Senior Data Architect Ref 6939

School/department: IT Services
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 6939
Salary: starting at £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro rata if part time 
Placed on: 21 December 2021
Closing date:  03 February 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

University of Sussex has a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Data Architect to work across our Education and Students projects as part of the ambitious digital roadmap that will help to prepare the University for the next generation of students.

This is an exciting chance to help define and drive the data strategy, models and standards across projects like the implementation of a new student information system and adoption of the new HESA standards for reporting and returns.

You will be working with people across the University to understand, model, migrate and integrate the critical data associated with our students teaching and learning, and with a view to enabling a greater realization of the value and benefits that can be found in this information.

 You will have:

  • A strong data architecture background
  • An excellent ability to model data architectures
  • A deep understanding of data structures and management
  • A solid understanding of data security and protection
  • Strong team working and collaboration skills

 We can offer:

  • An early opportunity to influence and define future data strategy for the University
  • An interesting and challenging set of projects to work across
  • A chance to make a difference to future students and staff
  • A part in an ambitious team

 The University offers a compelling employer proposition including a positive approach to flexible working and significant investment in staff wellbeing, a generous annual leave allowance and access to campus facilities.

University of Sussex is a top UK university, situated on a green campus in the South Downs hills, near the vibrant coastal city of Brighton and Hove. We are highly ranked in the UK league tables and over 75% of our research activity is categorised as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Please contact Peter Collier,  for informal enquiries.

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 6939) (PDF 67.00KB)

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

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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