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IT Consultancy


Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2024-07-08 23:00:00


Senior Azure Data Architect

  • Belfast, UK


    Department: Digital Development & Architecture

    Company Description

    Version 1 is ranked as the 6th Best Large Workplace in Tech in the UK  & we have just ranked in the Top 10 Best places to work in Ireland for the 10th year running !

    On top of this we won 2 specials awards: Version 1  was welcomed to the Great Place to Work Institution's 'Best Workplace Laureates'. & we won the  'Inspiring Award for 2021' for our #ShadowBoard initiative. 

    Version 1 has been working in the Microsoft technology arena since 2006 and today is recognised as one of the most competent Gold partners in the UK and Irish markets. 

    We have been on the Azure Partner Circle since 2013 and are Azure FastTrack Enabled. A previous Microsoft Partner of the Year, Application Development Partner of the Year for Ireland Business Intelligence & Data Analytics Partner of the year, we have end-to-end Microsoft capability with demonstrated expertise across a wide number of competencies.

    You will join a 1400 strong, €140m/£126m revenue business. Career development opportunities abound, working in new geographies across new industry sectors and with new customers. 

    Job Description

    As the volume of data managed by Version 1 customers continues to grow, many organisations struggle with defining their strategy, and shaping the technology solutions that will enable them to fully realise the value of the data they hold. This role will work at the forefront of Version 1’s mission to prove that IT, and Data, can make a real impact to our customer’s business. You will work with customers in a variety of industries to help shape their data strategy, and the technology solutions that support them. 

    We’re looking for a passionate, experienced data professional, with excellent consulting and communication skills to help out customers on their data journies. 

    You will be responsible for the design of solutions using Version 1’s approach to the Modern Data Platform. This will include: 

    • Understanding the information needs of our customers and defining the technology solutions to address them. 

    • Shaping Data Strategy for medium and large organisations in Public & Private sector 

    • Defining standards, principles, and reference architectures for Version 1 data solutions.  

    • Design of enterprise data models and Data Lake, Data Fabric, and Data Warehouse solutions. 

    • Implementing Data Governance frameworks that focus on how Version 1 customers can unlock value from their data. 

    • Specification of ETL pipelines, data integration and data migration approaches. 

    • Design & implementation of Master data management solutions. 

    • Specification of Data Quality Management methodology and supporting technology tools. 

    • Working within a project management/agile delivery methodology in a leading role as part of a wider team. 

    • Deal with other stakeholders/ end users in the software development lifecycle – PMs, BAs, testing etc. 

    • Development of proposals, tender responses and other commercial documents as part of the presales process.  


    We are seeking an experienced Data Modeller with a strong passion for Data Governance and data structures using Azure technologies

    You will have:     

    • Expertise shaping Data Strategy & Enterprise Data Architecture for large organisations. 

    • Energy and passion for demonstrating the positive impact the effective use of data can bring to an organisation.  

    • Deep understanding of the DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK), experience in assessing an organisation’s maturity level against this framework, and developing recommendations & strategy based on this assessment. 

    • Hands on experience Architecting and delivering solutions using the Azure Data Analytics platform including Azure Databricks, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Data Factory, Azure Logic Apps, Azure Functions, Azure Storage, Azure SQL Data Warehouse/Synapse, Azure Data Lake, Azure Search. 

    • Experience in designing, planning, and implementing data integration solutions using technologies such as Mulesoft, BizTalk, Azure Integration Services. 

    • Knowledge of modern Data Lake & Data Fabric design patterns with demonstrated real-world experience and the ability and confidence to describe the value. 

    • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in working with customers to communicate complex technical subjects in both pre-sales, sales, and delivery settings.   

    • Knowledge of multiple data warehouse design methodologies (Kimball, Inmon, Data Vault) and real-world experience designing and implementing these 

    • Knowledge of Business Intelligence & Data Visualisation solutions such as Power BI, Tableau, or Qlik. 

    • Experience in implementing Master Data Management & Data Quality solutions and integrating these into enterprise data solutions.  

    • Experience in architecting solutions to support machine learning environments, including training of models, and deployment of trained models to production environments. 

    • Experience working in a consulting environment and participating in customer facing presales engagements.  

    Additional Information

    Please note we are unable to process UK work permits at this time. Candidates must be eligible for BPSS security clearance.

    This role will be based in our Belfast or Dublin office when possible, remote working until then. 

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