Apr 28, 2018
Job Title: Enterprise Data Architect
Company Name: Al Tayer Group
Location: Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Job Summary: The Enterprise Data Architect wil lead a small team of professionals to set the data architecture strategy & vision, and for managing day-to-day tactical operations of the BI team. This role reports to Vice President - Applications Development with a team of 3 direct/indirect reports mentioned below. The main purpose of this role is to be the owner of the Information management strategy ensuring the design, creation, deployment and management of the organization's data. This role will play a crucial part in defining how the data is stored, consumed, integrated and managed by different data entities and IT systems, as well as any applications using or processing that data in some way aligning with overall business architecture where necessary.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategic Roles and Responsibilities
Design, develop, document and deliver the data architecture roadmap and data strategy along with the custom BI application.
Defines and implements the strategy roadmap for enterprise data, implementation and data management for new data sources, publicly available data, business-to-business partnerships and advanced Data Analytics systems.
Functional Roles and Responsibilities
Works closely with stakeholders across ATG to understand how data is, or will be, used and the implication on people, processes, products and technology. Collaborates with data consumer representatives and data solution development, integration and governance teams and ensures that the technical direction supports short-term business needs as well as long-term strategy.
Engage with key stakeholders and translate business requirements into technical specifications.
The Enterprise Data Architect will perform a key management and thought leadership role in the areas of advanced data techniques, including data modeling, data access, data integration, data visualization, text mining, data discovery, statistical methods, database design and implementation.
Lead and present the development of scalable data architecture for all of the BI data assets, including operational data stores and the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) along with logical data model workshops with business users to derive at a logical data model that correctly reflects the business
Participate in the root cause, problem and solution analysis of business intelligence and IT data management solutions post-implementation to ensure high performance
Work closely with external service providers and review the quality of deliverables to ensure the services provided are aligned to ATG’s set standards and expectations. Support in evaluating the services of external service providers to support ATG in sourcing and appointing appropriate IT business intelligence and data management support
Collaborate to ensure implementation and management of IT security systems and disaster recovery plans.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must be a graduate or Post Graduate Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science Engineering is a must. Alternatively, an advanced degree in Applied Mathematics, Business Analytics, Statistics, Machine Learning, Computer Science or related fields is a plus.
Working knowledge of TOGAF or Zachman methodologies is preferred
The Enterprise Data Architect must have eight to twelve years of experience in Data Architecture and Business Intelligence..
Extensive expertise in Oracle/MySQL database, as well as data modeling, both logical and physical
Must have a strong combination of technical and leadership skills
Demonstrated experience or working knowledge of an Enterprise architecture tool, such as: Orbus iServer, Sparx EA or IBM Rational
Experience using with project management, ITIL and SDLC methodologies
Solid experience with Data Warehouse and BI systems; extensive experience for collecting business requirements from customers, and transform the requirements into DB data processes and data schema
Knowledge of relational SQL databases and SQL in at least one of the following environments: Oracle. Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL
Al Tayer Group
Dubai - United Arab Emirates