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Enterprise Data Architect

Date: 25-Nov-2022

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


QinetiQ fulfils a critical role providing capability research, experimentation, operationalisation and through life mission management services for our Defence and National Security customers. In a world that is becoming more and more uncertain, this work has never been more important, with our customers depending on our services to deliver an advantage where it matters most, and at an increasing pace.


The services we provide generate huge volumes of data ranging from: instrumentation data; modelling and simulation data; to data resulting from deep analyses of the capabilities of the most advanced defence systems. Accelerating the ability to exploit this data faster and in new ways, such as applying Artificial Intelligence, requires us to transform our data management and exploitation architecture.


We are therefore looking for an Enterprise Data Architect to lead establishment and execution of a vision and roadmap which will revolutionise data management and exploitation across our services. This will be a key role, having broad influence and with potential to make a very positive impact across QinetiQ and our customers.



1.           Establish an understanding of the current state and priorities in relation to data across QinetiQ's services

2.           Define the target data architecture and implementation roadmap that:

               -  provides the enabling platform for achieving greater levels of efficiency and insight across our services

               -  drives greater levels of consistency, reuse and standardisation in how we manage and exploit data

               -  enables enhanced data collaboration and exploitation with our partners and customers

3.           Ensure QinetiQ leads the way in executing customer data strategies (such the Ministry of Defence Data Strategy)

4.           Lead the development of transformational data strategies and solutions across key customer contracts



  • Experience of executing large scale enterprise data management, integration and transformation programmes
  • Strong leadership with ability to be self-motivated, work independently as well as part of teams, to deliver key strategic outcomes
  • Deep technical and functional experience of data management, data integration and data architecture
  • Excellent understanding of new and innovative data related technologies and the opportunities they provide to enhance QinetiQ's offerings



        •  Experience of executing large scale enterprise data management, integration and transformation programmes

        •  Deep technical and functional experience of data management, data integration and data architecture

        •  Desirable 10-15 years working across Data Architecture



Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.