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DDaT - Central Operations Platform - Principal Data Architect

Grade 6

Architecture and Data

Salary Range:

£69,200 - £80,520 National: £69,200 - £76,120 - London: £73,200 - £80,520

Department and Location:

Home Office

Croydon - Metro Point, Manchester, Soapworks, Sheffield - Vulcan House

Advert Closing Date:


Contract Type:


Available Working Pattern:

Compressed Hours, Flexible Working, Full-time

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Job Description:

Your main day to day responsibilities will be:

Leading and managing a multidisciplinary team of 11 data architects, engineers, data analysts, delivery and product managers, across various projects managing the resources effectively to ensure delivery.
Setting direction for the COP Data Team motivating them and facilitating collaboration across COP delivery teams and wider Border Systems teams.
Using experience and delivery expertise to actively manage risks, issues relating to the work of the Data Team and data quality.
Overseeing the design of multiple data models and having a broad understanding of how each model fulfils the needs of the business.
Championing Data Architecture across government and setting the standards and ways of working for the Data Architecture community.
Defining and implementing governance to ensure the data strategy is followed, with the help of the Lead Data Architect.
Defining policies and setting standards for modelling, structuring, naming, describing, securing, and formatting data.
Ensuring that the organisation’s systems are designed in line with the Data Architecture.
Providing advice to project teams, using your deep knowledge of industry best practices and emerging tools and methodology, and overseeing the management of the full data lifecycle.
Hybrid working - the minimum workplace attendance requirement is between 40% and 100% in accordance to the business needs taking into account working patterns which may vary.

Person Specification:

Person specification
You will also be expected to carry out the following day to day activities:

Liaising and communicating with senior stakeholders across the other areas within DDaT to understand what the business requires and how your teams can manage these needs.

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