Position title
Cloud Data Architect

Job Title: Cloud Data Architect

Vacancy managed by: Max Mosley | Talent Acquisition & People Experience Lead

Flexible working hours and location: We trust you to work in a way that enables you to do your job well and at the times that suit you and your team. We offer tailored working arrangements to balance commercial needs and personal preferences. You will have the ability to work remotely from home, on-site with our clients and/or at our Central London office located in Barbican! Talk to us if you have any specific requirements.

Contract Type: Permanent

About Redkite:
Redkite’s mission is to make data clear, simple and human. We want to redefine the way entire industries use data. We choose to do this by building a thriving team of data leaders, creating a data legacy that endures and empowering happy clients that rave about us.

We provide end-to-end, full-stack data expertise from strategy to design, build and run to help senior business leaders enable better, faster decision-making and accelerated performance. We work with truly inspiring, fast-growing companies like Coca-Cola, Nando’s, Diageo, The Economist, Burberry and many more!


Redkite is delighted to announce that we are now part of Accenture. Joining Accenture UK&I's Data & AI capability, we can't wait to work with our new team and continue to help organisations unlock the power of their data.

Find out more about Redkite on our homepage

The Redkite team & culture:

Our team is connected by our values, these tell the story of what it feels like to work here at Redkite.  Values that don’t sit on a PowerPoint slide, but are lived and breathed in all of our team:

💖Love your craft

📝Learn fearlessly

📈Simplify the complex

🤝Bring others with you


Redkite’s culture of sharing and learning from one another helps us create a great environment to grow incredibly fast, learn fearlessly and therefore we’re constantly looking for excellent people to join our team to grow with us!🚀

We’re a talented team of product managers, analysts, data architects, data engineers, data strategists, operations experts, data governance specialists and developers. We have a range of backgrounds spanning top consultancies, hyper-growth companies, and data functions in large, consumer-oriented organisations.

Don’t just take our word for it - we were voted in the Top 50 best workplaces in the UK

About the role:

Cloud Data Architects at Redkite design and deliver modern data solutions meeting the needs of our clients’ businesses. Our clients range from global household name brands to rapidly growing digital native start-ups. 

You will engage throughout the whole project lifecycle, from understanding the business case and requirements through to assisting with the transition to business as usual. You will also coordinate activities with team members to define the most effective solution for the client’s requirements using your knowledge of existing systems, services and capabilities available in the marketplace. Finally, you will bring deep technical expertise in Databricks, acting as a Databricks SME to our clients and internally to the wider Redkite team. 

To succeed in this role, you should know how to collate data system requirements, how to translate these requirements into a suitable data platform design, and how to articulate the platform design to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.  

On a day-to-day basis you’ll be:

  • Acting as a Databricks SME, providing technical platform guidance to clients and data engineers 
  • Designing end to end data platform architecture including storage, compute, high availability, scalability and security 
  • Leading the overall architecture strategy/design for a complex programme of work 
  • Interacting with a range of people, from highly technical software developers to Senior Executive stakeholders. This means the ability to change style/approach is essential. 
  • Involved in commercial activities. This could be providing technical insight to RFPs or it could be presenting recommended architectures & approaches in competitive environments 


You’ll do great here if you have:

  • Databricks technical certifications, ideally Databricks Solution Architect Champion 
  • Experience across multiple cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP) 
  • Experience in commercial environments such as responding to proposals 
  • Experience working with GenAI solutions 
  • Experience working with Microsoft Fabric 
  • Experience working with a software engineering mindset (e.g. Agile development, Git, Jira) 
  • Data engineering experience with PySpark / SQL 
  • Expertise in effective data modelling techniques (e.g. Kimball) 
  • Experience building effective CI/CD processes 


Here are just a few things that make Redkite a great place to work:

