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Integration and Data Architect

Job Location: Hybrid  |  London
Salary & Benefits: Up to £85k + 45% bonus and benefits
Do you have an interest in tech for good and making a positive impact on the world?

This is an opportunity for an experienced Integration Architect or Data Architect to join of the top-performing companies on the FTSE index.

The role.

As the Integration and Data Architect, you will be responsible for creating a reference architecture for data to enable our client’s subsidiaries to quickly get to market with new technologies and benefit from increased standardisation.

Reporting to the Director of Digital Technology, you will assist the Chief Architect in ensuring that technology initiatives are designed to support the growth strategy.  Supporting the senior team, you’ll also have the chance to drive the adoption of data-oriented technology best-practice principles and solutions across the group.

Day to day, your work will include to

  • Run feasibility studies and make recommendations for technology and vendor selection related to integration platforms and data architecture, followed by the management of these for the emerging common core technology stack.
  • Work closely with the Architecture team to ensure integration and data architectures are based on modern technologies that are scalable, secure, and offer benefits to the business (such as straightforward integrations for BI)
  • Drive adoption of data-orientated technology best-practice principles and solutions across the group, with the goal to aid strategic growth, increase simplification, reduce implementation times, and lower costs.
  • Spearhead the company adoption of BI and Data Science initiatives with practical experience of utilising Integration, Data and BI tools, such as Azure Data Factory, Azure Integration Services and Power BI to achieve real-world results
  • Assess new technologies on an ongoing basis, such as blockchain, ML, AI, and understand how they might be implemented into the environment and what benefit these innovations may bring.
  • Research and evaluate new and/or alternative solutions and technologies to enhance.operational effectiveness, reduce costs and/or system risks and increase speed to market including overseeing Proof of Concepts / Proof of Technologies
  • Ensure Security as a principle is incorporated into every technology strategy and solution devised.

About you.

We are looking for a hungry and ambitious Data and Integration Architect who is ready for a new challenge. Alternatively, you could be a hands-on Data Engineer who is looking to build on their design and architecture skills and want to take the next step up in their career.

We’re also looking for someone with a strong experience in data modelling and data mapping. You’ll have an understanding of software systems architecture and design approaches, with experience in informational, organisational and modern Technology layers to build scalable platforms and products.

As Integration and Data Architect, you’ll be taking on a myriad of projects. We are looking for someone who can be comfortable operating in an entrepreneurial, high-growth investment environment, and you’ll understand the complexity and challenges of navigating a business through this phase of its lifecycle.

You should have the following skills and experience.

  • Deep experience in data architecture and integration including practical experience in implementing these technologies to provide tangible business benefits.
  • Strong data modelling and data mapping experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Azure Integration Services – Logic Apps, Service Bus, API Management and Event Grid
  • Design and configuration of data movement, streaming and transformation (ETL) technologies such as Azure Data Factory, HDF, Nifi, Kafka, Storm, Sqoop, SSIS, LogicApps, Signiant, Aspera, MoveIT, Alteryx, Pentaho, IDQ,
  • Previous experience creating analytics use cases and implementing them, preferably within the MS Azure technology stack.
  • A strong understanding of modern database technologies including new innovations in the space.
  • Experience in a delivery-orientated Technology environment using agile methodologies and tooling, such as Azure DevOps.

Additionally, it would be great if you also had

  • Experience in the extraction of value from data utilise BI toolsets to create tangible business benefits. Preferably utilising the Microsoft Azure technology stack.
  • An expert understanding of data integration strategies and the technology platforms that underpin them such as (X12, I.C.E, EDIFACT, AS2, Liquid, XML/XSLT, APIM).
  • Strong understanding and skillset in how integration has evolved from an on-premise, centralised function towards being a digital, cloud and API-driven capability.
  • Multi-system data Integration using industry standards such as SOA, EAI, BPI and API using API Gateway, iPaaS and ESB technologies such as Apache Knox, Boomi, Mulesoft, Tibco, Axway, Informatica, Workato, Jitterbit, SnapLogic, Apigee.
  • Extensive experience in data visualization using technologies such as PowerBI, Tableau, Spotfire, D3, Spotfire, Qlik
  • Large-scale design, implementation, and operations of OLTP, OLAP, DW and NoSQL data storage technologies such as SQL Server, Azure SQL, Azure SQL DW, PostgreSQL, CosmosDB, RedisCache, Azure Data Lake Store, Hadoop, Hive, MongoDB, MySQL, Neo4j, Cassandra, HBase

The benefits.

Our client offers a generous benefits package that includes

  • Flexible and hybrid working with 2-3 days per week in the office
  • Up to 45% bonus (historically achieved)
  • Up to 10.5% company contribution pension scheme
  • Private Medical
  • Income protection & much more

Ignite Digital Talent are committed to creating equal opportunities, and welcome job applications from all who are qualified and eligible to working in the UK, regardless of colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital status, or family circumstances.

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