Senior Architect - Data and Analytics

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Working Differently Available
Location: Berkshire
Categories: Information Technology, Data & Analytics

Job Title: Senior Architect –(DnA)               

Location: Reading with some flexibility

Salary: Up to £90k depending on skills and experience plus bonus

Permanent/Full Time Hours

Our Role

As we continue with our journey of our 5 year+ £1bn IT transformation programme, spanning all areas of the business, these are exciting times for SSE IT. Effectively harnessing data and analytics is an essential strategic capability which will enable SSE to continue to operate effectively in its markets and business segments.

As a Senior Architect in the Data and Analytics team, you’ll be responsible for: driving value by understanding the business strategy and intended goals; defining analytics architecture and evolving from current to future state; building analytics solution portfolios and roadmaps; solution shaping; analytics solution design; providing architecture leadership, assurance and direction to analytics implementation teams.

As a strong influencer, you’ll contribute to the definition of the business roadmap and strategy for data and analytics. You’ll make well-researched and timely recommendations for the selection of appropriate applications and technology components.  

You’ll also contribute to programme planning, estimating and scheduling.

Your Skills and Experience

In this exciting role, you’ll have broad expertise in the design and delivery of advanced analytics and business intelligence use cases and solutions. You will have technical expertise in, for example, data modelling, data management, data warehouses, relational databases, big data architecture and technology, data lakes, batch and streaming data pipelines, IoT.  Experience of analytics implementations in the cloud, preferably Azure, is desirable, with good working knowledge of software defined platforms, agile implementation approaches, DevOps, DataOps.  You’ll have a good understanding of data privacy and security. Your creative approach to building and maintaining effective working relationships with executive levels and senior stakeholders, including business transformation and relationship managers as well as delivery teams and suppliers is essential. As a Senior Analytics Architect, you will demonstrate proven ability and experience in communicating value from technology in a way that is relevant and compelling for your business audience.  Your approach to balancing long-term, strategic goals with short-term implications of proposals, will be considered and pragmatic. You’ll have significant experience in developing architecture roadmaps and delivering against these roadmaps. You’ll already be familiar with, and have experience in, applying architecture frameworks and any related architecture development methods, such as TOGAF.  

Our Company

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here’s a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

Next Steps

Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments required to support your application please get in touch:

Closing date for applications is: 26 April 2019

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks

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