Principal Data Consultant

Available in:
Birmingham and London

Apply by: 01 March 2019

Reports to: Data Capability Lead

Main purpose of role & level in the business:
Kainos is at the forefront of helping organisations with their digital transformation journey. We recognise that any digital transformation will have vital data considerations and want to go further in helping organisations unlock the value from their data as part of a digital service. 
Most of our work comes through repeat business and direct referrals, which comes down to the quality of our people. The success of our Data Engineering and Data Science teams means that customers are bringing us an increasing number of exciting data projects using cutting-edge technology to solve real-world problems. 
We are looking for a strong data advocate who combines delivery and commercial experience to identify, secure and shape new business across public and private sectors.

Minimum (essential) requirements:

  • Understands and is able to articulate the value an organisation can gain from their data in line with their business goals.
  • Has advised customers on how to improve their data maturity and is able to identify compelling data opportunities.
  • Has worked with data technology SMEs and sales people team to define and shape go-to-market offerings as well as develop data opportunities.
  • Able to sustain key customer relationships with decision makers including CxO.
  • Familiar with trends in data science and engineering, including techniques, competitors, partners and technology trends.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial mind set with a track record of helping win new business where personal expertise was a factor
  • Clear written and verbal communications; able to communicate with a wide range of people and to gather requirements.
  • Ability to coach, motivate and inspire senior staff. 


  • Data Architecture background with an understanding of modern enterprise architecture patterns. Track record in delivering data-oriented solutions (particularly those using Hadoop) including data warehousing, operational insight, data management or business intelligence.
  • Recognised as an industry leader within the wider marketplace.
  • Has built partner relationships to secure commercial opportunities and ensure that solutions are using market-leading technology.
  • Familiar with the data challenges within one or more of: national government, automotive, healthcare, utilities or financial services.

About us 

Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients.  

Who you are:

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. 

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture. 

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.