Enterprise Data Architect

About Us

On the Beach is a technology driven travel company and so are our people. We're united in our mission to become Europe's leading online retailer of beach holidays and are bringing innovative technology to the heart of the city, so join us now! Our award-winning team has relocated to a brand new multi-million pound Manchester Digital HQ and we are looking for passionate, experienced and like-minded tech leaders to join our journey.

About You

You are a big data expert with a broad range of experience working as a data architect. Passionate about technology, you thrive on solving problems, you love to learn and get a kick from working as part of a team.  You care about your craft, you build exceptional products and are proud of what you deliver.  You’re an expert communicator, happy to share your ideas and can bring people along with you.  You understand working in an agile environment and have a track-record of designing, developing and deploying robust and scalable cloud-based architecture.

The Opportunity

On the Beach is a data-driven business. Whether leveraging real-time analytics to drive decision making, propensity modelling, optimising PPC spend or aggregating fast-moving travel data in our engineering team - accurate, timely and accessible data is fundamental. You will be joining us at the beginning of our journey to the cloud. Working primarily in a greenfield environment, you will be responsible for designing and developing an industry leading data platform that supports our vision of democratising data access across the business, empowering our teams and putting data at the heart of everything we do.   This is a unique opportunity to make a huge impact on an enthusiastic and ambitious technology team while working to support stakeholders from a variety of disciplines including Engineering, Data Science, BI and Analytics.

Focus Areas

  • Work with the Chief Architect and relevant stakeholders to develop the technical vision, data strategy and roadmap for our data platform.
  • Own the creation, design and on-going management of the platform architecture and data lifecycle, ensuring it continues to meet evolving business needs, as well as technical and legal requirements.
  • Build, schedule, and manage data movement from internal and external origins to support the use-cases of platform users.
  • Provide support to engineering and data science teams on best practices, designing applications to enable better reporting and improving data quality.
  • Understand the existing data landscape, develop, communicate and orchestrate a migration plan to support the adoption of the data platform.
  • Be an evangelist for the data platform within the business, be the authority on data engineering at scale.

This is the PLACE…We believe in maintaining a positive work/life balance, so to help out, we offer flexible working, discounts on local amenities (including gym membership and restaurants)a subsidised coffee shop and a free bar - stocked with an enviable selection provided by some of Manchester’s finest breweries - to close out R&D time on a Friday afternoon.  To help you find the time to really relax (as well as helping you become a genuine beach expert) we offer generous staff discounts for your family and friends on our fantastic beach holidays. On top of this we offer Cycle to work Scheme, Simply Health Optimise Health Plan, discounted train and tram tickets , Share Incentive Plan, workplace pension, training and development, conferences, social events, enhanced maternity/paternity pay...the list goes on.

Get in touch!

Whether it's a tour of our state of the art new offices, an informal chat about one of our roles, or you just want to find out more about the team, apply today or drop us a line at itjobs@onthebeach.co.uk. Finally, have a look at our tech stack - https://bit.ly/2Lso9fW

On The Beach is licensed to sponsor Tier 2 General Visa. As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation.

You will be kindly asked to provide your equality information as part of your application process to On The Beach. Any personal equality information given to On The Beach will be handled with the utmost confidentiality and will only be used for monitoring and identifying improvement areas. All the information disclosed by applicants is stored on our ATS, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and can only be accessed by selected Human Resources team members.