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Big Data Technical Architect in London

Big Data Technical Architect


Technical Architecture specialist required to provide Big Data consultancy expertise to our London client-base.

Initial assignment will involve providing technical leadership to a major public sector client aiming to build a shared platform for storing, processing and extracting value from Big Data.

As well as being able to fulfil the necessary technical requirements, the specialist must also be highly self-motivated, a skilled communicator and an excellent problem solver.

Candidates must have or be willing to undergo security clearance.

Main Activities/Responsibilities

  • Provide client with technical leadership needed to design and build shared platform for storing, processing and extracting value from Big Data.

  • Assist client with defining roadmap for the platform, advising on technical strategy, feasibility and complexity of approach.

  • Engage with other client technical leads to advise on best practice in use of the platform.

Required Technical Skills/Experience

  • Minimum 3 years hands on technical experience of working with Big Data technologies and platforms.
  • Experience of working as a technical lead on complex public sector projects - including setting direction and evaluating code quality, team tooling and test approach.

  • Experience of supporting multiple teams to adopt shared platforms.

  • Experience of both influencing and supporting multiple teams to adopt technical standards.


Experience of working as a technical assessor for the GOV Digital Service Standard

Required Business Skills/Experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - able to converse equally well with business and technical stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated, ie able to work with minimal of supervision and take ownership of managing the requested deliverables.
  • Ability to work within and provide expertise to multi-disciplinary agile team.
  • Organised and methodical.
  • Analytical thinker.
  • Ability to deliver incremental value continuously by working in an agile and iterative manner.
  • Delivery focused with the ability to manage workload so as to be able to balance the needs of multiple initiatives simultaneously.


Degree educated or equivalent.


  • TOGAF Certified.
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