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Senior Data Architect

Senior Data Architect


Senior Data Architect

Our client, a leading global supplier for IT services requires a Senior Data Architect based at their client's offices in London. You may be able to work some days remotely until Covid abates.

This is a 6-Month temporary contract with a possible extension to start ASAP.

Day rate: Market rate

We are looking for Senior Data Architect focused on AWS cloud services and solution designing the data architecture for a new, high profile customer services portal for the fleet business.

Please Note: Working hours are likely to be stretched across the UK working day (sometimes early and sometimes late to work with Australia / New Zealand.

Key Responsibilities

Architecture: You rigorously develop solution architectures, seeking practical solutions that optimize and re-use capabilities. You will care passionately about the integrity of the Digital capabilities you develop. You will be responsible for designing and building solutions that best meet the business needs and are aligned with the Digital strategy and roadmaps.
Communication skills (Data): You can understand the needs of technical and business stakeholders and interpret them.
Data Analysis and Synthesis: You can undertake data profiling and source system analysis.
Data Governance: You can evolve and define data governance and take responsibility for collaborating and supporting in wider governance.
Data Modelling: You understand the concepts and principles of data modelling and can produce relevant data models across multiple subject areas.
Strategic Thinking (Data Architecture): You work within a strategic context and communicate how activities meet strategic goals.
Turning business problems into Data Design: You can design data architecture by dealing with problems that span different business areas.
Technology: You are an excellent technologist and have a passion for understanding and learning. You will contribute to digital transformation initiatives from a data architectural perspective, facilitating the delivery of solutions. You will bring good hands-on skills in key technologies, and an ability to rapidly assess new technologies with a commercial mindset.

Key Requirements

The Senior Data Architect will have Solution design experience with an emphasis on data architecture
In depth knowledge and work experience of AWS
Big Data Storage Strategies and Technologies
Knowledge of AWS services such as Athena, Glue, Lambda, Step Functions, S3, Neptune, SDLF, etc
Proven experience in having delivered integrated data architectural solutions on AWS
Data modelling experience
A confirmed background in data architecture with real-world experience of architecting, designing, and delivering transformational IT projects. You love envisaging the art of the possible and making that a reality.
Deep-seated functional knowledge of key technology sets including AWS. You are comfortable rolling up your sleeves, getting involved, and diving into delivery challenges.
Experience in being part of a tight-knit delivery team. You accomplish exceptional project outcomes in a respectful and supportive culture.
Experienced in AWS Data Engineering and Data modelling
A proven grasp of architecture development and design thinking in an agile environment. You adapt delivery techniques to drive outstanding project delivery. You have experience in developing and managing reference architectures.
The ability to relate complex topics in simple and accessible language.
You have worked for a large multi-national and have designed the data architecture for multiple process areas.

Person Specifications

Excellent communication skills
Customer facing role
Excellent Stakeholder Management

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