Data Architecture jobs and careers

As the use of data in business gets more and more prevalent, companies are making a significant investment into their BI systems and data infrastructure to improve efficiency and increase productivity. The major benefits of having a functioning BI system or a real-time streaming data architecture, include faster reporting, improved data quality, and increased competitive advantage.

Why consider a career as a Data Architect?

Analytics is now seen as the most important technology priority for companies around the world, and decision making in now more important than ever. There are a large range of industries that utilise Business intelligence such as; Financial Services, Healthcare, Government, Marketing and Sales, Oil and Gas and Transport.

Typical role titles include

Business Intelligence Designer
BI Designer
Business Intelligence Architect
BI Architect
Data Architect
Big Data Architect
Enterprise Data Architect
Data Solution Architect
Data Infrastructure Architect
Head of Business Intelligence
Business Intelligence Manager
Lead Data Architect
Head of Data Architecture
Information Architect

Career progression example

Data Engineer
Data Architect
Lead Data Architect
Enterprise Data Architect
Head of Data Architecture

Is it right for me? The skills it takes…

Programming skills/Awareness: Data Modelling and Data Warehousing | ETL and Data Integration | OLAP Models Semantic Layer | Reporting | Dashboards | Presentation Layer | Master Data Management | Metadata Management | Predictive Analytics and Data Mining | Big Data and Streaming Data | SQL Server | Oracle | AWS |  Azure | GCP | Google Cloud | Netezza | OBIEE | PL/SQL.

Critical thinking skills: Analysing | Applying Standards | Information Seeking | Logical Reasoning | Predicting, Transforming Knowledge.

What qualifications does it take?

A-Levels in IT, Maths, Engineering Computer Science, Business Management or Degree in Computer Science, Maths, Engineering, Business Information Systems, Data Engineering, Big Data.

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Our latest Data, Insight & Analytics jobs

We connect ambitious organisations with their greatest assets, equally ambitious talent.

Data Engineering Lead

  • Bristol
  • Permanent
  • £80,000

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Lead the future of data technology and drive a high-performing team at a FTSE 100

Lead and mentor a high-performing data engineering team.

Drive tech transformation and innovative analytics solutions.

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14th Jun

Principal Data Architect

  • Guildford
  • Permanent
  • Up to £100,000

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Global Data Platform Build

Spearhead a global project impacting data management and analytics across the company.

Utilise cutting-edge cloud technologies and methodologies to drive long-term strategic data goals.

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31st Mar

Senior Data Modeller

  • London
  • Permanent
  • Up to £90,000

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Drive Data Harmonisation in a Major Transformation Initiative.

Spearhead data modelling efforts to align with strategic group objectives.

Leverage Data Vault methodology to enhance agility and scalability in data management.

Full details

13th Feb


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