Data Platform Architect - Contract - Hands-on Delivery

Harvey Nash
03 Mar 2019
28 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
SAP Data Platform Architect – Contract – West Midlands

3 Months Initial Contract - up to £750 per day This is a technical role with an end-user business, who are a data services company building the data products of the future within their industry.

This is a truly exciting role which will give you the opportunity to be at the bleeding edge of data-driven transformation in the utilities sector. One of the company’s strategic pillars in its vision is to be "data-driven" in everything they do, and they are at the beginning of that journey, so this is an excellent opportunity have create a lasting legacy at an industry leading organisation in the West Midlands.

Working closely with the Chief Enterprise Architecture stream and other business units, ensuring the stable provision of a suite of technology platforms and governance frameworks that acquire, manage, process, analyse and exploit data to maximise value and create new data products and services for the industry.

This individual is responsible for managing vendor relationships for technical products related to the data platform and will contribute to the sourcing strategy for the platforms.

Key Responsibilities:

* Develop platform roadmaps that support the maintenance, development and enhancement of the technical platforms that support the data eco-system and which align with the Strategic Enterprise Architecture.

* Work within the appropriate business change and approval mechanisms to deliver change within the defined technology roadmaps.

* Partner with architecture areas across CIO office to form a virtual community under the banner of the Chief Architect; ensuring that data strategy and data product development is in line with Enterprise Architectural standards.

* Promote the exploitation of data by identifying and becoming the advocate for innovation use of the data technologies.

* Manage the vendor relationships for technical products related to the data platform to ensure return on investment and minimise total cost of ownership.

* Identify and govern the use of data and reporting products removing functional duplication across the technology landscape.

* Manage the evolution of a cross functional Data Governance Framework that ensures the organisation demonstrably operates within its regulatory obligations for data usage including GDPR and sector regulations.

* Ensure that all data related products and service development complies with our regulatory framework.

* Undertake the identification and analysis of potential external data sources that could be integrated into our data landscape; enabling new insights that drive the creation of valuable products and services for our customers.

* Contribute to the development of the Sourcing Strategy for the platforms.

About you:

* Proven experience delivering SAP and Big Data Platforms

* Previous experience operating as a Data Platform Architect

* Utlities Sector Experience

* Hands-on ability modelling and analysing data

* Clear list of previous deliverables relevant to the above specification

* Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills

Please do get in touch or submit your CV via the link. Further specifications and company details can be given upon application. We are shortlisting candidates urgently for this requirement, so make sure you do not miss out. Submit your CV as soon as possible to Michael Tyrrell – Data & Business Intelligence Consultant at Harvey Nash via the link and drop me a LinkedIn connection if you like.

Candidates must be eligible to reside and work in the UK without Visa sponsorship. Unfortunately we cannot offer visa sponsorship for this requirement

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