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Data Architect

  1. London
  2. Full-time
  3. IT & Change

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Company Description

For nearly 200 years we have provided financial services to customers across the UK, and now the US. As one of Europe’s largest insurance and asset management groups, with over £1 trillion in assets, we are experts in safeguarding people’s financial futures. Our ambitions are underpinned by five strong businesses, each of which is innovating and expanding globally, adding new products and solutions to their strategic goals. We aim to be leaders in four key areas: retirement, investment management, capital investment and insurance. Our businesses work together to deliver on our purpose and to drive synergies across the Group.


Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Data Architect who will own, and be responsible for the data architecture for analytical solutions within the Retail Division.  The role holder will be working with strategic stakeholders, business representatives and subject matter experts, to  develop and evolve the Retail Data Strategy in line the Business Strategy.  The ideal candidate will maintain an understanding of market trends and technologies to facilitate growth in capabilities and introduce more efficient ways of working.

What you'll be doing

  • Developing and maintaining the Enterprise Data Model (EDM) for LGRI, leveraging industry best practice or standards to ensure interoperability as appropriate. Develop and own the data layer of the reference architecture, providing insight and guidance for all data related design activities
  • Proactively engaging and supporting key stakeholders in strategic planning processes and provide the information and insight required for effective decision making relating to data.
  • Developing, planning and maintaining the technology LGRI enterprise data strategy supporting business data outcomes. Develop and maintain roadmaps whilst influencing key areas of technology architecture to support the execution of these. Monitor and report progress against the implementation of the data strategy
  • Collaboratively develop, define and standardise the key high-level data principles, methodologies and data standards relating to data in the LGRI division.   Establish a governance framework to enable application.
  • Chairing the data design delivery forum ensuring that data delivery decisions are taken in-line with business need and technology/data strategy principles. Support data related design activities in projects leveraging industry best practice knowledge and drive alignment to strategic direction or business needs of a project
  • Liaising and participating in Data-related groups and governance forums across the L&G Group to share  data architecture expertise, knowledge and best practice to support defining organisation wide data strategies and standards as well as ensuring ongoing alignment on data related activities

Qualifications

  • Azure or AWS Cloud Certifications or equivalent qualification desirable, or relevant industry experience.
  • A strong understanding of the software development life cycle.
  • Demonstrable experience of Solution Design on complex large-scale initiatives
  • Knowledge of Agile principles and practical experience
  • Knowledge of Information Security standards and best practises
  • Knowledge of Data Governance methodologies and solutions
  • Understanding of Group & Retail Protection and/or Individual Protection business specifically would be an advantage
  • Data Science models and Machine Learning
  • Experience of evaluating emerging technologies and tracking the technology innovations applicable to the solutions.
  • Proven experience of working effectively with senior business stakeholders
  • Experience of using tools including Snowflake, DBT, ADF and Azure Synapse
  • Ability to lead teams and projects towards a common architecture approach and language.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

Additional Information

Legal & General is a leading financial services organisation, named Britain’s Most Admired Company in 2023, for the second year running. Rated top in our sector and top for inspirational leadership, we have a strong heritage and an exciting future.  

We’re one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurers. Connecting to form a unique business model which drives value for our customers and society. And enabling our people to create impact through work that is meaningful and valued.  

If you join us, you’ll be part of a welcoming, inclusive culture, with opportunities to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds, views, and experiences. Guided by leaders with integrity who care about your future and wellbeing. Empowered through initiatives which support people to develop their careers and excel.  

We strive to be open, mindful, and inclusive, so are always willing to discussing flexible working arrangements and reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs. It doesn’t matter if you don’t meet every single criterion in this advert. Instead, think about what you excel at and what else you can bring in terms of strengths, potential and connection to our purpose. 

If you’re open to find out more, we'd love to hear from you.

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