Actica is currently accepting applications for Data Architects.
|Location:||UK Clients sites – Guildford Base Office|
|Job Type:||Full Time, Permanent|
|Industries:||UK Public Sector and Defence|
|Grade/s:||Senior Consultant / Principal Consultant|
|Salary:||Negotiable + Biannual Bonus (Biannual Pay Review)|
|Switches to annual pay review at Principal Consultant grade and above.|
|Holiday:||25 Days Annual Leave + Public Holidays|
As a Data Architect at Actica, you will have the opportunity to provide support to a wide range of high-profile UK defence organisations. Your help will enable them to get the maximum benefit from their technology investments, and in doing so, play a key role in nationally critical projects which make a real difference to people’s everyday lives.
With expertise in in using architectural practices to enable a large, complex business to best exploit their data, you will help the client in making informed decisions which provide real technical benefit.
This role will require you to lead assignments and be responsible for supervising direct reports whilst ensuring the overall success of the engagement.
You will be involved in the production of high quality, formal deliverables and will review formal deliverables developed by others. Our position as a client-side advisor means that your role will involve significant stakeholder engagement, dealing directly with the client, including in resolving day-day issues involved in assignment delivery and developing follow-on opportunities, so excellent interpersonal and influencing skills are essential.
You will typically work on client sites, co-located with other project members, including client staff, Actica colleagues and other suppliers.
Due to the nature of client side working, regular travel within the UK should be expected. The base office is in Guildford, but it is likely that you will spend the majority of your time working with clients at their sites.
This particular role will involve working with defence clients and as a result you will need to be able to obtain high level UK security clearance.
You will be given the opportunity to further your career in consulting, specialising in the application of a broad range of methodologies and technical specialisations to a wide range of business problems.
A career mentor will be on hand to provide support and guidance throughout your journey with Actica. You will also work with a performance and development manager who will conduct reviews to set career objectives and identify training courses which are both relevant to your current project work, and aligned with your planned career progression.
We provide substantial training, including online, classroom and in-house courses, leading to nationally recognised qualifications in areas such as Data, Business, Solution and Enterprise Architecture; Agile methodologies, Business Analysis, IT Service Management, Cyber Security, and Technology Procurement. We provide structured career development pathways to help you gain responsibility and influence.
Working either individually or as part of a larger Actica team, you will undertake a number of consultancy assignments that could include:
Enabling the client to exploit their data in an efficient and effective manner;
Providing advice and guidance on the technologies used for Big Data and Analytics;
Running a small team of architects;
Qualifications and Experience
We work predominantly within the UK Defence and Public Sectors so experience within those sectors is desirable, preferably within the ICT context on enterprise solutions. The fast-moving nature of the ICT environment, together with the need to resource multiple, ad-hoc assignments, also requires our consultants to be quick thinkers, proactive and self-motivated – with the ability to apply a structured approach to often unfamiliar subject matter.
- Experience in using architectural practices to enable a large, complex business to best exploit their data;
- Experience with TOGAF, BizzDesign, ArchiMate and/or SParx EA;
- An appreciation of technologies related to Big Data and Analytics capabilities;
- Ability to form good relationships with customers;
- Knowledge of MOD / Defence is desirable but not essential.
The nature of the Actica’s business means that a wide and varied background is preferable and the capability to adapt quickly to change is always required.
You might not feel that your skills precisely match the requirements of this job specification; however, we encourage you to apply if this is a role that appeals to you. We require individuals with a broad skillset, so there may be other aspects of your experience which are equally important to us, but that are perhaps not listed in the role specification above.
Actica aims to nurture a diverse workforce through inclusive working practices, promoting equality in our recruitment activities, and by employing candidates on the basis of merit. Discrimination against individuals on the grounds of protected characteristics is not permitted and we take steps to ensure that our staff are made aware of their legal responsibilities when making hiring decisions.
We are keen to improve diversity within our organisation and the industries in which we work, and hope to employ individuals who share that view.
Candidates must be eligible and willing to gain UK Security Clearance to apply for this position.
To apply, please follow this link, alternatively, follow the instructions on the apply to us page.