Data Architect

Isleworth, UK
16 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We're Sky, Europe's biggest entertainment brand. Think top-quality shows. Breaking news. Innovative tech. Must-have products. Careers here mean the freedom and support you need to make an impact - pushing boundaries, creating solutions, hitting targets. And as part of our close-knit team, you'll enjoy plenty of benefits. Plus, experiences you'll only find at Sky.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join us and work within our Tech Team

The perks

Sky Q, a generous pension and private health care. Access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. And if that's not enough, our award-winning Osterley campus boasts six subsidised restaurants, a cinema, gym, and much more.

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You will:

As a Data Architect, you will have systems architecture responsibility for a number of development projects working closely with Business partners at an early proposition stage to craft Technology's approach to support a product\/proposition (both on new products & propositions and extending Sky's portfolio of products & propositions).

- Be accountable for the definition of solution designs which balance the needs of the business with the evolution of the technical landscape by working with business leaders at an ideas stage to ensure they are aware of how technology can help them meet their business challenges and Building and delivering creative end-to-end solution designs for products that meet the requirements of the sponsor while maintaining the overall integrity of the Technology systems estate;
- Collaborate with IT teams and management to devise a data strategy that addresses industry requirements and build an inventory of data needed to implement the architecture;
- Develop self-service tools that will allow various teams to use the Strategic Data Platform to ingest, transform and process their data to provide a self-managed experience for data workloads.
- Have demonstrable experience using managed data analytics offerings on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) like BigQuery, Dataflow, Dataproc, Dataprep, Pub\/Sub etc. or their functional equivalents on Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.
- Providing guidance on open source tools and systems, and thought leadership around agile development practices;
- Identifying the key technologies, components and practices that deliver value to TVDP OTT Global TV Platforms & Apps Software Engineering, TVDP, and Sky Europe;
- Ensure Sky UK's health and safety policies and procedures are followed, report any safety issues to management, and participate in Sky's objective to be a safe and balanced workplace.
- Participating as domain guide on internal working groups and forums as requested; and also representing Sky UK in technology, standards and professional forums as appropriate;

You'll have:

- Confirmed experience of predictive modeling, NLP, text analysis, data mining and ETL tools.
- Demonstrable experience of machine learning and data visualisation.
- Demonstrable experience of defining and delivering solutions using Lambda and Kappa architectures.
- Deep understanding of Apache Hadoop and tools such as HBase, HDFS, Spark, Hive, Solr and Kafka streaming.
- Ability to anticipate business needs and translate them into technical solutions.
- Ability to conceptualise and design platforms capable of supporting multiple systems or applications.
- The ability to apply modelling techniques as needed to data, logical and physical architectures.
- Strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
- Good consultancy and influencing skills, working within good technical environments.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply now for a chance to forge your own career path and be brilliant as part of a bright, talented team.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your criminal record check.

We're happy to discuss flexible working.

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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