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Metadata Lead

Job Title: Metadata Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
REF: 14717/003_1532424547
Contact Name: Danny Sturgeon
Contact Email:
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Metadata Lead / Data Manager / Greenfield Project / Milton Keynes / £65,000 - 75,000 per annum plus bonus + benefits

Access IT recruitment are working with a client who are going through an exciting period due to the development of new company wide data capability framework.

They are forming two key foundation capabilities through the creation of two new teams: Metadata Management & Data Architecture which will allow them to really understand their data.

The organisations vision is to decentralise the metadata and to advise, mentor, guide, drive and ease the crowd-sourcing of this with accountability accepted by the company's domain users.

The role

Working closely with the Head of Digital Data, this position will suit a data leader and it offers the opportunity and challenge of developing a metadata strategy. You will lead a team to execute its implementation.

The first phase of this strategic effort is to collect the organisations data dictionaries. Not only does this enable the value users can extract from the Big Data Platform but addresses a number of regulatory and audit related requisites. Extending the collation of the data dictionaries will enable Ingestion as a Service - The vision where anyone with a need for data can search, view and self-serve their access to that data.
You will be building, managing and leading an initial team of five direct reports made up of analysts, technical resources and a repository administrator. You will be defining new processes for the collection, integration, analysis, distribution, quality control and governance of enterprise metadata. You will explain, influence and advocate the power of metadata - how it can change decision-making processes, planning and architecting solutions, searching and finding information. You will steer the architectural development of the current metadata repositories to a seamless, integrated whole.

Experience Required

  • Experience in strategy development and/or architecture/business planning roadmaps
  • Have led a data team whether BI/MI, analytics, data science, metadata, data governance, data quality etc
  • A solid grasp, ideally certified, in a data management framework such as DAMA DMBoK, CMMI DMM, EDM etc
  • Exposure to data lineage, cataloguing, tagging or big data
  • Experience working with stakeholders to identify and resolve data issues, conducting impact /gap/root cause analyses to identify bottlenecks and solutions
  • Experience in developing new and optimising existing processes in an ambiguous environment
  • An understanding of metamodels and metadata frameworks.

This is an exciting time to join a large-scale transformation project through the application of new technologies such as Kafka, Spark, Hadoop and other open source technologies and the implementation of new methods of work.

The team are driven, agile and lean and work in a challenging, collaborative and dynamic environment. If you are an ambitious individual who wants their work to have a real impact then this could be the opportunity for you.

The organisation can offer a competitive salary and annual bonus scheme, generous pensions scheme, private medical insurance, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, access to on-site gyms, discounted gym memberships and retail discounts.

For a confidential discussion and further details on the role, please apply via the details provided