Data Architect

Dubai, UAE

Ref: LP265-580

The Role

The Role

Job Purpose:

The Data Architect is responsible for developing and maintaining a formal description of the clients data. He/she is responsible for the design, structure, organization, and maintenance of data in the company’s software systems. He/She describes the way data will be processed, stored, data flows and is used.

The data architect must ensure the accuracy and accessibility of all important data, and he/she is responsible for knowing what data is important and why. The data architect often acts as a middleman, deducing the data needs of a particular group and explaining the importance and use of the data most relevant to them.

The data architect is responsible for creating a metadata registry and development of a data strategy and associated policies.

Strategic role:

• Visualize, plan and create a sustainable, and effective data architecture that positively impacts how business users handle data in their day-to-day operations
• Help key stakeholders think clearly about the organization of relevant data in a way that helps streamline decision-making by delivering access to the right data in a time-efficient manner
• Create a data architecture that grows with the company and is able to adapt to future business changes

Operational role:
• Understand and evaluate business requirements and translate those into specific database solutions
• Create data design models, database architecture and data repository designs
• Work with systems and database administrators to implement, coordinate maintain enterprise wide data architecture
• In collaboration with the application teams, define, develop, maintain, and communicate information movement standards that will be used by our systems
• Create a metadata registry and development of a data strategy and associated policies
• Establish and document data standards
• Create data mapping, models, profiles, query and data flow designs, between multiple databases across multiples platforms
• Build conceptual, logical and physical database designs
• Ensure data consistency and accuracy across all systems
• Addressing data-quality issues with business users and management
• Collaborate with business analysts, ETL developers and other key internal personnel on a wide scope of data architecture functions




• A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Data Architecture disciplines, i.e., data modeling, architecture and integration
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience with frameworks for enterprise architecture such as Zachman or TOGAF
• Experience with Oracle, SQL server or other databases

Key attributes:

• Detailed knowledge of Data Modeling, Data Architecture and Integration
• Substantial practical experience with MDM methodologies and data life cycle management
• Solid understanding of Data Warehouses, Data Marts, ODS, MDM methodologies and life cycle as well as ETL and PL/SQL
• Extensive and substantial practical experience with data management and data interchange
• Ability to model and architect data for large organizations with multiple business units and departments and proven experience in creating sustainable data architecture
• Ability to work with business users and make them understand data architecture issues
• Working knowledge of distributed databases and processing, application architecture and performance management
• Strong knowledge of the Real Estate industry

About the Company

About the Company

TAAHEED deliver pioneering recruitment solutions and consultancy services to MENA organizations that believe human capital is the major driver in building a ‘best-in-class’ team or company.

TAAHEED offer Search & Selection, Project & Managed Service solutions across key practices, including;

• Construction & Development
• Banking & Financial Services
• Insurance
• IT & Telecommunications
• Engineering & Industry
• Shared Services (HR/Legal/Accountancy/Professional Support)
• Higher Education Recruitment / University (Faculty Staff)
• Media, Advertising,
• Marketing, PR & Communications
• Public Sector

TAAHEED also are the regions number one contributor to Emiratization initiatives.
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