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Data Architect

Location

Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, London, Wakefield, Warrington

About the job

Summary

We are currently looking to recruit a G4 Data Architect in London, Bristol, Wakefield, Leicester, Warrington or Birmingham.

Enterprise Design Authority Technology is based within Digital Data & Technology (DDaT).

We work across the agency to build a mechanism for achieving the alignment of enterprise and solution, technology architectures to the NCA’s strategic direction.

Job description

This role will focus on the data design elements of an exciting and challenging delivery of key operational capabilities within the NCA.
To be successful in this role you will have strong technical architecture expertise combined with areas of deeper knowledge of technologies and practice, broad understanding of all architecture domains, and strong stakeholder and consultative skills.
 

Responsibilities

• Develop and assist in the review of ICT architecture and data designs, to ensure compliance with enterprise wide data standards, practices, and design patterns.
• Provide technical and data expertise leading on data technologies, ETL , data integration, data enrichment, and data modelling.
• Assist in the development of the future data architecture for the NCA.
• Support the design (or assurance) of the data aspects of solutions and applications, including data structures, databases, file systems, schemas and metadata.
• Ensure compliance with data architectures, standards, practices, making recommendations to higher design authorities as needed.
• Participate in workshops and similar consultations with users and others to identify user needs and how users consume and categorise content.
• Help to establish and embed standards for data quality and its measurement.
• Look across the agency and externally to identify and learn from data and information architecture developments and trends.
• Support the creation and maintenance of the corporate data model, ensuring it aligns with the business needs, HMG strategies, policies, and standards.



***All NCA officers must hold SC Enhanced upon entry as a minimum. To meet the National Security Vetting requirements for this role you will need to have resided in the UK for a minimum of 3 out of the past 5 years. For more information please see the Candidate information Pack***

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Practical experience of working as a Data Architect in complex programmes and projects.
  • Practical experience of data architecture and design as applied to data exploitation and analytics capabilities. Demonstrate knowledge and experience of current and emerging analytical tools and technologies both on-premises and using public cloud
  • The ability to make & guide effective technical & data decisions. The ability to understand & resolve technical disputes across varying levels of complexity and risk. To be successful in this role you will have strong technical architecture expertise
  • An up-to-date understanding of data protection legislation and its implications for data driven systems.

Benefits

If you are an active police pension member immediately prior to joining the NCA, you can continue your membership throughout your employment with us as if you were a serving police officer. If you do remain an active member and subsequently return to a police force, you should be able to continue your membership there too.

All officers in the NCA are members of the UK Civil Service. You will be eligible for:
• Civil Service pension scheme
• 26 days annual leave rising to 31 on completion of 5 years continuous service
• Training and development opportunities
• Cycle2work scheme

We take the welfare of NCA officers very seriously. All staff have access to Occupational Health services and there are a number of staff representative groups. We also have a range of sporting and other activities on offer.

We can provide flexible working arrangements if the role in question is suitable. These include flexi-time, job sharing and compressed hours (working contracted hours over a shorter period).

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Medical

Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.
If you wish to apply for this vacancy, you must submit your application by 23:55 on Monday 17th August 2020.

Please note depending on the volume of applications a Longlist at sift may be conducted on following criteria:

Practical experience of data architecture and design as applied to data exploitation and analytics capabilities. Demonstrate knowledge and experience of current and emerging analytical tools and technologies both on-premises and using public cloud.

Candidates must pass this criteria for their application to be progressed.

A panel will then assess your application to select those demonstrating the best fit with the role by considering the evidence you have provided against the criteria set out in the Entry Criteria section.

Failure to address any or all of these may affect your application.

Sift results are expected to be released w/c 7th September 2020.

Interviews will take place w/c 14th September to 4th October - locations to be confirmed.

Should you be successful at sift but cannot attend on the interview date(s) listed the recruitment team cannot guarantee an alternative date. Please contact the recruitment team.

Once submitted your application will be acknowledged by the Government Recruitment Service.

A panel will then assess your application to select those demonstrating the best fit with the role by considering the evidence you have provided against the criteria set out in the Entry Criteria section.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.