Role details

Information Architect

Derby   •   £450 - £550 per day (£116,991 - £142,989)   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • Provide subject matter expert to all levels within the business on data and MI
  • Accountable for data, information, security and compliance architecture

About Our Client

Our client based in Derby are in the Social Care and Charity sector and are looking for an Information Architect

Job Description

Principal Responsibilities

Strategy and Architecture Planning

    1. Perform a key management and thought leadership role in the areas of advanced data techniques, including data modelling, data access, data integration, data visualisation, text mining, data discovery, statistical methods, database design and implementation.
    2. Maintain the roadmap to achieve the target information, security and compliance architectures, aligned to the overall Programme.
    3. Define and achieve the strategy roadmap for the organisation including data modelling, implementation and data management including aspects related to data warehousing and data analytics systems.
    4. Define and produce a data strategy and management plan for the Programme including our approach to data quality and Master Data Management.
  • Share information, security and compliance industry best practice, identify potential opportunities and give insights into emerging technologies and how they could support or augment the strategic vision and roadmap.

Policies and Reference Models

  1. Develop, manage and embed the information, security and compliance principles, policies and processes, ensuring alignment to Business Information Systems policy and industry standards/legislation.
  2. Define and maintain best practice guidelines and standards for data, metadata, data modelling, and management.
  3. Define, manage and socialise a core set of usable information models and reference artefacts - this includes the Enterprise Information Reference Model, the Enterprise Data Dictionary, and conceptual and logical Dataflow Diagrams.
  4. Determine the information that the organisation will capture, retain and exploit establishing data ownership and the associated policies and governance.
  5. Drive the consistent management and use of data and information across Business Information Systems and the broader organisation.
  6. Establish standards and guidelines for the design and development, tuning, deployment and maintenance of information, advanced data analytics, and text mining models and physical data persistence technologies.

The Successful Applicant

The Information Architect will be able to:

  1. Work closely with the Enterprise Solution Architect, other architects, project managers and Workstream Leads to define the overall Programme roadmap, and inform the workstream plans from a data, information, security and compliance perspective.
  2. Define and implement the strategy roadmap for enterprise data, implementation and data management for new data sources, publicly available data, business-to-business partnerships and Data Analytics systems.
  3. Understand the key information needs and issues for stakeholders across the organisation to ensure that these will be addressed through the overall Programme, supporting workstreams and BAU initiatives.
  4. Lead the definition of the base line and target information, security and compliance architectures in line with the Programme and gain commitment to this across Business Information Systems and the wider organisation.
  5. Deliver the data strategy and management plan for the Programme.
  6. Translate business requirements into long-term information/data architecture solutions, including conceptual, logical and physical models.
  7. Implement and promote governance processes for information and metadata to ensure establishment of a common language and the ongoing accuracy, validity, and reuse of metadata.
  8. Serve as point of escalation, review, and approval for data architecture issues
  9. Advises business and technology groups on future data management technology options, outlining risks, costs, benefits, and capabilities
  10. Provide high level impact assessments of issues relating to data, information, security and compliance, and agree tactical resolution (if appropriate), alongside the longer-term resolution within the overall Programme and workstreams.
  11. Ensure project design deliverables conform to the Programme's principles.
  12. Catalogue structured data assets in terms of the high level corporate data model which includes entities, their business owners and their associated attributes and relationships.
  13. Define the data taxonomy to be used when describing corporate data assets.
  14. Identify areas where there are multiple and conflicting definitions for data entities and where data is held within multiple applications.
  15. Participate in Programme governance, approving solutions and designs and conducting quality assurance as required.
  16. Identify opportunities and requirements for common application solutions and define the roadmap for development tools for specific technologies/applications.
  17. Provide a deep knowledge of specific architecture solutions and act as an informed "challenger" to ensure alternatives have been considered to "just doing what we've always done".

What's on Offer

This information Architect role is on offer at £450 - £550 per day dependant upon skill set.

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