KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS (What do you have to be able to do to achieve the desired results of your job? Include management and leadership responsibilities for work team leaders.)

  • Lead responsibility for the design, delivery and maintenance of the data architecture model
  • Ensure the integrity and appropriate integration of information across all key systems throughout the enterprise.
  • Designs and creates data architectures and collaborates with peers to translate the architectures into logical and physical solutions
  • Develops and maintains a Data Architecture Roadmap and project plan to guide architectural engineering and implementation efforts. 
  • Analyses and assesses the impact of production changes and new business requirements to the data architecture.
  • Work with the members of the Enterprise Architecture team and key business & IT stakeholders to ensure that strategic data related goals and objectives are appropriately designed and delivered.
  • Provide tactical and strategic project guidance for projects and initiatives where required.
  • Ensures that appropriate data architecture is in place by performing the relevant assessments.  Also participates in data architecture review and exceptions process.
  • Model and design data structures at the conceptual, contextual and logical levels
  • Design the data storage, retention and integration models for the organisation.
  • Actively track industry trends, practices and standards in the information and data architecture domains and include these elements in data architectures where appropriate.
  • Work with the integration solution architects and designers to design data integration solutions.
  • Ensure that the database designs fulfil the requirements, including data volume, frequency needs, and long-term data growth.
  • Assist in determining the cross-application data standards, data distribution standards, and tuning strategies.
  • Work with the technical architects and solution architects to understand any data conversion requirements fully and to design conversion procedures and applications where required.
  • Review the database deliverables throughout development to ensure quality and traceability to requirements and adherence to all quality management plans and standards.
  • Ensure that the programmers and database administrators responsible for developing the database thoroughly understand the requirements and designs.
  • Work with other architects to ensure that all components work together to meet objectives and performance goals as defined in the requirements. Identify and communicate any cross-area or cross-release issues that may affect other areas of the project.
  • Support the development and test teams with the creation of test data.
  • Develop processes, monitoring practices and metrics to measure the effectiveness of data architecture activities and lead towards process maturity.

    Education:

    University Degree in the field of Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering or, a relevant national diploma.

    Experience:

    Minimum of 10+ years IT work experience in the data domain.

    5+ years proven experience with data architecture disciplines, best practices and concepts.

    5+ years proven experience with relational database systems, reporting, implementing advanced ETL tools and techniques

    TOGAF v9 Certification an advantage

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