Data Solutions Architect

Opus IT Consulting
£50 - £58k pa + Car Allowance
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Data Architect

My client is a leading and well established organisation within their field. Is looking for a seasoned Data Architect to join them whilst they are undergoing a major transformation programme. You will be responsible for the development of Quality Solution Architectures across the Business, acting as the subject matter expert for architectural decisions and also ensuing compliance agreed methodologies.

Responsibilities include:-

High level solution design, strategy and governance of the end to end solution architecture

Defining the Enterprise Data Strategy for the client

Accountable for the use and adoption of the enterprise architecture data model.

Supporting the Enterprise Architecture definition and maintenance of the architecture roadmap, providing valuable input into the clients strategy.

Provision of estimates and timings to Programme and Project Managers for the creation and support of architectural artefacts

Development of solutions and architectural artefacts to programmes and projects based on agreed scope and plans

Ongoing contribution to the review and continuous improvement of the enterprise architecture and architecture standards

Managing contribution to the development of standards and patterns for the implementation of applications based on a Service Orientated Architecture

Continually monitoring and keeping abreast of industry best practice, standards and methods with regard to clients current and potential future architectures

Building and developing mutually respectful, positive relationships with business and IT colleagues, partners and suppliers

Skills Required

- Enterprise Data Strategy development
- Governance and adoption of enterprise architecture data models.
- Development and maintenance of the conceptual, logical and physical data architecture
- Data governance and data management strategy and to carry-out process and data analysis within agreed standards
- Understanding of BI strategies, delivering through the full lifecycle
- Experience with data modelling / management tools - ER Studio, Data Modeller
- A pragmatic approach - call upon your experience to understand what works and what doesn't, to strive to reduce complexity and improve supportability.
- Think outside the box - apply emerging technologies to reduce cost to serve and maximise speed to market.
- Leading teams of technical architects to deliver and govern the technical design.
- Distil complex technical problems and solutions to less technically versant decision makers.
- Working with 3rd party and offshore development teams.
- Delivering designs capable of meeting stringent non-functional requirements relating to performance, security and scalability

Additional Skills

- Oracle and Teradata database platforms and Big Data solutions
- Data Quality, MDM and ETL processes
- Data Security and Standards
- Integration technologies, standards and patterns
- Cloud platforms
- Agile/iterative frameworks.
- A retail and/or financial services business

Location: Manchester - Altrincham, Warrington, Oldham, Stockport, Liverpool, Runcorn, Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan, Preston, Bury, Rochdale, Burnley, Leeds, Huddersfield, York, Chester

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