Data Architect with Microsoft Purview
Data Engineering function hiring in: United Kingdom
Engagement Option(s): Full Time
Work Preference Option(s): Hybrid | In Office | Work From Home

Join Ascent and help us do extraordinary things for our customers!


About us 
We are Ascent! and we help our customers solve problems, elevate, and do existing things better. We are on a mission to help our customers connect data, software, and purpose to create extraordinary outcomes. You could say we are a digital transformation business.
 
We specialize in software product development, analytics, data science, IoT solutions, machine learning, DevOps optimization, and modernization of applications, data, and platforms.
 
We work with incredible clients in all types of industries such as smart home devices, space exploration, beer manufacturing, finance, ecology, and logistics. We work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses and we employ the sharpest minds too!

At Ascent, we also believe in fostering a vibrant office community where collaboration thrives and connections flourish. With our hybrid approach, we prioritize hiring individuals who reside in close proximity to our central offices in Bristol and London. Our aim is to cultivate a positive atmosphere and sense of belonging by facilitating easy access to the office. However, we welcome applicants from all other areas in the UK, as we value diversity and recognize the unique perspectives each individual brings to our team. Join us in shaping a workplace where proximity enhances collaboration while inclusivity strengthens our community.


About the role 
Ascent is seeking someone truly passionate about all things data to take on a new role in our expanding Data and AI team. A principal data architect with data management governance experience to consult and work with customers to develop their data ecosystems, leveraging typical Microsoft modern cloud data platform technologies like Databricks, Synapse and Fabric, and Purview.

The role will include typical data architecture activities across ingestion, engineering, analytics and visualization, and specialise in expanding our capabilities in data management and governance, establishing a reuseable process and framework, assisting our customers to expedite and improve organization data maturity through data management across key areas, including data modelling, metadata management, data classification, lineage, security, master data management, data quality, governance and compliance.


Desired Skills

  • A passion for modern data architecture and management.
  • Data platform and/or mesh architecture.
  • Data management, governance and compliance.
  • Customer consulting and empathy.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Strong ability to listen, understand, lead and follow.
  • Strong desire to continuously learn and improve.


Experience with the following technologies
  • Microsoft-centric Data platform (Databricks, Synapse or Fabric).
  • Microsoft Purview.
  • A broad background utilising various Microsoft Data technologies.


Nice to haves, but not essential
  • Familiarity with Data *Ops processes like DataOps, AIOps, and MLOps.
  • Hands-on data engineering skills.
  • Exposure to working with data scientists.
  • Understanding/interest in AI / Generative AI and how this is shaping modern data ecosystems.


Working at Ascent
At Ascent we promote a healthy work-life balance by offering flexibility in where you work.  We also promote well-being and provide access to Well Being Coaches.

Your development and learning will be taken seriously, and we’ll support your professional development with training and certification, with regular feedback and review. It is a fun, supportive and modern workplace where we really live by our company values of Empathy, Energy and Audacity! Ascent also offers a variety of benefits in each of our countries.

Ascent is an equal opportunities employer. We take intentional steps to ensure inclusion and belonging are something real here, not just something we talk about. No person will be treated less favourably because of their gender, pregnancy, and maternity status, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, or disability status. If you require any reasonable accommodation, please let us know when you apply.

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Our customers.

Ascent works with over 150 businesses in the UK, Europe and North America. From global insurance, healthcare and retail to smart home devices, space exploration and cricket - we get to work with some of the sharpest minds in the brightest businesses.

Taking CX to the next level with AI for 200,000 members.

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Enabling data science teams to drive class-leading consumer engagement.​

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Why join Ascent?

We’re fast becoming a leading European digital transformation business.

Joining Ascent means you’ll be involved in delivering exciting technology projects for leading global brands. You’ll be part of a growing team of super-talented people who are actively choosing to join us on our journey rather than working in big corporates.

Your voice matters at Ascent. We are always keen to hear your opinions and those ideas that come to you at 3am (some of them are definitely as good as they seemed at the time). You’ll develop your talent through our internal Academy, providing a wide range of personal development, up-skilling and cross-skilling opportunities.

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