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I am a highly experienced Information and Communication Technology specialist with 26 years of work experience, including 2 years of management experience. I have a strong background in System Development and Analysis, Programming, and Database Specialization.

Data Integration SQL Enterprise Architecture Data Governance
Data EngineeringData GovernanceData IntegrationData WarehousingEnterprise ArchitectureSQL
Jan, 2020
data architect
Data services
As a Data Architect with 4 years of experience, I have been assisting the client to deliver a major strategic programme for data integration, master data management, analytics and GDPR compliance. My responsibilities included developing an associated strategy and roadmap, forming initial business case and full business case for the projects, forming requirements for a 'request for information' exercise, reviewing supplier responses to inform request for procurement, scoring supplier responses, creating Enterprise Architecture Artefacts and embedding into agile delivery teams. My achievements include data integration, master data management, analytics and GDPR compliance.
Key responsibilities Key responsibilities
  • Developing business case
  • Forming requirements
  • Scoring supplier responses
  • Creating Enterprise Architecture Artefacts
Key achievements Key achievements
  • Data integration
  • Master data management
  • Analytics
  • GDPR compliance
Apr, 2019
Dec, 2020
lead enterprise data architect
Data Architect
I am a Lead enterprise data architect with 2 years of experience. My responsibilities include leading an Architecture service team, working on a wide range of complex projects, engaging with customers and key business stakeholders, presenting to project boards, architecting a replacement of legacy solutions, and architecting an exit strategy for the Netezza Appliance. I have achieved funding for new demand projects, migrated services to the AWS Cloud, built a cloud data lab in AWS, and encouraged senior stakeholders to consider Cloud solutions.
Key responsibilities Key responsibilities
  • Organising team's work plans
  • Presenting to project boards
  • Architecting a replacement of legacy solutions
  • Architectural governance of the GDPR project
Key achievements Key achievements
  • Funding secured for new demand project
  • Migrated services to AWS Cloud
  • Built a cloud data lab in AWS
  • Encouraged senior stakeholders to consider Cloud solutions
Jan, 2018
Mar, 2019
aws data architect
Public Sector
As a AWS Data Architect, I have been responsible for creating data models and data dictionaries, creating a draft data strategy, setting out the medium-term and long-term data architecture, and creating and managing Lambda scripts. Through my work, I have achieved the raising of data issues before go-live, embedded a culture of data governance, auto scaling of Redshift clusters, and created a report for the organization. I have also driven a team of data engineers and data modellers and dev ops resources.
Key responsibilities Key responsibilities
  • Created data models and data dictionary
  • Created a draft data strategy
  • Set out the medium-term and long-term data architecture
  • Created and managed Lambda scripts
Key achievements Key achievements
  • Raised data issues before go-live
  • Embedded a culture of data governance
  • Auto scaling of Redshift clusters
  • Created a report for the organization
Jul, 2013
Jan, 2018
data architect
Financial ServicesFinancial Services
Global Technology
I was hired on the recommendation of the Chief Data Officer, and as a Senior Data and Information Architect, I designed and built two data warehouses for the Firm. I was responsible for roles across the full technology stack, from designing messages published by each of the in-house functions to designing and building a distributed data cache solution. I also developed the Firm's internal clouds and exploited the big data solution with tools such as Qlik and PAXATA.
Key responsibilities Key responsibilities
  • Designed data warehouses
  • Led roles across technology stack
  • Designed pub-sub architecture
  • Built distributed data cache
Key achievements Key achievements
  • Built 2 data warehouses
  • Created end-to-end architecture
  • Developed internal clouds
  • Exploited big data solution
Mar, 2011
Jul, 2013
data architect
Financial ServicesFinancial Services
Data Solutions
As a Data Architect with 3 years of experience, my responsibilities included data modelling SME, data quality owner, reconciliations management and exception management. My achievements included real time data warehouse development, data marts servicing client portal, reporting platform securities functionality and fast paced environment exposure. I worked with Oracle data warehousing and IBM CDC/ETL/iSeries.
Key responsibilities Key responsibilities
  • Data modelling SME
  • Data quality owner
  • Reconciliations management
  • Exception management
Key achievements Key achievements
  • Real time data warehouse development
  • Data marts servicing client portal
  • Reporting platform securities functionality
  • Fast paced environment exposure
Oct, 1997
Feb, 2011
data architecture consultant
Financial ServicesFinancial Services
IT Consultancy
I have been working in IT for over 25 years, starting as a graduate trainee with Cap Gemini, Ernst and Young. I specialised in designing very large databases for banking and finance clients, and was promoted to Technical Consultant within two years. I then left Cap Gemini to work as an independent consultant, providing technical consultancy to public and private sector clients. I have developed a deep understanding and practical experience of database design and software engineering, as well as expertise in IT. I have successfully completed projects for Scottish Friendly Assurance, TELESENSKSCL, and other clients.
Key responsibilities Key responsibilities
  • Designing very large databases
  • Working onsite for clients
  • Providing technical consultancy
  • Working as independent consultant
Key achievements Key achievements
  • Promoted to Technical Consultant within two years
  • Deep understanding and practical experience of database design and software engineering
  • Successful projects for public and private sector clients
  • Developed expertise in IT