Virgin Media O2 • Slough

Technical Data Architect

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

The Architecture & Solution Design Chapter has ownership of our current and target Architecture, ensuring we are maximising the use of existing platforms and ensuring our architecture is fit for purpose now and in the future. This includes governance of our Architecture & Designs within the DARTH Forum and Architecture Guild including the 4 corners of Architecture: Technical, Business, Software and Data.

As a Technical Architect, you will lead the formulation of our technology and data strategy, and target architecture, aligned to the Tesco Mobile business strategy, to deliver a forward thinking architecture that is fit for our future. This role has a wide technical footprint from day-to-day data architecture support for the existing on-prem data warehouse through to helping optimise cloud based real-time data pipelines and visualisations as part of our data modernisation aspirations.

The Role can be based from Any of Tesco Mobiles offices, Manchester, Slough or Welwyn Garden City.

Who we are

Tesco Mobile is a totally unique business, a 50/50 joint venture between VMO2 and Tesco that launched back in 2003 and has gone from strength to strength as we’ve launched into new services, markets and customer propositions.

Tesco Mobile has more than 5 million customers and is award-winning, instilling agile methodologies and cultivating a fantastic can-do attitude across it's teams. We're always on the lookout for the best talent, be that from our two shareholders or the wider industry.

Working at Tesco Mobile means being employed by one of our joint venture shareholders – Virgin Media O2 or Tesco Mobile, our Head Office vacancies are advertised under both brands. Our culture is uniquely Tesco Mobile with a great sense of community, but with all the benefits of working for one of the shareholders as well. We pride ourselves on being a company where everyone’s welcome and truly feels able to be themselves. We not only celebrate diversity but recognise the value and opportunity it brings in helping us to care for human connection – we are supermarket mobile!

The must haves

In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • A subject matter expert in your field and have experience of developing and implementing methods and standards in IT / Data Architecture
  • Proven track record of successful project deliveries and transformational programmes
  • Broad data architecture knowledge based on practical experience gained working in a systems development environment
  • Experience working on high profile, large scale applications both on-prem and in the cloud

The other stuff we are looking for

We'd also love you to bring;

  • Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence experience
  • Logical Data Modelling leading into physical database design
  • On-boarding of large databases e.g. vendor selection, enterprise storage sizing and planning
  • Experience with Master database management tools

What's in it for you

Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.

Working at Tesco Mobile means you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.

We're all about hybrid working here, so expect to have a base location where you'll have the right facilities to enable amazing collaboration and quality time with your team, alongside all the right kit to work from home too.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you as a person and your experience to date. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a recruiter screening call, followed by a competency based interview.

Please note: Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert, therefore we may bring the closing date forward. We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience and for showing an interest in joining the Tesco Mobile family.


Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 14 weeks at full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Birthday off
Carer’s leave
Meditation space
Faith rooms
In office catering
Volunteer days
Employee discounts
Open to job sharing
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Financial coaching
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 Virgin Media O2

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023

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