Enterprise Data Architect

£75,000 | Reigate | Permanent
Posted 24 days ago

Enterprise Data Architect
Permanent
circa £75,000

Job Description

The EA function comprises of Business, Application, Infrastructure, Digital and Data Architecture. This role is a backfill for the Enterprise Data Architect who has transferred to another role in the company. The EA team is around 6 strong with close links to additional resources throughout the IT department providing a capability for platform, security and cloud architecture.
We are at the start of a journey to create a modern services based platform that will support our next generation customer interface. Inherent in this journey is the explosion in the importance of data and the speed at which data can be collected, analysed and made available to support business processes. The role of the Enterprise Data Architect is therefore key to ensuring our data strategy is updated, communicated and delivered. This is a time of significant and exciting change to our platform and it is vital we continue this journey with the correct foundations.

In addition to our new platform we are dramatically changing and improving our corporate warehouse technology, our analytics capability and the way we deliver change.
Insurance is a regulated industry and compliance and the understanding of new regulations like GDPR is important to this role even though we have other teams responsible for data governance and risk.

We have a cloud first strategy and have considerable presence in AWS. We see this extending to other clouds and therefore need to manage our data across several platforms. That said our short term goal is to host our entire warehouse on to a single high performance platform based upon Oracle Exadata technology.
We are seeking a permanent Enterprise Data Architect as a senior team member to work with all stakeholders including Executive members and project teams alike. The role currently does not have any direct reports but this is likely to change as the team expands further to support the agreed portfolio.

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS
• Data architect with previous experience in this role
• Exposure to a regulated industry an advantage, experience of insurance beneficial
• Knowledge of compliance / new rules like GDPR also important
• Oracle database technology/sql but we are starting to use no sql databases
• Mix of Enterprise and solution architecture needed – (small companies need flexible resources)
• Needs some exposure to data in the digital/services world – near real time analysis etc
• Needs to be able to develop a strategy for our journey into digital and communicate this through the business and to project members
• Experience of moving data – ETL / Talend / Goldengate
• Analysis and reporting tools – Tableau, SAS
• Knowledge of unstructured data, data lakes, use of social data
• Operational Data Stores,
• Good experience of using data to drive improved customer experiences, multi channel integration, exposure and reduction of fraud, intelligent contact centre customer handling.
• Experience of working in an agile methodology

A working knowledge of the following
1. Oracle database, No sql databases (DynamoDB/Mongo)
2. ETL technologies – Talend, Oracle Goldengate
3. Tableau, SAS

Must have the ability to communicate with, mentor and educate the project teams
Must have the ability to document ideas in the form of roadmaps, strategy papers, etc and be able to communicate this to any stakeholder or team member.
Knowledge of TOGAF or similar architecture frameworks

For more information about this role, please contact:

Scott Carey

scott.carey@itqtesting.com
01892 553 243

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