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Data Architect - 12 month Fixed Term Contract

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Very competitive plus excellent benefits
Expiry Date
18/08/2017 15:33:00
We are currently recruiting for a Data Architect to join our team and support an exciting key strategic project for St Andrew's. We are creating a green field environment to build our data capability. This is an exciting time for St

Job Description

Data Architect - 12 month Fixed Term contract
Salary package: Very competitive with excellent benefits

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Data Architect to join our team and support an exciting key strategic project for St Andrews. This is an exciting time for St Andrews and an opportunity for you to be part of an ambitious programme of works.

Your skills as a data architect can help the charity to unlock the value of data to improve the health and lives of others. You will design, create and deploy the enterprise data architecture by defining how data will be stored, consumed, integrated and managed within our enterprise. You will also help shape the data strategy for St Andrews and drive continuous improvement. As we ramp up, you will work to improve the environment that meets the needs of our engineers and scientists, to ensure they can deliver insight, adding value to the wider business.

The Role
  • Building and maintaining conceptual, logical and physical data models. Documenting them in Architecture tools.
  • Advise and create an overall data governance and data management strategy and to carry-out process and data analysis within agreed standards
  • Proven experience in logical data modelling, physical data modelling, data policies development, data strategy, data warehousing, data querying languages for addressing data storage, retrieval and management;
  • Liaising closely with key technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Developing and maintaining the data architecture road map
  • Ability to work in teams and collaborate with others to clarify and document requirements in order to come up with solutions to loosely defined business problems;
  • Ability to decide on the hardware and software design needs to build a particular application or solution;
  • Experience of mapping the systems and interfaces for managing data and set appropriate standards for data management;
  • Ability to analyse the current state, define the desired future state, and outline the projects needed to close the gap between the two states;
  • Knowledge of Data confidentiality management
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of middleware technologies
  • Extensive IT experience in an architect role
  • Understanding of solutions trade offs
  • Coaching and mentoring of others

The Person
  • Previous or similar working experience as a Data Architect
  • Extensive experience of enterprise data modelling, data analysis, data profiling and data migration
  • Experience of implementing Enterprise Data Architecture
  • Able to articulate and develop a data strategy using structured tools/methodologies
  • Data governance & quality experience, knowledge of methodologies
  • Understanding of BI strategies, delivering through the full lifecycle
  • Knowledge of Data Integration patterns and methods
  • Database and Data Warehouse modelling experience
  • Microsoft database/BI products
  • Modelling Techniques: Object Orientation analysis, UML, XML
  • Experience with data modelling / management tools - ER Studio

The Package & Benefits

  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to vocational qualifications
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