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Senior Data Architect | London | Up to £130,000 + Excellent Benefits Package

An exciting opportunity for a Data Architect has come live to join a very well-known, global FS company.

The Data Architect will be an integral member of the Architecture Team and will be responsible for the design and implementation of the enterprise wide data strategy, ensuring the strategy supports the current and future business needs.

A Data Architect will

* Develop and implement an overall organisational data strategy that is in line with business processes and aligns to enterprise architecture principles. This strategy must include data model designs, database development standards, implementation and management of data warehouses and data analytics systems.

* Identify data sources, both internal and external, and work out a plan for data management that is aligned with organisational data strategy.

* Decide how company data is captured, stored, processed, consumed, integrated, secured, reported on, and managed by business teams and technology systems.

* Plan and execute a big data solution using standard and state-of-the-art technologies.

* Manage end-to-end data architecture, selecting the platform, designing the technical architecture, and governing the development of the application.

* Integrating technical functionality, ensuring data accessibility, accuracy, and security.

* Create and maintain a range of architecture documents including architectural designs, business glossaries, data catalogues, data flow diagrams, data models, data profiling, governance and monitoring controls, interface designs, message definitions, process maps, reporting specifications, security group definitions, traceability matrices, quality rules, and more.

* Take a lead role and be responsible for translating the functional and non-functional requirements into the Data Architecture for the solution.

* Conduct a continuous audit of data management system performance, refine whenever required, and report immediately any breach or loopholes to the stakeholders.

Key Skills:

* Extensive knowledge of data management tools and frameworks.

* Highly desirable to have soft skills like effective communication, team management, problem-solving, and leadership.

* Knowledge of systems development, including system development life cycle, project management approaches and requirements, design and testing techniques

* Proficiency in data modelling and design, including SQL development and database administration.

* Understanding of predictive modelling, NLP and text analysis, artificial intelligence (AI) and its subsets.

* Understanding of programming languages (to ensure that solutions are adapted to meet the need of a specific programming language)

* Extensive understanding of common data management and reporting technologies, as well as columnar and NoSQL databases, data visualisation, unstructured data, and predictive analytics

Relevant Experience

* Minimum 7 years technology experience, the latest 2 of which have been as a data architect.

* Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain technical concepts to lay audiences.

* Results oriented with ability to produce solutions that deliver organisational benefit.

* Experience collaborating cross-team to ensure successful delivery of solutions.

* Strong analytical skills with demonstrated outside-the-box problem solving skills.

* Experience in assessing a broad range of IT solutions particularly in the financial and business sector

Education And Professional Qualification

* Bachelor’s Degree in related and relevant subjects.

* Higher degree preferred.

* Qualifications in Data Architecture (e.g. TOGAF, Certified Data Architect, or equivalent)

If you are excited about working with a leading global FS company and have the experience as a Data Architect and all relevant skills, please APPLY now for further information

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