The Data Architect plays a key role in helping the University achieve the objectives set out in its IT Strategic Plan by improving the quality of information available to researchers, students, departments and colleges; providing an integrated and trusted view of the data from each business system, a shared enterprise logical data architecture and clear data governance.
The Data Architect will lead on data governance and strategy, data modelling, data architecture solutions for integrations, migrations, analytics, application development and data quality, as well as collaborate with other data practitioners, business data experts, data analysts, business analysts, software developers and technical architects. Importantly, the post holder will be passionate about data, an excellent communicator, an inclusive team player and willing to learn new skills.
The Data Architect will work at a high level of detail and precision in the development of data artefacts using the University’s enterprise-level modelling toolset and repository, will champion good data management practices and will mentor junior data colleagues where appropriate.
Specialist training will be provided depending on the needs of the post holder (for example, data modelling, data analytics, GDPR, enterprise-level modelling toolset).