Agilisys is one of the UK’s most innovative IT and Business Services providers. We deliver success through innovation, working with our clients to transform services that make a difference to millions of people across the UK.

We formed the Data and Insights practice in late 2020, after COVID-19 transformed how government used data to cope with the pandemic. We combine strategic decision making to help public service providers create transformational insights from their data, with data platform engineers, architects, analysts and strategists coming together to build cutting edge solutions for our clients.

Agilisys has set a clear ambition to become the number one provider of data and insight services to the UK public sector. Our rapidly expanding team blends extensive knowledge of data and insight domains with a deep understanding of public sector clients’ needs and values.

Collectively, our team has many decades of experience working in and with the sector, and we have united that knowledge and affinity with best-in-class data architecture, platform engineering and analytics competencies. We know that for our public sector clients, driving greater value from your data assets is about much more than the bottom line. Working with us, you will have the opportunity to deploy your technical skills to help organisations achieve outcomes including, better care in hospitals, safer local communities and improved access to local services.

What you'll be doing

As a Azure Data Architect, you will be part of a team responsible for building enterprise-grade Data Warehouse and Analytics solutions that aggregate data across diverse sources and data types including text, video and audio through to live stream and IoT in an agile project delivery environment with a focus on DataOps and Data Observability. You will work with Azure SQL Databases, Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Factory, Azure Datalake Gen2, Azure Databricks, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Service Bus, Azure Serverless (LogicApps, FunctionApps), Azure Data Catalogue and Purview among other tools, gaining opportunities to learn some of the most advanced and innovative techniques in the cloud data space.

You will be building Power BI based analytics solutions to provide actionable insights into customer data, and to measure operational efficiencies and other key business performance metrics.

You will be involved in the development, build, deployment, and testing of customer solutions, with responsibility for the design, implementation and documentation of the technical aspects, including integration to ensure the solution meets customer requirements. You will be working closely with fellow architects, engineers, analysts, and team leads and project managers to plan, build and roll out data driven solutions.

What we are looking for

  • Proven experience in developing data solutions with Azure SQL Server and Azure SQL Data Warehouse (now Synapse Analytics)
  • Demonstrated expertise of data modelling and data warehouse methodologies and best practices.
  • Ability to write efficient data pipelines for ETL using Azure Data Factory or equivalent tools.
  • Integration of data feeds utilising both structured (ex XML/JSON) and flat schemas (ex CSV,TXT,XLSX) across a wide range of electronic delivery mechanisms (API/SFTP/etc )
  • Azure DevOps knowledge essential for CI/CD of data ingestion pipelines and integrations.
  • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages such as Python, Java, JavaScript, C#, Scala, etc is required.
  • Expertise in creating technical and Architecture documentation (ex: HLD/LLD) is a must.
  • Proven ability to rapidly analyse and design solution architecture in client proposals is an added advantage.
  • Expertise with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, NoSQL databases, stream-processing systems is a plus.

Experience we love to see

Hands-on experience in a data architect role with the development of ingestion, integration, data auditing, reporting, and testing with Azure SQL tech stack.

  • full data and analytics project lifecycle experience (including costing and cost management of data solutions) in Azure PaaS environment is essential.
  • Microsoft Azure and Data Certifications, at least fundamentals, are a must.
  • Experience using agile development methodologies, version control systems and repositories is a must.
  • A good, applied understanding of the end-to-end data process development life cycle.
  • A good working knowledge of data warehouse methodology using Azure SQL.
  • A good working knowledge of the Azure platform, it’s components, and the ability to leverage it’s resources to implement solutions is a must.
  • Ability to work to demanding deadlines, keep momentum and deal with conflicting priorities in an environment undergoing a programme of transformational change.
  • The ability to contribute and adhere to standards, have excellent attention to detail and be strongly driven by quality.

What’s in it for you?

Agilisys offers a cohesive work culture involving a multitude of backgrounds that promotes diverse ideas to contribute to strong solutions. As part of one of the Top EOT’s in the UK, we value reinvesting in our employees with opportunities for career growth and benefits that ultimately reinforce the integrity of the company. On top of that we offer flexible working and an attractive corporate benefits scheme:

  • Positive Work/Life Balance
  • Pension Scheme
  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Healthy Work Environment
  • Life Assurance
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working
  • Agilisys “Perks at Work” scheme- Exclusive Discounts/Offers at Various Retailors such as:
  • Gym Membership
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Dental Cover

Agilisys is an equal opportunities employer, seeking to employ a workforce that reflects and incorporates the talents of our diverse community.

We are committed to building a culture that recognises the value of diversity among our people, and where everyone feels included and valued irrespective and indeed because of their differences. We endeavor to ensure that everyone is treated with fairness, dignity, and respect and that they can perform at their very best.

We are a member of the Digital Inclusion Charter - a public commitment by digital organisations to help more people go digital. In addition, we are a signatory of the Tech Talent Charter, which means that we have made a number of pledges in relation to our approach to recruitment and retention. Our unique employee-owned status also allows our employees to have greater engagement and ownership in ensuring Agilisys is an inclusive organisation.

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