Senior Consultant, Data & Analytics Platforms Solution Architect, Open to flexible working

London (Greater)
05 Oct 2021
05 Nov 2021
Consultancy, IT
Contract Type

Senior Consultant, Data & Analytics Platforms Solution Architect (Azure), Data & Analytics

Your Opportunity

Take your career to the next level by joining one of the world's best and most recognized professional services firms. Within Deloitte's Analytics and Cognitive service offering, we imagine, deliver and run innovative solutions to help our clients solve complex challenges and maximize the value of their data. At Deloitte, you will be able to build your career, access the best training and learning opportunities, and develop new skills and hone existing ones. We work for a huge variety of interesting, international, and world-leading clients on exciting next generation technology-enabled projects. We are looking for candidates with Data, Engineering and Microsoft Azure expertise to join us, working in fast-paced teams with other highly talented, fun and motivated colleagues.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Strategy, Analytics and M&A

How do you make intelligent, future-proof decisions in a world where change is the one constant? That's exactly what you'll help our clients to do. You'll build trusted relationships with business stakeholders - and use the most exciting new technologies available - to create data-driven programmes that transform their organisations. Your advice will help clients position their organisations to succeed in an ever-evolving marketplace.

Your Role

As a practitioner in Data & Analytics Modernisation, you are responsible for delivering Data on Azure Cloud projects. You are encouraged to devise innovative solutions to help our clients address their biggest data challenges including developing modern analytics platforms. Typical projects could include, developing an azure streaming data ingestion pipeline, developing Scala application, engineering and optimising machine learning models, designing physical data models on object, NoSQL and RDBMS stores, or re-engineering / re-platforming an existing solution.

In your role, you will have responsibility for deliverables and client stakeholder relationships and will be delivering solutions for our clients using agile methodologies. You will often be working in multi-disciplinary teams across a range of industries, subject matters and locations.

Our projects vary greatly and your responsibility as a Senior Consultant will differ based on the focus of the client engagement and your skillset, but could include and may require you to:

  • Work directly with client stakeholders to assess the as-is solution and suggest an
  • Work effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognized for their contribution
  • Build product roadmaps for our clients, planning the delivery of features and user stories using DevOps methodology
  • Lead diverse teams of developers, potentially onshore and offshore within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution
  • Investigate and understand trends in open source data technology development, such as Apache projects and the work of leading tech companies such as Facebook and Netflix
  • Assist in the development of our market leading analytics and cognitive offerings, help produce proposal documents to showcase our capabilities, and contribute to the development of our thriving Data & Analytics Modernisation community
  • Contribute to client project delivery by owning one or more workstream(s) and ensuring commercially successful conclusion of the client engagements

You may be involved in:

  • Designing, architecting and implementing an end-to-end next-gen Azure Data Solution for our clients for their data and analytics needs
  • Contributing to the solution architecture of an operational information delivery or analytics solution
  • Designing an enterprise data lake to cater to a client's data storage needs for structured and unstructured data, to enable analytics across global clients
  • Developing a real-time data solution using streaming ingestion and deliver real time analytics, to help our clients respond to customer behaviour as it happens
  • Developing a cloud based Information Delivery platform which allows our clients' apps to talk to each other, enabling real-time insight from the movement of data between their technology components
  • Assisting our clients to modernize their data warehouse to achieve scalable analytics
  • Cleansing and transformation of data using Azure Databricks analytics platform

Your work, your choice

At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Location: Your home office will be London, but this client-facing role provides lots of opportunity for travel in the UK and overseas.

Work pattern: This is a permanent contract opportunity. Our team members work a variety of agile working patterns. Tell us what arrangement works for you and we'll try to accommodate.

Your professional experience

  • Must have Python, Scala, C++ or Java development experience deploying workload to production
  • Must have either one of the following:
    • Azure Developer Associate, or
    • Azure Data Engineer Associate, or
    • Azure Solution Architect Expert, or
    • Similar certification
  • Ability to demonstrate stakeholder management skills and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to bring teams together as a workstream lead to drive success through applying coaching, facilitation, stakeholder management and expectation management capabilities

Candidates must have experience in Azure Data Platforms involving some or all of the following areas:

  • Provide subject matter expertise and hands on delivery of data capture, curation, and consumption pipelines on Azure using native and Hadoop based services.
  • Ability to conduct a full technical assessment of existing platform as-is architecture and identify the to-be landscape
  • Ability to build Azure data solution and provide perspective on storage options and compute engine options; e.g. SSIS Vs Spark, SQL Server Vs Blob Store, etc.
  • Architecting data lake and data warehouse solutions on Azure using ADLS, SQL Server, SQL DWH, Azure Analytics Service, Event Hubs, KeyVault and other Azure services.
  • Designing logical and physical data models for NoSQL data stores such as CosmosDB, MongoDB, Cassandra, etc.
  • Designing highly performant, scalable and re-usable data ingestion and transformation pipelines across Azure components and services such as Azure HDInsight, Databricks, and Azure Data Factory.
  • Designing Event based and streaming data ingestion and processing using Azure PaaS services, or Apache Kafka.
  • Data ingestion, data engineering and/or data curation using native Azure services or tools available in Azure Marketplace.
  • Designing data governance, data cataloguing and data lineage solutions using tools such as Azure Data Catalog, Informatica Data Catalog, Talend Data Catalog, IBM Information Governance Catalog.
  • Designing RESTful and GraphQL APIs for inter-service and external data exchange.
  • Have worked with platforms from key cloud vendors such as Databricks, Snowflake, or similar.
  • Have worked in agile delivery teams with DevOps ways of working to continuously deliver iterative deployments with experience in using Git, Jira, Confluence, or similar.
  • Have had experience in data migration activities in the past including migration strategy and approach, source and target system discovery, analysis, mapping, development and reconciliation.

Your service line: Consulting

Our people and the way we work are the two things that set us apart in the consulting universe. For us, collaboration is fundamental to success, along with an unrivalled depth and breadth of expertise. We work closely with our clients and each other, at every stage of every project, solving our clients' trickiest problems with a mix of knowledge, creativity and intellectual rigour. A hugely diverse range of clients rely on us to deliver the kind of change that adds genuine, lasting value to their business.

Personal independence

Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm.

The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

What do we do?

Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe

The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Central Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Malta), Ireland, the Middle East (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Ruled Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,700 partners and over 50,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region. Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people.

What do we value?

What brings us all together at Deloitte? It's how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for maximum impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most.

Being a Leader at Deloitte

Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work - and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.

We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but our Leadership Charter helps all of our people understand what we're looking for:

  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make
  • We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.

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