Data Architect

Harvey Nash
08 Mar 2018
15 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Data Architect - £75-90k– Lancashire

A large organisation in Lancashire is about to embark on a 4-year digital transformation programme. The role will principally involve supporting the Head of Architecture and Strategy, collaborating with Business and IT Application teams to help deliver the Change and IT plans for the business. This is a fantastic opportunity have a real impact on the data landscape for the business, helping to shape and deliver their data strategy and architecture. This role would suit an already experienced Data Architect or a Senior Data Solutions Designer looking to take that next step in their career.

You will be responsible for developing strategies and plans for this work, developing detailed requirements documents to explain how each category of data will meet the business’ future needs for data analysis and management information. The role holder will need to identify resources required to carry out migration work, including data standardization and cleansing, and manage these resources to deliver the strategy and plan.


* Carry out an analysis activity to identify and document all data repositories across the business and determine what data each repository holds.
* This will include working with business stakeholders and the IT Business Intelligence team to identify data analysis and management information needs.
* Identify risks with the proposed design and develop mitigation strategies.
* Build, implement and test an Enterprise Data Architecture based on Microsoft Dynamics.
* Develop governance and change management protocols in order to maintain and manage the Enterprise information architecture.

Key Skills and Experience:

* Proven experience in architecting and implementing Business Intelligence and Data warehouse platforms, Master data Management, data integration and OLTP database solutions
* Strong knowledge of industry best practices around data architecture
* Strong analytical and numerical skills are essential, enabling easy interpretation and analysis of large volumes of data
* Technical background in SQL, MySQL, SSRS, OLAP, SSIS, Cloud storage with strong data manipulation capabilities
* Architecting data solution across hybrid (cloud, on premise) data platforms
* Experience in logical and physical data modelling, data normalisation, data security, metadata management and Entity mapping tools such as Erwin etc
* Experience in contributing to enterprise data governance framework to document the processes clearly

If you are interested applying for this exciting and challenging position, please send you're CV and a covering letter/e-mail to in the first instance.

Data Architect - £75-90k – Lancashire

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