Data Architect / Data Modeller

  • London
  • Permanent
  • £70-75k

Data Architect/Data Modeller (x4)

Salary between £70-75k 

Remote working (with the expectation to be in the office a couple of times per week)

Our client are a multi-channel, multi-brand business serving millions of customers a day, with the UK’s largest loyalty scheme and an ever-evolving set of digital platforms. All of this equals over 1.2 billion transactions each year, presenting a volume, depth and complexity of data that few can match.

They pride themselves on having the most exciting data set in the country. Insights gained have enabled them to build scalable, high-performance products using cutting-edge technology that give their customers an amazing shopping experience. Working in an inclusive, agile environment, you’ll have the space to be curious, to experiment, and to solve real-world challenges. And you’ll get to see your creations in the hands of millions of people across the UK.

The Data Architect will design and build leading-edge data solutions and models. You are the custodian of their data models, working closely with engineering teams to shape and design new products and services that fit into an overall data architecture for their area.

You will work in agile, empowered teams that contain all of the skills and support needed to put fantastic products in the hands of customers and colleagues at pace. You will work within a culture that encourages teams to innovate, collaborate, learn and take ownership.

The Role:

  • Working with a variety of colleagues, including Product Owners and the Engineering community, to ensure the best data solutions are delivered
  • Triaging new requirements, providing impact assessments and appropriate estimates for amending data models in line with solution designs and requirements
  • Developing and enhancing business physical data models in line with new requirements
  • Enhancing data models and being their custodian, driving alignment as appropriate
  • Defining and owning modelling within a delivery team from a physical perspective on a day-to-day basis
  • Ensuring the data models developed meet the appropriate standards and principles
  • Creating solutions that meet business needs and move towards end state architecture
  • Ensuring data models are documented, communicated, updated and centrally managed in an appropriate manner
  • Working with the broader architecture community of practice to support architects and teams in other domains; sharing personal learning and expertise, and sharing plans to promote alignment and innovation across Sainsbury’s Tech


About you:

  • An experienced Data Modeller, Data Architect or Solution Designer with a passion for creating order within reporting structures
  • Experienced in Data Warehousing/Analytic end to end architecture
  • Comfortable with different modelling methodologies – 3NF, Dimensional and Data Vault
  • Abreast of the latest industry developments across data, including machine learning and modern algorithmic techniques at scale.  
  • Strong communication and influencing skills used to drive the implementation of data design best practice at the Engineering and Product Manager levels within and across teams
  • Curiosity and drive to understand business processes and the data they generate in addition to the opportunities to structure and use this data to drive business value

As well as lots of on-the-job training and endless opportunities, you’ll get:

  • Colleague discount across our multi-brands
  • Holiday allowance
  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension plan
  • Special offers on gym memberships, restaurants, holidays, retail vouchers and more