Data Architect

Available in: Belfast, Birmingham, and London

Apply by: 31 March 2018

Minimum (essential) requirements:

  • Strong technical design expertise in core data architecture disciplines including data modelling, data analysis, data transformation, data migration. Competent in security, performance tuning, capacity planning, resilience and availability across heterogeneous architectures.
  • Experience in design or development with Big Data technology.
  • Track record of providing technical leadership within data projects including assurance, mentoring and standards definition; able to lead estimation and technical planning activities. Aware of best practice techniques and methodologies.
  • Experience of product or technology selection, either for a project or at enterprise level.
  • Excellent client engagement skills with both technical and non-technical stakeholders – able to provide thought leadership to clients and the wider industry and to inspire internal staff.
  • Highly proficient in at least three mainstream data technologies and aware of wider data technology trends.
  • A self-starter able to work with a high degree of uncertainty.
  • Ability to coach and mentor staff.


  • Experience of Hadoop, especially Clouderas distribution.
  • Experience of establishing data governance processes
  • Experience of architecting a data lake and solutions that reside within a data lake ecosystem
  • Worked on proposals to determine both a viable solution and viable price
  • Enterprise Data Architecture experience.

Who you are:

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience.

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

About us

Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients.

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.