Data Architect

The role

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future. 

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. 

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life

  • Must be comfortable across all Architecture Domains and specialise in Data Architecture.
  • Experience of data architecture across the full project and information lifecycle and the artefacts and views that capture and communicate needs and designs at each stage
  • Ability to design and deliver data architecture solutions against client / stakeholder needs and aligned with governance and target operating models
  • A clear understanding and application of data architecture methodologies and frameworks such as: DAMA DMBoK, DCAM
  • Experience in key data-centric topics such as Business Intelligence and Analytics, Master Data Management, Metadata Management, Data Governance
  • A clear understanding and application of data architecture modelling standards, tools and frameworks, e.g. ERD, UML, ERWin
  • Knowledge of data architecture patterns and technologies such as data lake, relational data stores, graph databases, operational data stores
  • Knowledge of the wider information management and policy topics that influence data architecture  e.g. GDPR / privacy and records management

PA support for career is unrivalled and market-leading; we have a broad range of career growth opportunities offered via our PA Academy:

  • Technology Training across all the Cloud Service providers (e.g., AWS, GCP, Azure, Oracle), in addition to TOGAF, and SAFe certification training. We have global alliances with Microsoft, Google, Amazon Web Services, and SAP. This gives us direct access to expertise and insight from leading providers to help solve client problems more rapidly.
  • Consulting skills development (e.g., Top-Down-Thinking and Commercial Leadership Training).
  • Career Coaching and Mentoring opportunities with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
  • Access to our PA Knowledge Management Content repository and delivery Track Record repositories.

What do we expect from you?

  • The capability to represent PA in building lasting relationships and  delivering the quality and consistency our clients expect
  • The ability to converse with clients at all levels with outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • An appreciation for blue-sky thinking and deep knowledge of the technologies you have Architected/Implemented
  • A desire to help grow and support the architecture capability and PA business as a whole
  • A genuine passion for technology and a desire to progress your career and be the best you.
  • An open mind and willingness to challenge ideas and be challenged. A mindset to seek out innovative solutions, overcoming obstacles with practical approaches.
  • Support and involvement in shaping bids (working with a bid team) to create approaches or proposals, and delivering presentations as required 
  • The desire to constantly learn new skills and a commitment to continual improvement

Benefits

We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we recognise the value of flexible working. As soon as you join, we’ll have an open discussion about what works best for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for those major family milestones.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year in addition to your standard allowance.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to grow your career ambitions and keep you curious.

Planning for the future

We offer all the sensible things as well, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a practiced hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone at PA get the support they need.
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Going further afield

With offices spread across the globe, we’re able to relocate our people who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off – so can you.

Location

The base office for this role is Bristol, UK. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)
     

Inclusion & Diversity

 

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

 

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

 

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. 

 

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

 

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitmentenquiries@paconsulting.com

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life