Head of Data Engineering and Architecture

05 Feb 2024
27 Feb 2024
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The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for more than 560 years, and today we are one of the world's top 100 universities. We are delighted to have recently been ranked as 81 st in the world in the 2023 QS World University rankings which puts the University within the top 100 institutions worldwide and in the leading 6% of universities which make up the ranking.

Our people have always been at the forefront of our innovation, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers. The University employs over 10,000 staff and is in the midst of an ambitious capital programme.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Data Engineering and Architecture. Reporting to the Director of Strategic Planning and Chief Data Officer, you will lead the Data Engineering team in developing and supporting a new university–wide resilient, trusted data platform, underpinning the University's goals of delivering insight and intelligence across the institution.

You will be accountable for establishing data architecture/engineering projects, standards and design patterns, directing work across the team to deliver data engineering improvements in line with modern best practice.

You will possess detailed knowledge of the concepts and principles of data modelling and data architecture diagramming practices as well as an understanding of the fundamental stages of the agile data analytics delivery lifecycle, including ETL and data cleansing skills, data modelling and architecture, code management and version control. You will hold knowledge of relational database management systems and SQL, preferably Oracle and data–centric programming languages.

You will have excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills with the ability to succinctly translate and simplify complex information. With extensive experience of managing complex projects with strategic influence, with significant impact upon resources you will contribute to senior level decision making within a highly performing university.

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