Senior Data Architect

November 12, 2023

Job Description


Job title: Senior Data Architect

Company: Forseven

Job description: Forseven, a revolutionary company looking to transform the EV industry through cutting-edge technology and innovative engineering practices, is seeking an exceptional Senior Data Architect to join our highly skilled and dynamic team. This pivotal role will operate in a hybrid capacity out of one of our offices near Guildford or Coventry, where the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the most visionary minds in the automotive field.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to become part of a scale-up, where your contributions will play a crucial role in shaping the future of our forward-thinking company. With its rapid growth trajectory and dynamic nature, Forseven offers you an exceptional platform to help drive strategy as we expand into new horizons.

What you will do:

The role of the Enterprise Data Architect is to enable the company’s use of data as a strategic and operational enabler of corporate goals and objectives. The Senior Data Architect will achieve this by strategically designing, developing, and implementing data models for enterprise-level applications and systems. These models shall be architected at the following layers: conceptual, logical, business area, and application. This individual will act as the primary advocate of data modelling methodologies and data processing and integration best practices.

Strategy & Planning

Develop and deliver long-term strategic goals for data architecture vision and standards in conjunction with data users, department managers, clients, and other key stakeholders.

Create short-term tactical solutions to achieve long-term objectives and an overall data management roadmap.

Establish processes for governing the identification, collection, and use of corporate metadata; take steps to assure metadata accuracy and validity.

Establish methods and procedures for tracking data quality, completeness, redundancy, and improvement.

Conduct data capacity planning, life cycle, duration, usage requirements, feasibility studies, and other tasks.

Create strategies and plans for data security, backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, and archiving.

Ensure that data strategies and architectures are in regulatory compliance.

Acquisition & Deployment

Ensure the success of enterprise-level application rollouts (e.g. ERP, CRM, HRIS etc.)

Liaise with vendors and service providers to select the products or services that best meet company goals.

Operational Management

Assess and determine governance, stewardship, and frameworks for managing data across the organisation.

Develop and promote data management methodologies and standards.

Select and implement the appropriate tools, software, applications, and systems to support data technology goals.

Oversee the mapping of data sources, data movement, interfaces, integrations and analytics, with the goal of ensuring data quality.

Collaborate with project managers and business unit leaders for all projects involving enterprise data.

Address data-related problems in regards to systems integration, compatibility, and multiple-platform integration.

Act as a leader and advocate of data management, including coaching, training, and career development to staff.

Develop and implement key components as needed to create testing criteria in order to guarantee the fidelity and performance of data architecture.

Document the data architecture and environment in order to maintain a current and accurate view of the larger data picture.

Identify and develop opportunities for data reuse, migration, or retirement.

We would like you to have:

Formal Education & Certification

College or University diploma or university degree in computer science, information systems, or computer engineering.

Knowledge & Experience

Demonstrable experience as a data or information architect.

Hands-on experience with data architecting, data mining, large-scale data modeling, and business requirements gathering/analysis.

Direct experience in implementing enterprise data management processes, procedures, and decision support in and engineering manufacturing environment.

Strong understanding of relational data structures, theories, principles, and practices.

Strong familiarity with metadata management and associated processes.

Hands-on knowledge of enterprise repository tools, data modeling tools, data mapping tools, and data profiling tools.

Demonstrated expertise with repository creation, and data and information system life cycle methodologies.5

Experience with business requirements analysis, entity relationship planning, database design, reporting structures, and so on.

Ability to manage data and metadata migration.

Experience with database platforms, including SQL, Oracle

Understanding of Web services (SOAP, XML, UDDI, WSDL).

Object oriented programming experience (e.g. using Java, .Net etc.).

Excellent client/user interaction skills to determine requirements.

Working technical knowledge of applications and platforms, including SAP & Salesforce

Experience with data processing flowcharting techniques.

Proven project management experience.

Good knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

Personal Attributes

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.

Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.

About us and our culture…

At Forseven, we are more than just a team of professionals; we are dynamic innovators, visionary collaborators and trailblazers who believe in making a difference. Our passion lies in revolutionising the electric vehicle industry through our cutting-edge advancements and sustainable solutions that aim to transform the way transportation is perceived.

Currently operating under stealth mode, our focus is entirely directed towards achieving excellence as pioneers in creating sustainable mobility solutions which will help shape the future of transportation.

We’re looking for enlightened individuals who possess an unwavering passion, relentless drive, and insatiable curiosity to question conventional norms and push beyond perceived limitations.

Expected salary:

Location: Coventry – Guildford, Surrey

Job date: Thu, 02 Nov 2023 23:43:57 GMT

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