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Data Architect

UK Central Government
UK, South West, Avon, Bristol
£650+ per day
Contract, 6 month, Full time
Industry: Government
Discipline: Data Architect

A data architect designs and builds data models to fulfill the strategic data needs of the business as defined by chief data architects.

They undertake design, support and provide guidance for the upgrade, management, de-commission and archive of data in compliance with data policy. They also provide input into data dictionaries.

Key responsibilities

A data architect delivers data architecture artifacts for the organisation and supports senior data architects.

Data architects:

-Creates data models and metadata systems and helps senior data architects to interpret project and programme requirements.

-Supports and maintain the architecture vision and roadmaps for their domain.

-Identify opportunities for the use of existing or new data domains in delivering more effective business outcomes and services.

-Ensure that the design of end to end business and IT services and changes are consistent and conformant with strategy, architectural principles and standards and are supportable, sustainable, appropriately governed and deliverable

-Actively support and contribute to the Data Architecture Profession aspects of the team function by providing insight and hands-on experience into one or more data concerns.

Requirements:

Experience of IT project architecture, design and delivery in an applications or solutions architecture capacity or in a development capacity.

-A practical understanding of architectural models of application and solution delivery and also of delivery methodologies and ways of working.

-Hands-on experience and knowledge of at least one solutions stack or product ecosystem coupled with a broad understanding of the range of application technologies which may be selected from to deliver required capabilities.

-A desire to prove, pilot and learn new data models and keep up to date with industry best-practice, external disruptors and adapt accordingly.

-Demonstrate the ability to identify areas where specialist input is required and consider their advice and input constructively in the broader context of a defined solution.

Experience and Behaviors

-Experience of designing aspects of solutions to ensure coherent designs supporting an end to end service.

-Demonstrate the ability to think pragmatically to balance architectural elegance, value for money and appropriate adoption of risk while delivering solutions

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