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Date Added: Wed 29/05/2024

Data Architect

Leicester, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 per annum

Senior Data ArchitectPermanentUK based (Hybrid working - Mostly remote)£50,000-£70,000 per annum (Level 4)

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the UK's aviation and aerospace regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Their activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards, and they pride themselves on their ability to adapt to the constantly evolving aviation environment.CAA is on a journey towards being increasingly adaptable, where their colleagues collaborate as part of cross-functional teams. This approach ensures you never stop learning together. It also means that you may become involved in activities that take you out of your day-to-day role, providing you with opportunities to develop and grow your career with CAA.

Job Summary

Working with the Head of Information and Data Management, the Data Architect will design and deliver the data management strategy necessary to store, move, manage and utilise data.

This strategy will help towards achieving CAA’s business objectives in the most appropriate and efficient manner. It will ensure a strategy that provides the most efficient management of, and enables the most effective use of, the authorities data and information.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and delivery of CAA’s data management strategy and architecture e.g. design, delivering and ensuring the ongoing monitoring and adherence of the strategy and architecture to ensure business benefit is being delivered.
  • Acting as Data Architect on key project and management of data specialists working to deliver these projects e.g. Project Data Architecture needs, and leading contract resource as needed for a project
  • Oversight of business activities to ensure compliance to the architectural standards and guidelines defined e.g. the development of processes to monitor adherence to standards and guidelines and the resolution of non-adherence
  • Establishment of metrics for tracking and measurement of data architecture initiatives and the reporting back at all levels across the organisation
  • Development of the Data Architecture roadmap and its integration to the wider enterprise architecture
  • Be the technical design authority for data over all internal and external projects

Person specification

It is important through your CV / Cover Letter that you give evidence of proven experience of each of the following essential criteria:

Essential Requirements:

  • Broad knowledge of all architectural disciplines
  • Strong understanding or all data management activities and the delivery of strategies in these areas
  • Ability to collaborate and influence at all levels.
  • Conceptual, logical and physical data modelling
  • Deep understanding of Master and Reference Data Management
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies in the data management field
  • Proven track record of delivering data architecture in a complex environment.
  • The ability to explain complex concepts to all levels across the organisation.

Additional informationLocationCAA offers hybrid working for its employees. This means that whilst the role is based at their Gatwick office, there is substantial opportunity to work from home most of the time, however it is for the employee and their line manager to agree the balance between home and workplace working - determined primarily by business need. Please be aware that this role can only be worked from within the UK and not overseas. Relocation expenses are not available.

Key Rewards and Benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Free onsite gym at Gatwick
  • Discounted gym membership for London
  • 28 days annual leave, additional 5 days leave purchase scheme
  • Generous pension scheme and much more

The Selection Process

Clearance required:The post holders must undergo National Security Vetting and achieve the appropriate level of clearance. To be vetted we will usually expect a reasonable period of residency in the UK so that meaningful checks can be undertaken. For this role this will need to be 5 years.

If you do not meet these requirements, we may not be able to accept your application.

How to ApplyTo apply, please send your CV. The selection panel will use this evidence to assess your application against the selection criteria in the Person Specification section above. It is not mandatory to provide a cover letter but it can be beneficial to provide further evidence of your suitability against the essential skills. In your CV please also set out your educational and professional qualifications, and career history, with key responsibilities, dates and achievements. Please provide reasons for any gaps.

Expected Timeline:Your application will be reviewed by a Reed Recruitment Specialist who may invite you to an initial telephone screening call. The call will last up to 30 minutes, giving you an opportunity to discuss your relevant experience, the role and CAA in more detail.

Should you application be progressed, the selection panel will assess your application by considering the evidence you have provided in your CV. Please ensure your application demonstrates how you meet the criteria in the Person Specification for the role. The selection panel will then select the shortlist of candidates to take forward to interview stage.

Diversity Confident:CAA is passionate about diversity and ensuring all are included. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We use fair and inclusive selection approaches to hire the best person for the job based on merit alone.

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