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Data Architect

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Recruiter: Cambridge University Press & Assessment
Listed on: 13th June
Location: Cambridge, Hybrid Working
Salary/Rate: £47,800 - £64,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Do you believe in data driving transformation and new capabilities and want to work in an organisation which makes a real difference?

There's never been a better time to Join Cambridge University Press & Assessment. Our global business is developing at pace and we're looking for an enthusiastic and data driven Data Architect to join our friendly and dynamic Architecture and Analysis Team, working to understand change and drive innovation forward.

The role

The team build greater transparency and provide a common language, so decision makers are armed with the required insights and analytics to enable our customers to make the best decisions about enterprise and data management capabilities. We're focused on finding new ways to do things in a fast-moving world. We're always contributing to the bigger picture and making a lasting difference that goes beyond today.

Adept at stakeholder management, with the ability to influence outcomes you will develop architecture across the business, information, applications and infrastructure domains. You will be the ‘go to' person and be trusted to provide advice for transformation programmes in particular for data, whilst driving the prioritisation of enterprise-wide initiatives to ensure the delivery of business capabilities.

We have a strong ethos of continual self-improvement, research, knowledge sharing and championing the profession. We are an inclusive, connected, global community who collaborate closely and care for each other. You can be the real you every day, in an environment where everyone has the opportunity to share ideas, influence change, and pursue their full potential.

Opportunity to make an impact

In this busy and varied role, no two days will be the same. Using your well-honed communication and people skills, you will understand the holistic view and support solution designs by understanding the data and technology landscapes by collaborating with teams across the business, derive solutions that are technically sound, whilst adhering to industry best practice.

A bit about you

You may be an experienced Data Architect looking to pivot to a more meaningful sector, or you may be a Technology or Business Architect who wants to learn more about Data. Whatever your situation you will be passionate about building and maintaining relationships with people, whilst modelling and consulting on the design and implementation of technology focused programmes or projects.

Passionate about Data, you will be able to provide greater transparency of the data landscapes, produce data models and understand the different tools for each of the data management capabilities. You'll be adept at Analysing business Data and AI priorities, strategies and requirements and translate these into reusable architecture artefacts for the enterprise.

Using architectural expertise to map current and target data architectures, you'll understand data domains and work with key stake holders as necessary to support approval of architectural output. You'll define how data will be stored, consumed, integrated and managed by different data entities and IT systems, as well as any applications using or processing that data in some way along with the opportunity to contribute to the development of Architecture Roadmaps (1-3 Year horizon).

A natural team player, you'll be a pro-active multi-tasker, who actively seeks out new challenges, initiatives, and opportunities. You'll add value, clarity and energy to contribute to the successful delivery of initiatives.

A bit about us

The University of Cambridge brought together its publishing and assessment operations to create a single organisation from 1 August 2021. The move was in response to a growing desire from learners, teachers, and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined up digital way, and the demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment. Cambridge University Press & Assessment has the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally, under the Cambridge brand and backed by first class teaching and research departments.

Cambridge University Press is committed to being a diverse and inclusive place to work. We are part of the University of Cambridge, committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a pro-active and inclusive approach to equality. We are also a global organisation, serving customers and representing colleagues all over the world. Diversity, in all its various forms, is key to our success as an organisation.

Ready to make a real difference? We would love to hear from you!

The closing date for applications is Sunday 26th June 2022, however, this is a rolling campaign, and therefore we will conduct interviews as and when candidates apply. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested in this exciting opportunity, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

This post is subject to satisfactory background checks including DBS as we are a regulated industry.

To apply please click the APPLY button. 

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.