Data Architect - Enterprise

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Livestock Information Ltd

Remote (anywhere in the UK)

Application Deadline

Livestock Information Limited (LI Ltd.) is a company jointly owned by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and Defra. Established in 2019, it was created to deliver the Livestock Information Service, providing world-leading standards of livestock traceability in England, replacing the three current traceability services for cattle, sheep, goats and deer, and pigs.

LI Ltd. is built around a model of collaboration, working in partnership with the government and industry, and because it is a new company, this is an exciting time because our recruits will be part of shaping the organisation. Livestock Information will be data-led, and we will take a ground-breaking approach to unlocking data. We will demonstrate focus, structure, discipline and ownership. We will be about inclusivity, teamwork, co-creation; being collegiate and collaborative. The Livestock Information Service we are building is, for our industry, unique because it’s being co-created, by industry and by government.

Job description

We are currently recruiting for a Data Architect to join us at a key development stage in our business. This role has responsibility for operating at enterprise level but also works in detailed data architecture and modelling to guide the organisation through data design, management and implementation. It is therefore essential that you have strong communication and analytical skills along with an in-depth knowledge of Architecture frameworks and MS Azure stack.

This position is available on either a secondment basis or as a permanent post. Both options are Home Based, with occasional travel for meetings.


Identify strategic data requirements of the LI organisation
Understand and document data flow into and out the organisation
Work closely with the designers/developers to ensure the right data architecture for the LI organisation
Review and improve the enterprise’s internal and external data and design blueprint to manage the available data
Develops data strategies for warehouse implementation, data acquisition and access, and data archiving and recovery
Create inventory of enterprise’s data and its meaning
Document and manage how the organisations data is stored, managed and utilised

Essential Criteria
Extensive experience in a Data Architecture role with an understanding of Architecture frameworks, data modelling methodologies and data warehousing methodologies
Working knowledge of the Microsoft Azure stack
Experience of Agile working preferably with Scrum and user stories
Able to data design that suits business needs and communicate complex concepts to non-technical colleagues
Analytical Problem-Solving: Approaching high-level data challenges with a clear eye on what is important; employing the right approach/methods to make the maximum use of time and resources
Strong leadership skills, able to direct and advise a team of technical experts on to manage and utilise the organisations data
Understanding the livestock industry desirable although not essential


An extensive benefits package including 33 days annual leave plus one privilege day (inclusive of Bank Holidays).
A single private medical health scheme.
Life assurance cover (4 x salary).
A market-leading defined contribution pension scheme with Legal & General.
Excellent training and development opportunities and an agreed development plan.
Access to government Childcare Voucher Scheme.
Perkbox membership – this gives you a huge number of online discounts and savings

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 27th June 2021


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