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Lead Data and Systems Architect - NHS

  • Location: Cheshire
  • Salary: £38753.00 - £45753.00 per annum + NHS benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

Lead Data & Systems Architect - NHS - Up to £45,750

Capita IT Resourcing is supporting our NHS client in their recruitment of a Lead Data & Systems Architect to join them on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will join a larger team working on the Data & System transformation across the CSU.

Key responsibilities for the Lead Data & Systems Architect:

  • Lead the provision of a robust systems to support numerous data deliveries for use within the CSU and by its customers.
  • Provide and manage active system structures
  • Lead on network DNS, firewall and delegation areas that ensure data flows are maintained during change without data source reconfiguration
  • Plan, implement and maintain terminal services for remote working in partnership with IT Services, both internal and external.
  • Design and implement bespoke monitoring and alerting for all infrastructure areas above OS including in depth analysis internal database server processes.
  • Configure systems for optimal throughput of expected workload
  • Implement and maintain the Business Continuity Plan to ensuring optimal availability of production databases.
  • Diagnosis and resolution of data layer faults in any technology
  • Implement and maintain SQL resource governor, auditing, security concepts including transparent data encryption and chaining.
  • Provide specialist advice on data architecture to support the provision of information and intelligence throughout the CSU.
  • Develop conceptual data models in to physical designs.
  • To lead the implementation of database applications ensuring appropriate documentation is in place, back-out plans are agreed and where required risk assessments are undertaken.
  • Oversee the configuration SQL databases and servers.
  • Liaise with external system suppliers during the implementation of new solutions and to ensure systems are appropriately maintained.
  • To provide support and advise to Senior Developers on highly complex data process tasks are fully automated and scheduled to run out of hours wherever practically possible.
  • To plan, design, develop and review databases to hold highly complex and sensitive data whilst maintaining the integrity of the data at all times and continuously striving to improve both timeliness and quality.
  • To provide support and advise on optimisation of data warehouse performance through database tuning, management of indexes and advising on optimal data load routines and queries.
  • To develop processes which optimise the publication of data from multiple repositories
  • Working knowledge of market leading technologies that support Data Management.
  • To oversee the development of data transformation routines from both complex technical specifications and natural language agreements.
  • To ensure data management routines are reviewed and developed as technology and techniques emerge guaranteeing systems and processes remain current and fit for purpose.
  • Define, design and oversee the build of logical data models and schema to support benchmarking across the NHS.
  • Maximise opportunities for improvements to routine data processing that deliver efficiency savings and/or improve quality.
  • To ensure that the security of IT systems and the confidentiality of personal data are maintained at all times in line with the relevant information governance and technical security standards and policies.
  • Provide expert design advice and support to staff within the Data & Systems Team.
  • To provide effective leadership, training, support, generate enthusiasm and motivation in the team members to ensure that they are appropriately empowered to carry out the responsibilities of their role.
  • To instil a culture of learning and knowledge share throughout the data management team to ensure the service is fully resilient.
  • Responsible for maintaining confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Other ad-hoc duties required to meet the needs of the service.

Key skills and experience for the Lead Data & Systems Architect role:

  • Proven experience in the provision of data management systems
  • Significant experience in design and modelling of complex NHS data and systems
  • Experience in NHS Architectural/Systems Management role
  • Expert Knowledge of industry systems/technologies supporting Data Management/ Business Intelligence
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge of enterprise level database software including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server.
  • High level of knowledge of Cloud based technologies.
  • Expert knowledge of data manipulation tools and techniques such as Data Factory, SSIS and Hive
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing information reporting flows between systems and organisations
  • Highly proficient in the use of SQL to manipulate and transform large and complex relational datasets
  • Knowledge of information governance standards for data security and confidentiality and an understanding of their application in practice
  • Working knowledge of market leading technologies that support Data Management.
  • In-depth knowledge of NHS data dictionary, Commissioning datasets NHS Information Systems (e.g. SUS)

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply, please send me your updated CV via the link below for immediate consideration.

Lead Data & Systems Architect - NHS - Up to £45,750

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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