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High Level Designer

Location: UK
Company: Virgin Money
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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Job Title: High Level Designer
Business Unit: Data Solutions (CIO)
Salary: Starting from £39,689 - £51,000 per annum DOE
Location: Gosforth/Glasgow
Contract Type: Permanent

Disrupt the status quo. It’s a simple statement that tells you everything about our ambition. It’s about thinking what money could be, instead of what it’s always been. Thinking this way gives us so many opportunities to make our customers happier. We’re not like other banks – and we want you to help us be even more exceptional.

Virgin Money has a fantastic opportunity for a talented individual to transform how changes to the data landscape is managed across CIO Data Solutions. It’s an exciting time to work in Data Solutions as we integrate the data across the bank, optimise our data assets, making data available to business users in new transformational ways. It’s also important we enable them to fulfil our regulatory obligations, drive value and deliver truly differentiated customer experiences. We need people to help us shape the future of our modern, consolidated data platform. Sound interesting? Read on…

As an experienced Solution Designer, you’ll have strong IT solution and communication skills, and work with the architecture & design team that is responsible for the Bank’s enterprise information management solutions. The role will cover Big Data and traditional architectures, including Hadoop, Data Lakes, data warehouses, data marts, reporting & analytics and MDM applications. These are used to support key Bank functions including Regulatory & Compliance, Sales, Marketing, Risk and Treasury.

Your primary responsibility will be designing changes to our data landscape which ensures our data is secure at all times, quality controlled and accessible by the right people at the right time.

The successful candidate will be adaptive and flexible with a strong cultural awareness as Virgin Money has built strong and valued relationships with implementation partners with both an onshore and offshore presence. We’re looking for a self-starter who can
drive and shape our change agenda, maximising our return and delivering exceptional outcomes for the business and Data Solutions.

The role is all about…

• Developing and communicating project designs for our design and development community
• Governance of the data models and design, delivery of best practise, driving reuse and agility
• Ensure quality processes are embedded in the delivery methodology and design
• Quality assurance of delivered software through working with our delivery partners
• Propose remediation plans and evaluate improvement opportunities
• Participation in development and presentation of strategic change initiatives and driving them through to delivery
• Liaison with enterprise architects, designers, analysts and our development partners
• Actively contribute to the process of continual improvement, with regard to self, the team and data warehouse applications
• Developing and maintaining relationships with relevant stakeholders across the organisation
• Contribute to department-wide improvement initiatives

We need you to have…

• Understanding of how data flows and integration methods between systems
• Technical design and process flow experience
• Strong understanding of data stores (e.g. databases, lakes)
• Some experience of Data Profiling
• Working knowledge of data lifecycles, metadata, reconciliation, cleansing and data quality
• Ability to communicate complex ideas in simple terms
• Ability to influence key technical and business stakeholders
• Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast changing environment
• Ability to act as a champion for change

We would like you to have...

• Previous Financial Services or Banking experience.
• Experience of working with third party delivery partners
• Knowledge of Master Data Management (MDM) or Customer Data Integration (CDI) applications
• Any experience with universal modelling tools like Erwin, Information Data Architect, SQL Developer Data Modeler.
• Any experience with ETL tools such as SAP Data Services, Informatica, IBM DataStage etc.
• Any exposure to the IBM InfoSphere suite of software
• Any knowledge of “Big Data” applications

To be brilliant you’ll need a passion for helping drive and execute business change. If you want to be central to developing Data Solutions future we’d love to hear from you. As an engaging individual you will enjoy building relationships and have the gravitas and confidence to work effectively with all levels across the business and technology. We’re seeking Virgin people who are insatiably curious and want to help us build a better bank.

Its hard work and fast paced but we promise you’ll have great fun being part of something special.

Apply now!

RED HOT Rewards
• A generous holiday package and the option to buy more!
• Private Medical Insurance - with the option to extend to family members.
• Pension! A market leading pension – we’ll top up your contributions too.
• Flexible benefits – customise your rewards to work for you!

Inclusion at Virgin Money
Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do here at Virgin Money. It’s good for you, it’s good for us and it’s amazing for our customers. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on your diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to be the best we can possibly be. Got any questions about this or need some support with your application? We’d love to hear from you so get in touch with our friendly team at careers@virginmoney.com or HRUKRecruitment@cybg.com

Point to note…
At the minute, depending on which team you are joining, lots of us are working from home. This is something that may change over time, and if so, we will come together in one of our hub locations, giving you the chance to meet your new colleagues in person. We will of course, make sure you have the IT equipment to access our systems and to interact digitally with your new team and colleagues, but we thought it best to let you know this in advance, so you can make sure you are set up to work safely and productively. If you have any questions on this let us know!

Now the legal bit…
If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.

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