Data Architect - Fully Remote

Birmingham Permanent £70,000 - £84,000
  • Opportunity to lead on Data Architecture transformation
  • Opportunity to work on a major Data Transformation Programme

About Our Client

Leading Professional Services organisation

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Management Information, this leading professional services provider require a Data Architect to lead on designing, creating, deploying and managing the data architecture within key business units to ensure that data models fulfil the strategic data needs of the business. As the Data Architect you will have knowledge of system architecture (incl. Cloud / Azure) in order to influence the design and core properties of the system.

You will be expected to set Data Architect principles, create models of data to support the implementation of Business / Data Architecture, create diagrams showing key data entities and create documentation and inventory to support the overall implementation. This individual will be responsible for providing clarity about every aspect of data, to enable data scientists to work with trustable data efficiently and to solve complex business problems. You will map the data flows between data systems and advise on which type of database design and data format to use. Knowledge of data warehouses / modelling and their application for reporting on historical data is essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Clients to create a centralised Data Architecture aligned with business processes
  • Design flexible architecture that can take advantage of new business opportunities and emerging technologies
  • Map the data flows between data systems and advise on which type of database and data format to use. Ensure that these systems are designed in a synergistic way and ensure integrity between the data source and its references
  • Understand existing platforms and databases whilst designing for the future
  • Inform and influence process definition and application build to serve the best interests of the data architecture blueprint
  • Work with stakeholders to fully understand business processes and operations to ensure that the data architecture design meets these requirements
  • Knowledge of data warehouses and their application for reporting on historical data
  • Design the data entities, data elements, taxonomies and data flows that sit underneath the business processes
  • Have a full understanding of the output data required to satisfy reporting and analytics; along with, the source data to be gathered, transformed or referenced to produce the output data
  • Ensure that all designs account for expected standards of data quality and service level agreements
  • Work closely with enterprise and system architects to guide the enterprise solution
  • Understand and help define data archival and retention policies and adhere to standards of data governance
  • Build an architectural blueprint at the conceptual and logical level (based on business process and operations) to ensure the successful implementation of systems architecture and to avoid disjointed data systems and gaps between teams and departments



Key Skills & Experience:

  • Depth in data modelling and designing effective database solutions and models to store and retrieve company data
  • Knowledge of how to examine new data system requirements, implement migration models and oversee the migration of data from legacy systems to new solutions
  • Know how to assure and integrate data services to meet the needs of the business.
  • Strong communicator with excellent stakeholder management / interpersonal skills
  • Good level of understanding and experience as a developer and administrator of SQL databases (preferably MySQL and SQL-Server).
  • Good experience of profiling, wrangling, transforming and troubleshooting data from a variety of sources including SQL-databases and Excel Spreadsheets.
  • Understand schema, entities, data flow and the business rules that need to be applied to the data
  • A medium level understanding of business analysis in practice and requirements engineering
  • Knowledge of established and emerging data technologies and the latest innovations in the market
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills to perform analytical reasoning, computation, interpretation and presentation of data
  • Can design models with well-defined data elements
  • Expert knowledge of databases and cloud architecture / Azure
  • TOGAF Qualification is highly desirable



The Successful Applicant

  • Depth in data modelling and designing effective database solutions and models to store and retrieve company data
  • Knowledge of how to examine new data system requirements, implement migration models and oversee the migration of data from legacy systems to new solutions
  • Know how to assure and integrate data services to meet the needs of the business.
  • Good level of understanding and experience as a developer and administrator of SQL databases (preferably MySQL and SQL-Server).
  • Good experience of profiling, wrangling, transforming and troubleshooting data from a variety of sources including SQL-databases and Excel Spreadsheets.
  • Understand schema, entities, data flow and the business rules that need to be applied to the data
  • Knowledge of established and emerging data technologies and the latest innovations in the market
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills to perform analytical reasoning, computation, interpretation and presentation of data
  • Can design models with well-defined data elements
  • Expert knowledge of databases and cloud architecture / Azure
  • TOGAF Qualification is highly desirable



What's on Offer

Opportunity to lead on Data Architecture transformation

Opportunity to work on a major Data Transformation Programme

Contact
James Hobson
Quote job ref
JN-052022-5601219
Phone number
+44 117 906 5144

Job summary

Sector
Technology
Subsector
Enterprise Architecture
Industry
Technology & Telecoms
Location
Birmingham
Contract type
Permanent
Consultant name
James Hobson
Consultant phone
+44 117 906 5144
Job reference
JN-052022-5601219