Senior Data Architect (TA)

Closing date for applications: 17/03/2021
Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
Cyber Mission Data-Alpha(CMD-A) shall improve the quality of Defence data, through new data structures to enable data exploitation through Machine Learning and Data Science.CMD-A will facilitate the delivery of new Cyber Insights upon data currently held and identify information to assist decision making whilst saving resource effort through automation.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
18 months
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Defence Digital, MOD
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Senior Data Architect will work within the multi-disciplined Cyber Mission Data Alpha team. This team consists of Authority Crown Servants, current contract supplier technical resource, and separately procured technical resource.The Cyber Mission Data Alpha team fits within the current construct of the Data as a Service function, which forms part of the wider Defence Cyber Operations.
What the specialist will work on
You will guide the business stakeholders and shape the business data strategy, by creating roadmaps for the delivery of CMD.You will effectively combine long-term strategic vision with hands-on, practical architecture in the design of solutions for data acquisition, data storage and data exploitation.You will identify and eliminate gaps in data governance and information management practices, leading to higher data management maturity.You will possess excellent data modelling skills, to support both operational/business reporting Cyber use cases.You will analyse system requirements and implement migration methods for existing data through SQL, Oracle, predictive analysis and data visualization techniques.
Address where the work will take place
MOD Corsham / Working from home.
Working arrangements
5 days per week, either from MOD Corsham or working from home (to be agreed with Authority).
Security clearance
DV, although initially SC (must be held to start role) would be acceptable with the aim to acquire DV once onboarded.Sole UK nationality is required for this role.
Additional terms and conditions
Off-payroll working rules apply (IR35 in-scope)
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers (1%) -be transparent and collaborative when making decisions (1%) -have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes (1%) -take responsibility for their work (1%) -share knowledge and experience with other team members (1%)
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 65% Cultural fit 5% Price 30%
Essential skills and experience
  • Master's in computer science, Business or similar field
  • 5+ year’s practitioner experience as a Data Architect
  • Must have experience of enforcing legal policies and requirements for processing, storing and using data for the purposes of Cyber Defence
  • Ability to produce High- & Low-Level Diagrams
  • Experience with cloud based Big Data Tech Stack such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud
  • Experience of delivering Data Lake Implementations
  • Experience of leading multi-skilled, geographically distributed teams delivering big data implementations
  • Previous experience working on Big Data environments
  • In-depth understanding of database structure principles
  • Experience gathering and analysing system requirements
  • Knowledge of data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Expertise in SQL and Oracle
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Previous experience working within a defence or intelligence environment
  • Previous experience working within a defensive cyber security environment
  • Previous experience working on a large scale data system that is geographically separated with constraints such as classifications and sensitivities around sharing data across organisations

Closing date for applications: 17/03/2021

Senior Data Architect (TA)

Closing date for applications: 17/03/2021

Specialist role:

Technical Architect


South West England


Defence Digital, MOD

Maximum day rate:


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