Data Architect


Location: Warrington

Job Type: Full time



About Vaultex

Vaultex are the UK’s leading cash processing company, with sites nationwide. At Vaultex, equality is a core. We believe that businesses can be powerful platforms for social change and that our purpose is to drive Equality for all. Creating a culture of Equality isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing. Diverse companies are more innovative and better positioned to succeed. We strive to create workplaces that reflect the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. With the help of our entire stakeholders— our employees, customers, partners, and community — we can achieve equality for all.

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 - 35 hours per week

Ground Floor, 104 Dalton Ave, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 6YF / Remote

Job Purpose

The Data Architect is responsible for defining the data architecture required to ensure Vaultex’s data and BI & Analytics platforms are scalable, resilient and support the Business Requirements and Technology Architectures. They will work closely with Solution and Infrastructure Architects to create Solution Designs, as well as supporting delivery teams as the platforms are built and delivered into service. Other responsibilities include contributing to and supporting the Enterprise Architecture Framework, strategic technology selection, data analysis, definition and modelling, as well as providing and supporting appropriate levels of data governance to ensure the long term optimisation of our data assets.

At Vaultex, our technology stack is evolving fast as we migrate to a hybrid Azure architecture. Example technologies:

  • DB – MS SQL, Azure SQL
  • BI – Power BI, QlikView, Microstrategy, Tableau
  • Data Integration – Azure Data Factory, MS SSIS, Informatica
  • MDM – MS Master Data Services, Profisee, Informatica
  • API – Rest based
  • Infra – Hybrid setup i.e. On premise and cloud (AWS, Azure)


  • Maintaining the Architecture Framework (strategy, roadmaps, standards, governance…)
  • Supporting the Change Portfolio (business cases, budgets, priorities…)
  • Supporting project / delivery teams (architecture, data quality, data governance, design governance and assurance)
  • Research, innovation and personal development


  • Experienced Data Architect operating in complex organisations, ideally financial services.
  • Experience maintaining the relevant part of an Enterprise Architecture Framework, managing Data and BI & Analytics roadmaps and supporting change portfolios, and providing architecture leadership for data related aspects of complex transformation programmes.
  • Experienced data modeller of business level definition through to physical definition and implementation for both transactional systems and BI & Analytics platforms.
  • Experience assuring regulatory compliance through standards, patterns,
  • Experience across a wide variety of solutions and technologies, spanning in-house bespoke development, third party, COTS packages and integration.
  • Appreciation of architecture frameworks and notation; e.g. TOGAF and Archimate

Technical (no hands on required, but must be capable to discuss at a relatively detailed level)

  • A good understanding of modern database technologies
  • A good understanding of modern BI and Analytics technologies
  • A good understanding of data integration technologies
  • A good understanding of Master Data Management technologies
  • Thorough understanding of modern BI and Analytic platform design and security.
  • A good appreciation of modern API design and security
  • A good appreciation of high level infrastructure/hosting needs to support solutions


  • Ability to provide the necessary governance and controls for a financial services organisation, but in a pragmatic manner to facilitate effective delivery
  • Ability to support the development of a DevSecOps and DataOps culture


  • Someone who enjoys, and is interested in technology
  • Keen to support the development of others
  • Collaborative, open and able to communicate effectively
  • Self-motivated with a can-do attitude and takes pride in work
  • Happy to wear a number of hats as necessary to get the job done


We are a living wage employer with Investors in People Platinum status, and as such we have a great range of benefits which you can find here Vaultex - About Us & Benefits

  • A generous company pension – auto-enrolled 4% employee 10% employer

  • Living Wage employer offering competitive salary plus benefits

  • Competitive holiday allowance with an option to purchase additional holidays

  • Group life assurance

  • Annual performance related bonus

  • VaulteXtra discounts on retailers, cycle to work, childcare vouchers, Gym membership, cash back on purchase, eye tests and many more.

  • Employee Assistance Programme – a free service should our employees require professional and impartial advice for legal advice and counselling.

  • Robust Learning and Development team and opportunities for career progression.

Vaultex UK Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process please let us know. Please note that due to the secure nature of our business all successful candidates will need to provide a five year traceable work history (satisfactory employment references or evidence to explain employment gaps), and complete a criminal record and credit background check. Please note – we receive a high volume of applications therefore it may not be possible to respond to all candidates. If you have been successful for the next stage and your skills match the role, we will contact you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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