Senior Data Architect

Department of Work & Pensions
Closing date
9 Oct 2020

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Senior Data Architect: Up to £64,656 per annum, 27% pension contributions and great culture and benefits include flexible working + work life balance

Are you a Senior Data Architect with expertise in transformation from legacy to Cloud Office 365 services?
Have you managed large content management systems and storage?
Can you set up architecture patterns and GDPR data governance principles?
And are you ready to be part of an epic digital transformation? Then look no further, we'd love to hear from you!

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We deliver products and services that are used by millions of people in the UK, every day and at key moments in their lives.

This is an exciting and critical time to join DWP Digital. We are transforming the way DWP delivers services to meet the evolving needs of society and our workforce of 86,000 and our 22 million users.

This Senior Data Architect role sits within our Collaboration and Communication team, right at the heart of that transformation.

We are in the process of setting up Skype and Office 365 services and applications throughout the DWP estate. This is a strategic data architecture role, driving transformation and harnessing previous Office 365 implementation experience to roll out new services across multiple teams.

You will join a network of digital, data and technology leaders who co-ordinate and drive transformation across government. It's a big role, a massive challenge and a huge opportunity. If that sounds as exciting to you as it does to us, get in touch.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

You'll take the lead on technical design, ensuring high quality and adherence to enterprise architecture principles and roadmaps

You'll collaborate with architects, engineers, product managers, and a range of other digital professionals. You'll build relationships big enough to enable VFM solution designs, and to implement solutions.You'll have responsibility for product architecture. You'll create solution options, choose the right technologies and make recommendations to get us to the best decision and best solution design.

Your responsibilities will include:

Resolving complex technical design conflicts
Ownership of technical design documentation, Design standards, Metadata and Data Quality
Ensuring and embed fit-for-purpose designs (with emphasis on performance, volumetrics and costs),
Driving innovation, and looking at risks, opportunities and impacts arising from digital technologies
Shaping propositions and suggesting viable solution optionsWhat skills and experience are we looking for?

The ideal candidate for this role will be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria

Microsoft SharePoint training and certification
Microsoft O365 training and certification
Data Architecture experience
Microsoft SharePoint experience of implementation for large organisations
Microsoft O365 experience.
You're a great communicator, influencer and collaborator
Data governance
Metadata management
Turning business problems into technical design
IT based degree preferred but not mandatory for candidate with extensive experienceWhere you'll work

You'll join us in your choice of our brilliant digital hubs in Blackpool, Leeds, London, Manchester or Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Find out more about our hubs here:

We're the UK's biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality.

Details. Wages. Perks.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary for this role is up to £64,656 per annum dependent on level of skills and experience, a brilliant civil service pension of 27%+ and a generous leave package.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

Flexible working
Family friendly policies
Volunteering and charitable giving
Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
Sports and social activities
Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.CLICK APPLY for more information and to start your application. If you want to talk about this opportunity before you apply contact me Tia Nicholas via Linked in
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