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Data Architect UK Wide

The job on offer

The role of Data Architect falls within the “Data and Analytics” delivery centre of Capgemini’s Public Sector business.  The group provides a wide range of data and analytics solutions in support of our clients’ business priorities: maximise revenues, bear down on fraud, and respond to current Covid challenges.  
We require data architects who have the experience & ability to operate across the data lifecycle for our clients, providing enterprise level data architecture solutions for programmes covering cloud migrations, data management, data virtualisation, as well as the creation of modern data pipelines.  You will help our clients build world class leading solutions, putting client requirements and industry best practise at the heart of delivery.
Our data architects operate as technical leaders within a project or programme team from the onset of solution design and development through to final delivery and implementation into Live Service. As part of the overall end to end delivery, our data architects often support the development of commercial proposals and additionally will own the technical solution governance at all stages.

Your role

As a data architect, you will have responsibility for the ownership of the solution design through the delivery phases, be responsible for working through the technical challenges and decisions in partnership with the project and engagement management communities to safely deliver the solution into Live operation.
We expect our data architects to have experience of a wide range of technologies including public and private cloud business solutions, best practices and modern ways of working. This experience is essential to influence and advise of the most appropriate solution options and to be highly credible with both our clients and senior internal stakeholders.
Key activities of the role:
Produce architectures and designs for complex end-to-end data solutions, including data storage & management, ETL, Reporting and Analytics
Provide advice to clients on architecture/infrastructure, platform and engineering best practices across Data Warehouse/Data Lake solutions and modelling concepts.  
Take ownership of the client requirements, deliverables and accountabilities to ensure adherence to Architecture Governance processes, industry best practices and to maintain consistency with clients’ Architecture vision
Drive the solution development and documentation of solution designs ensuring good architectural practices are observed through the lifecycle of the solution development
Provide oversight of architectural direction for and on behalf of our clients
•    Working with agile development teams and delivery architects through all phases of the solution lifecycle  
•    Develop excellent working relationships with our clients to become their trusted advisors through boldness and honesty
•    Manage relationships with vendors, third parties and the wider Capgemini including key stakeholders
•    Ensure solution delivery is performed according to agreed specification.


Your profile

Experience with multiple data storage types and technologies in data warehouse and data lake solutions.  Examples include relational DBMS (e.g. Oracle), Hadoop, NoSQL(e.g. Hbase), Columnar DBs (e.g. Amazon Redshift), Graph DBs (e.g. Neo4J), cloud object storage (e.g. Amazon S3), cloud DB as a service (e.g. Amazon RDS)
•    Understanding of architecture and design concepts for ETL/ELT solutions utilising a range of tooling (examples include Talend, Pentaho DI, Informatica, SAS DI, Java)
•    Understanding of architecture and design concepts for data exploitation solutions and technologies includes Analytics (e.g. SAS, R), Reporting (e.g. Pentaho Business Analytics, Power BI) & APIs (e.g. Java, Denodo)
•    Demonstrable expertise in the areas of data modelling in large complex IT estates, implementation of multiple data architectures and integration of Data Management/Governance tooling
•    Experience in modern ways of working (examples include Agile, CI/CD, DevOps, Test Automation)
•    Experience working with On Premise, Cloud, and Hybrid solutions including Cloud Migration programmes.
•    Able to set direction, technical scope and to build / lead teams of technical individuals and manage their technical deliverables
•    Excellent communication, influencing and facilitation skills, in particular for problem solving/troubleshooting activities
•    Assertiveness in dealing with people at all levels within and outside of the delivery organisation, including partner and client organisations
•    Issue management, prioritisation and ability to provide pragmatic direction which is consistent with clients’ longer-term strategy
•    Able to demonstrate resilience, flexibility and adapt to changing schedules and priorities
•    Demonstrate knowledge of how to integrate 3rd party products into complex IT estates, manage interdependencies between products and lead end to end delivery in potentially multi-supplier engagements
•    Adds personal value: A drive to deliver results and exceed client expectations.


Why Capgemini is unique

We aim to build an environment where employees can enjoy a positive work-life balance.  Through our New Normal campaign, we are looking to embed hybrid working in all that we do and make flexible working arrangements the day-to-day reality for our people.  All UK employees are eligible to request flexible working arrangements. 
We work with a range of clients all with a unique set of business, technological and societal ambitions.  Working for Capgemini you get to be at the forefront of designing future experiences, which truly impact our clients and wider society for the better.  
Benefit from learning for life with Capgemini’s unique and innovative L&D offering.  This is driven by our digital learning platform ‘Next’ and our ‘Learning for all’ mindset.

Get the future you want

Growing clients’ businesses while building a more sustainable, more inclusive future is a tough ask.  But when you join Capgemini, you join a thriving company and become part of a diverse collective of free-thinkers, entrepreneurs and industry experts.  A powerful source of energy that drives us all to find new ways technology  can help us reimagine what’s possible.  It’s why, together, we seek out opportunities that will transform the world’s leading businesses. And it’s how you’ll gain the experiences and connections you need to shape your future.   By learning from each other every day, sharing knowledge and always pushing yourself to do better, you’ll build the skills you want. And you’ll use them to help our clients leverage technology to grow their business and give innovation that human touch the world needs. So, it might not always be easy, but making the world a better place rarely is.  Capgemini. Get The Future You Want.

About Capgemini

Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 300,000 team members in nearly 50 countries. With its strong 50 year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2020 global revenues of €16 billion.


Ref:  1102964
Posted on:  30-May-2022
Experience level:  Experienced Professional
Contract Type:  Permanent Full Time

Any UK base, TFW, GB

Department:  Public Sector

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