Senior Data Architect

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London, UK

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Seniority level

Mid-Senior level

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Job description

As a Senior Data Architect, you'll be the link between business, Big Data Developers and Data Scientists. You'll interact with various stakeholders to understand their requirements and create an evolving solution architecture for our cloud-based Enterprise Data Platform in a consultative manner.  You'll join a forward-thinking company with access to cutting edge technology on a global scale. So if you have a real desire to learn and adapt to new technologies, you'll find lots here to interest you and challenge you.


About us


Our people are at the heart of everything we do and we offer a fast-paced environment where we have fun, celebrate success and give you all the tools you’ll need to be your best self. It's not just our colleagues we look after - we've got a responsibility to our customers too and we work hard on our William Hill Protect + Play initiative.

We have welcomed our teams back to the office and have a balanced approach to office and home working.  Our employees have the opportunity to work from home up to 80% of the time with 20% of office time built in to ensure we get some face-to-face collaborative team time - and the chance for a coffee and a catch up! 


Your role in the team


You'll take ownership of end to end data architecture design for data warehouse and big data solutions. Our data model design includes Data Vault 2.0, Dimensional, 3 NF and No-SQL techniques, ETL, ELT, real-time data ingestion and API based integration. Your work will support advanced analytics and AI/Machine Learning capabilities.


We'll rely on you to provide technical and thought leadership, strategic thinking and architectural direction on data projects. You'll have the autonomy to define and communicate commercially aware architecture designs for data solutions in accordance with data design authority governance and standards.

You'll work closely with project teams and other stakeholders to meet the projects requirements aligned with architecture standards - this will involve identifying operational and delivery risks. Your expertise will enable you to provide governance on data architecture for business functions, data standards, and target operating models for data activities.


Collaborating with Data Science and Engineering teams, you'll share best practice for building data pipelines. In partnership with  define and manage policies and programs for data stewardship and custodianship  legal, information security, and corporate risk and compliance offices.


Here, you'll find lot of opportunity to develop yourself and make an impact via exposure to high profile projects and strategic initiatives.


Skills needed


We're looking for an established Data Architect with extensive experience with Relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including document or, graph databases. Experience with Snowflake, Redshift, Google Big Query, SQL Server is a plus. You'll need to be an expert in data modelling methodologies and techniques (Data Vault 2.0 and Dimensional) plus tools and automation frameworks (Erwin or Wherescape)


In general, your technology experience should include cloud services (AWS / Azure) as well as object-oriented/object function scripting languages (Python, Java, Go, C++) and big data tools (Spark, Kafka). This role will suit you if you've been hands-on as a developer or engineer and progressed into architecture / lead / principal roles.


You'll need to be able to challenge confidently and manage stakeholders effectively, using diplomacy, and drawing on your experience to translate technical detail into language that can be understood by a broad audience.


What we offer


You can take advantage of a personal training budget. Our flexible benefits package includes a competitive pension, bonus and a range of lifestyle benefits plus a heavily discounted zone 1-6 Oyster card if you join us in London. In addition to the standard 25 days holiday, you'll get an extra day off for your birthday.