• Data Architect London
  • Beazley in London, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 2 weeks ago

jobs description


Job Title: Data Architect

Reports To: Head of Data Architecture

Key Relationships: IT and Data Management, Data Science, Actuarial, Business Analysts, Platform Leads, Product Owners, Business Stakeholders

Job Summary

Beazley’s data reflects the complexity of our business, and our data architecture is in need of modernisation and rationalisation. We seek a talented data architect to help us meet these challenges. Our data architect must be a passionate data expert, able to excite and influence stakeholders to meet our common goals - this role is essential to our transformation into a digital company in order to meet our ambitious growth plans.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
• Working as part of the data architecture team to design our target data state.
• Defining transition states in support of ongoing change that are steps towards that target.
• Implementing and evolving the underlying architecture based on data mesh and event... streaming.
• Working with business data architects and others to ensure our architecture enables data product delivery and sustainability.
• Collaborating with our wider architecture community to map our data architecture into our enterprise architecture.
• Strengthening and implementing technical data standards and ensuring Beazley and our delivery partners adhere to them
• Working as part of the wider data architecture team to meet our ongoing value delivery and rationalisation objectives across our traditional relational database estate as well as our emerging target state
• Taking on specific data architecture challenges, working them through solution design and ensuring implementation meets our standards
• Acting as a trusted consultant across our business as we explore, investigate and troubleshoot data opportunities and issues.


At Beazley we are committed to doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do. It is important that within all your interactions both internally and externally you adhere to this principle through adoption of Beazley’s core values and behaviours.
• Adopt the Beazley culture of being bold, striving for better and do the right thing. This contributes to an internal environment of teamwork and promotes a positive brand image and experience to all our external customers.
• Comply with Beazley procedures, policies and regulations including the code of conduct which incorporates the PRA and FCA Conduct Rules. Undertake training on Beazley policies and procedures as delivered by your line manager, Talent Management or assurance teams (compliance, risk, internal audit) either directly, via e-learning or the learning management system.
• Display business ethics that uphold the interests of all our customers.
• Ensure all interactions with customers are focused on delivering a fair outcome, including having the right products for their needs.
• Comply with any specific responsibilities necessary for your role as outlined by your line manager, Talent Management or assurance teams (compliance, risk, internal audit) and ensure you keep up to date with developments in these areas. This may include, amongst others, Beazley’s underwriting control standards, Beazley’s claims control standards, other Beazley standards and customer relationship management.
• Carry out additional responsibilities as individually notified, either through your objectives or through the learning management system. These may

include membership of any Beazley committees or working groups.


Personal Specification:
• Bachelor's degree in data relevant area such as STEM, finance, economics or a related field of study desirable but not essential

Knowledge & Experience
• Extensive knowledge of and experience with RDBMS architectures, including full command of SQL and ETL languages and tools.
• Understanding of basic data concepts such as ACID, BASE and the ability to determine the best fit to a business problem.
• Ability to synthesise complex data problems into logical models and physical solutions.
• Knowledge of and experience with Event Streaming architectures desirable.
• Knowledge of business re-engineering principles and processes.
• Strong modelling capability with the ability to clearly represent complex ideas graphically.
• Familiar with a variety of modelling approaches, tools and model repositories.
• Ability to translate complex domain specific concepts into knowledge that can be understood and consumed across domains.

• Highly supportive of the business and of its ideals and strategies,
• Neutral toward technology, vendor and product choices; more interested in results than in personal preferences,
• Ability to work with projects and change initiatives to deliver their goals without compromising the delivery of wider strategy,
• Effective at driving short-term actions that are consistent with long-term goals,
• Is motivated by long-term results
• Stakeholder management, understanding of needs, and influencing
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation,
• Excellent problem solving and analytical skills,
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
London UK


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