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Director Data Architect - Digital & Emerging Technologies - Technology Consulting - Belfast

Location:  Belfast
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  27 May 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1490275

Director Data Architect – Digital & Emerging Technologies – Technology Consulting – Belfast


At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


The opportunity
This is a rapidly growing area, so you will have plenty of opportunity to spread your wings and develop your skill set to keep up with the ever-growing demands of the digital landscape. Our Data Services Group team helps apply cutting edge technology and techniques to bring solutions to our clients. As part of that, you'll sit side-by-side with clients and diverse teams from EY and we'll look to you to provide our clients with a unique business perspective on how they must continue to innovate and remain competitive in this ever-changing industry. We are seeking individuals with significant client-side experience or individuals who have gained project and technology delivery experience within large recognised organisations. 


Your key responsibilities
•    As a Data Architect, you will support our clients in defining and implementing a data journey aligned with their strategic objectives. 

•    Create solution designs and estimates for complexity, effort and costs
•    Participate in presentations and proposals for medium and highly complex projects.

•    Create high-quality work products and act as a subject matter resource for Data architecture, leveraging knowledge and experience to shape services to client problems.
•    Design, develop and implement data strategy, data collection, transformation, data integration and data analytics solutions 
•    Providing expertise and support across the enterprise information framework, including data intake, data transformation, data quality, metadata and master data management, data virtualisation, data governance, data lineage, data services, data security and data lakes.

•    Lead technology consulting engagements, solution workshops and due diligence
•    Work closely with Solution Architects to help domains with data modelling understand the fundamental concepts of master systems of record. 
•    As a senior team member, shape and manage engagement teams as needed required

•    Drive business development through the winning of new clients.

To qualify for the role, you must have
•    Proven experience, with solid experience as a Data Architect, Solutions Architect, or similar role in a consulting environment.

•    Comprehensive experience in developing and maintaining enterprise data models for analytics using dimensional, star, snowflake or data vault methodologies.
•    Proficient in implementing and maintaining Master and Reference Data Management to ensure data accuracy and integrity across the organisation.
•    Comprehensive expertise in programming languages and tools for data preparation, analysis and reporting 

•    At least 1 year of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross functional team leadership
•    Excellent understanding of:
•    data wrangling and standard data cleansing, in different formats, including CSVs and structured tables.

•    Microsoft BI toolset, including O365 tools and Power Platform (Powerapps/Powerautomate/PowerBI)
•    Azure cloud ETL toolset, including Azure SQL Server, Azure Data Factory, Datalake.
•    Cloud infrastructure including Microsoft Azure Cloud infrastructure, Identity & Access Management,  data stores connections, cloud functions concepts.

•    Familiar with Big Data infrastructures, including file-based and in-memory big data platforms.
•    Excellent understanding of cloud architectures, including data , security, platforms as a service, data privacy models.
•    Excellent communication skills both written and verbal including ability to convey designs and solutions to both technical and business audiences

•    Strong adherence to data governance policies including security, architecture, data quality and data retention
•    Proven experience in managing the data lifecycle from various data sources to delivering reports and visualisation to end-users 
•    Experience in working in Agile development environments


Ideally, you’ll also have
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Information Management, or related field 

•    Participation in the opensource community.
•    Exposure to automation or digital transformation.
•    Expert level certification in MS Azure, AWS Cloud or Google Cloud, data engineering or similar track.


What we look for

We’re interested in candidates with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you’re serious about auditing and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.

What we offer

•    Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
•    Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
•    Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
    Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build. 


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Please note;
Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity& inclusiveness here . We ask because it matters!


EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. 


Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. 


Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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