Hybrid - UK

Data Architect

Data Architect

Location: UK - Hybrid / Remote Working


A few words about us:

First things first… What will you become a part of? Valtech is a global digital agency focused on business transformation. We enable clients to anticipate tomorrow’s trends and connect more directly with their consumers across digital and physical touchpoints.

We deliver innovation with a purpose. With expertise across experience design, technology and marketing, our passion is in addressing transformational business challenges for our clients. Challenges where we re-imagine the customer journey and build new connected experiences. Challenges where we make data work in this new era and help our clients transform the way they operate and optimise business-critical digital platforms for multichannel commerce and marketing.

From discovery to optimisation, clients trust Valtech to remove complexity and deliver innovative, frictionless solutions that close the experience gap between customer expectation and reality. We are a network of more than 5,000 makers, thinkers, marketers, creatives, and developers spanning 5 continents with 50+ offices in 22 countries.

The Role:

You’ll take overall responsibility on behalf of Valtech for the design and quality of data-centric solutions delivered to our customers. Our architects are involved in the detail, and you can expect to work closely with the engineering team. You’re also likely to become a ‘go-to’ authority within the company when it comes to data solutions, keeping up to date with industry developments and using your experience to assess the risk profiles of new projects.

What you will be doing:

You will have a broad responsibility for coordinating, leading and delivering solutions, this will include:

  • Architectural design for new systems, primarily focused on data flow pipelines, storage and analytics
  • Analysis of business problems to understand system requirements, including quality attributes such as performance, availability and security
  • Undertaking information assurance where required
  • Engagement of technical and non-technical customer stakeholders at various levels in the organisation, advising and managing expectations where required
  • Technology evaluation / assessment; identifying & recommending platforms and services.
  • Technical leadership of engineering teams, including mentoring where needed
  • Representing the company in public forums
  • Be instrumental in helping to build an Architecture function and work alongside a strong team of Data Scientists, Analysts and Data Engineers.

Our preferred candidate:

You’ll have several years of experience, having gone through the full project lifecycle on numerous occasions; you’ve seen how design decisions play out in production. You may have worked in traditional data warehousing environments, but you are up to speed with more contemporary data architectures based on open source technologies.

Essential Expertise:

  • Strong written, diagrammatic and spoken communication; ability to present to senior stakeholders
  • Experience with varied types of data: tabular, connected, time-series, geospatial, image, etc.
  • Different types of database – relational; document; graph; columnar; key-value
  • Large scale data processing platforms, typically based on Hadoop / Spark
  • Business intelligence / analytics products or frameworks
  • Data visualisation frameworks
  • Data analysis and data modelling requirements
  • Experience working with cloud platforms and working with relevant PaaS / SaaS offerings.
  • Knowledge of data integration technologies
  • Knowledge of distributed computing & information security
  • Programming experience in languages such as Java or Python is a bonus.
  • While you may not have an exclusively agile background, you strive to work to these principles.

What can you expect from us:

At Valtech you’ll become part of our exceptional team of more than 5,000 talented innovators, design thinkers, marketers, creatives, and engineers. We interact across countries, disciplines, trades, roles and teams. We are consultants before anything else and take ownership of our own work, clients, and careers. We provide everyone with a large degree of freedom - in return, we expect an equally high degree of accountability and dedication. We transform by doing and insanely passionate about improving the end user experience. We are a people company. We share our knowledge and learnings, we dare to speak up and take risks. And we care deeply about one another, our clients, and the world around us.

We have from our very beginning always worked hard on providing everyone within our organisation the opportunity to grow and transform their job opportunities and career paths across the world. From graduates to seasoned professionals who are experts in their field. Valtech will always be recognised not just for the quality of the work we deliver, but for all the amazing people that make it happen. We don’t just talk about how to get things done; we really do transform by doing.

Valtech Benefits:

Here at Valtech we’re big believers that our staff are our most important asset, and as such we want to make sure we look after you. As well as all the usual corporate benefits (hybrid & flexible working, pension, life insurance, 25 days holiday, phone, laptop, BUPA private healthcare & dental etc), we pride ourselves on our commitment to continuous learning and development, which means you’ll have a clear growth and development path, alongside access to professional coaching and online learning courses.

You’ll be joining an inclusive and diverse workforce, working on truly exciting projects with collaborative teams at a local and global level, with a big focus on health and social well-being (free office lunches, Cycle to Work Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, eye tests, Flu Jab, regular Company Days and staff parties).

Recruitment Process

We appreciate that interviews can be daunting. At Valtech we aim to make the interview process an approachable, two-way conversation, that allows us to get to know you and for you to get to know us. As part of our efforts to ensure the recruitment process is fair and consistent, we have put in place measures and initiatives to ensure we are not rating people differently due to our own bias.

If you would like to know more about our recruitment framework, click here.


Diversity and Inclusion at Valtech

At Valtech, we’re here to engineer experiences that work and reach every single person. To do this, we are proactive about creating workplaces that work for every person at Valtech. Our goal is to create an equitable workplace which gives people from all backgrounds the support they need to thrive, grow and meet their goals (whatever they may be).

As part of this work, we’re sharing an optional anonymous survey with you after your application. This survey will help us better understand the people who apply to work at Valtech. It'll help us see how different demographics progress through our hiring process, and where we need to make improvements to give them a better chance of succeeding. If you choose to fill it out, all of the information you give us is:

  • Voluntary. And we've included a "prefer not to say" option for every question. It'd be helpful if you still fill out the survey even if you choose "prefer not to say" for every question, as it's useful for us to understand & record this. We won't know if you choose to fill this survey in or not
  • Anonymous to Valtech. We can't tie your responses to you and they won't make a difference to the outcome of your application. We'll only use grouped responses for equal opportunities monitoring in our hiring process

For more information on how we'll use this data, please read our candidate privacy notice.

By filling out the survey, you agree that we can use your responses for the purposes we've mentioned above.

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