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Data Architect

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 by CV-Library

Greater London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£70k - £85k Annual
Data Architect, ICIS,

Sutton / London

We have an outstanding opportunity available for a Data Architect within our Technology division, working closely with key stakeholders across our entire business. The role will be placed within our Architecture team and will help create and continually improve a first class data management capability. The role will also nurture and develop other members of our team in the best practices for data modelling.

This is an outstanding career opportunity within a market-leading global business. We have a supportive culture, with a keen focus on innovation, technical excellence, career development and a desire to continually improve. The ideal candidate would be someone who can work with various stakeholders within technology, product, data science, as well as other parts of the business. The candidate should be capable of mastering a large and complex data domain and helping our business to find the value within our data.

Working with our Head of Data, we are looking for someone who takes the initiative and will drive our overall Data Strategy on a technical level. The ideal candidate would welcome different points of view on the same subject matter and most importantly, they have the ability to think from a “customer first” perspective.

Key responsibilities include:

•Consulting with business stakeholders, data scientists, and SMEs to gain a deep understanding of the business domain

•Acting as the authority for all data architecture and data modelling. Ensuring that all data models are fit for purpose, implementable, and meet the current and future needs of the business

•Establishing data governance processes alongside the Head of Data

•Mentoring data engineers in data modelling techniques and approaches

•Recommending ways to improve data quality and reliability of current and ongoing data structures

•Discovering new sources of insight and helping to integrate new datasets

Required skills and experience

•Strong understanding of relational databases, structure and design

•Experience of producing class, logical and physical data models

•Experience of Master Data Management and reference data strategies

•Experience of data lifecycle management

•Experience of strategic planning at Enterprise level within a data environment

•Experience in data-related business analysis

•Experience of developing solutions and processes to maintain a high level of data quality

•Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills

Desirable skills:

•Knowledge of commodity markets

•JSON schemas including GeoJSON

•NoSql databases technologies such as MongoDB, MarkLogic or Neo4J

•Experience with enterprise ETL tools and processes

•Experience working in an Agile environment

•Spark or other big data technologies a definite plus

•Data Science experience

So who are RBI and ICIS?ICIS is part of Reed Business Information (RBI); we use leading edge technology to deliver market leading information and online data services to business professionals worldwide. Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global brands hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.

RBI people are driven by an environment focussed on innovation, passion for our products, and collaboration - where working in an agile manner is par for the course. RBI is part of RELX, a FTSE100 global provider of data, information and solutions for professional customers; RELX has recently been ranked by Forbes as #53 in their Top-2000 Global Employers.

How important is technology to ICIS?

Technology is a central part of the ICIS business. The technology team provides the online products and systems to collect and distribute ICIS data to our global audience. We also create innovative sources of new insight – for example modelling of power demands, processing of European gas flows or tracking/predicting in real-time worldwide ship movements. We use modern technologies, work almost exclusively in the cloud and focus on agile development approaches.

What’s it like to work here?

Outstanding - you’ve probably already got a feel for what we do and the technology we’re involved with but what differentiates us from the crowd is our culture. We’re an agile, dynamic and forward thinking organisation who understand the importance of looking after our staff. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality products, providing our employees with interesting challenges for their personal and career development whilst also striking the right balance between work and family life.

And what about your career?

Career development is important to us and we take our personal development plan (PDP) process very seriously; we want you to learn and progress quickly in the direction you want to go and we will provide you with the training and support to achieve that at the right pace. Career wise our company is made up of many leading online businesses so you can develop in three dimensions, vertically through the business, across different brands, and across different functions (if you fancy a change). We’re an increasingly international business and are often able to offer overseas opportunities either as secondments or on a permanent basis.

RBI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Women in Technology

RBI is very supportive of women in Technology and has been a founding signatory for the Tech Talent Charter. Currently 24% of our Technology workforce are women, this is much higher than the UK average of 17%.

We have the following initiatives in place to support women in technology:

•Mentoring scheme for women in technology.

•Women’s network forum.

•Regularly run events for school girls, related to careers in technology, inspiring the next generation of girls in tech.

RBI proudly support the Tech Talent Charter

Reference: 210388085

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