Data Architect

Posted 8 June by IF Recruitment Ltd Easy Apply

We have an opening for a Data Architect to join our client a global IT Solutions provider based in Cambridge.

The Role:

  • Responsible for the data architecture across the Enterprise.
  • Provide support and guidance to Solutions Architects and Projects.
  • Consultant to Solutions Architects, Technology Area Leads and ITLT for Data architecture
  • Understand macro treads that could affect Data architecture and impact the Global IT Strategy, priorities or plan.
  • Govern and coordinate Data Solution architecture across Global IT
  • Responsible for understanding enterprise IT services and their strategic development in line with the business strategy and needs.


  • Apply a structure architecture approach and methodology to designing the way Data will be used as part of the IT Services, capturing the key views of the enterprise.
  • Develop and implement under the guidance of the Head of Enterprise Architecture, IT Security and Risk common standards and methods for designing, integrating and aggregating Data architecture.
  • Support and facilitate reference architectures, roadmaps and the transition from the current architecture to target future state architecture.
  • Stay in contact with key vendors to scan their respective roadmaps for relevant developments for the business.
  • Identify and mandate standards and frameworks for the Data used in Global IT.
  • Guides and informs the overall business decision making around Data.
  • Builds excellent working relationships with the Solution Architects and ITLT.
  • Key member of the Service Portfolio Management Process; including the Service Portfolio and Service Catalogue.
  • Creation and management of Data architecture and standards.
  • Help build strategies for the development of the current IT Services that ensure cost efficiency and operational effectiveness in line with the overall business strategy.
  • To be aware of data residency landscape and understand changes to the changing political landscape with regards to data privacy.
  • Represent Data architecture to the IT Leadership Team and inform and influence strategic decision marking accordingly.
  • Key advisor to the CTO.

Skills Required:

  • The successful candidate ideally holds a Master’s or University degree in Information Technology or in a related field.
  • Demonstrate previous technical capability with industry recognised qualifications.
  • Varied IT related background is desirable, showing experience working with Data in the Enterprise including Information Governance, Master Data Management and Data Warehouse.
  • Knowledge of MS Office.
  • COBIT and TOGAFF qualified.
  • Demonstrate clear leadership and the ability to influence and persuade.
  • Able to Influence IT Strategy and Technology Area Lead roadmaps.
  • Ability to apply a wide range of data, process expertise and management principles.
  • Accountable for your own actions and those of subordinates.
  • Coaching and mentoring of direct reports.
  • Current Passport and driving licence.

What our client offers:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Discretionary Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Rewards and Recognition Awards
  • Private Health Cover
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Sports & Social Club Membership
  • Corporate Gym Membership Rates
  • Free Car Parking

Required skills

  • Architecture
  • Data
  • Data Management
  • Leadership
  • Information Architecture

Reference: 35342552

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