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Data Architect

  • Job reference: 49697
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: BI, Data & Analytics
  • Salary: £500 - £550 per day

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Data Architect

6 month contract


This is a "hands on" Data Architecture role to lead and support the development of Data Architecture to ensure that the programme designs and delivers against business requirements and goals. You will use a range of agile techniques and knowledge of software and infrastructure development, working closely with the scrum delivery teams and IT.

As the Data Architect you will liaise closely with the Solution Architects, with direction provided by the IT Programme Architect. The role will work closely with business and data analysts, solution architects, developers, product team, subject matter experts, and others alongside the development scrum teams based in London and nearshore.


  • Extensive experience in data architecture across a range of platforms and business domains
  • Experience of a wide range of data technologies and techniques, including relational and NoSQL databases, ETL tools such as Alteryx and Informatica, profiling, analysis and modelling tools
  • Experience in integration techniques and technologies, including XML schemas, webservices and messaging platforms
  • Good formal modelling skills, including UML and E-R modelling
  • Actively engaged and aware of current developments in data architectures and related disciplines, tools and markets
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of large IT, delivering Agile at Scale and Business Change programmes
  • Experience in drafting and presenting design and decision papers
  • Ability to provide oversight of data related tasks from across team members
  • Very strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work on tight timescales

Key Deliverables:

Architecture and Standards

  • Oversee the development of data architecture and designs for the programme, ensuring an appropriate balance between short-term delivery needs and medium-term strategic goals.
  • Build and maintain catalogues and data models at appropriate levels of abstraction.
  • Ensure cross-programme alignment of application, reporting and migration data models to provide consistency and quality across solution and IT applications as appropriate.
  • Ownership and oversight of data related architectural decisions.

Delivery and Rolling Wave Planning

  • Provide technical guidance and advice on data architecture to delivery work-streams from an early stage (in planning) ensuring they follow an optimal direction from the outset.
  • Carry out and oversee the capture of data related requirements, including types, definitions, descriptions, constraints, relationships and quality aspects, in support of backlog delivery priorities as set by product owners.
  • Oversee, assist, guide and take oversight responsibility for the output quality of other data specialists and analysts on the programme.
  • Lead input of data related requirements to the forward increment planning process to ensure that future data requirements and dependencies are defined in time to support decisions on scope, and lead the development of design and decision options as appropriate.
  • Maintain oversight of the data aspects of solution design and ensure changes from agreed solutions are managed through appropriate governance.
  • Propose appropriate techniques to identify and meet data challenges in the programme
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