Director of Data Technology

Location:
Buckinghamshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Industry:
Digital Workspace
Job reference:
BBBH133872_1613562134
Posted:
10 days ago

Director of Data Technology

Our client is the UK's largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

This is a time of great change and opportunity in the organisation to embed innovative ways of working and new technology adoption. This role will take ownership of a newly implemented Azure Data Hub and lead its transition of this from successful change programme to a business as usual state that will enable continued growth and innovation with data.

As part of the Chief Data Office this role will work in partnership with the Data Management and Data and Student Analytics Functions to deliver an end to end data service.

The Opportunity

The effective use of data is key to the successful delivery of our client's strategic goals. Reporting to the Chief Data Officer as part of the CIO Portfolio, this is a key senior management appointment to build and run the Data Technology Capability for the organisation.

This is a time of great change and opportunity in the organisation to embed innovative ways of working and new technology adoption. The role will take ownership of a newly implemented Azure Data Hub and lead its transition of this from successful change programme to a business as usual state that will enable continued growth and innovation with data.

As the Director of Data Technology, you will take ownership and lead a Data Technology Team to have a strategic advisory role on all current and future data technology adoption. You will be responsible for shaping and refining the Data Technology function whilst working very closely with other data teams across the University to help deliver the OU's strategic data missions.

Skills & Experience

This role will suit you if you:

  • Are experienced in implementing data solutions on time and on budget
  • Have a holistic understanding about the complementary of different technologies and how these are evolving in the marketplace
  • Possess experience in explaining how Data Technology can create value by showing a strong grasp of the practical fundamentals of Data Technology.
  • Are experienced in managing change whilst building and maintaining specialist, highly motivated teams.

What you get in return

You will receive a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Benefits include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

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