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Senior Data Architect

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About us

We are The Very Group and we’re here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That’s why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on to help them say yes to the things they love. We’re just as passionate about helping our people get more out of life too; building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and wellbeing.

About the team

This working model differs drastically from traditional cross-functional teams that typically focus on a single project. Our squads are small start-ups that will take on multiple projects at a time, and they will build a part of the product, or even create a full new product. Since each squad has contributors or owners from every domain – from engineering to product, or mobile to design – any squad has the breadth and the depth in terms of skill to for end-to-end ownership!

Data Tribe

The Data Platform team is responsible for designing, building, changing and running technology to ensure the Very Group can handle ingesting/transforming data at scale to support the business. The DNA tribe is responsible for running the data platform for the entire organisation whilst also specialising with our own products orientated around delivering data products for nearly 100 analysts and data scientists.

About You

So you’re an Architect who loves “data”.

You’ve got a technical background. You probably plied your trade within Infrastructure or Software/Data Engineering and now you get to combine your technical head, with your eye for design and nous for road mapping, creating strategies and dealing with stakeholders.

You know the cloud is the future and especially data in the cloud to the way most businesses should be going and the extensive improvements and benefits and opportunities that it brings. Your work is challenging, you no doubt spin a lot of plates but you love it, that’s why you do it.

You could also be thinking if there is anything else more exciting out there. I can tell you there is…

Our Data Platform team is growing as part of our Data iNsight Action (DNA) Tribe, and we are looking for a Senior Solutions Architect to join the team and work alongside the Lead Architect.

We’re going through a large scale, bold transformation and our Architects are imperative to this.

What you’ll be working on

You'll be working across our Data technology estate working on projects ranging from designing new warehouses, architecting a new data platform within AWS using DBT and Hudi, implementing Data Labs (data science toolkits), productionising ML products and guiding wider teams on the best approaches to data use.

You’ll be joining whilst we are in the midst of some large scale projects to move critical infrastructure to the cloud whilst also trying to do “data” better.

You'll be bridging the gap between the squads and Lead Architect and Tech Lead, providing thought leadership, strategic solutions, governance and leadership.

What you need

As well as a solid technical background in an Architect role, as the role is within our Data Tribe, we need someone who gets “Data”. This can be either:

  • Experience in end-to-end solution design which includes feeding or building data warehouses.
  • Deep knowledge of data warehouses and the data models to support but has experience of implementing larger end-to-end solutions.
  • Working with Large MPP warehouse solutions and exposure to wider “data” technologies.
  • Working within one of the major clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP).

Some of our benefits

  • £1,000 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Udemy learning access
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on
  • Matched pension up to 6%

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review, and then be in touch to move to the interview process. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person and remotely. We will always look to make the adjustments you need to bring your best self to interview.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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