Data Architect

Job Title: Data Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £85000.00 - £95000.00 per annum + + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH29923_1648487657
Contact Name: Jessica Jolly
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 28, 2022 18:14

Job Description

An exciting role has arisen within Data Architecture at my well-known client. They are a customer focussed organisation that relies on data to provide competitive advantage. The Data Architect will report into the Enterprise Architecture function which also works closely with the Data team.


  1. To advise and oversee implementation of appropriate data tooling. This includes: Data Quality, Data Lineage, Master Data Management, ETL tooling
  2. To determine a corporate wide ERD, with system ownership boundaries
  3. To drive the master data management strategy for the organisation
  4. To review data models of core bespoke business applications with a view to refactoring if/as required
  5. To act as the subject matter expert on data architecture in the organisation and to "own" the data architecture strategy, for example Common Use Identifiers implementation
  6. To consider AI/ML opportunities to enhance decision making in business applications, e.g. requirement matching, data duplication analysis
  7. To contribute to the continual evolution of the Enterprise Architecture practices and to the enterprise architecture and strategy
  8. Provide technical governance and advice, including quality reviews and design reviews
  9. To maintain an awareness of current and emerging data technologies and be able to assess and discuss their suitability for potential use in systems enterprise.
  10. To provide input to collective architecture problems as a key member of the architecture team
  11. Provide guidance on the development of data standards, guidelines, processes, data structures and architectures for Data modelling and design, cognisant of statutory requirements, e.g. GDPR
  12. Design of data governance and compliance requirements to manage the governance aspects of data entities throughout its life cycle
  13. Develop excellent relationships with key stakeholders across IT and the business and fulfil the role of being a "trusted advisor"

Professional experience and personal skills profile

  1. Some experience in a data architecture capacity
  2. TOGAF approach to architecture is required. Certification is desirable but not mandatory
  3. Expert on data modelling - conceptual, logical, physical for OLTP and OLAP based solutions
  4. Experienced at reviewing database schemas for potential security and design issues
  5. Knowledge of master data management as a discipline and also tooling
  6. Awareness of ETL (e.g. SSIS, ADF, Informatica) and self-service data prep tools (e.g. Alteryx)
  7. Experienced in SQL and ideally Oracle

This role is mainly remote however there would be an expectation for you to come to the office 1 day a fortnight for meetings or for any major kick-offs/sprints.

Salary is up to £95K + a great benfits package on offer.

If this sounds like the next step in your career then please apply for more information and I will be in touch with suitable candidates.