Head of Big Data

Bracknell, UK
£90000 - £100000 per annum + car + contrib pension + h/care
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 18, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Big Data / Strategic Data Solutions will be accountable for establishing and embedding a highly effective data service which underpin our Client's strategic objective to become the industry leader. Creating and leading a team you will devise and implement a model for rapid delivery of data solutions including big data, IoT, data science, data warehousing capabilities and traditional BI, implemented using both open source and traditional licenced technologies. A mixed technical and managerial role - the successful candidate must have extensive proven experience implementing technical solutions and effective in both new and more established technologies.

Main duties:

*Define the future strategy of how all data and analytics will be used. This will detail the interplay between conventional and big data technologies and evolution from the former to the latter.
*Be able to communicate to the rest of the wider business the opportunities that the move to big data opens up.
*Generate new ideas for delivering value from data using all the data capabilities available.
*Define and lead strategy and journey towards Modern Data Architecture leveraging:
oConventional data warehousing solutions
oBig Data EcoSystem solutions
oOptimize private and public cloud utilization
oEnhance Data Science capabilities
oData Migration Strategies
*Define and implement a strategy to improve data governance and quality.
*Partner with business functional teams in the discovery, design and implementation of Business solutions.
*Engage and foster a collaborative team environment through effective leadership
*Plan and manage budgets, forecasts, projects and associated staffing requirements
*Prioritise and manage overall schedule and portfolio of projects

*Manage and develop a team and be responsible for their performance.
*Planning: Establishes a systematic course of action for both self and others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. Sets priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity.
*Strong leadership: Uses appropriate methods, skills and styles to motivate and empower staff possessing a range of professional expertise to contribute effectively and efficiently.
*Collaboration: Develops cooperation and teamwork while participating in the team, working toward solutions which generally benefit all involved parties.
*Drive for results: Able to focus on the desired outcomes for both individuals and the team, setting challenging goals, focusing effort on the goals, and meeting or exceeding them. Shows a keen passion for improving the business with a strong commitment to continuous improvement.

Person Specification:


*Degree in IT
*Minimum 3 Years of experience delivering Big Data solutions at enterprise level
*Minimum 10 years of delivering Data driven projects e.g. MI Solutions / Data Migration projects
*Minimum of 10 years of experience in enterprise-level IT operations and support.
*Minimum 10 years of Delivery management & Release management experience
*3+ years' experience on dimensional modelling / database designing / DWH designs
*Minimum of 7 years of experience in managing large MI initiatives
*Minimum of 7 years of experience of supervisory or management experience.
*Strong experience in managing project portfolio / delivery road map for internal / external clients.
*Experience of managing Vendors with Onshore/Offshore teams
*Experience working with cross-functional teams
*Strong business acumen; ability to understand how and why business users make decisions and how data can enable them
*Excellent leadership skills including, team motivation, coaching, regular feedback and development
*Track record of successfully initiating and driving change, managing competing priorities and delivering results in a fast-paced, multi-project environment
*Strong written and verbal communication skills
*Success working in a team based environment with good interpersonal skills
*Experience with Agile development practices
*Demonstrable efficient delivery skills
*Demonstrable stakeholder management skills
*Demonstrable pragmatic and effective Project Management skills

*Experience working as part of or alongside an enterprise architecture function, providing subject matter expertise in the data domain.
*Been involved in creation of Microsoft SQL data warehouse from inception to delivery.

This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/77575330