Azure Data Architect at New Signature, Home-Based, 6 Months, £500-£600 per day

£500 - £600 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • Remote
  • Nov 20, 2020
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Join a team of passionate thought leaders in a dynamic and collaborative environment! New Signature's Data & AIteam is growing fast and we're looking for our next Azure Data Architect to join us.


What's the story?

As we continue to scale we're looking for the market's best Azure Data & AI specialists to help us grow our business' fastest growing practice, Data & AI. You'll be working with highly talented individuals within the Microsoft ecosystem, delivering innovative greenfield Data Platform builds, Data Integration programmes and implementing bespoke High-Level Data Architectural designs.


  • Architecting cloud-based data platforms using a wide range of the Azure Services including Azure Databricks, Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Synapse, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Data Factory and Azure Blob storage.
  • Building conceptual, logical and physical data models optimised for analytical use cases.
  • Defining data architecture framework, standards and principles.
  • Mapping data from source to target and establishing current & future state based on business data requirements.
  • Providing Quality Assurance, reviewing the development.
  • Working Knowledge of Datamodelling Tools
  • Working in an agile environment
  • Participate in sprint planning, estimating stories, providing proposed solutions and identifying stories that are not ready for planning


  • Good knowledge of Azure Services including Azure Databricks, Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Data Factory, Azure Blob storage and Power BI
  • Good knowledge of Azure Databricks platform and Apache Spark framework
  • Good knowledge of Azure DevOps Pipelines is ideal but knowledge of any other Enterprise product/tool for CI/CD is also considered, eg: Terraform, Jenkins, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; with the ability to explain complex problems in a simple and effective manner.
  • Strong peer and senior stakeholder management skills and engagement with exec level sponsors.

Certifications (Non-essential but desirable)

Exam DP-201: Designing an Azure Data Solution

Exam AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

Databricks Certified Associate Developer for Spark 2.4/3.0