Enterprise Data Architect - Cloud / AWS / Azure

Enterprise Data Architect - Cloud / AWS / Azure

Our business is made up of digital, user service, technology and project management experts, working across multiple regions. Our teams are supporting our clients globally on some of the worlds iconic design and build and infrastructure projects.

The Enterprise Data Architect is a key member of Technology Architecture team ensuring that the Group maintains a future ready technology strategy and product that is secure, scalable, customer-centric, cost effective and remains on the leading edge of innovation.

  • Cloud, AWS; Azure; Database Design, Data, Application architecture

  • Central London or Epsom

  • £75,000 - £90,000 + excellent benefits package

Key Deliverables/Responsibilities

The Data Architect will:

  • Take a long-term strategic view of application architecture ensuring its alignment with our business vision and commercial objectives.

  • Defines and resolves complex data collection, data integration, data storage and data access challenges to place key insights in the hands of decision makers at all levels of the organisation.

  • Play a key role on projects from a data engineering perspective, working with key stakeholders to model the data landscape, and define secure data exchange standards

  • Focus on future innovations and directions that will support us achieving its business goals and improve efficiency, effectiveness and competitive advantage.

  • Liaise with a variety of business and IS stakeholders to establish and develop application strategies, principles and standards to guide delivery, and roadmaps work to build and improve our application delivery lifecycle

  • Collaborate with Data-specialists in the development of new data platforms in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders internally and externally

  • Engage directly with Product teams and projects to provide Technology Expertise and support, ensuring alignment with strategic and tactical goals.

  • Identify and apply industry best practice architectural practices.

  • Sets strategies for effective use of database and persistence technologies taking account of the complex interrelations between hardware/software.

Experience Required

  • Must have had past hands-on experience e.g. as a Software Developer, Database, System or Network Administrator. Candidates with no past hands-on technical experience won't be considered.

  • A significant amount of experience working within large organisations.

  • A career encompassing senior architectural roles.

  • Plan and execute secure, good practice data integration strategies and approaches

  • Acquire, ingest, and process data from multiple sources and systems into Big Data platforms

  • Previous experience of data environment management (Cloud, on premise)

  • Collaborate with business analysts and data scientists to map data fields to hypotheses and curate, wrangle, and prepare data for use in their advanced analytical models

  • Strong understanding of Information Security principles to ensure compliant handling and management of client data

  • Evidence of a hands-on, practical approach to architecture based on collaborating actively with IS and business colleagues rather than adopting an 'ivory tower' style.

  • A record of delivering world class architecture solutions within large, complex commercial operations where flexibility and value for money are key success factors.

  • Proven analytical, problem solving and design skills. Able to visualise large, complex situations and break them into component parts to drive appropriate actions.

Apply now to find out more about this exciting opportunity!