Technical Architect - Data Analytics

Location: Multiple locations available

Contract: Permanent

Salary: from £42000

Technical Architect - Data Analytics

Salary: from £42,000 per annum when working full time (35 hours a week)  

Contract:  Permanent   

Location:  Bristol, Cheltenham, Manchester, London or Harwell 

We’re looking for amazing people to help us drive a digital revolution for the benefit of society.   


About you  

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box. But we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. If you're excited about working for us and can do most of what we are looking for, go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!   

 We’re ideally looking for someone with these skills:  

  • Architecture and design of databases, data warehousing, distribution models and data-focused applications - primarily in AWS cloud-based infrastructure.  
  • Experience developing and documenting highly detailed solutions and presenting them to internal and external audiences.  
  • Working in a customer facing environment. 
  • An understanding of an Agile Scrum/Kanban environments with multiple product organisations.  
  • Solid understanding of integration methodologies and ETL pipelines that support the data ecosystem.  
  • Experience in Cloud computing technologies including cloud analytics, automation, business drivers, and emerging computing trends.  
  • Awareness of opportunities for innovation with new tools and uses of data. 


About the role  

The technical data architect sets the vision for the directorate’s use of data through data design to meet business needs. You will design data architecture by dealing with specific business problems and aligning to enterprise-wide standards and principles. Working within the context of well understood architecture, identifying appropriate patterns and effectively translating and communicate across technical and non-technical stakeholders as well as facilitate discussions within a multidisciplinary directorate, organisation and sector. 

The role holder will have an overall perspective on business issues, events and activities, with an understanding of their wider implications and long-term impact. This could include determining patterns, standards, policies, roadmaps and vision statements with a focus on outcomes rather than solutions and activities. Understanding what data governance is required and taking responsibility for the assurance of data solutions and making recommendations to ensure compliance. 

You will be working with the Data Engineering team to translate business and product requirements from stakeholders into technical requirements for implementation and will acting as a trusted advisor to customers for cloud adoption and strategy, understanding industry-recognised data-modelling patterns and standards. 

Maintaining an excellent understanding of AWS solutions and monitor global IT developments, trends and competitors and providing technical leadership and guidance to others within the Data Engineering team, Data Analytics directorate and across the organisation. 

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About us  

We want a world where people learn, discover and thrive through access to technology. No matter who they are or where they live. We’re a social enterprise, so every penny we create is reinvested in our core purpose.   

We’re a place where people make a difference to our members, feel valued and have fun. Our values are our guiding principles. They define how we work and help us to do what we do so well. Our values are pride, passion, pace, trust, and teamwork.   


Why work at Jisc   

We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working including flexible hours and working from home.   

We’re always learning and developing. All our people have access to a huge variety of learning resources to help them achieve this.   

   Our benefits are great too:  

  • We offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and 3 days Christmas closure)   
  • You have the option to join the generous USS pension scheme   
  • We provide discounts on IT equipment, a cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans  
  • We also offer generous parental leave arrangements, career breaks and volunteer leave   



This role can be based in Bristol, London, Harwell or Manchester. 

Connecting with each other is a doddle, thanks to our technology, but getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can, so you may need to travel on occasion. Our main offices are in Bristol, Harwell, London and Manchester.  


Other stuff you need to know  

At Jisc we celebrate diversity and know that it’s critical for our success. We work hard to make sure were inclusive. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.   

If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, let us know. We will be happy to help.   

We review CV’s as we receive them and interview as soon as we receive good applications. We don’t use closing dates. So, please apply as soon as possible to avoiding missing out on this role.   

Here at JISC we are fortunate to have technology that allows us to work from home. In line with government guidance surrounding COVID-19 we have recently closed our offices however we want to reassure you that this doesn’t mean that we will stop recruiting. Interviewing online is common practice in today’s world and we will be arranging all interviews virtually for the time being.

Don’t hesitate to send your CV if you are interested.

No agencies please   


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