Interim Data Architect

Competitive | London | Contract


Posted 11 days ago


Job Title: Interim Data Architect - Financial Services

Location: London

About Us:

My client is a leading financial services institution committed to delivering innovative solutions and exceptional customer experiences. They are seeking an experienced Interim Data Architect to play a crucial role in shaping their data architecture and ensuring the effective management of their data assets during a period of transformation. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to our organization's data strategy and help drive their continued success.

Job Description:

They are looking for an accomplished Interim Data Architect with a strong background in the financial services industry to join their team on a temporary basis. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the design, implementation, and maintenance of their data architecture, ensuring it aligns with business objectives and industry best practices. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to provide data expertise and support data-related initiatives.


Data Architecture Design:

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive data architecture that supports the organization's strategic goals.
  • Define data standards, principles, and guidelines to ensure data consistency and integrity.
  • Collaborate with business and technology stakeholders to understand data requirements and translate them into architectural solutions.

Data Modelling and Integration:

  • Design and implement data models, schemas, and databases to optimize data storage and retrieval.
  • Oversee data integration efforts to ensure seamless data flow across systems and applications.
  • Implement data transformation and ETL processes to support reporting and analytics.

Data Governance and Compliance:

  • Establish and enforce data governance policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Ensure data security, privacy, and compliance with relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct data audits and assessments to identify and rectify data quality issues.

Data Strategy and Innovation:

  • Contribute to the development of the organization's data strategy, aligning it with industry trends and best practices.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and assess their potential impact on data architecture.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage data for business innovation and competitive advantage.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including data engineers, data scientists, and business analysts, to understand their data needs.
  • Communicate data architecture concepts and decisions to both technical and non-technical stakeholders effectively.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior data professionals as needed.


  • 2 years of experience as a Data Architect in the financial services industry.
  • Strong knowledge of data architecture principles, practices, and technologies.
  • Proficiency in data modelling tools and database management systems.
  • Experience with data governance frameworks and compliance requirements in financial services.
  • Familiarity with data integration, ETL processes, and data warehousing solutions.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

If you are an experienced Data Architect with a strong background in the financial services sector and are available for an interim position, we encourage you to apply for this opportunity.

InterQuest Group is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. InterQuest Group is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, religion/belief, race, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Please make us aware if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.