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Data Architect



Reading, UK
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Location: United Kingdom

Recruiter: Dhwanil Manek

Keyloop bridges the gap between dealers, manufacturers, technology suppliers and car buyers.

We empower car dealers and manufacturers to fully embrace digital transformation. How? By creating innovative technology that makes selling cars better for our customers, and buying and owning cars better for theirs.

We use cutting-edge technology to link our clients’ systems, departments and sites. We provide an open technology platform that’s shaping the industry for the future. We use data to help clients become more efficient, increase profitability and give more customers an amazing experience. Want to be part of it?

Data Architect

Role overview:

As a Data Architect at Keyloop, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the connected Enterprise & landscape of our organisation. designing, implementing, and maintaining the data architecture for our organisation. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into scalable, robust, and efficient data solutions.

This role requires a deep understanding of SaaS business models, with a particular focus on transforming key business processes.

Proven experience is a must in a SaaS business model with and key business processes such as ‘Lead to Cash’ & ‘Procure to Pay’ processes. Additionally, you will be the champion and highlight the importance of data and how that moves across the enterprise and the impact on customer experience & customer journeys developing solutions that delight our customers.

This is a new role formed into a transforming IT department so a willingness to adapt and change in transforming world is a must and being outcome and value driven.

  • Design and implement data architecture strategies that align with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions in line with the Enterprise Architects.
  • Develop data models, database schemas, and data integration processes to support business applications and analytical needs.
  • Evaluate and recommend appropriate technologies and tools to support data architecture goals, considering factors such as scalability, performance, and cost.
  • Define data standards, best practices, and guidelines to ensure consistency, quality, and security across the organization’s data assets.
  • Lead and participate in data governance initiatives to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Optimize data storage, retrieval, and processing mechanisms to improve efficiency and performance.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior members of the data team.
  • Collaborate with data engineers, database administrators, and other stakeholders to implement data solutions effectively.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, trends, and best practices in data architecture and recommend innovative solutions to enhance the organization's data capabilities.


Level of knowledge of principles, concepts within speciality area and company business:

  • Proven experience in a Data Architecture role ideally in a SaaS/Software company or demonstratable transformation experience
  • In-depth knowledge of data modeling principles, database design, and data warehousing concepts.
  • Strong understanding of customer experience principles and methodologies, with experience implementing customer journey mapping and customer 360 initiatives.
  • Proficiency in data modeling tools
  • Strong understanding of data integration techniques, ETL processes, and data pipeline architectures.
  • Desirable would be knowledge with technologies such as Salesforce and NetSuite
  • Proficiency in data architecture concepts, including data modeling, data governance, and data management best practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail and a results-driven mindset.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.

Supervision / Leadership

Nature of guidance received:

This role provides a significant level of autonomy and a wide-ranging mandate to drive transformation within the IT Service organisation and as a key enabler to our wider business transformation. The incumbent will need to be passionate about delivering quality, scalable solutions to our business and be a positive influence in IT’s maturity & transformation journey

Why join us?

We’re on a journey to become market leaders in our space – and with that comes some incredible opportunities. Collaborate and learn from industry experts from all over the globe. Work with game-changing products and services. Get the training and support you need to try new things, adapt to quick changes and explore different paths. Join Keyloop and progress your career, your way.

An inclusive environment to thrive

We’re committed to fostering an inclusive work environment. One that respects all dimensions of diversity. We promote an inclusive culture within our business, and we celebrate different employees and lifestyles – not just on key days, but every day.

Be rewarded for your efforts

We believe people should be paid based on their performance so our pay and benefits reflect this and are designed to attract the very best talent. We encourage everyone in our organisation to explore opportunities which enable them to grow their career through investment in their development but equally by working in a culture which fosters support and unbridled collaboration.