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Data Architect (Remote)

Cardiff

  1. Full time

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Why us?

Interested in Financial Services, lending and digital disruption?

Admiral Financial Services have been rapidly growing and disrupting a sector that’s been waiting for change.

Join part of a talented, modern team. We have the freedom of a two-year-old startup, with the backing of a FSTE 100 company.

Working with the latest technologies and platforms:

  • AWS
  • GCP
  • RedShift
  • MongoDB
  • Athena
  • Data Streams
  • Analytics toolsets

And constantly exploring more…

You

As an experienced Data Architect central responsibility will be to develop, optimize and oversee our company’s conceptual and logical data systems.

Whether it be ETL, migrations, pipelines or analysis, you will play a key role in designing the data models, strategy and processes to expand and extend the AFSL data foundations

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the current state of the company’s databases and other data systems and identify new solutions to increase efficiency and performance
  • Develop database design and architecture documentation for the management and executive teams
  • Research new technologies, data modelling methods and information management systems to determine which ones should be incorporated into company data architectures
  • Work with cross-functional teams to build new data platforms, pipelines and support their data needs
  • Expand and deliver a BigData roadmap
  • Provide insight and improvement around data governance, resilience and recovery

What we’re looking for in you

  • 3+ years of relevant data architecture experience
  • Proficiency working with and designing relational and non-relational data models
  • Knowledge of security best practice within AWS
  • Architectural experience with an AWS production environment working with data warehousing managed services    
  • Ability to analyse data flows and provide insight around transformations, data quality and integrity
  • Experience with Agile, scrum & cross-functional teams

Nice to have

  • Relevant cloud certification
  • Expertise in AWS ETL tools including Glue and Kinesis
  • Expertise in analytical/ML tools including Sagemaker, Athena, QuickSight or PowerBI

Remote working

  • We want the best talent, no matter where you’re based. We have teams all over the UK building something special.
  • You will be given all the tools needed to jump straight into the team.
  • We look forward to seeing you on a slack call soon!

About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company. We have forward-thinking approaches and provide endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a Best Place to Work: our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion have created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, feel valued.

Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into a multi-national organisation. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now present in eight countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this, in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas:

Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we're voted no. 1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please complete an online application form. Please note, we are unable to accept CVs via email.

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