Data Architect
Farfetch
London, UK
3d ago

Farfetch exists for the love of fashion. We believe in empowering individuality. Our mission is to be the global technology platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.

Technology

We’re on a mission to build the technology that powers the global platform for luxury fashion. We operate a modular end-to-end technology platform purpose-built to connect the luxury fashion ecosystem worldwide, addressing complex challenges and enjoying it.

We’re empowered to break traditions and disrupt, with the freedom and autonomy to make a real impact for our customers all over the world.

London

Our London office is located in Old Street, London’s tech hub, home to a broad range of teams including Commercial, Marketing, and Product.

We have large open plan spaces and a feature staircase connecting our 3 floors, encouraging our collaborative and open culture.

We also have a big outdoor terrace where we can have lunch and host social events when the sun comes out!

The role

Data is one of Farfetch’s strategic pillars, and our data teams are at the heart of everything we do with data. Their purpose spans building and scaling our data platform, capturing and curating our data assets, and harnessing the power of Farfetch’s data to deliver reports, insights and power data-driven systems that both support business decisions and uncover new ways to amaze our customers.

The teams are committed into turning the company into THE global platform for luxury fashion. We are constantly looking for brilliant people who thrive on the challenges that a fast growing, data-driven company faces on its journey to be a market leader.

In this demanding but pivotal role, you’ll be part of a small team whose mission is to maximize the value and promise of Farfetch’s data and make it ubiquitously available and valuable across the business.

Engaging widely with stakeholders, customers and colleagues across all departments and geographies, you’ll help define, articulate and drive our data architecture including logical and physical models, MDM, meta- and reference-data strategies, source data design, governance and documentation.

The location of the role can be discussed.

What you'll do

  • Contribute to development of Farfetch’s complete analytical data architecture right through from source to consumer.
  • Work pragmatically and collaboratively with teams across the business to rapidly deliver value, whilst steering in a strategic direction.
  • Ensure maximum value from our shift to event-based messaging architecture.
  • Work closely with colleagues in Security and Governance to efficiently comply with our regulatory responsibilities (e.
  • g. GDPR) whilst ensuring the needs of the business continue to be met.

  • Constantly evolve data models & schema design of our data warehouse to support our business across various different physical data systems (from row and columnar DMBS to NoSQL and everything in between).
  • Work across broad cross-functional teams to set and maintain data standards and development practices and help manage change.
  • Catalogue and document our wide range of data assets to help the business easily discover, understand and leverage them.
  • Including helping create rich and useful data dictionaries and business glossaries.

    Who you are

  • A Data professional with 4+ years working in data management, data warehousing and / or data architecture roles.
  • Experienced in all aspects of logical and physical data architecture, with a strong bias for action. You favor results over theory.
  • Hands on and practical. You lead from the trenches but know the value of communicating the big picture.
  • Strongly customer focused. You are dedicated to putting data to work for the business.
  • Passionate about data quality and have plans to constantly improve it.
  • An attentive listener and engaging communicator. You love sharing your knowledge, and evangelizing the benefits of world class data management.
  • Available for and enthusiastic about regular travel different Farfetch locations.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.
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