Career Growth & Development 🌱

  • You’ll be paired with a coach and buddy to ensure one-to-one support is available to you for your development to identify a development plan and the support you need to get where you want to go
  • You’ll get an opportunity to work with a genuinely exciting range of clients around the globe 🌎
  • Training budget allocation - this would be a case by case basis discussed with your hiring manager - we are very open and supportive of personal development, so often sign off employees to do professional training and certifications - e.g. Azure Certification, Power BI Certification, Architecture Professional Qualifications etc.
  • In-House Training: Learning and development is incredibly important to us, which is why we hold multiple cross-team trainings throughout the year to ensure our team is growing in their personal development at Redkite. Some of our company-wide trainings include Leadership training, Client interaction training, Inclusivity training ( just to name a few).
  • Training and exposure to best in class ways of working - we want to set the gold standard for how organisations use data

💸Compensation & more
In addition to the competitive base salary you’ll also receive:

  • Discretionary company bonus (Tends to be somewhere in the 5 - 7.5% region though is not guaranteed)
  • Enabling business expenses to support you in your role - £400/pa allowance for equipment/technology for work, £100/pa allowance for self-directed learning in addition to learning and development provided, and a simple expenses policy to enable travel, team social events and celebrations and other spend required for your role
  • Referral bonus when you bring friends to join Redkite
  • Payroll giving - tax free donations to a registered charity of your choice
  • Electric Car Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Company laptop provided - choice of preferred Windows or Mac Laptop

💖 Health & Wellbeing
Mental health and well-being is a priority, therefore Redkiters have access to:

  • Comprehensive Physical, Mental and Dental health cover with BUPA private medical Insurance
  • Smart Health: Medical Service
  • AIG: Group Income Protection (Sick Pay)
  • AIG: Critical Illness
  • Unum: Expected Life Policy (Life Insurance)
  • NEST Pension Scheme (up to 5% employer contribution)


🌴Holidays, Parental and other types of Leave & Flexible Working

  • 25 Days Annual Leave not including 8 days of Bank Holiday - 33 in total (although we can adopt a flexible approach here and take requests on a flexible basis)
  • 1 day for your birthday, to be used within your birthday month or paid back to you if you chose not to use it.
  • Flexible approach to work - Generally (when it is safe to do so) - a normal working week would be balanced to suit you - discretionary based on your client work at the time – on average, our staff go into the office once every week or two
  • Working Away - We provide the option to work in a different location than your usual working location for a week or so at a time, whether it be to escape to the countryside for some peace and quiet or to visit your family over the holiday period
  • Extended Leave - We provide an individual approach for unpaid extended leave or sabbatical to take time away from work, after a certain length of service
  • Enhanced Leave Types - We offer enhanced leave and pay for employees who need to take sick leave, compassionate leave, reserve forces for the army, are those that are called upon to serve jury duty
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave Offering

Redkite Socials & Events

  • We love to stay connected within and outside of work with regular team events from cake making to escape rooms, hackathons to gaming nights. We also come together at least once a year for “Redkitefest”!
  • We come to socialise in-person in our Central London office weekly, sometimes it is over some cheesy Pizza 🍕 and Drinks or a healthy morning breakfast.
  • Every week we have 🥗Lunch and Learn sessions over Zoom where one or more team members share their knowledge with the rest of us to maintain our culture of sharing and learning from each other
  • Outside of Zoom and emails, Redkite uses Slack to communicate internally. We’ve channels for all interests and hobbies ranging from adorable 🐾pets, D&D🐉 to activities like 🚲cycling, running & football ⚽!
  • We have our very own Redkite Community Squad! We are building long-lasting partnerships with charitable organisations through fundraising, pro-bono data projects and volunteering!


Diversity, Belonging, and Inclusion at Redkite:
A great company reflects the wonderful diversity of the world in which we live, where everyone can be themselves. We have a Diversity Taskforce and are actively trying to champion diversity of all types in our team and have an open dialogue around this. We have no judgement on any of the things that make you, you - be that your religion, sexuality, race, gender, or even if you once believed that tabs were better than spaces.


How the process will look like

Your teammates will gather all requirements within our organization. Then, once priority has been discussed, you will decide as a team on the best solutions and architecture to meet these needs. In continuous increments and continuous communication between the team and stakeholders, you’re part of making data play an even more important (and understood) part withing Brand New Day.


Job Benefits

USD 60K - 112K *

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Job Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Working Hours
Base Salary
euro USD 60K - 112K *
Date posted
May 16, 2024
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