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Data Factory Solution Architect

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At Bank of Ireland we are changing.  We are committed to enabling our colleagues to thrive and offer agile ways of working to maximise choice and flexibility in how we work and live. Varying degrees of optionality apply depending on the role.  For more detailed information on this role, please contact us, or let us know your preferred working arrangements when you apply.

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Data Factory Solution Architect

Republic of Ireland | Permanent | Full time

Data Factory Solution Architect

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Full time
  • Closing date: Sep 29 2021 at 01:00 IST

Description of Business Unit

We are a growing and exciting Data Factory team providing engineering services across key technology platforms that underpin the Group's data architecture and data supply chains. We deliver Digital, Customer, Regulatory and other change initiatives that drive the Group's transformation agenda. We have fully adopted new ways of working such as scaled agile, DevOps and design thinking in a highly collaborative team environment.

Bank Data Factory provides critical data integration and engineering services to support the Bank's change programme of initiatives. The factory operates a 'one team' culture delivering through multi-functional squads. Solution Architects operate as a shared service provider to the delivery squads in developing solution plans and crafting from start to finish data warehouse solutions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Accountable for delivering effective solution designs within the Bank's EDW platform
  • Design end-to-end data warehouse solutions to meet business needs within the context of a broader solution implementation
  • Contributor to overall solution planning, providing input into the factory estimation process as well as highlighting technical risks, issues and assumptions
  • Produce required design artefacts
  • Work with the business and programmes to help refine their data requirements
  • Present to the Bank's Architecture Review Board when
  • Engage with key partners in the Group Data Office and across the business
  • Provide support to and engage with non-factory solution architects on change initiatives
  • Ensure solutions align with strategic architecture principles and direction
  • Review the designs produced by the technical teams to ensure alignment with the overall solution design
  • Support the delivery lead to break down the solution so that it can be delivered iteratively in sprints
  • Support other engineering functions within the factory, including mapping, build, test and release
  • Review requirements and supervise change requests to ensure that the solution design is fit for purpose

What is the opportunity?

Working at Bank of Ireland doesn't have to mean working in an office to have an impact. Our commitment to enabling colleagues to thrive means that depending on role type you can have choice and flexibility in where you work and live, subject to your role, customer needs and our requirements. We have a hybrid working model, with home, agile hub and office based options available. We will always list a primary location which can be where you go for in person teamwork, and a location where you can best perform your role.

Please note you must live in the jurisdiction for the business to which you are contracted.

This job can be done anywhere in the republic of Ireland with the primary office location as Dublin to which travel will be required for in person collaboration. Exact frequency to be agreed with manager.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Experienced solution architect in crafting solutions for data warehouse projects and programmes working in complex, multi-vendor change delivery organisations
  • Data/data-warehousing knowledge and experience particularly on the Teradata EDW platform or similar technology
  • Experience in modern engineering practices and technologies
  • Experience with Data Modelling (Logical and Physical), Erwin data modelling tools, Teradata FSLDM (Financial Services Logical Data Model), ETL and enterprise reporting tools
  • Solid understanding of Informatica and data architecture principles
  • Continuous improvement and innovative mind-set
  • Ability to work independently with minimal mentorship
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and meet fast paced timelines

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Financial services experience would be advantageous

Key Competencies

  • Customer Focused - People Manager
  • One Group, one team - People Manager
  • Agile - People Manager
  • Champion Transformation - People Manager
  • Accountable - People Manager

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

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