Business Intelligence Architect

Sopra Banking Software UK
13 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Sopra Banking Software is recruiting a Business Intelligence Architect to work as part of the Technology & Architecture team within the UK Research & Development department based from either our Sheffield or Dunstable office locations.

The key day to day duties are:

·Designs advanced conceptual, logical and physical data organisations, models, repository, dashboards, metadata, ETL specifications, reports, within a complete functional and technical architecture in keeping with customer requirements and market needs

·Leads POC activity, produces estimates for complex BI/Big Data projects and seeks budget for project execution from Senior internal stakeholders, working closely with the Product Management function in the preparation of supporting business cases

·Works closely other Architects, infrastructure and software development teams to define metadata layers, technical strategy and optimal integration within existing client IT landscape

·Focusses on Performance tuning and enforcing repository best practices. Ensure business access to adequate, understandable accurate data

·Design, develop and continuously improve supporting activities (eg automation of versioning and release management, scheduling, security models, impact assessment of new changes)

·Provides strategic steer and Architecture design decision making for key BI Product Innovation projects and Technical roadmaps

·Acts as an expert providing consultancy support to Pre-Sales and Professional Services teams during initial customer engagement and throughout the customer relationship. Acting as a key communicator over BI Product Strategy, developing strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders within the Sopra Banking business and the customer community

·Maintain accountability for the end to end solution

·Acts a key mentor for junior members of the Architect community, sharing their experience through company Mentoring and/or Proximity Management initiatives.

Flexibility over travel is essential. A key aspect of the role requires collaboration with other areas of the Sopra Banking Architecture community, visiting offices across Europe and the Global Development Model. In addition there is an ongoing need to make occasional visits to customer sites in support of Pre-Sales and Professional Services activity.

Candidates should have the following skills & attributes

·The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of project delivery in a Business Intelligence Architecture role with a strong understanding of architectural design patterns and project methodologies.

·You will have a minimum of 10 years of IT industry experience and be educated to degree level or equivalent.

·You will have a strong understanding of core analytics technologies and technological trends with familiarisation of areas such as: Qlikview, Apache Cassandra, Kafka, MongoDB, Hadoop and Spark. Also a familiarisation with external cognitive and AI services such as IBM Watson, LUIS or NG Data is beneficial.

You will be up to date on new architecture patterns (ROA, Semantic, Big Data), software frameworks, new hardware patterns especially Cloud and providers, and how fits into overall data supplier and information technology spaces.

·You will be in a position to engage successfully and confidently with customer enterprise architects and technical experts.

·You will have strong stakeholder management skills with demonstrable ability to network with Senior and Executive stakeholders developing strong and productive relationships.

·You will have strong leadership skills with ability to lead, motivate and facilitate complex BI Architecture led projects.

·You will possess strong communication skills with ability to deliver clear strategic messages to a Business and Technical audience.

·You will have strong influencing skills with ability to assert Strategic positions and rally internal stakeholders to meet strategic initiatives, plus brokering of external Customer solutions developing strong Customer relations in the process.

·You are continually looking to innovate in and around our product set, plus champion innovation within the wider Research & Development team.

·You are keen to take ownership and resolve issues with a meticulous attention to detail.

The company:

Sopra Banking Software provides IT processes, and system solutions to retail banking and asset finance customers. We have operated across Europe, the Middle East, Far East, and Africa for over 40 years. We provide the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and contribute to the advancement of your field - thinking ahead begins now. We are committed to helping you grow and share your expertise while developing a diverse and esteemed network of colleagues from around Europe.

You'll also enjoy a competitive salary, pension scheme, and excellent benefits package.

As part of our hiring process new employees will be required to pass a consumer credit check and DBS check If you have any concerns about this please raise them with the recruitment team.

If your application is for any reason unsuccessful we may hold your CV on record for up to 6 months should any other suitable roles a rise.

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