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Azure Data Architect

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Recruiter: Seasalt
Listed on: 23rd December 2021
Location: Nationwide
Salary Notes: £60,000 - £70,000+ dependent on experience
Type: Permanent
Start Date: asap

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Seasalt is a modern Cornish company with an ambitious vision. As a successful omnichannel retailer spanning over 70 shops, 400 wholesale stockists and online, we're always challenging ourselves to think creatively and innovate.

In this new role you will deliver the vision for the organisation as set by Head of Data & Analytics, designing data models and metadata systems and helping to interpret business needs. You'll provide oversight and advice to other members of the Data & Analytics team who are undertaking the design of data models and support with the management of data dictionaries. You'll also work closely with technical architects to make sure that our systems are designed in accordance with the appropriate data architecture.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Data Architect with Azure Data Lake & Synapse environment knowledge to join us at an exciting time as the business continues to grow and we develop and evolve our data strategy.

Please note as part of our Seasalt Connected approach to ways of working, this role can be based flexibly across our Cornwall head office locations and remotely, subject to the individual's choice and agreement with the line manager. Further details can be discussed at interview.

You'll help us by:

  • Communicating between technical and non-technical stakeholders. Facilitating difficult discussions within multidisciplinary teams and with diverse senior stakeholders.
  • Providing data profiling and source system analysis, presenting clear insights to colleagues to support the end use of data.
  • Communicating findings using appropriate methods and shaping communications for the audience, turning complex data into clear and simple stories.
  • Evolving and defining data governance and taking responsibility for collaborating and supporting wider governance, ensuring that Seasalt designs architecture that considers data.
  • Owning data management approach and for improving overall data quality.
  • Understanding and identifying the impact of emerging trends on the organisation in data tools, analysis techniques and data usage.
  • Providing expertise in the concepts and principles of data modelling and producing relevant data models across multiple subject areas. Understanding industry recognised data modelling patterns and standards and know when to apply them.
  • Designing appropriate metadata repository in conjunction with other members of the Data & Analytics team, providing oversight and advice to more junior members of the team.
  • Ensuring the most appropriate actions are taken to resolve data problems as they occur, coordinating teams to resolve problems and implement solutions and preventative measures.
  • Leading implementation of data architecture within a strategic context, ensuring that business requirements are being met.
  • Designing data architecture to solve problems that span different business areas.
  • Ensuring appropriate documentation is in place and maintained covering data architecture, data models, data dictionaries and data glossaries.

The skills you'll be sharing with the team:

With previous Data Architect experience including recent hands on knowledge of Azure Data Lake and Synapse environment, you'll have strong data modelling skills and experience of delivering data models to support data strategy and communicate concepts. A strategic thinker, you'll have worked within data governance frameworks with an understanding of data management tools and techniques. Experience of cloud hosted data/integration architectures is key, as is an understanding of data best practice and developing trends within the industry.

Commercially focused and results driven, you'll be passionate about your work and thrive in ambiguity. Whilst being very detailed, you'll be able to keep the big picture in focus and be able to communicate complex concepts to a range of audiences to enable business decisions. We're also looking for someone proactive with the ability to mentor and develop other members of the team.

Why we hope you'll love working with us;

The success of Seasalt is down to the skill and hard work of our team. We don't just want to attract the best and brightest people to come and work with us, we want you to stay and grow with us.

From the moment your Seasalt journey begins, it's our pledge to support you by providing dedicated learning and development opportunities that will enhance your day-to-day working life and help you build your skills and knowledge.

As well as doing everything we can to boost your development professionally, we believe encouraging personal growth is just as important. So you can fulfil your passion and purpose, not just at work but in life, we offer a range of benefits that are designed to enhance your career and wellbeing:

  • Salary - £60,000 - £70,000+ dependent on experience
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • 5% relocation allowance
  • Long service enhanced holiday allowance
  • Generous 50% staff discount on all full priced items
  • Employer Contributory Pension
  • Exclusive discounts and offers through Seasalt Lifestyle
  • Life assurance programme
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Remote medical support partnerships
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Paid volunteering opportunities

At Seasalt we believe in creating a positive environment where our differences are respected and each of us feels valued for our contribution. Treating people fairly is part of our values and at the core of our culture. As an inclusive employer, all qualified candidates will be considered regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or belief, age, socioeconomic background, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and caring responsibilities, marital status, nationality and disability including invisible disabilities and neurodiversity.

As part of our application process, you will be prompted to provide details of any reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process that you need.