AMI - Information Domain Architect

Lloyds Banking Group
70000.00 - 90000.00 GBP Annual + GBP70000 - GBP90000 per annum + Bonus
04 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the team that drives Big Data, Machine Learning and Cognitive architecture for the bank, this role is to provide an Information strategy and architecture for the Big Data domain and to deliver design blueprints/artefacts that drive the bank's successful adoption of Big Data.

This is a key role, driving the Big Data architecture agenda for the bank and understanding the needs of the Big Data domain. You'll lead thinking in the way that those needs should be satisfied by IT and be the principal advisor for the domain technology architecture and strategy.

You'll document domain blueprints and gain approval for their inclusion in the reference architecture, deliver domain blueprints to support solution designs, which in turn can be successfully built and operated by Delivery and Infrastructure teams and leverage the capabilities of technology vendors and sourcing suppliers to define architecture and deliver blueprints.

Day to day you'll promote the value of IT architecture governance and design deliverables across the organisation, present design artefacts to the relevant architectural governance committees, to obtain timely approval avoiding delay or project risk and participate in managing and maintaining vendor relationships, evaluating usefulness and cost of products and making appropriate recommendations.

We'll also need you to maintain an awareness of external trends for the domain an support the HoF to build, lead, develop, appraise and motivate a team of architects that it is capable of satisfying the accountabilities described above.

Key Capabilities / Knowledge:

Ability to maintain a sufficiently deep knowledge of business areas and Big Data technologies to provide architectural leadership and direction for the domain.
Ability to win the trust, confidence and commitment of senior business and IT stakeholders and to lead their thinking.
Ability to communicate resource demand to meet the delivery commitments of the domain.
Ability to pragmatically balance the demands of delivery projects with the need to maintain the integrity of the target architecture.
Ability to use considered judgement to make clear decisions in complex situations.
Ability to delegate key architectural decisions and delivery responsibilities while retaining oversight and accountability.
Ability to effectively balance strategy and vision activity with the operational and service demand.
Expected to carry out core accountabilities with minimal level of supervision for complex tasks and no supervision for more routine matters
Deep understanding of the principles and practice of Enterprise Architecture.
Good understanding of the range of disciplines within Group IT, including project management, application development and project delivery.
Competitor awareness and innovative capability to drive business improvement based on an understanding of market trends
Ability to build, lead and motivate technical specialists.
Ability to develop business cases.

It's essential you have experience leading/being part of transformation in Big Data and you will need to have experience on two or more of the following technology types:

Hadoop - ideally Hortonworks Data Platform
Streaming - ideally Apache Kafka
No SQL Databases - ideally Cassandra

Experience on the below is not essential but would certainly be a plus:

Statistical Analysis - ideally SAS, R
Machine Learning
Data visualisation - ideally Tableau
Cloud - Amazon, Microsoft, Google or IBM

In return we offer a fantastic benefits package, a flexible and agile working environment and the opportunity to develop your career within one of the world's leading financial institutions, so if you have the skills and experience we need we would welcome your application.