Atom Bank • Durham, London or Hybrid

Data Architect

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £70,000 – £80,000 per annum

4-day week

A little flex time

Job Description

We’re Atom…

The bank that’s leading the fintech charge.

Tech is at the heart of everything we do here at Atom. We’ve rebuilt the bank, from our app to our banking platform, to make sure it’s native and cloud-based. Thanks to this approach, we can develop new products and ship updates to customers rapidly.

We have very little legacy, but that doesn’t stop us looking for ways to improve. Speed and efficiency are always a priority, but we never compromise on security, usability, or reliability getting there.

Could you be the next innovator to join us?

What’s it all about?

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. In this role you’ll produce innovative strategic technology roadmaps and designs, communicate the approach effectively to senior stakeholders and balance delivery of early business value with strategic progression. This role will have a big impact by driving 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.
  • Serve as the liaison between data consumer representatives and data solution development, integration and governance teams.
  • 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?

  • Demonstrable experience of Data Architecture.
  • An understanding of the latest Data Architecture and Engineering tools & techniques e.g 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.
  • Expertise in Cloud Data and Information and Management tools & techniques.
  • 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 or remote 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

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

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