Meta Data Architect - Remote

Job Title: Meta Data Architect - Remote
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £700 - £800 per day + inside IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH30386_1653574929
Contact Name: James Norval
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 26, 2022 15:22

Job Description

Meta Data Architect

  • SC Clearance - Ideally held currently
  • Remote working in the UK
  • Day rates - Inside IR35, start from 700/800 per day
  • Until 30th September 2022 initially
  • Release date 26th May 2022
  • Deadline 12 noon 31st May 2022


A data architect sets the vision for the organisation's use of data, through data design, to meet business needs.
Data architects:

* take part in technical and business design authorities in order to approve their vision for data
* work with senior accountable officers and boards to define data strategies and principles
* make sure that systems are designed, upgraded, managed, de-commissioned and archived in compliance with data policy across the full data life cycle


The purpose of the Senior Data Architect role is to lead the work for ensuring that systems are designed, upgraded, managed, de-commissioned and archived in compliance with data policy across the full data life cycle. This includes complying with the data strategy and providing oversight and advice to other data architects who are undertaking the design of data models and supporting the management of metadata. The Senior Data Architect also provides guidance to other architects (such as Enterprise Architects and Solutions Architects) to make sure that organisation's systems are designed in accordance with the appropriate data architecture.

Essential Skills:

Able to listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders and interpret between them. Able to manage stakeholders' expectations and be flexible, is capable of proactive and reactive communication. Facilitates difficult discussions within the team or with diverse senior stakeholders

Understands the concepts and principles of data modelling and is able to produce relevant data models across multiple subject areas. Reverse engineers data models from a live system. Understands industry recognised data modelling patterns and standards and when to apply them. Compares and aligns different data models

Develops and sets data standards across multiple subject areas. Acts as the escalation point for breaches of data standards and makes recommendations about how the organisation should resolve that breach.

Designs an appropriate metadata repository and presents changes to existing metadata repositories. Understands a range of tools for storing and working with metadata. Provides oversight and advice to more inexperienced members of the team

Designs data architecture by dealing with problems that span different business areas. Draws links between problems in order to reach common solutions. Works across multiple subject areas, a single large or complicated subject area.

Desirable Skills:

Undertakes data profiling and source system analysis and can present clear insights to colleagues to support the end use of the data.

Understands the appropriate mediums to communicate findings and shapes communications to the audience.

Evolves and defines data governance, and takes responsibility for collaborating and supporting in wider governance. Knows how to assure and integrate data services to meet the needs of multiple business services. Works proactively to ensure the organisation designs architecture that considers data.

Understands the impact of emerging trends on the organisation in data tools, analysis techniques and data usage.

Ensures that the most appropriate actions are taken to resolve problems as they occur. Coordinates teams to resolve problems and implement solutions and preventative measures.

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