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Data Architect (SC Cleared - Defence)

Synergize Consulting Ltd

Posted on Aug 25, 2022 by Synergize Consulting Ltd

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

The Data Architect (DA) will serve within the Information Exploitation section of the business unit. The role requires a versatile individual who can make effective and highly valued contributions to activities across the project life cycle in Intelligence and Security, Geospatial Intelligence, and deployed IT environments. The candidate is expected to be capable of operating in a senior technical role working closely with customer and delivery teams; alone and unsupervised if necessary.

Main Duties:

  • Design innovative data models and metadata systems to interpret and enhance business needs
  • Provide oversight and advice to other architects, undertaking the design of data models and support the management of data dictionaries
  • Work to the standards set for the organisation by the Lead Architect (LA)
  • Work with multi-disciplined technical architects to make sure that systems are designed in accordance with the appropriate data architecture
  • Applying data design principles to develop data architectures
  • Identifying data sources, both internal and external, defining a plan for data management that is aligned to the project's data strategy
  • Collaborate within a cross-functional team, stakeholders, and customers to enable the smooth functioning of the data system
  • Manage end to end data architecture, from platform definition, designing the technical architecture, and developing the application to finally testing and implementing the proposed solution
  • Planning, execution, and maintenance of big data solutions, using technologies such as Hadoop and Elasticsearch
  • Defining and managing the data flow and dissemination of information within the agreed framework
  • Integrating technical functionality, ensuring data accessibility, accuracy, and security
  • Maintain and review data management performance, applying continuous improvement activities to address issue and improve efficiency and effectiveness of the system
  • Assisting other architects in peer reviews
  • Evaluating and assessing risk as part of application and system life cycle management
  • Staying current with data technologies and making recommendations for use, based on business value

Candidate Requirements:

Essential skills

  • Able to articulate and solve complex problems and concepts, by interrogating and using data or intelligence to formulate and influence plans
  • Able to interpret complex business and technical issues and identify and recognise a viable solution or control
  • Capable of understanding and linking complex and diverse sets of information to inform the response and approach
  • Able to undertake data profiling and source system analysis. Present clear insights within the architecture team to support the end use of the data
  • Understands the appropriate mediums to communicate findings, shaping communications for the audience
  • Expert in defining data governance and able to take responsibility for collaborating and supporting in wider governance.
  • Knows how to assure and integrate data services to meet the demanding needs of the project with multiple key stakeholders
  • Experienced in understanding the impact emerging trends on the systems in data tools, analysis techniques and data usage
  • Strong understanding of industry recognised Datamodelling concepts and principles of Datamodelling across multiple domains and how to apply them
  • Experienced in design, implementation, and maintenance of metadata repositories
  • Expert understanding and can apply Datamodelling concepts to a technical level, at the highest levels of risk complexity. Effectively translate and accurately communicate data strategies and risk implications at the most senior levels across diverse technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong management of stakeholders' expectations across high-risk and complexity or under constrained timescales
  • Lead design and review solutions to complex problems with the architecture team by defining and challenging patterns and principles
  • Apply risk methodologies at the most complex levels of risk
  • Experience of producing and supporting bids
  • Broad understanding of Cloud hosting and Cloud architectures for one or more major Cloud providers
  • Familiarity with one or more Datamodelling tools
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, DevSecOps Tooling and Processes
  • Strong strategic business acumen and understanding of business strategy and the ability to identify Solutions to deliver that strategy
  • Self-starter with the ability to appropriately prioritise and plan complex work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong critical thinker with problem solving aptitude
  • A working knowledge of MoD or Government IT Security environments and requirements at various classifications including SECRET and above.
  • Holder of current SC clearance, or the ability to gain

Desirable skills of interest

  • Ability to manage and control the expectations of a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture methodologies such as TOGAF and MODAF or the equivalent
  • Knowledge of GEOINT and SIGINT, ACINT, MASINT, OSINT, HUMINT and the analysis of the data and information

Reference: 1711288560

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