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Tech Lead (Data Platform)

Tech Lead (Data Platform) | Dunstable | Permanent


We have an exciting opportunity for a Tech Lead to work on our Data Platform, which is the centre of all insights and used for business and customer decision-making. Are you a technical visionary? Would you like to lead the technical work on a product that underpins the success of a FTSE100? If so, we’d love to hear from you!


About the role:

Acting as the technical lead for Whitbread Data Platform, the ideal candidate will be the technical visionary to make our Data Platform an exemplary, state of the art platform enabling our vision to be a data-driven organisation. The purpose of this role will be act as our Data SME, and architect Data Platform transformation using our tech stack, comprising mainly of Microsoft Azure Data products. This will be to enable self-service for widespread use of data and analytics capability by analysts, data scientists and users across organisation in an easy and user-friendly way, by design.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Produce and maintain high quality architectural design documentation for Data Platform.
  • Define data structure and access patterns for secure and easy availability of data depending on requirement.
  • Be the technical visionary to keep Data CoE and architect teams abreast with emerging data technologies and architectural advancements, such as data mesh. Maintain a realistic roadmap for technical changes and influence delivery, with hands on attitude to create prototypes to test them and implement to enable our vision for an exemplary Data Platform of the future behind a truly data-driven organisation.
  • Understand business requirements and translate them technically to produce elegant data solutions/products in collaboration with architects, analysts and developers.
  • Define and maintain a reference architecture in collaboration with Principal Data Architect, which will include a future view of the product in line with strategic vision.
  • Responsible for influencing and defining effective and efficient DevOps principles and practices for data delivery and support teams to work with.
  • Take accountability for enforcement and maintenance of Whitbread design principles by representing data designs in required design authority forums to seek approval and create visibility of changes.


What you’ll need:

Common Data and Solution design approaches including;

  • Microservices including messaging and events
  • Cloud based structured and unstructured data collection/usage/storage
  • Data Modelling techniques such as 3NF, Kimball dimensional modelling, SCV
  • Data Warehousing methodologies
  • Agile development as well as conventional SDLC: design patterns, OOD


Familiarity with Azure Cloud PaaS capabilities:

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Event Hub
  • Azure Service Bus
  • Azure Logic Apps
  • Azure API Management


Demonstrable experience with automated build and container tools preferably Azure based, i.e., DevOps and Kubernetes.

Lambda Architecture and Big data processing techniques

Software Engineering patterns & standards

Real-time data processing

Cloud infrastructure designs for setup using ARM templates, terraform scripting

Programming experience with Python, Scala, Java or R.


Whitbread is an inclusive employer. We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans sexual, non binary or use another term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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07 Sep 2021

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