Technical Data Architect - Transportation (RTPI)

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

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  • Salary:

    £500.00 - £750.00 per day

  • Contact:

    James Cook

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Technical Data Architect (RTPI), Real Time Passenger Information, TOGAF, Architecting, Journey, Planner, Transport, Public Sector, Government, Project Manager, Managing, Real-time, NeTEx, GTFS-RT, TransXChange, API, ISO27001, VBA, SQL, Telnet, ICMP, SNMP, Telnet, WMI,

Our Public Sector client based in Birmingham are recruiting for a Data Architect. The project is working on a Transportation Real Time Information Programme for a Transport client.

The Transforming Real Time Information programme will rebuild bus RTI architecture to bring it up to date, make it fit for the foreseeable future and deliver a robust real time multi-modal platform.

The role:

  • Design system architecture, provide documentation, technical specification.
  • Gain understanding of current system architecture and its limitations.
  • Hold regular programme meetings
  • Develop supplier & performance KPIs.
  • Investigate customer pain points in current architecture, alleviate in new architecture.
  • Engage experts, suppliers, transport operators, authorities.
  • Engage stakeholders involved with parallel work streams (RTCC, disruption, journey planner, app & website).
  • Produce business case and tender specification for new architecture
  • Engage with legal and procurement teams to formulate a tender process and issue contract notice for approved suppliers.
  • Produce capital and revenue expenditure reports for new architecture.
  • Write system & acceptance testing documentation.

Key Skills / Experience

  • Design server and server to server architectures for public transit authorities, SaaS preferred
  • Write technical specifications
  • Have strong knowledge of transit data interchange standards including SIRI (all types), TransXChange, GTFS, GTFS-RT and NeTEx
  • Provide evidence of previous fulfilled contracts with a similar outcome
  • Provide evidence of engagement with transit operators, authorities and suppliers
  • Write tender specifications
  • Have strong knowledge of API implementation, both XML and JSON
  • Understand requirements for ISO27001 accreditation
  • Have strong knowledge of digital service requirements of the Bus Services Act 2017
  • Follow agile project management methodologies
  • Write financial forecast reports
  • Understand ITIL framework
  • Have strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Provide evidence of contract writing
  • Understand network and device monitoring protocols (ICMP, SNMP, Telnet, WMI)
  • Understand and write VBA code
  • Understand and write SQL code