Senior Data Architect (Flexible Working)

Plymouth Permanent £45,000 - £55,000
  • Opportunity to join a major UK Government Agency
  • Opportunity to lead on major data transformation programmes

About Our Client

Major UK Government Agency

Job Description

Major UK Government Agency require a Senior Data Architect to provide technical and thought leadership for data architecture throughout the organisation. You'll be hands-on conducting data modelling for exciting and innovative projects, as well as making sure that best practice is developed for the way it architects its data.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technically lead the data architecture work within an agile team, designing and crafting data architecture solutions, including data modelling, providing advice on the design and implementation of complex data structures.
  • Work effectively, collaboratively and strategically with key stakeholders in the Architecture practice comprising of Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects and Data Architects, reporting to the Architecture Practice Lead.
  • Manage data architecture across multiple divisions and data types (big data, structured, semi-structured and unstructured data) for multiple use cases including data science, transactional, management reporting and business intelligence purposes, balancing the need for data access with security, performance and regulatory requirements to ensure optimisation and enhancement
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with agile delivery teams that include developers, testers, product owners and a delivery manager - as well as access to infrastructure specialists, UX experts and analysts.
  • Ensure effective use of data architecture tools and techniques to support teams in understanding data structures and providing appropriate data governance.
  • Identify, develop and prioritise Data Architecture activities to ensure consistency with strategic objectives.
  • Develop and maintain an Enterprise Data Architecture Strategy.
  • Collaborate with others in the architecture community, identifying good practices to adopt, evolve, sharing and developing knowledge and experiences of the practice
  • Share knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and encourage their appropriate utilisation
  • Continually develop your own skills as part of a programme of continuous professional development



Key Skills / Expertise required:

  • Expert level data modelling, conceptual through to physical, relational, object, analytical and NoSQL
  • Expert level in the creation and maintenance of enterprise data artefacts
  • Highly motivated with experience of selecting and working with data architecture tools
  • Demonstrable track record of delivery in Agile environments
  • Knowledge and experience of data integration, metadata management, interoperability, master data management and data warehousing, complying with agreed data standards
  • Capable of engaging with and advising senior stakeholders
  • Capable of developing and maintaining strong, collaborative working relationships within the organisation and third-party suppliers
  • Able to manage time effectively and work proactively across multiple projects and initiatives
  • Written and verbal skills to enable communication of complex data and information problems and solutions.
  • Experience of developing data strategies, policies and standards
  • TOGAF Practitioner or good TOGAF awareness
  • Highly proficient in at least one data query language



The Successful Applicant

  • Expert level data modelling, conceptual through to physical, relational, object, analytical and NoSQL
  • Expert level in the creation and maintenance of enterprise data artefacts
  • Highly motivated with experience of selecting and working with data architecture tools
  • Demonstrable track record of delivery in Agile environments
  • Knowledge and experience of data integration, metadata management, interoperability, master data management and data warehousing, complying with agreed data standards
  • Capable of engaging with and advising senior stakeholders
  • Capable of developing and maintaining strong, collaborative working relationships within the organisation and third-party suppliers
  • Able to manage time effectively and work proactively across multiple projects and initiatives
  • Written and verbal skills to enable communication of complex data and information problems and solutions.
  • Experience of developing data strategies, policies and standards
  • TOGAF Practitioner or good TOGAF awareness
  • Highly proficient in at least one data query language

What's on Offer

Opportunity to join a major UK Government AgencyOpportunity to lead on major data transformation programmes

Contact
James Hobson
Quote job ref
JN-022021-2172464
Phone number
+44 117 906 5144

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Consultant name
James Hobson
Consultant phone
+44 117 906 5144
Job reference
JN-022021-2172464