Data Architect Ref 8604

Post Title: Data Architect
School/department: ITS / Strategy and Architecture
Hours: Full time considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 8604
Salary: starting at £43,414 to £51,805 per annum A market supplement (subject to biennial review) is available for this post, taking the total remuneration up to a maximum of £71,096
Placed on: 14 July 2022
Closing date: 08 August 2022 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The University of Sussex is a leading academic institution nestled in the beautiful South Downs, on the outskirts of Brighton. With staff and students from over 100 countries, we are a diverse and innovative environment, and one of the highest performing universities in the world.

Led by an award-winning Chief Digital Transformation Officer and inspirational leadership team we are now embarking on an ambitious programme of transformational change. Over the coming years, this digital transition will be an ever-developing programme supported by senior stakeholders both financially and strategically. All of this is underpinned by major construction and estate renewal, an exciting programme of work to add thousands of accommodation spaces, and a network replacement project to install the latest digital infrastructure as part of the journey towards a fully data-enabled organisation.

We are moving to an agile world and need to take the organisation on the same journey; to be sector leading and to deliver a model of digital delivery fit for the coming years. As this programme gains momentum, we need more people to join us as we unpick our challenges and legacy systems and move towards meeting our potential.

The Data Architect, will be a key member of the IT Services Team responsible for developing creative, robust, scalable and reusable strategies and solutions to meet client requirements and deliver business benefits to the University of Sussex.

The role will define and maintain the data architecture, including structuring and defining data and information flows, integration and data migrations in line with defined principles and standards, across the IT project portfolio.

Furthermore, the Data Architect will partner with business and technology development teams, understanding organisational and departmental strategy and assisting in the translation of requirements into a solution vision, high-level business and/or IT system specifications. The role will then lead in designing, specifying, and defining data architectures that address requirements of availability, integrity, security, integration, quality and performance.

In this role you will be expected to work with Project Managers and Business Analysts to develop high level project schedule resource plans, cost estimates, and help prepare business cases for implementation projects.

You will also be required to seek out new industry and technology trends and apply this knowledge to solving business problems. As well as, helping to update, review, and maintain the enterprise architecture models and knowledge base, ensuring any changes to the IT environment are captured and documented to a high quality.

For further information or to apply contact Tom King/Lawrence Harris at Global Resourcing: / 020 8253 1806.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 8604) (PDF 243KB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

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