, cloud platforms such as Azure and AWS.Any Datamodelling experience in; ER modelling, Kimball methods and big DatamodellingAn understanding or the ability to quickly gain an understanding of our core systems and strategic directionExperience in creating and managing documentation materials appropriate to the audience and situation that enables our architectural vison to be realisedThe extras you'll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available, including:

A personal pension - if you put in 7% of your salary, we'll top up by a further 16%Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a yearLife assurance worth 8x your salaryA great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice schemeAccess to an annual performance related bonusAccess to training to help you develop and progress your career25 days holidayRemote/flex working options

Lorien Plc is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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