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Data Architecture - Senior Manager

Date: Jan 16, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

At KPMG our Data Team focuses on enabling our Financial Services clients to optimise the use of their data to deliver on their business strategy.
As a senior manager you will be working with a broad range of top tier clients. You will be expected to be an SME with a proven track record of advising clients and delivering large projects in strategy, design and implementation. You will be expected not only to dive into the technical details but also to be able to translate these into business terms to solve client issues.
With our team experiencing rapid growth you will accountable for building and developing the data architecture sub-capability and helping our people grow.
Specifically you will have strong technical experience in a number of the following:
• End to end Data Architecture Design.
• End to end Design of Data Warehouse and Big Data solutions.
• Data Model Design including relational, dimensional and No-SQL techniques.
• Data Integration technologies and techniques like ETL, ELT, real time data ingestion and API based integration.
• Hadoop based technologies such as Hortonworks and Cloudera.
• Cloud technologies including AWS, Azure and Google.
• Design Data Platforms to develop advanced analytics and AI/Machine Learning capabilities.
• Architecture Governance and Data Management including data standards, design principles, data quality, metadata management and data lineage
As this is a consulting role, you will be expected to:
• Have in-depth current sector experience in either Banking, Capital Markets or Insurance with knowledge of key business drivers and key regulations in the industry (e.g. GDPR, BCBS 239, IFRS, AML, MiFID II, and Solvency II).
• Work with stakeholders to assess scope, develop business cases for data change and deliver benefits by leveraging industry insights.
• Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to problems of high complexity.
• Lead large KPMG and client projects of 8+ people where you are expected to manage delivery, resources, budget, and risks and issues.
• Build lasting client relationships with senior stakeholders and a network and range of experience to help address client needs.
• Build constructive working relationships within KPMG and the industry across different teams, functions and countries at all levels.
• Act as a data architecture SME on large transformation projects, advising our clients on strategy, design and implementation to deliver leading practice solutions.
• Architect solutions that contain a mix of cloud based solutions and on premise legacy applications.
• Have a keen interest in future technology trends and use these to develop and drive market propositions/capability.
• Coordinate the sales lifecycle, proposal, and RFP development and identify profitable opportunities and sell-on at client work.
• Make a significant contribution in developing a market proposition/capability and wider practice contribution.
To excel in this role, you are able to fully grasp the complexity of data architecture, its importance in marketplace currently and why it is critical for our current and potential clients.
The Person
Our Data team is growing at a fast past and as this continues we want to ensure we are fostering an enjoyable and inclusive place to work. Therefore we are seeking people with high energy who:
• Coach and develop junior colleagues.
• Contribute to the growth of the practice through internal initiatives and identifying new business opportunities.
• Thrive on challenges and issues and enjoys solving problems.
• Inspire change and make an impact within the team and in a client organisation.
At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That's why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it's great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities - you'll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We're a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.
We're at our best when you're at your best; that's why we've created 'Our Deal' and 'The Academy'. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through 'The Academy', you'll have access to communities which will develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we're making sure that our people have an amazing experience.
While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.
KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.
KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our Policy.
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