Senior Data Architect Department for Work & Pensions


Reference 35298
Number of vacancies 1
Location Manchester
Salary £47,643 — up to £58,135 per annum
Work hours 37 per week (flexible working)
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

We have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:
• Flexible working
• Family friendly policies
• Volunteering and charitable giving
• Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
• Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket
• Sports and social activities
• Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, qualifications and accreditation
• Career progression opportunities and lots more

Closing date 17 February 2020

Job description

We’re looking for a talented, experienced Senior Data Architect to join our growing community of experts and become a key part of one of the biggest and highest-profile digital transformation programmes in the world.

Using fresh ideas and leading edge technologies – and putting the user at the centre of everything we do – we create innovative digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of our 22 million users.
You and your role

Working on either our Fraud, Error & Debt (FED) or Customer Information teams, you will take the lead on assuring data integrity, data security and data governance in solution designs.

You will own technical and data design documentation, design standards, Metadata and Data Quality and ensure all solutions comply with DWP data principles, policies and patterns.

With an emphasis on performance, volumetrics and costs you will always make sure that data designs are fit for purpose, shaping propositions and suggesting viable solution options.

You’ll join a multi-disciplinary team, where you’ll work with a range of experts. You will work closely with our Business Architects to define a product approach to meet the specified user needs. You will also liaise with Solution Architects to define database types, and work, learn and share with Architects of all levels from across our thriving community.

• Ability to communicate complex technical and data issues with clarity.
• Experience of building a network of strong interpersonal relationships to achieve shared objectives.
• Ability to listen to the needs of stakeholders and interpret between them.
• Able to demonstrate a deep understanding of technical and data concepts.
• Ability to work with and challenge senior stakeholders.

Technical Specialisms

• Core Technology Knowledge
• Data Engineering concepts
• Data Modelling
• Data Visualisation (e.g. Tableau, Qlik, PowerBI, SAP).

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Where will you work?
You’ll join our team at our digital hub in Manchester. Based in the city centre and easily accessible by tram, bus or rail, our facilities include a TechBar, café, cycle shelter, showers, Wudu washing facilities.

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Also, check out this link as Manchester is the home to the GDS Academy, user experience lab and UX command centre.

We’re the UK’s biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

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