Data Architect

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  • Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom View on Map
  • Post Date : March 13, 2023
  • Apply Before : April 27, 2023
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  • Job ID 338168

Job Description

Vitality, Data Architect, Bournemouth, £Competitive + Bonus + Benefits

Hybrid role – 2 days a week in the office, 3 days a week at home.

We’re the UK insurer and investment provider that rewards people for positive lifestyle choices. With 1.25m+ UK members and more than 25m globally, we’re out to make the world a healthier, happier place.

That applies as much to our people as it does to our members. So, as well as a highly competitive pay package, you’ll enjoy: Free places to Vitality sponsored run events, online fitness classes and wellbeing workshops, competitions to win tickets to top-flight sporting events, health checks, and access to our full range of partners and rewards.

About the Data Architect role:

The Data Architect role will be accountable for blueprinting the underlying data strategy to assist the implementation of data maturity.

You will enjoy working with the latest cloud environments, cutting edge technology and help shape new data pathways in a company that helps people live healthier lives.

The right candidate will possess a desire to work in fast-paced environment, with the ability to consistently deliver exceptional results on demanding timelines.

Your responsibilities as our Data Architect will include:

Collaborate with a central design authority and senior data engineers to conceptualize, design and develop a data and information service framework

Help visualize how the changes in data acquisitions can affect the landscape within the data framework (conceptual, logical, physical)

Work with the Data Engineering team to implement robust and reliable data architecture to sustain high-performance Kafka streams and predictive models

Create a repeatable framework for MLOps which help with inference and calling predictive models

Introduce a balance of languages and tools that enable data to seemingly transverse the company estate, which ensure robust data pipelines linking various systems

Identify potential technical opportunities to enable higher delivery of data products and improvement areas

Recommend ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality within architecture limits

Research opportunities for data acquisition and new uses for existing data

Work collaboratively with the Data Science, System Architecture, and other IT delivery teams to design and construct data frameworks which can efficiently exchange data between platforms

Own and drive the future state architecture and associated delivery roadmaps

Contribute to Enterprise level Data Architecture visions with the company group

Work closely with key stakeholders (Chief Data Officer and Data Management) to implement and influence the Group’s strategy

What we're looking for in our Data Architect:


Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology/Systems/Sciences/Maths

5 years of experience in business intelligence, data warehousing, data management and data delivery, database and ETL technologies

Strong technical experience in designing solutions for data Lakes, supported on premise and cloud architecture

Microsoft SQL Server technologies (SSIS)

5+ years on data architecture & modelling in Big Data technologies

Experience designing effective streaming systems, using technologies like Spark Streaming and Apache Kafka

Expertise in defining the right architecture for exposing Machine Learning model

Knowledge of MLOps/DataOps framework architecture – architecting for rapid change in operational and analytical environments

Knowledge of security models for hybrid solution deployment (Preferably AWS or Snowflake)


Prior experience in using Agile methodology

Previous insurance or financial services industry experience

Closing date: 7th April 2023

If you feel you have the skills and experience to become our Data Architect, then please click ‘apply’ today – we’d love to hear from you