Data Architect Lead

Greater London, Reading, Renfrewshire
Full time
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SSE plc
Mining, resources & energy
10,001+ employees
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About the Role

Base Location: Reading, Glasgow or London | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception.

Salary: £55,200 - £83,000 + performance related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

Our purpose and mission is to provide low carbon energy solutions to cut carbon intensity by 80% in 2030; this requires a modern, digitalised energy system with reliable flows of data at its core to enable whole system optimisation. We're transforming the way we deliver value from data in order to drive net-zero - we're working on creating data platforms and data products to help execute on that vision and deliver innovative use cases like microgrid optimisation. We want to ensure trusted data is used by our people to enable business process efficiencies and unlock the value of our data through democratisation.

We have a vacancy for a Data Architect Lead to drive the creation of our vision through designing, creating and managing our data architecture.

The Data Architect Lead, which is an emerging role in our data and analytics team, will play a pivotal part in operationalising the most-urgent data and analytics initiatives whilst delivering on our data strategy. Being a new role in the team, you'll shape best practice, and work collaboratively with data scientists and data engineers to set a roadmap and deliver value.

Key Responsibilities:

- Design and drive the implementation of conceptual, physical and logical data models.

- Act as design authority for projects, designing and embedding data architecture standards and principles.

- Manage and mentor a team of data engineers and analysts.

- Collaborate with Data Governance function to drive Data Strategy.

- Liaise with data owners and other business colleagues to shape and define architecture artefacts.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Experience in designing and implementing data models.

- Experience collaborating with data governance to implement data strategy.

- Experience mentoring or managing team members.

- Knowledge of Databricks and Azure/AWS Cloud platforms.

- Passion for continuous improvement in a collaborative working environment.

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management. In order to accelerate progress towards net zero SSE Group is investing £7m a day on low carbon infrastructure, creating 1,000 green jobs a year in the process, as part of its £25bn NZAP (Net Zero Acceleration Programme).

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Zoe on / 01738 344072.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.