Senior Data Architect

Senior Data Architect

Job Title: Senior Data Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Taunton, Somerset
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Reference: HQ00013224_1499796017
Contact Name: Nicolas Haaker
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 11, 2017 19:00

Job Description

Job title: Senior Data Architect
Location: Taunton, Somerset
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits (£40,000 - £55,000)

I am currently recruiting for a trading arm of the UK's MoD - a world-leading agency providing the most comprehensive range of marine geospatial information across the globe. This information is supplied to commercial shipping, defence navies and maritime organisations for the primary purpose of safe navigation and global trade efficiency. It also supports other marine activities including economic development, environmental protection, resource exploration and utilisation, scientific research and security and defence.

Main purpose of role

The post holder will be responsible for the overall design of the data architecture across multiple divisions and data types (big data, data science, structured, semi-structured and unstructured), balancing the need for access against security and performance requirements. This post holder will have key input into the enterprise information architecture including data roadmap design, access, usage and stewardship.

The position also requires an understanding of emerging regulatory issues surrounding information assets (such as consumer privacy laws, data retention, outsourced data and specific industry guidelines). The post holder will also consider the development or use of process models, creation or use of information or target data models, interface designs, and technical alignment of solutions, security and quality of information assets.

Tasks, expectations/deliverables

*Enterprise Data Architecture
*Enterprise Data Design
*Data Transition
*Research, Innovation and Collaboration
*Setting Direction
Seeing the Big Picture
Changing and Improving
Making Effective Decisions
*Engaging People
Collaborating and Partnering
Building Capability for All
*Delivering Results
Managing a Quality Service
*SFIA Level of Responsibility
Business Skills
Information Security (SCTY)
Data Management (DATM)
Business Modelling (BSMO)
Data Analysis (DTAN)

Key Skills/Experience


> Expert level data modelling, conceptual through to physical, relational, object, analytical and NoSQL
> At least 10 years' data modelling experience in a software engineering environment
> Expert level in the creation and maintenance of enterprise data artefacts
> Highly motivated with experience of selecting and working with data and data tools
> Experience of canonical modelling
> Capable of engaging senior stakeholders and developing and maintaining strong working relationships within the organisation and third party suppliers
> Able to manage their time effectively and work proactively across projects as well as BAU tasks
> Written and verbal skills to enable them to communicate complex data and information problems and solutions
> Experience of developing data strategies, policies and standards
> The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) Practitioner
> Highly proficient in at least one query language for each of the following: relational; analytical; NoSQL
> Proven innovator with proficient software engineering skills to prototype relational; analytical; NoSQL solutions
> Practical experience in geospatial data design


> Understanding of project management and business analysis activities
> Practical line management and/or resource management experience
> Experience in data mining, data science, data engineering and machine learning
> Awareness of MoD security policies and constraints
> Service-oriented architecture and master data management experience

Short-list and interview

You will be short-listed and interviewed against the following criteria:

> Seeing the Big Picture
> Changing and Improving
> Making Effective Decisions
> Collaborating and Partnering
> Technical Understanding

You will be tested on your ability to converse at ease and provide advice in accurate spoken English, at interview.

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a permanent position.


Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.