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Data Architects

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00422101


- Job description

Role: Data Architecture Consultants & Managers

Location: London, Manchester, Newcastle

Travel: up to 100% (variable)

Salary: £35,000pa - £90,000pa + Benefits (Based on experience and level)

Closing date: 31st August 2018


Accenture believes “Every Business is a Digital Business” and in so doing we support our clients to align and integrate their technology.


Working across multiple industries our Advanced Technology Architecture (ATA) teams combine deep technology, business and industry expertise to design and deliver some of the largest, most challenging and highest profile technology solutions in the world. Accenture supports and fosters inclusion and diversity in the workplace and we strongly encourage women and men with a passion for and experience in Technology to join our business.  Emma McGuigan a Global Technology MD who leads the UK Technology practice and is recognised as #12 on the list of Computer Weekly’s 50 most influential women in UK IT 2015 states “We have to work to not only create ambition for young women but really open doors for the breadth of opportunities available to them. Diverse teams are the way forward.”


Accenture are recognised for their inclusive working environment through the following awards:


Ø  Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to work for

Ø  A Top employer within The Times Top 50 Employers for Women

Ø  Excellent Maternity package / Shared parental leave

Ø  Flexible working hours




Working in Advanced Technology Architecture you will help to define and deliver solutions for clients, integrating both custom and packaged technologies. This will involve working with clients and other Accenture solution teams to cover the complete life cycle of systems delivery from the initial agreement solution’s functional and technical requirements through to delivery and operation.


Your experience should cover a mixture of technology, process and business change, using technology to fundamentally transform the way businesses operate.


Your background will be in data architecture including experiences from data architecture solution implementation, product selection and definition, configuration, migration and transformations between cloud and hosted solutions. Ours is a vibrant, sociable and learning culture where technology skills are valued and recognised through our Master Technology Architect programme.



Key Responsibilities:

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate not only an understanding of the different aspects of data architecture, but also creation of business cases for development of data architecture and lifecycle strategies, engineering solutions, implementation plans and estimates; an understanding of the pros and cons of different approaches; and an ability to work independently throughout the full data management lifecycle.


·     Requirements gathering, project planning and management, solution design, configuration and customization of data products.

·     Technical analysis and documentation of integrated systems

·     Provide expert advice on data products, change management and other advisory services

·     Suggest solutions to customer based on best practice

·     Provide guidance on test plans and end-user documentation

Required Skills

We're looking for people who can work through the lifecycle of a project. Dependent on experience we are looking to recruit at all levels, from business analyst through to project manager. 

You will need:

·         A passion for Data Architecture 

·         The confidence and poise to become the trusted advisor of board level client executives

·         Leadership abilities - transfer vision into results

·         A collaborative and team-building attitude

·         To be fully mobile, often working on-site with our clients

·         Strong communication skills (speaking, writing, listening)




Candidates should demonstrate a detailed understanding, plus an ability to communicate to our clients, the principles of data architecture and engineering across multiple domains.  Experience should include a mix of in-depth and broader areas from:


·         Architecture and implementation using:


o    One or more data modeling techniques and tools across all phases of the lifecycle

o    Physical design and architecture of the databases/datastore

o    Expertise in architecture, behavior and use cases of different data platforms (e.g. RDBMS, NoSQL, Graph, Blockchain)

o    Expertise in extracting content from data – analytical, statistical and logic skills

o    Data Lifecycle management including data retention, archive and purge planning

o    Data Security including protecting from theft, inappropriate use, conformance with regulatory requirements

o    Hands on experience of one or more key technology areas (e.g. Oracle, Hadoop stack, MSSQL, Informatica, Ab Initio, Tibco, Spark, Kafka)  

o    Point skills in data management languages such as SQL; database management, administration & tuning; commonly used tools e.g. QlikView, SQL Developer

o    Understanding of key infrastructure elements

o    Understanding of key performance and tuning areas

o    Understanding of data management within the E2E architecture

o    Cloud based data stores

o    Key industry software solutions (EBS, SAP, SalesForce etc.)


·         General qualities including


o    Understanding the business processes and requirements for each of the above technical areas understanding the ‘big picture’

o    Good communication skills and the ability to empathise with clients and help them articulate their requirements in an area which poses particular challenges

o    Proactive interest in emerging technologies and data management techniques


·         Development techniques including Continuous Delivery

·         Familiarity with various methodologies including Agile.


Industry & Functional

Our team has the freedom to operate in multiple industries, including Financial Services, Resources, Products, Communications and Health & Public Services


Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent)


Accenture will be recruiting at the following levels: Analyst, Senior Analyst, Consultant, Assistant Manager, Manager and Senior Manager



As well as a highly competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package including 25 days’ holiday, gym subsidies, 3 additional days for charitable work of your choice, an employee healthcare plan and a competitive pension scheme


Next Steps

If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.


About Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.


Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2018

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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