Data Architect

Full Time Greater Manchester IT Job Pro UK

A bit about our Digital IT team….

The Digital IT directorate provides the digital leadership and the centralised design, delivery, and operational IT services to the university. Currently numbering more than 80 staff, most of the team are located in the main campus site in Salford. This role is one of three digital architects forming a team that will help shape the strategy and direction of the Digital strategy which in turn is crucial for the success of the wider institutional strategy and achieving the university's vision:

"By pioneering exceptional industry partnerships, we will lead the way in real world experiences preparing students for life"

So, what will the role involve?

The Digital Design Architect (Data) is responsible for planning activities that define the information needs of the enterprise and the design of the data master blueprints. Theses strategic designs need to meet the organisation's needs within the context of all enterprise architecture and the connections with application and technology architectures, and solutions.

You will also be responsible for providing high quality data analysis, to identify and define common information requirements, and to design conceptual structures to meet the medium and long-term data requirements of the University.

In addition, the role will also support the architectural design needs of specific projects and initiatives, working alongside project managers, analysts and technical staff, as well as other University colleagues.

What's in it for you?

With over 200 languages spoken across Greater Manchester, we want to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations. Our student population is already incredibly diverse and we want to ensure this is reflected across our colleague profile as well.

To help you, we have wide ranging colleague support networks, promoting awareness events throughout the year and giving you the opportunity to share your experiences with others. Our extensive faith centre facilities reflect our continuing commitment to support the student and colleague experience and the beliefs and values you bring to our community.

There is a varied benefits package available through 'MySalford' where you can tailor your benefits to suit your own lifestyle – everything from additional annual leave, savings on High Street shopping, travel discounts as well as health and wellbeing support. To maintain work/life balance (and to help you through this pandemic!) you can connect to work from wherever you are, whether it's our Peel Park Campus, MediaCityUK or your living room at home, the tools are there for you to do your best work from your chosen location. Flexibility on working from home is supported where possible, however the role will be based on the University of Salford campus.

However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong

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