Data Solution Architect

Intelligent Cloud
Full Time
Senior Management
Closing date 25/06/2024
Published on 26/01/2024
Hybrid

Job Description

Overview

About KPMG MBS

KPMG's Microsoft Business Solutions team is a Microsoft Gold Partner and leader in Microsoft software implementations for medium to large organisations, providing our clients with the ability to keep up with the ever-changing digital world by implementing Microsoft’s M365, Azure, Microsoft’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Engagement (CE) software from the Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) software line. 

The Role

KPMG Microsoft Business Solutions is looking for an experienced and talented Data Solution Architect who will help to grow our data delivery team: architecting, designing and implementing large-scale Data Platform, Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics solutions for our clients.

The role is highly technical and requires a robust understanding and hands-on expertise of Microsoft Azure cloud technologies, data architecture and modelling concepts. The role also demands strong analytical, problem solving, and planning skills. The role requires strong communication and collaboration skills and the motivation to achieve results in a dynamic business environment.

Responsibilities

  • Architecting and overall end-to-end design, deployment, and delivery of Azure Data Platforms, across Data Lakes, Data Warehouses, Data Lakehouses, pipelines, BI and Data Analytics solutions
  • Presales, estimating and proposal writing, responding to RFPs
  • Remaining up to date in new and emerging technologies
  • Working with clients to develop data technology strategy and roadmaps, and plan delivery
  • Oversight and support of delivery team outputs
  • Data modelling, design, and build
  • Enforcing technical architecture and documentation standards, policies and procedures
  • Analysing, implementing, and resolving issues with existing Azure Data Platforms
  • Working with business experts and customers to understand business needs, and translate business requirements into reporting and data analytics functionality
  • Assisting in scoping, estimation, and task planning for assigned projects
  • Following the project work plans to meet functionality requirements, project objectives and timelines
  • Providing accurate and complete technical architectural documents
  • Addressing customer queries and issues in a timely manner
  • Providing mentoring and hands on guidance to other team members

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years working in a similar senior role
  • Experience in designing and implementing Azure Data solutions using services such as:
    • Microsoft Fabric
    • Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Azure Databricks
    • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Azure Data Factory
    • Azure DevOps
    • Azure Stream Analytics
    • Microsoft Power BI
  • Familiar with Azure Purview
  • An understanding of Master Data Management and Data Governance frameworks
  • Familiar with development approaches such as CI/CD
  • Familiar with Azure DevOps
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as a team player and leader in a diverse technical environment
  • Be customer-service oriented
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Willing to travel across the UK and abroad when required
  • Graduate-level education in Computer Science or a relevant field, or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level
  • Formal training and/or certification on related technologies is highly valued
  • Knowledge of Common Data Models/Industry Data Models will be considered an asset
  • Experience in OLAP technology and the Microsoft on-premises BI Stack (SSIS/SSRS/SSAS) will be useful but is not compulsory
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 products and the Microsoft Power Platform will be considered an asset
Languages
  • English