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Data Architect

MIT Information Technology
AXA Belgium

You role

As a Data Architect you contribute to the creation of the strategic enterprise data architecture for the organization.

 You collaborates with the Data Governance & Analytics team as well as with the Enterprise Architecture team and other IT teams to define the principles, standards, and guidelines regarding data flows, data aggregation, data consumption and data placements.

You will provide guidance regarding data architecture in critical programs and data quality remediation activities. In addition, you will independently validate data architecture for adherence to defined policies, standards and guidelines including regulatory directives like Solvency and IFRS17.

You are responsible for documenting the data assets available in the data landscape (MDM, Data Warehouse, BI & reporting, Big Data, …

Your Tasks

  • Participates in the development of governance processes around technology and business aspects of the Enterprise Data Architecture framework.
  • Provides guidance and counsel to project teams to ensure that their processes and deliverables align with the target state architecture.
  • Contributes to the definition, implementation and execution of the internal independent architecture validation framework to optimize the enterprise’s data architecture.
  • Takes the lead in documenting and publishing the data assets of the organization with a focus on data assets within the BI & Analytical landscape
  • Stays well informed on Data Science and is a partner of Data Science Community.
  • Provides effective challenge within the internal independent architecture validation process and other relevant enterprise data governance areas.
  • Helps in the identification of data architecture opportunities for a broad, diverse, and complex set of business functions and processes, and recommends the capitalization of these technology opportunities to the Enterprise Data Architecture leadership team in order to benefit the Enterprise.
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with peers across the IT Organisation and business partner’s organization in order to ensure adherence to Data Architecture standards. 

Your Profile

  • Exhibits solid knowledge of data architecture concepts and practices
  • Knowledge on Data Science and Big Data topics

  • Possesses a university degree/college diploma in related discipline(s) and/or 10 to 15 years’ experience in the IT industry

  • Possesses solid financial industry business knowledge as well as knowledge of major data consumption use cases in financial services

  • Strong expertise in data architecture best practices and data modelling (Data Architecture Design, Data Flows, Data Value Chains, Enterprise Data Model)

  • Demonstrates solid knowledge of architecture frameworks, methodologies, and tools. (e.g. The Open Group Architecture Framework [TOGAF], DAMA DMBok)

  • Possesses solid communication skills, both written and oral (English mandatory, French and/or Dutch recommended)

  • Demonstrates solid consulting and client management skills

  • energetic, personable, and achievement- and outcome-oriented

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