Solutions Data Architect

From £55,000 to £62,000 per annum
03 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
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Role purpose: The Solution Data Architect reports to the Enterprise Data Architect with key responsibilities for translating business requirements into data architectures and solutions which align with strategy, standards and industry best practice. Key duties and responsibilities: Owning and maintaining the conceptual & logical data models for the organisation. Translating business requirements into data architectures which align with models, strategy, standards and industry best practice. Working as an SME for data working alongside developers and integrators in an agile development environment. Contributing to the definition of strategy, standards, policies and approaches which deliver world class data outcomes. Governing the implementation of data architecture within processes and IT solutions. Developing, owning and managing conceptual, logical and canonical data models. Promoting the use of these models within UCAS. Understanding and selling the benefits of data lifecycle management and treating data as an asset. Identifying and assessing the data aspects of solution options. Scoping and governing data feasibility assessment. Assessing effort, risk, costs and complexity related to data architecture and design. Contributing to the data aspects of architecture blueprints. Providing implementation oversight and governance from a data perspective. Balancing functional, non-functional and data management requirements. Establishing policy and strategy for the way that data is managed within systems and processes. Working proactively to maintain a stable, viable data architecture and ensure consistency of design across projects within the programme. Providing technical and architectural leadership around data. Defining and assessing the impact of non-functional requirements on data. Key Technologies and Approaches Experience of developing and managing conceptual, logical and canonical data models. Experience of using Data Lifecycle Management tools (data modelling, data quality, metadata) Working in both agile and waterfall methodologies. Working on the data aspects of large programmes and projects. Experience of managing the data aspects of implementing COTS solutions and using integration platforms / SOA. Data cleansing, migration & ETL. BI and data visualisation tools. Person specification: Analytical: Apply an analytical approach with particular attention to detail. Consistently demonstrate problem-solving perspective. Driven: Personally motivated to deliver. Can work independently to set objectives, quality standards and deadlines. Resilience: Work effectively under pressure and develop imaginative solutions and ways of approaching situations. Communication: Excellent customer facing, communication and interpersonal skills. Experience of working with third party suppliers. Consistent ability to communicate effectively, formally and informally, with colleagues. Adaptable: Agile / change orientated. Demonstrate ability to "think on feet" and anticipate future complications. Organisation: Plans work for self and others, and delegate’s responsibility to deliver within agreed scope, activities and deadlines. Relevant Certifications ISEB / DAMA data qualifications Agile / Scrum TOGAF / ISEB Enterprise & Solution architecture £55,000 - £ 62,000 with 30 days annual leave, voluntary flexible benefits, paid volunteering days, and a contributory stakeholder pension. It’s not just about the financial benefits that UCAS offers – on-site you can also benefit from our restaurant, affordable gym membership, free parking, unlimited tea and coffee, and many other perks. You’ll enjoy an exciting, agile working environment, with a vibrant culture and flexible approach to work, all of which reflects our teamwork and innovative spirit. This job was originally posted as

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