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Lead Data Solutions Architect - TOGAF, GCP, Technology, Insurance




Strategy & Architecture




Remote working


London / WFH

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A fantastic opportunity for a Proven Lead Data Solutions Architect required to support a major IT Transformation programme. Suited candidates will have significant Data Architecture experience within a heavily regulated Financial Services environment, ideally for another Insurance company.

The Solutions Architects within the Solutions Architecture function take primary responsibility for the design and end to end solutions for project work, aligned to the Enterprise Roadmaps and Vision. The Solutions Architects will champion best practices, feed their depth of knowledge and expertise into the enterprise roadmaps, and offer coaching and consultancy to the delivery teams. Solutions Architects will also take part in the governance forums to ensure the ongoing conformity to the enterprise roadmaps.

Specifically to Data, the Data Solutions Architect will provide the Data Delivery teams with design support and consultancy for each delivery, will champion application development quality, work with the Delivery Seniors/Leads to ensure roadmap


You will use a TOGAF based approach to tackle complex and exciting challengesYou will work with many technologies across all aspects of IT, but our core tech includesGoogle Cloud Platform (inc BigQuery and DataFlow)Teradata, Oracle, SQL Server and DB2/400Informatica and WhereScapeMicro-strategyYou will be expected to stay current in the technology domain through research/PoCsYou will champion and oversee the design and implementation of best practicesYou will identify and promote innovative ways of using technology to maximise system benefit


To act as a lead in the development of fit for purpose solutions, ensuring end to end responsibility from how the users will be affected by the change, ensuring the correct technical choices (within the boundaries of the agreed enterprise assets), to ensuring the scale, performance, security and quality are designed in from the start.To work in Tandem with the Enterprise Architects to understand the business goals and vision, and to contribute to the Enterprise Road-maps.To assist in the decision-making process for data delivery teams to ensure that system changes are in line with target architecture, and that tactical decisions are being made appropriately and effectivelyProducing documentation of a high-quality and to a detailed level. Also ensuring all Decision Points, Building Blocks, Design Principles, Design Rationale and all inter dependencies are understood, documented and communicated across IT, where appropriateProactively managing and addressing project risks and issues. Escalating high priority issues to management with suggested solutionsActing as a point of reference within the team to provide in-depth knowledge and technical expertiseProvide consultancy services to internal customers by offering technical guidance, and ensuring architecture principles, design standards and operational requirements are met.Act as a Coach and provide consultancy to the senior developers and technical leadsEnsuring delivery of projects on time and to budget, by adopting delivery-focused working practices and methodologies.Contribute to the architecture repository, using approved modelling tools and language

Interviews will take place this week, so apply immediately or call Bangura Solutions to discuss this contract role further.