Data Architect

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Manchester M1 4BT, UK
GBP 450-550 Per DayOutside IR35 Contract, Full TimeApplications Closed

NICE is looking for a Data Architect to plan and support the initial phase of establishing MDM program. The Specialist will be required to us appropriate COTS MDM tooling within the current technical architecture and use standard data model and integration patterns, with right level of data governance, including ownership of processes for Master Data Management.


Expected contract length:

3 months - end date 31st March 2021


Who the specialist will work with:

The DIT directorate is a team of 70 digital, information and technology professionals. We adopt a user centric agile methodology and work in multi-disciplinary teams to develop and maintain NICE’s suite of digital and technology services. The teams design, develop and maintain NICE’s suite of externally facing digital services including the website, Pathways, CKS, BNF and Evidence Search. DIT is responsible for NICE’s internal guidance production systems including content management, authoring and publishing systems; as well as IT operations and support, including networking, infrastructure, DevOps and unified user support, in addition to leading the implementation of new digital workplace solutions.


What the specialist will work on:

  • Define NICE’s master data management requirements initially for managing contacts/stakeholder data, but with a view to include other domains in future.
  • Validate current draft conceptual data model for contacts/stakeholders and support further development into logical data model to ensure it meets users' needs and is suitable for implementation in MDM tooling solution.
  • Develop a governance model and associated policy and processes for management/stewardship and ownership of contact data at NICE and identify training needs.
  • Work with technical teams to define a technical roadmap for implementation of the model within key technical systems using standard data model and integration patterns.


Working arrangements:

All engagements with members of staff will be remotely using Zoom or Teams.


Additional terms and conditions:

Due to the nature of the data modelling and architecture work this role may require working with PII data.


Essential skills and experience:

  • Experience in establishing Master Data Management program successfully and appropriately for the data management maturity of the organisation covering all aspects of establishing and maintaining an MDM program successfully.
  • Knowledge of the state of the art of MDM tooling and ability to assess suitability appropriately for an organisation and recommend appropriate solutions aligned to identity management and CRM solutions.
  • Knowlege of relevant standards and regulations particularly relating to management of party/people data.
  • Knowledge and experience of using standard data models and patterns appropriate for MDM and integration within existing and future architecture particularly relating to management of party/people data.
  • Knowledge and experience of using different MDM architectural and implementation styles and ability to recommend approach appropriate for organisation.
  • Ability to assess and recommend appropriate approaches for data integration and migration incl. use of external data sets.
  • Knowledge and experience of establishing appropriate security and privacy to ensure regulatory compliance, in particular for UK and international PII data.
  • Experience in writing successful business case for establishing MDM program in one domain initially with further domains to be added.
  • Experience of defining appropriate data governance for MDM.
  • Experience of integrating MDM with CRM and Identity and Authorisation solutions.
  • Experience in facilitation techniques for the development of conceptual/logical models.
  • Experience using appropriate tools to both facilitate development of the model and maintenance of it over time.
  • Understand how to work to define and develop data models that feed into agile development team drawing on standard approaches.


Nice-to-have skills and experience:

  • CDMP Associate
  • CDMP Reference and Master Data certification


Cultural fit criteria:

  • Work collaboratively with the technical team
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes


Additional assessment methods:

  • Interview
  • Presentation


Evaluation weighting:

Technical competence (45%), Cultural fit (5%), Price (50%)


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