AJ Bell Business Solutions
13th November 2019
Competitive + Benefits
Competitive + Benefits
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Role: Data Architect
Location: Exchange Quay, Manchester
Salary: Competitive (dependent on experience)
Benefits: Staff bonus, contributory pension, BAYE Share Scheme, enhanced maternity/paternity, employee assistance helpline, study support scheme, 3 x Death in Service, onsite gym and classes, pay day drinks, staff events and more
Are you a talented data professional looking for a new challenge? As the Data Architect at AJ Bell you can help us harness the power of our data across our whole data landscape, designing new market-leading data solutions and improving what we have.
AJ Bell is one of the largest providers of online investment platforms and stockbroker services in the UK, with assets under administration exceeding £52.3 billion and more than 232,000 clients. Our award-winning products include AJ Bell Youinvest and AJ Bell Investcentre. We have our head office in Manchester, as well as a Media office in London.
The Data Architect will join and work with the Enterprise Architecture team comprised of architects covering other domains and reporting to the Enterprise Architecture Manager. This role will provide strong technical and data standards leadership.
Establishing, maintaining and communicating a clear view of AJ Bell's current data landscape in formats suitable for different target audiences
Developing and continuously refining AJ Bell's target data architecture to meet the future needs of AJ Bell
Building and maintaining a roadmap to achieve AJ Bell's target data architecture which balances short-term tactical and strategic choices
Providing expert-level advice to all areas of AJ Bell to support and challenge current and future approaches to data
Providing technical expertise on data to Data professionals, DBAs, Infrastructure Engineers and developers
Mentoring and coaching fellow Technology Services team members to improve data-related expertise
What we're looking for from you:
6+ years of experience in technical data-focussed roles, preferably in a Financial Services or e-commerce environment
Technology visionary with the ability to quickly learn, understand and communicate the strengths and weaknesses of new technologies and methods
Data solution design experience covering relational databases, NoSQL databases and ETL routines across heterogeneous data stores
Experience using reporting and data analytics tools
Excellent communication and documentation skills, including the ability to communicate at all levels in a fashion that non-technical people can understand
Planning, organisation and time management skills
Problem solving skills
Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
Desirable skills and experience you can also bring:
Good knowledge of TOGAF and ArchiMate or other similar recognised EA frameworks is preferred
Good knowledge of data management and data lifecycle best practices
Data solution design experience covering, big data, streaming data, data analytics and complex data migrations
In return we will provide all the training and support you need in order to develop within your role.
Our EQ4 office design is centred on delivering agile and collaborative working spaces that enable us to deliver a first class service to our customers. As well as state-of-the-art work areas, the office also has its own gym, relaxed break-out zones, a roof terrace, a dining area and a lounge which transforms into a bar for staff once a month.
There are opportunities for growth and professional development for members wanting to progress within their career including induction training and our study support scheme which is part of our benefits package.
At AJ Bell you can expect a friendly working environment with a strong sense of team work, we have a great sense of pride in what we do and this is reflected in our guiding principles.
There is an active programme of social events throughout the year which are open to all employees.
You will also have access to free onsite gym with a range of classes.