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Senior Data Architect [External systems]

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Recruiter: Ofgem
Listed on: 14th January
Location: London
Salary/Rate: London £46,250 - £83,640 Glasgow/Cardiff £43,650 - £76,800 which includes a 20% uplift on salary for exceptional candidates
Salary Notes: London £46,250 - £83,640 Glasgow/Cardiff £43,650 - £76,800 which includes a 20% uplift on salary for exceptional candidates
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Ofgem works on behalf of energy consumers to ensure that every household and business in the UK can rely on a safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy supply. We are playing a vital part in accelerating the transition to Net Zero and a carbon neutral energy system - a goal that everyone wants to achieve. Whatever your role, you'll be playing your part in creating new energy solutions that are great for customers, and great for the environment.

We offer a diverse range of flexible working career opportunities: roles that are stimulating and rewarding, where you can get involved in ground-breaking work. And it's important to us that we recruit from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds - bringing different perspectives and experiences to our work.

As a Data Architect you will be responsible for the design, creation, and maintenance of various reference libraries, utilising industry standard principles. You'll support and encourage colleagues to make full use of these resources. With a focus on our external systems, you will design big data and cloud-based infrastructure and devise integration patterns for relevant external data sources and create solutions that secure, centralise, and maintain the data. You will develop the mechanisms by which external parties are granted access to Ofgem data, in a secure manner, working closely with the data asset owners, security, DPO and governance functions.

You should already have experience of developing and applying industry standard data architecture principles, patterns, and technologies to address user needs. It's also essential that you are experienced in integrating data from various sources and providing data to third-party stakeholders using secure methods with appropriate usage policies, access controls, performance, and monitoring. You'll be accustomed to working in a big data, cloud-based environment (preferably Microsoft) and you should have a keen appreciation of how to develop reference libraries, patterns and metadata repositories with reusability as a central design element. Your technical skills should be complemented by excellent stakeholder management abilities that enable you to translate complex business requirements into scalable, interoperable, and flexible solutions.

Ofgem is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of open and fair competition, merit and business need.
Job Description

The Analytics and Assurance (A&A) directorate is Ofgem's centre of excellence across specialist disciplines, these include subjects such as Regulatory Finance, Research and Economics, Engineering and, Data & Digital Insights (D&DI). The teams in this directorate advise and support Ofgem's regulatory work across the organisation and provide expert leadership to the energy sector.

The Data Architect role is in the Insight Data Architecture team within the Data & Digital function and is core to delivering organisation wide insights to help accelerate robust decision making, drive consistency and enable self-service across Ofgem.

Data Architects will be responsible for the design, creation, and maintenance of various reference libraries and encourage their use across the data landscape. They will establish industry standard architectural principles which align to the organisational data strategy while addressing business need.

The successful candidate will design big data and cloud-based infrastructure, devise integration patterns for relevant external data sources and produce solutions which will secure, centralise, and maintain the data.

They will also be responsible for developing mechanisms to securely expose Ofgem data to external parties in both the public and private sector, working closely with the data asset owners, security, DPO and governance functions.

The ideal candidate will take an analytical approach to problem solving will work as part of a cross-disciplinary team, will be confident in stakeholder management and able to rationalise architectural decisions and articulate best practice principles to both technical and non-technical service users.

Data and analytics driven insights are critical to Ofgem and an essential part of delivering its regulatory aspiration and vision, Data Architects will play an important role in enabling this by ensuring a strong and consistent data foundation across the organisation as well as reducing regulatory burden and encouraging innovation within the wider market by making both data submission and data provision more efficient for our stakeholders.

This role works closely with the Chief Analytics Officer and the Insights Data Architecture team as well as the DDAT delivery teams.
Implement industry standard data collection, ingestion, transformation and consumption mechanisms while evangelising the business benefit of establishing and following best practice.
Develop the standards and principles which support the data strategy across subject areas such as; data integration from external sources, master data management, data cataloguing, and data profiling.
Gather requirements from both internal and external users, translate them into scalable, secure, flexible solutions which are aligned to the organisational standard.
Provide architectural oversight, guidence, and support to colleagues in the DDAT delivery teams and the data & digital insight function.
Contribute to the design, development and maintenance of metadata repositories, identify and drive continuous improvement activities to improve how both internal and external users interact with data assets.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, and especially welcome individuals from underrepresented groups. While this is a full-time role, flexible working patterns and job shares are welcome.
Further details relating to the role and application process can be found in the candidate pack.
Ofgem can offer you a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes; up to 30 days annual leave. Excellent training and development opportunities. The opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements which include a valuable range of benefits. Flexible working hours and family friendly policies. Restaurant and subsidise gym (London only). Interest free season ticket loan.