Data Architect

Guildford, ENG, GB, GU1 1DB


As an international financial services provider, Allianz offers worldwide products and solutions in insurance and asset management.

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Location: Guildford/hybrid

Salary: Dep on exp + annual bonus + benefits


Who we are

Allianz is a global insurance company serving across 70 different countries, but from the very first day you join our team you’ll know that your contributions are valued. We offer world class learning and career development opportunities, while we celebrate an inclusive culture.


The role


We have an incredible opportunity for a  Data Architect to influence the future of data management and data analytics at Allianz.  We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is looking to take our data capabilities to the next level. 


At Allianz there is a growing focus on data and data-driven decision-making.  To enable this we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Data Architect to design and govern end to end data solutions that support our organisation’s needs.  


The successful candidate will work closely with our business, Allianz Group and other data teams and you will be part of the Data Architecture team based at our Head Office in Guildford. Allianz offers a hybrid working model, which means you will have the flexibility to work both remotely and from the office. 


As a Data Architect, you will be: 


  • Helping ensure Allianz achieve sustained competitive advantage from managing and  leveraging its data assets 
  • Creating  the Allianz UK Data Architecture Strategic Blueprint and Roadmap 
  • Developing an architecture and capability led approach that maximises “Big Data” and “Analytics” opportunities 
  • Shaping the Information Architecture requirements for large complex programmes 
  • Creating re-usable enterprise architecture assets and models 
  • Acting as evangelist and mentor to grow data architecture competencies and best practices  
  • Help establish Data Governance best practices 
  • Championing the role of data architecture  through collaboration with key business and IT stakeholders 
  • Work with agile and analytics data teams  to design and implement modern, scalable data products using a range of new and emerging technologies 
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert to Allianz for end-to-end data architecture  
  • Use your good communication skills to understand and deliver change/BAU requirements 
  • Bring your experience and ideas to innovate  
  • Contribute to our internal networks and special interest groups. 


About you


We are looking for experience in the following areas but not expecting all of it as we are looking for the right person who is adaptable and willing to learn new things and respond to emerging needs.   


Data Modelling: 

Design data models that organise and structure data to facilitate data harmonisation across multiple lines of business 


Data Architecture:  

Ensure data from various sources is integrated seamlessly into our data architecture and data is consistent and accurate across systems 

Develop and implement data governance policies and procedures to ensure data is managed ethically, securely and in compliance with Regulatory requirements 


Data Platforms: SAS, Oracle, Cloud: 

Provide technical leadership to data engineering teams 



Work cross functional teams to ensure that data systems are aligned with business objective 


Career Development: 

Stay current with new technologies, tools, and trends in the field of data architecture, and apply this knowledge to drive innovation and improve data systems. 




What we will offer you


Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from- so you can pick a package that’s perfect for you. We also offer flexible working options, global career opportunities across the wider Allianz Group, and fantastic career development and training. That’s on top of enjoying all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s number one insurance brand, including:


  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life cover
  • Group Income Protection
  • Flexible buy/sell holiday options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A discount up to 50% on a range of insurance products including car, home and pet
  • Retail discounts


Our ways of working

Do you need some flexibility with the hours you work? Let us know as part of your application and if it’s right for our customers, our business and for you, then we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.


Here at Allianz, we are signatories of the ABIs flexible working charter. We believe in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of our customers, with your personal circumstances and our business requirements. Our aim with this is to help innovation, creativity, and you to thrive - Your work life balance is important to us.


Our Purpose and Values

We secure your future

Be Brave | With Heart | Everyone Counts | Inspiring Trust

Our purpose and values are more than just words on a website - they are the why and how of Allianz. They influence everything we do and guide us how to do it. Created by our people, for our people, they shape our culture, bring us together, and inspire us to be the best. Building an inclusive culture for us all to succeed.


Diversity & Inclusion

At Allianz, we value diversity and inclusion and back this up with our accreditations. Allianz is EDGE certified for gender inclusion, members of the Women in Finance Charter, members of the Stonewall Diversity Champion programme, signatories of Business in the Community’s Race at Work Charter, and an Armed Forces Covenant gold standard employer.


We have a range of employee networks focusing on gender inclusion, cultural diversity, LGBTQIA+, disability and long term health conditions (including neurodiversity), intergenerational and life stages, parents and carers, mental wellbeing, menopause support and armed forces and veterans, all supporting you to bring your best and authentic self to work.


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