Data Architect
The Rank Group
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
2d ago

Company Description

  • The Rank Group is growing rapidly within both our Venues and Digital businesses. If you’re not sure who we are, you may be more familiar with us through our iconic brands;
  • Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino. We have most recently acquired Stride Gaming, which, together with our existing Digital business, forms Rank Interactive.

    We employ circa 8,000 people globally, with our UK office functions being located in Maidenhead (Head Office), Sheffield (Customer Solutions Hub), London (Digital) and a further office in Gibraltar, which is home to our existing Rank Digital function.

    We are evolving as a business and are adding some exciting new brands and concepts to our venues and digital offering. By joining an office-based or operational function with us, you’ll instantly be part of a high-performing and inclusive culture, which works closely to support our Customer-facing teams.

    Job Description

    The Data Architect will define, own and implement a strategic data landscape and ensure the strategic vision for data architecture is met and maintained by working with the Chief Data Officer and a range of Stakeholders including Business Managers, CRM Managers, Technical Architects, DBAs, Data Owners and Data Stewards.

    The Data Architect will define, develop and promote the Enterprise Data Architecture strategy that aids the organization in achieving their strategic information management goals as defined in the Rank Data Strategy.

    A key project will be Single Customer View - how should this develop and evolve in Rank to progressively serve more complex use cases and applications.

  • Define data architecture covering technologies such as Microsoft Azure Data Factory, Data Lake, Streaming Data, Power BI, SQL, NoSQL as well as data management tools.
  • Define standard enterprise data management and enterprise data architecture processes and deliverables.
  • Maximize the value of information across the organization through collaboration with the business and technical architects to understand the implications of respective architectures on data architecture.
  • Review of all major business solutions delivery projects.
  • Drive standardization and simplification across the enterprise, lowering cost, improving quality and value of data assets.
  • Define and own enterprise architecture for Data Warehouse, Master Data / Reference Data, integration for data and transaction processing.
  • Govern adherence to data architecture and data processes by projects.
  • Define, own and maintain patterns, policies and procedures for data definition, data architecture and data modelling.
  • Design solutions and own architectural decisions for data systems and data integration.
  • Build the enterprise conceptual and logical data models for analytics, operational and data mart structures in accordance to industry best practices.
  • Maintain the assessment and inventory of the existing enterprise-level data environment.
  • Design and develop a strategy for Data archiving.
  • Qualifications

    Experience of working in organisations with single customer views along with hands on experience of developing and deploying the tools and stratergies that are required for this is a must for this role.

  • The ability to compare and contrast approaches and toolsets.
  • Demonstrate an excellent in depth understanding of the Microsoft data tools
  • Significant experience in designing and leading the conceptual, logical and physical design for distributed databases.
  • Excellent experience in driving Meta data architecture and Master Data Management Solutions.
  • Excellent hands on experience in performing analysis and design for Data Management and Data Driven projects.
  • Experience with Big Data / Hadoop / NoSQL, SQL, Visualization and reporting tools, Power BI, data profiling analysis, GDPR and transformation.
  • Experience of Cloud Data technologies, solutions and future Cloud Data Strategies.
  • Expertise in activities within primary discipline such as Master Data management (MDM), Metadata Management and Data Governance (DG).
  • Consistently demonstrate strong experience in Conceptual, Logical, and Physical Database architectures, design patterns, best practices, and programming techniques around relational databases.
  • Ideally experience in working within a regulated gaming environment.
  • If not other regulated industries eg. Telco, Financial Services, Utilities etc.
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