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Mars UK • Slough, United Kingdom

Data Platform Architect

2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

The Data Platform Architec will provide direction and thought leadership on the strategic data platform transformation initiatives such as defining the new subscription strategy, aligning the data platform access and security management principles with Azure 2.0 to be implemented by Enterprise Cloud team. This lead will develop architecture patterns that will help current Analytics Open Hub (AOH) to elevate to become a Mars Data Platform and support business segment, divisional, functional and regional data platform instances.

What are we looking for?

  • Development of technology strategy, patterns, reference architectures etc. for data platforms across the data lifecycle – Ingest, Store, Transform/Prepare, Serve/Analyse, Visualize and Govern.
  • Evaluate technologies and platforms to identify best-fit for business needs
  • Configure data platforms to support data solutions architecture patterns to enable business delivery
  • Ensure compliance of platforms with Mars policies, security controls and network rules
  • Ensure platforms is designed to address
    • Access and Availability Management
    • Performance Monitoring and Reporting
    • Resource Utilization and Cost assignment etc.
  • Develop DevOps, Data pipelines, scripts etc. in support of agility and automation
  • Ensure that data validation processes, data quality control standards, testing strategy, and test plans are applied to data applications
  • Work with the Enterprise Architecture group and the Office of Information Security (OIS) to comply with relevant standards.
  • Work with application team leads to refine and tighten the security framework and access control for internal and external information sharing, including secured/confidential information sharing.
  • Recognize and identify potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future business expansion
  • Work with application team leads to develop governance processes for managing services (version control), support services, service migration, monitoring and evaluation of services.
  • Contribute to the support and maintenance of existing body of data model and applications currently in production within the Analytics and Data landscape.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • The data platform architect will liaise with the data solution architects, application architects, enterprise cloud, security and core services to ensure data platform resources so designed and provisioned are performant and scalable.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very 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 flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

1st – Large companies

1st – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023
Retail & Ecommerce

Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022

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