Data Architect Jobs Vacancy at Lookers Manchester
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Data Architect,IT PortfolioContract Type: ContractorRef. req401There has never been a more exciting time to become part of Lookers. We are proud to have recently been voted one of the UK's Top Employers and looking after both our people and our customers is at the heart of everything we do.About the roleThe data architecture and reporting landscape across Lookers is complex. This is the result of rapid growth and the acquisitions of a number of companies over the last few years.
The group now has 160 Dealerships who manage their business using two main systems; however there are a number of versions of these systems across the dealerships. This drives three main challenges; integration of data across the dealerships, quality of the data and agreement on unified data model. From a technical perspective the project is looking to deliver a single enterprise data model, an enterprise-wide data warehouse in Azure and implementation of an enterprise wide reporting portal.The first phase of the project will be looking at stock (vehicles) and sales data and reporting. Sales data will cover the sales funnel from enquiry through to order, invoicing and delivery.
Stock data will cover the process of ordering the vehicle from the manufacturer through to delivery of the vehicle to the customer. This project will be looking to deliver data to fundamental business questions like; what have we sold, who sold it, how well is our sales funnel performing, who did we sell it to and how much profit have we made. This is a project based on structured data; with the majority of it being from internal systems although there will be some integration with third party sources. The scope does not cover big data and advanced analytics.
We are already started working on the business reporting requirements and established a project team who have a good understanding of the existing data architecture and the business. You will be working with the team and existing data architecture stakeholders to provide additional brain power, experience of designing and implementing an enterprise wide data model and experience of the Microsoft Azure technology stack.The Data Architect RoleThe Data Architect will be responsible for the overall design of the data architecture, balancing the need for access against security and performance requirements. This role will have key input into the enterprise information architecture including data roadmap design, access, usage and stewardship. The position also requires an understanding of emerging regulatory issues surrounding information assets (such as GDPR).To succeed in this role you will need to be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and experience: About youKnowledge and Skills· Expert level in the creation and maintenance of enterprise data artefacts.· Expert level data modelling, conceptual through to physical, relational, object, analytical.· Expert level of data warehouse design and development.· Strong experience with SQL Server Business Intelligence suite, SSRS and Power BI.· Cloud Architecture, preferably Azure Technology Stack.· Ability with work on operational and analytical data reporting strategies.· Expert level expertise in data system design, from disparate data sources.
- Expert level expertise in the design and implementation of ETL processes for efficient data extraction from disparate databases.· TOGAF would be a bonus.Experience· Strong experience of developing data strategies, policies and standards.· At least 10 years data modelling experience in a software engineering environment· Strong experience of data warehouse design and development· Strong experience of operational and analytical reporting· Ability to identify key data sources for target systems to meet project requirements,· Ability to design and implement data warehouse design to support high-quality reporting, analytics and BI.· Experience of working with sales and stock data in a retail environment. · Experiencing of agile design and implementation.· Experience of working within a project environment.· Experience of understanding business requirements and working with key business and technology stakeholders.· An ability to work independently with little supervision, but integrate well into teams.· Verbal and written communication skills, ability to create effective documentation and review with project stakeholders at multiple levels of the organization.Why us...?In recognition of the hard work, flexibility and commitment of our people we have recently introduced a new and improved industry leading benefits package. This includes competitive basic salaries, enhanced holidays that increase with service, critical illness cover after 2 years, one year fully paid maternity leave for women and for some roles a company car and high earning potential through commission or bonus.As well as working with a great bunch of people you can also benefit from ongoing development with investment in specific brand and management training and the opportunity of a long term career path with one of the UK's Top Employers 2017.If your application is successful we will conduct relevant employment checks prior to you starting with us. Depending on the role, these could include us verifying your recent employment, address and credit history.