Consulting Director, Data
London (can be based anywhere in the South with 2-3 days per week in London)
To £120K plus extensive benefits package
Your future duties and responsibilities
As a Director for Data Consulting you will be working in a customer-facing environment working into C-suite level within the insurance sector, providing high-level expertise on all data-related challenges – this could be related to data technology, data architecture, analytics (including machine learning), workflows, planning, data design, governance or data migration.
As a trusted advisor you will provide business focused data-related guidance to key client solutions and be a point of contact for our internal senior community to reach out to reference all manner of data-related challenges. Your technology expertise will be balanced with an understanding how businesses within the financial services sector must optimise data and analytics to be successful in an increasingly fast-paced, customer-centric digital industry.
This represents a unique and exciting opportunity to help set up the data strategy for the Insurance practice within the UK and is an incredibly empowering opportunity to help support both internal and external communities make an indelible contribution to the business at leadership level.
The Director for Data Consulting will be visible in a client-facing environment hence it is critical that the successful candidate is credible in front of stakeholders in setting out our propositions, helping to convert opportunities and adopting a consulting mind-set at all times.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role
To be successful, we are looking for a proven track record in Data (Architecture), a consulting background (minimally a consulting mind-set if coming from industry) and with recent exposure to current cloud native data and analytics platforms and data driven digital transformation initiatives.
A good understanding of the insurance domain (preferably with a focus on either General Insurance or London market) will be an important strength in being able to guide and advise our clients at board level. However, any particular expertise of pragmatic data architecture in Financial Services would also be considered. We will be looking for a candidate who can apply their technical understanding to real world Insurance business challenges and understand how data can be used as a competitive capability within insurance.
We are looking for a demonstrable background in a range of technologies, however of particular interest would be the architecture design and implementation expertise in Azure and/or AWS Cloud data and analytics platforms, scalable enterprise data solutions (e.g. Data Lake, Enterprise Data Warehouses, Data Marts, etc.), Big Data solutions (i.e. Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Pig, etc.,), databases (e.g. Netezza, BigQuery, Teradata, Redshift, Snowflake, etc.), ETL workloads and related tools (SQL, Java, SVN, Git, etc.).
The successful candidate should be able demonstrate a practical understanding of how the legacy data world is being transformed by emerging data and analytics capabilities and the changing demands to support Data Science and Machine Learning based analytics. Our clients are looking for guidance on how traditional data architectures are changing with the growth in Cloud-Native serverless computing, micro-services, Open API design and the move from IaaS to PaaS capabilities. Candidates should have an architecture certification, or be able to offer demonstrable experience in leading data architecture solution design, data governance/management, Master Data Management and reference data.
We provide high value business and IT consulting services to clients across multiple industries. Would you like to be part of a growing company with the scale and strength to give your career a boost in Consulting? We are recruiting for a Director with specialist expertise in Data Architecture to provide high-level expertise to both internal and external stakeholders within our growing UK Insurance practice.
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