Our company is looking for a Data Enterprise Architect

Duties & Responsibilities

The role of a Data Enterprise Architect encompasses many activities including (but not limited to):

  • Provide strategic direction for our data landscape.
  • Develop a data management strategy.
  • Define the data shared across the landscape and the relationships between those data elements.
  • Define how the data will be stored, consumed, integrated, and managed by different data entities and IT systems, as well as any applications using or processing data.
  • Work closely with the Application Enterprise Architect, and the Business Enterprise Architect in the achieving data consolidation.
  • Drive the data standards within the organisation from all perspectives including new offsite data elements.
  • Ensure complete data solution design to achieve business driven value.
  • Design process for reuse of data elements components, their use within projects.
  • Design process for the disposal, archiving and retention of data components and elements and their associated metadata.
  •  Design and evaluate solutions on how to improve, and sustain data quality, database performance, data accuracy, data security for both digital and non- digital data sets.
  • Ensure data design complies with the relevant government data security acts and polices (e.g., Minimum Interoperability Security Standard and Protection of Personal Information, etc.).
  • Design solution together with the other domain enterprise architects to gain maximum benefit for technology and processes.
  • Design, develop, define, and maintain the data architecture standards. Data interoperability standards, operational data marts.
  • Design and evaluate solutions that use a combination of business intelligence, analytics, traditional data warehouse and big data services. Internal and external data sources.
  • Design processes and producers for data governance.
  • Manage and maintain the data artefacts in the enterprise architecture repository.
  • Recommend appropriate course of action to developers and management on data implementation issues.
  • Define technical standards and methods for performance, and quality.
  • Ensure that the appropriate strategies and policies are in place and provide the necessary expertise to the Policy and Strategy Unit where strategies and policies are deemed missing.
  • Ensure that the strategies and policies are implemented and adhered to.
  • Contribute, promote, and ensure adherence to ICT governance frameworks, processes and best practice.
  • Analyse and ensure alignment to National ICT governance frameworks and standards.
  • Serve as a group member on the internal enterprise architecture governance boards.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Degree (or equivalent 3 year+ Tertiary qualification) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent.
  • Must have and IT architecture certification. TOGAF certification is advantageous.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an Enterprise Architect or equivalent role.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Solutions Architect or equivalent role. 
  • Experience working in large organisations.
  • Experience with Oracle and / or Microsoft solutions and custom development.
  • Experience with cloud solutions, cloud services and cloud development.
  • Architecture modelling skills.
  • Have excellent communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Sound organizing and planning skills.
  • and Consulting experience in large enterprises.