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Our client is a leading international bank who has offices in the UK and mainland Europe.


They are looking to hire an experienced Data Architect to work on their Enterprise Data Laking programme.




  • Provide ownership and accountability for delivering effective solution designs to meet business needs within the Bank`s Enterprise Data Lake (EDL) platforms, taking the lead on the delivery from an data design perspective

  • Contributing to the data architecture roadmap and strategy, working with the enterprise architecture team providing inputs in the definition of the future data architecture state

  • Providing key contributions to overall solution planning, providing input into the estimation process as well as highlighting technical risks, issues and assumptions

  • Partake in design reviews from fellow data solution architects within the team, contribute to the architecture governance forums as required, as well as presenting to the Bank`s Architecture Review Board when necessary


  • Highly experienced solution architect in designing solutions for large-scale distributed data projects and programmes working in complex, multi-vendor change delivery organisations

  • Deep distributed data platform knowledge and experience particularly on the Cloudera CDH/CDP

  • Banking background

  • Excellent understanding and knowledge of distributed data design principles commonly used in Hadoop

  • Strong understanding of processing large datasets including streaming data and unstructured data utilising HBase, Hive, Impala and Spark

  • Experience in modern engineering practices and technologies

  • Broad experience in complex enterprise IT estates with an ability to contribute to projects and programmes quickly

  • Scrum / Kanban and SAFe delivery experience

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