Senior Data Architect

  • Job Reference: 00019401-1
  • Date Posted: 15 September 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Salary: £49,171 to £62,692
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We deliver products and services that are used by millions of people in the UK, every day and at key moments in their lives.

This is an exciting and critical time to join DWP Digital. We are transforming the way DWP delivers services to meet the evolving needs of society and our workforce of 86,000 and our 22 million users.

We are looking for a Senior Data Architect who will implement the strategy and ensure conformance to governance set by and under the guidance of a Lead Data Architect, and the departments ICT strategy, ensuring longevity and maintainability of any solution.

You will work closely with technical architects and business stakeholders to implement technical solutions utilising standards and principles developed in the data architecture practice.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

You will create ideas within feasibility stages, considering and identifying risks, identifying viable solution options offering value for money delivery.

You will constantly strive to resolve complex technical design conflicts through stakeholder engagement and negotiation, presenting recommendations to senior stakeholders and governance forums.

Owning technical design documentation will be key. Along with designing standards, Metadata and Data Quality plus adherence and compliance across the team.

Ensuring that designs are fit for purpose (with emphasis on performance, volumetrics and costs), you will confirm that all are clearly understood and meet the strategic direction of Technology.

You will be instrumental in creating innovative ideas, considering risks, opportunities and impacts arising from digital technologies, as well as shaping propositions and suggesting viable solution options.

Working closely with business architects and product managers/customers, you will define the product approach to meet the specified user needs, defining skill requirements and managing capability and resource levels to meet the demands of the workload.

What skills and experience are we looking for?

The ideal candidate for this role will be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria

Good working knowledge of databases and the difference between different technologies.
Experience of delivering data governance principles and policies.
Experience and a proven track record in managing data architecture projects.
Expert understanding and experience of delivering under multiple methodologies (e.g. agile, waterfall, fail fast).
Experience of leading and developing data architecture principles and policies for enterprises.

Where will you work?

You'll join our team at our digital hub in Blackpool.

Based on the outskirts of the city, just a 15-minute drive from the train station with lots of parking. There are also local buses that stop nearby. Our facilities include a canteen, coffee shop, deli bar, vending machines, ATM banking, cycle shelter and showers.

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We also all have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

We foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.

Details. Wages. Perks

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £62,692p.a., a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, and a generous leave package. We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

Flexible working and family friendly policies
Volunteering and charitable giving
Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket
Sports and social activities
Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, career pathways and progression opportunities, and guaranteed 5-days formal learning per year
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