IT Data Architect- Azure

IT Data Architect- Azure
Dublin 1 Negotiable Ref:

Job Description

My Dublin-based client is actively recruiting an IT Data Architect to join their team on an initial 6-12 month contract.

Job Responsibilities

 

  • Owns and drives the company’s data architecture across ingestion, storage, operational consumption, data warehousing and BI/analytics, and it’s evolution to Azure
  • Communication of the target architecture & validation with key stakeholders using architecture templates and frameworks
  • Ensures compliance of solution architectural designs with the company’s target architecture and relevant company policies, such as security or change management
  • Closely works with all areas of IT (applications, DevOps, I&O, security etc.) and the IT project teams to serve as the central point of communication for all decisions / questions around the architecture of the digital systems.
  • Liaises with business representatives to understand and support both the business strategy and the short term needs of business
  • Supports and enforces the company Architecture governance process and is responsible for the production and quality of the key artefacts.
  • Supports the implementation of the company’s Cloud strategy and the compliance with Group binding principles.
  • Supports the transition of company IT to Agile methodologies.
  • Assesses new technologies or alternate options by conducting proof of concept style investigations
  • Conducts reviews of existing solutions and identifies risks and potential improvements (e.g. cost, efficiency or simplification)
  • Engages with third parties where required

Technical Knowledge Required

  • Design of reliable, resilient scalable, performant, secure production data architectures
  • Traditional principles of Data engineering, operational data storage, data warehousing design, BI and analytics, with appropriate supporting architectures
  • Modern approaches encompassing Big Data, modern analytical methods, machine learning
  • Migrating on-premise data architectures to Azure PaaS data services:
    • Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Warehouse/Synapse
    • Azure Data Factory
    • Databricks/Spark
    • Azure ML and Cognitive Services
  • Security concepts (encryption, authentication, privacy-by-design), and mitigation of security threats (sensitive data controls, data leakage, GDPR compliance)
  • Networking, gateway & security infrastructure for on-premise integration and hybrid cloud
  • Microsoft product stack (.NET, associated languages and frameworks, VSTS,…) including Common persistence frameworks for .NET (Entity Framework) would be a distinct advantage
  • Data modelling experience would be a distinct advantage.

Essential and Desirable Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation; self-motivated
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to describe solutions both on a technical and business level
  • The ability to translate business needs into IT Architecture requirements
  • Experience architecting in a regulated, financial services environment

Consultant Details

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