I am recruiting
London, Greater London
£50,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Location: London or Remote (currently home-based due to coronavirus restrictions)

Salary: c£50,000 per annum plus benefits

Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2021

The memcom recruitment team is looking for a Data Architect to join a prestigious not for profit organisation in central London. The organisation is exploring what kind of infrastructure can be put in place to help set up and grow future data institutions and support data-sharing initiatives. The Data Architect will provide architectural direction on the technical aspects of this exploration. Working in an agile fashion, you will be exploring, defining and helping shape data architecture best practices, principles and standards for data.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Explore and clarify architectural requirements for a number of projects, mainly around the collection, pooling, sharing and use of data for large-scale sector challenges
  • Assess the fit of a number of technical solutions – commercial, open source or hybrid, as building blocks of a technical infrastructure for data-sharing initiatives
  • Research and synthesise best practices in viable, sustainable and trustworthy data architectures
  • Design the architecture of a typical toolbox of technology for data institutions and  communicate this design to a broad audience.

Essential criteria for this role include:

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of data, databases, and data technologies including AI, ML, ETL, BI
  • Knowledge of how much it costs to store and maintain data and train, apply, and maintain models
  • Strong stakeholder management and communications skills, both written and verbal
  • An understanding of the nuances of data governance, quality, security and ethics and can translate those considerations into your architectural work
  • Hands-on experience with data platforms, portals, databases, large-scale data processing technologies
  • Experience in communicating complex ideas and explaining technology and systems architecture through clear and engaging writing
  • An understanding of the notions of bias in data and discrimination in data-informed systems, and a broader understanding of diversity and inclusion.

The successful candidate will bring to the role substantial knowledge of architectural patterns, principles and styles. If this sounds like you, do not hesitate to apply!

Please note that due to the volume of applications we sometimes attract, it is not always possible to contact all candidates - but we will endeavour to do so and wish you luck with your application!



Refreshed on: 15 October 2020
Closed date: 30 October 2020
Tags: IT