Mars UK • United Kingdom

Senior Data Solution Architect

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

£80000 - £100000 Depending on experience

This role could be based in the UK, China, or Brazil

Hybrid working

The Senior Data Solutions Architect provides expertise in the big data technology space including cloud architecture, data security, data storage, data ingest, data processing, data visualization, etc.; collaborates with business, global programs, Segment DT, S&F, EA, OPEX, ESD, IT Ops, and other BDS functional teams to design and plan the implementation of capabilities based on Data platform and new technology. Have a big interest in new and emerging technologies and can easily plan for the future using logical thinking. Also works together with the Product Manager on New Technology areas to plan and execute BDS involvement and take on these new technologies’ capabilities.

What are we looking for?

  • Data Platform technical background

  • Supply, Demand or Finance knowledge preferred

  • Manages Complexity: Analyzes multiple and diverse sources of information to define problems accurately before moving to solutions

  • Curious and capable to research and rapidly learn new technical skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a flexible and changing environment, manages multiple activities and priorities and works well under pressure

  • Bachelor or higher degree in Computer Science or Information Systems is preferred but not essential

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Communicate effectively with project teams and stakeholders to assess functional needs, design solution and assist in the identification of data information needs

  • Develop and enforce policies around Data Quality, data Security, data retention, data stewardship and identify project impacts

  • Collaborate with Transformational programs to streamline new processes for data platforms and improve the data platforms’ governance

  • Assess data & analytics solution and platform on their compliance with overall architecture design

  • Provide guidance, direction and authorization to project teams to architect solutions & platforms with end-to-end pipeline to ensure standards and best practice are followed

  • Maintain the end-to-end vision of the data flow diagram and develop logical data models; Maintain the data and analytics solution portfolio in certain functional areas

  • Provide functional management to Data Senior Analysts in different areas

  • Work with Enterprise Architecture/Transformational programs/Projects to identify and assess new technologies on design/development/deployment/Support

  • Work closely with the New Technology Product Manager to plan proper involvement and transition from this legacy to new technologies

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

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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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
Awards & Achievements
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