Data Analytics Platform and Capability Lead

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Date: 16-Nov-2022

Location: Edinburgh, GB Macclesfield, GB Glasgow, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Data Analytics Platform and Capability Lead

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Nether Alderley

Closing date: 1st December 2022


At Royal London we believe your difference is our strength and our organisation benefits from the different perspectives that diversity brings. Studies have shown that people from under-represented groups are less likely to apply unless they meet every requirement. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience isn't a perfect fit with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway as you may be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


Data Solutions Platform and Capability Lead is a senior role, within the Data Solutions leadership team, which owns the continuous development of the data solutions business and technical capabilities.


The role provides technical leadership within the Data Solutions team, and more broadly across Group Data Office. The role holder will work closely with the Head of Data Transformation and the Data Architecture team to define and execute a roadmap for our cloud analytics capability.


Now is a great time to be joining the data solutions team in this role as we strive to support the business making better data driven decisions, becoming an insight led modern mutual. This will be enabled through modern tooling and a newly created cloud-based platform.


We are investing significantly in data capabilities and this will result in further growth and development opportunities.  


Key responsibilities

  • Accountable for specifying the requirements of the analytics platform to support productionisation of data science models, bespoke analytics and BI products
  • Technical product leadership of the Cloud Analytics platform, interfacing with the business and technical product owners of the underlying Enterprise Data Platform (EDP) to influence direction and roadmap to ensure enablement of Analytics use cases
  • Accountable for setting technical standards for Data Solutions product development activity including: code management, documentation, product development lifecycle (PDLC)
  • Accountable for managing resource usage across the Cloud Analytics platform, and the associated budget (FinOps)
  • Responsible for the provision of a data product development environment that minimises time to value and cost to value, and maximises development productivity
  • Define and oversee development of a marketplace for data products, enabling producers to publish trusted data products and consumers to search, find and use data products



  • Sound understanding of contemporary data engineering practices and tooling, data science model development process (including hypothesis definition, model training and test, and production engineering), and business intelligence product development (reqs mgt, dataset curation, UI design, productionisation)
  • Significant knowledge and experience of one or more cloud platform technology stacks e.g. Azure (preferred), AWS, GCP
  • Significant, demonstrable experience of productionising data products (ML models, productised datasets, business intelligence reporting and dashboards)
  • Good understanding of data management practices e.g. data quality management, data lineage, metadata management
  • Understanding of model risk management in the context of data science models
  • Experience of managing FinOps
  • A sound understanding of Cloud Analytics architecture (Lake, Warehouse and Lakehouse)


What we offer

We've always been proud to reward our employees by offering a number of great benefits including:

  • A generous group pension scheme (up to 14% matching employer contribution)
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days
  • Annual company and performance based bonus
  • Life assurance (up to 8 x annual salary)
  • Enhanced parental leave policies
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Access 24/7 to confidential health, legal & financial advice

Full details can be found on our benefits page.


About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK.  Since its foundation 160 years ago, Royal London has supported millions of people to protect and provide for themselves and their families.


At Royal London, our People Promise is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable and fulfilling. This promise has been at the heart of our approach to hybrid working, ensuing a balance of time working in our offices, supporting the culture of collaboration and inclusion and some working time from home, so we can all continue to benefit from the flexibility this brings. Our hybrid working approach is built around our mutual mindset, thinking about what is good for us as individuals (the ‘me’) and in the context of what is right for our customers, our colleagues and The Royal London group (the ‘we’). Together we belong- collaborate – learn and perform.


Our expectation is that colleagues working in hybrid roles will come into the office for 50% of their time, and the rest from home. We want to be as consistent as we can with our approach but we also appreciate some colleagues need adjustments based on personal circumstances. (e.g. to support a disability, or caring responsibility) and / or may wish to formally seek a flexible working pattern in line with our flexible working policy.


We appreciate the world of work continues to evolve and we will continue to listen to our colleagues views on this whilst ensuring our on-going approach is right for our business and customers

We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


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