Atom Bank • Remote or Hybrid

Data Architect

Employment type:  Full time

4-day week

Apply now

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.

Based in Durham, we’re committed to bringing world-class career opportunities and developing a strong tech culture in the North East. Our team currently has over 500 brilliant people and is still growing; could you be the next innovator to join us?

What’s it all about?

We’re on a mission to disrupt banking, and with exciting and challenging work and outstanding perks, it means we work in an environment in which you can personally grow. That’s why, when we’re recruiting, we’re looking for individuals who are as enthusiastic and passionate as we are about changing banking for the better.

The Enterprise Architecture team, part of Technology, sits across all areas of the business from savings to mortgages to commercial lending to finance and reporting. We are a forward-looking team, working with colleagues to identify future changes and improvements to our banking platform.

As a Data Architect your work links the business mission, strategy, and processes of an organisation to its data strategy and documents 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 accelerate the adoption of Atom. The ideal candidate must have the ability to produce innovative strategic technology roadmaps and designs, communicate the approach effectively to senior stakeholders and balance delivery of early business value with strategic progression. Proven ability to drive change through the adoption of appropriate technology and design principles.

What will your typical day look like? Different that’s for sure

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

What do we need from you?

  • Experience as a Data Architect or closely related role
  • Demonstrable interest and experience in the latest Data Architecture and Engineering tools & techniques including Data-Intensive Distributed Systems, Big Data, Data Mesh & Data Streams
  • Hands-on experience in design, development and deployment of data solutions and the integration of new technologies as they develop
  • Expertise in Cloud Data and Information and Management tools & techniques
  • A robust understanding of Distributed Data Architecture
  • Experience of design/implementation/consulting experience with data architectures
  • Reference, Master, Meta Data and Document Practices
  • In-depth 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
  • Familiarity with DataOps and Data deployments across Cloud, on-premise and Hybrid technology estates, specifically Google Cloud
  • RFP/Vendor-selection experience

What’s in it for you?

  • 4 Day Working Week
  • Flexible/hybrid working
  • Annual Share Option – performance related
  • Incredibly generous company pension scheme (maximum of 13% of Atom input – candidate can put in more)
  • ‘All About Me’ fund: £200 per year to spend on personal development
  • 22.5 days holiday + 8 statutory days (rising by half a day with every 2 years in the company)
  • Private Medical Insurance for you and full family
  • Health Cash Plan – expenses paid on Optical/Dental/other appointments/treatments
  • Life Insurance – 4 times annual salary
  • Critical illness cover – 1 x lump sum annual salary
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Continuous development – professional qualifications

PLEASE NOTE: You must have the legal right to work in the UK to apply for this role as Atom Bank are unable to support Visa Applications/Sponsorship

Atom is an equal opportunities employer. We value you as an individual and therefore disregard race, religion/belief, gender, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, age, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership and disability in any hiring decisions we make. Atom will always adhere to the Equality Act 2010.

All roles within Atom must adhere to the Conduct Rules as set out by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

As part of Atom bank’s commitment to the FCA’s Consumer Duty, Atom will, take all reasonable steps to avoid causing foreseeable harm to customers, take all reasonable steps to enable customers to pursue their financial objectives and act in good faith.

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

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Finance & Insurance

Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2023

Other jobs you might like