Atom Bank • Hybrid or Remote

Associate Data Architect

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £40,000 – £60,000 per annum

4-day week

Job Description

We’re Atom…

The bank that’s leading the fintech charge!

We’re not like the rest. We’re true innovators, and we’re redefining what a bank should be. Ours is a bank for today and the future, a mobile-first bank. Forget the stuffy branches, with Atom you can bank whenever, wherever, faster, and simpler.

Could you be the next innovator to join us?

What will your ‘typical’ day look like…. (Different that’s for sure):

Atom’s Enterprise Architecture team sits across all areas of the business from Savings to Mortgages to Commercial Lending to Finance and Reporting. They are a forward-looking team, working with colleagues to identify future changes and improvements to our banking platform.

As an Associate Data Architect your work links the business mission, strategy and processes of Atom to its data strategy, and you’ll document this using multiple architectural models that show how Atom transitions from its current data state to meet the future needs of the organisation in a sustainable and adaptable manner.

You’ll partner with business and technical teams to craft highly scalable, flexible, and resilient solutions that address customer use cases and as part of this, so you’ll communicate approaches effectively to key stakeholders, so you’ll need to be a clear communicator.

This role would suit someone who is willing to learn about the latest and greatest data tools & techniques as you’ll produce innovative designs and roadmaps whilst balancing delivery of early business value with strategic progression.

You will:

  • Investigate and contribute to the future data architecture state and underlying infrastructure
  • Investigate and contribute to the vision, strategy and principles for data management
  • Assist with defining standards to support the full end to end data lifecycle within the Atom Enterprise
  • Contribute to data elements of project and programme solution designs
  • Participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment into various environments
  • Assist with the liaison between data consumer representatives and data solution development, integration and governance teams
  • Learn how data is, or will be, used and the implication on people, process, products and technology
  • Learn and share best-practice knowledge amongst the architecture community

What do we need from you?

  • Willing to learn about the latest Data Architecture and Engineering tools & techniques including Data Intensive Distributed Systems, Big Data, Data Mesh & Data Streams
  • Desire to gain hands-on experience in design, development and deployment of data solutions and the integration of new technologies as they develop
  • Knowledge of Data Modelling, ETL development and Database/Data Warehousing, Structured and Unstructured data
  • Experience with either relational SQL or analytics databases, such as Postgres, Cassandra & BigQuery
  • A mixture of SQL and No-SQL technology experience and how these different approaches combine together
  • An awareness of how data can be used to drive operational and strategic decisions
  • Good analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills
  • An awareness of Data Governance practices.
  • Comfortable communicating effectively across internal and external organization

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
4-day week
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
22.5 days annual leave + bank holidays
Teambuilding days
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Atom Bank

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Durham & London

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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