Azure Data Architect

Sep 05, 2023

United Kingdom - Remote

About HSO

HSO is a multinational, market-leading ERP and CRM implementation partner, delivering Microsoft based solutions on the Dynamics 365 (formerly AX and Microsoft CRM) platforms. HSO UK partners those companies who have no footprint in Dynamics 365 (HSO Enterprise Solutions) and those who have had some exposure to AX and now need an upgrade, want to change their partner company, or extend the reach of their ERP (Customer Service) HSO has a longstanding (27 years) reputation in ERP solutions. We are used to being trailblazers in technological developments, harnessing new evolutions and applying them pragmatically and practically to the business benefit of our customers. We don't just want to hire good people - we want them to stay with us. To this end, we look for collegiate, team players who enjoy their work, want to progress and want to be part of our journey. We look for forward-facing individuals keen to contribute. Our projects are delivered to customers and supported and we are proud of always having achieved. We have never had a project failure. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner and a member of the prestigious Microsoft Inner Circle. Everyone makes a difference in HSO. It’s about who we are; not what we are.

Role Summary

As an Azure Data Architect, you will work collaboratively across all aspects of project delivery and client engagement, from pre-sales and project scope definition, to project delivery and post-sales follow up. You will lead the conversation with HSO’s customers and define the vision for better use of data across their organisation. You will own the technical design and manage the delivery of data & analytics solutions to HSO’s customers.

You will be highly experienced in Microsoft Azure, and have a working knowledge of other technology platforms. You will also be able to lead engagements, and have experience in, data strategy, master data management, data architecture, data integration, and data visualisation.

Reporting to:

Head of Data & Analytics

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define the vision and data strategy for HSO’s customers (data platform)

  • Own and lead the design and architecture of HSO’s customer’s data platform to meet business requirements

  • Define standards, design patterns and repeatable methods for data architecture, data ingestion, other aspects of modern data platform

  • Develop reusable patterns, templates, and architecture artefacts to ensure project delivery is

  • Adhere to architecture and design best practice highlighting improvements to current practices to drive consistency and standardisation across the team

  • Present architecture solutions at HSO architecture review boards

  • Lead project delivery teams to help ensure successful delivery

  • Provide technical leadership to HSO’s Data & Analytics team



  • Significant consulting experience working as a data architect across Retail, Manufacturing, Finance and Legal sectors

  • Demonstrable experience with Microsoft Azure data services (including Data Lake, Azure Data Factory, Synapse, Databricks, SQL, and PowerBI)

  • Experience with MDM and Data Governance software solutions such as Profisee and Purview

  • Proven experience in following standard architecture processes for design, deployment, and governance of Azure Data Platforms.

  • A comprehensive understanding of general principles for data warehousing, ETL, data modelling, MDM, and visualisation

  • Experience working at a C-suite and senior level with technology and business stakeholders

  • Experience writing proposals and statements of work, with good commercial and business acumen

General skills:

  • Customer-centric approach, ability to operate/influence at senior board level

  • Confident with customers with ability to manage expectations commercially

  • Organised, detailed, and able to translate contract SLAs and customer requirements into working documentation

  • Cultural fit with HSO – articulate, knowledgeable, and credible but with a relaxed, inclusive and non-confrontational style. Flexible, with a ‘can do’ attitude.

  • Facilitation – consensus-building approach with the ability to quickly and effectively assimilate, structure and present back options and ideas to varied set of stakeholders

  • Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills, with key planning and organising skills


Home based with travel to customer sites throughout the UK


Parking and close to Public transport at Office locations





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