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Senior Data Architect

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 14/11/2017
  • Job reference: J377393A

Role: Senior Data Architect

Location: Osterley

Length: 6-12 Month Contract

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves over 22 million customers across five countries. Our business in the UK and Ireland has come a long way since starting out as a satellite broadcaster in 1989 and we're not stopping there. We're home to award-winning teams for everything from Customer Service to Marketing, from Technology to Finance, meaning there's plenty of opportunity for you, no matter what your career goals.

In February 2016, a new division was created in Sky Technology, called Group TV and Digital Platforms (TVDP) aiming to drive convergence and the expansion of our TV services internationally, and developing and operating the shared TV platforms and serve the UK business for its local needs.

The TVDP division of Sky Technology is responsible for designing, building and operating all the IT systems that Sky uses to interact with its customers. This includes over the web, via applications on set top boxes and games consoles and other streaming media devices, and via mobile applications. TVDP also develops systems and applications in support of Sky's customer management platform and its customer contact centres.

Purpose of the role and key responsibilities

This role reports directly to the Lead Architect in the Content Platforms department part of OTT Global TV Platforms & Apps Software Engineering unit, but will work closely with other domain architects, technical leads, and software delivery teams across all of OTT Global TV Platforms & Apps Software Engineering, Group TV and Digital Platforms (TVDP), and the other Technology divisions.

A Senior Data Architect will have systems architecture responsibility for a number of development projects working closely with Business stakeholders at an early proposition stage to shape Technology's approach to support a product/proposition (both on new products & propositions and extending Sky's portfolio of products & propositions). There will be an on going engagement and collaboration with delivery teams where the Senior Data Architect will support the teams in defining an appropriate solution to deliver a product or proposition; provide specific expertise and support around key requirements areas such as security, performance, scalability, availability and resilience. The Senior Data Architect also has responsibility to align solution architectures with the prevailing technical strategy and technical governance of OTT Global TV Platforms & Apps Software Engineering, TVDP, and Sky Technology.

A specific focus for this role is leading the Sky's Personalisation and Data Analytics Platforms and shaping their future vision.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Solution Design
  • Data Architecture
  • Technical Leadership

Your skills:

  • Hands on, demonstrable, experience of defining data architectures (including future vision) that deliver all platform aspects of one (or more) of Personalisation, Data Analytics and Reporting systems.
  • Deep understanding and delivery experience of building web-oriented distributed systems architectures.
  • Experience of using Agile software development methods within the IT, Media and Telecoms industries to deliver iterative solutions.
  • Deep understanding of the way the Media industry function and how data is collected analysed and utilised; maintaining flexibility in the face of Big Data developments.
  • Deep understanding and implementation experience of noSQL storage, Data Warehouse design, BI reporting and Dashboard development.
  • Experience with tools such as Spark, HDFS, Hbase, Hive, Sqoop and Pig, Kafka, Flume, Presto, Oozie, Hue, Zookeeper, HCatalog, Solr, and Avro.

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

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