Job details

Data Architect

Job reference: 003377

Closing date: 11/06/2021

Salary: up to £80,000 per annum

Department: IT

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

The Data Architect will play a pivotal role in shaping and guiding the technology roadmap for data capabilities in the N Brown group. Driving transformation of our data capability is at the heart of our business strategy, as such we have huge ambition to expand and improve our capability into a class leading proposition. As Data Architect you will be in key to the success of this exciting but challenging journey!

You will be a trusted advisor for key stakeholders in our Data Engineering, Data Science and Data Analytics communities and corresponding technical teams, as well as the wider IT and Business leadership teams. You will be responsible for the creation of quality designs that are in line with our overall strategy, ensuring that such designs are understandable, implementable and can be supported in a sustainable way.

You will be responsible for:


  • Support Enterprise Architects in the definition and maintenance of roadmaps, providing input into strategic technology direction and sequencing
  • The creation and maintenance of robust and consistent data-specific architecture principles, standards and artefacts and the governance of them
  • The creation and governance of conceptual and logical solution designs.
  • Responsible for the representation of Data stake holders at Technical governance forum.
  • Definition of and transformation to a cloud-based data lake, data warehouse technology solution

Data and Capability Squads

  • Evaluation of and influence over the structure of data for the whole organisation, ensuring integrated data across the business.
  • Aligning with Data Analytics to define: BI reporting approach, Data Migration needs including ETL approach. Clarification and standardisation of business rule management
  • Supporting and developing the right approach towards a goal of ‘single sources of truth’ for all data.
  • Data store definition – topology modelling, federation modelling, performance modelling.
  • Supporting both the development and creation of standard methods for modelling data (conceptual, logical, object, document etc)

To succeed in this role, you should:

  • Have great experience in data architecture or similar lead technology role, applying industry-recognised data modelling patterns and standards to diverse data sets
  • Have proven experience of creating either a cloud-based data lake or data warehouse solution
  • Be excellent at conceptual & logical data modelling and database design
  • Be passionate about building high quality data and governance structures
  • Understand how to deploy data in support of complex machine learning projects
  • Be able to demonstrate an innovative, dynamic and creative approach to problem-solving
  • Can identify opportunities and lead others sensitively through organisational and technology change
  • Have a growth mindset, taking advantage of learning opportunities to help N Brown become an industry leader


  • Cloud fundamentals on any cloud platform
  • Teradata EDW
  • PowerBI, or other data visualisation tools

As Data Architect at N Brown you will receive a competitive salary plus bonus, pension scheme, life assurance, 24 days holiday plus bank holidays, in addition to taking advantage of a holiday purchase scheme! You will benefit from our flexible working hours and fantastic location based in the heart of the northern quarter, Manchester. You will receive fantastic employee discount on our products, a discounted share purchase scheme and access to our Employee Assistance Programme and much more!

We are proud to be N Brown.


The closing date for this job has now passed.