Senior Principal Consultant, Enterprise Data Architecture

Sep 14, 2023

London, United Kingdom

Company Description

The 6point6 architecture practice is a fast-growing community of industry leading experts. The practice covers all aspects of architecture for large scale technology estates, providing data and architecture solutions for complex transformation, cloud migration, technology consolidation and modernisation, M&A and enterprise architecture definition and management.

We deliver advisory, technology vision and strategy, technology roadmaps, technology due diligence, enterprise architecture and architecture governance using our proven framework and processes.

Job Description

Due to the nature of the client engagements, every employee needs to be able to achieve Security Clearance. This means that you need to have the right to take up employment within the UK, do not have or require any visa to work, and have been resident in the UK for at least 5 years without any gap(s) totalling more than 6 months.

You should be able to easily commute to our London office.  For some roles/projects, travel to the clients offices will be required and the frequency is often determined by the client.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the success of 6point6. We welcome applicants with different perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds, and are proud to have an organisational culture where employees can bring their authentic selves to work.

As  an Enterprise Data and Solutions Architect, you will be working with a wide range of stakeholders - both outward and inwards facing - to our design and delivery teams. You will be key in shaping the strategic platform design, evolving and improving it from where it is today.

Key responsibilities of the role are summarised below:

  • You have repeated, hands-on experience shaping technology and platform capabilities for large organisations 
  • You will be able to describe the business value created by your previous solutions and the tradeoffs you balanced along the way
  • You will be detail oriented where it matters (and know when that is), yet skilled in delegation when appropriate
  • You may have a background in KYC and / or fraud detection in FS, retail or public sector
  • Your previous roles are likely to have included a number of these job titles: TechLead, Solution Architect, Data Architect, Technical Product Owner, Product Manager
  • You will have a technical background and will be keen and willing to roll your sleeves up from time to time, you may still write or review code or build proof of concepts for example
  • Data will have been a big focus of your work, you will have strong data modelling skills and be proficient with SQL and document based (e.g. json) data stores
  • You will have designed APIs and have things to say about caching, authentication and authorisation, schemas, REST, request validation, idempotency, partial updates and eventual consistency
  • You have an inherent sense for what’s MVP, what’s below viable and when premature optimisation is rearing its head 
  • You will have experience of brownfield tech landscapes and the creativity to evolve them without leaving a trail of outages, tech debt, and ‘legacy but never switched off’ systems in your wake


  • Experience working with industry standard API technologies, API design concepts and API lifecycle management and API Gateway experience
  • Solution architecture from enterprise to implementation / delivery
  • Extensive experience with data model design at both logical and physical levels and across both relational and non-relational - especially document based databases
  • Database schema design and administration experience (for relational and non-relational systems) in a production environment
  • Multiple years experience working in / managing an ‘always on’ production environment
  • Service and data resilience and DR scenario patterns, design and planning
  • Good working knowledge of Enterprise security patterns and governance
  • Good experience of profiling, transforming, and troubleshooting data from a variety of sources
  • Good understanding of database scalability and resilience concepts and implementation practices
  • A demonstrable ability to use command line tool such as curl, grep, jq and sed

As a technology consultancy, we look for people who can deliver both exceptional technical solutions and work as true partners to the organisations we support. To do this you must be able to:

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing, demonstrated through:

  • Effectively explain complex technical solutions to a non-technical audience
  • Writing meaningfully to deliver clear information, and guidance
  • Giving impactful presentations, articulating clearly key points

Demonstrate critical thinking by:

  • Analysing and evaluating information
  • Using information gathered to present solutions and reach decisions
  • Displaying familiarity and comfort with a breadth of technologies (appropriate to the level of the role) and an appreciation of how they can be combined and applied to solve customer problems.

Work in partnership with others to:

  • Effectively manage both internal and external stakeholders to ensure synergy
  • Collaborate meaningfully with all parties to ensure outcomes are reached effectively

Whilst having experience in a consultancy is beneficial, demonstrable experience in working with clients/external partners in other settings will always be considered.

Additional Information

Who are 6point6? 

Founded in 2012, 6point6 drives the right change in every organisation through the positive impact of technology. Leading with strategy, architecture, and design, we connect cloud, data, and cyber to engineer and deliver large-scale, complex transformations across public and private sectors. 

We help organisations realise the value of their business strategy, allowing them to engage in a more meaningful way with their end customers. Our clients work with us because they know for us it’s never just about the project at hand. It’s about creating lasting partnerships built on trust and enabling their long-term success.

We are a growing privately owned company, with offices in central London and Manchester.

Why 6point6?

6point6 strives to create and maintain a work environment in which people are treated with dignity, decency and respect.  We champion diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  A number of employee-led groups work with us to create a unique, fun and fulfilling environment that contributes positively to our culture and our corporate social responsibility commitments.

We are fully committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people and operate a zero tolerance culture towards any discrimination.

Irrespective of your needs, and no matter how small, please let the Recruitment Team know if there are any ways that we can support you during the hiring process. 

Benefits at 6point6 

From health and wellness to lifestyle and finances, we have your best interests at heart.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes all the standard offerings you’d expect like company bonus plan, pension, private medical, life assurance and income protection. Employee wellbeing is also of the utmost importance to us and we have many benefits supporting wellbeing such as an employee assistance programme, life coaching, a workplace nursery scheme, an electric car scheme and a cycle to work scheme with bike storage.

Our Values 

Our people shape our culture and our values are embedded into everything we do.

HUMAN: We celebrate our differences and bring our authentic selves to work. We are one, inclusive, team.

DEDICATED: We are dedicated to each other, our clients and to our profession. We care.

HONEST: We embrace transparency, act with integrity and encourage everyone to speak openly.

BRAVE: We empower each other to make bold decisions, to take ownership and to challenge with respect.

We are a disability confident committed employer.
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