Sanlam Careers – Data Architect

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Administer mapping of all data sources and movement and analyse it to ensure appropriate quality of all data.
  • Oversee and monitor all frameworks to manage data across transformation.
  • Develop physical data management architectures, policies and practices and oversee the execution of procedures to manage data across its lifecycle on the BI platform from acquisition to consumption.
  • Install and configure information systems to ensure functionality, Migrate data from legacy systems to new solutions, conducting tests, troubleshooting and integrating new elements.
  • Develop key metrics for tests on data and ensure integrity of same on data architecture.
  • Create data architecture and data model design,manage the integration of data assets from ingestion into consumption layer and overlaying data governance.
  • Create/Maintain reference data and master data design.
  • Design and provide support to all data management methodologies according to required standards.
  • Create data architecture and data model design,manage the integration of data assets from ingestion into consumption layer and overlaying data governance.
  • Create solution prototypes,create integration of the data assets into the larger BI solution, participate in design and architecture forums to create alignment with Group.
  • Prepare documents for data architecture and maintain knowledge on large data structure as well.
  • Develop, implement and manage the processes and mechanisms for classifying data and information assets in terms of its purpose, sensitivity and quality as well as the level of access control and protection applicable to it.
  • Metadata associated with the data on the BI platform.
  • Define security and backup procedures. Determine procedure to identify and collect all required data, validate process and recommend improvements to business data
  • Develop, implement and manage the processes to assess data quality and diagnose and report issues for correction.
  • Design conceptual, logical, technical solutions and flowcharts for BI assets and Business Transformation solutions.
  • Coordinate with clients, data users and key stakeholders and develop and achieve various long term objectives for data architecture.
  • Develop, implement and manage the processes for reference data on the BI platform as a special subset of master data that’s used for classification throughout the organisation. This includes reference data that is externally mandated or internally authored.
  • This includes process design and tooling discussions.
  • Analyse and understand BI technology stack and entire solution, integration into enterprise architecture, business requirements and create conceptual, logical and technical solution designs.

Job Requirements:

  • In-depth understanding of database structure principles
  • Knowledge of data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Working knowledge of open source or commercial data visualization tools (PowerBI, BobJ, Tableau, Qlikview)
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g. Power BI, Python and R)
  • Understanding of Information Architecture domain (e,g DAMA / DMBOK)
  • Working knowledge of statistical computing and graphics programming languages (R, Python, etc.)
  • Demonstrated competence in business domain analysis, data warehousing (design and operations), and database design
  • Expertise in SQL, Cloudera, Cloud and SAP HANA

Qualification & Experience:

  • Relevant experience delivering business solutions using applicable technology
  • Experience in warehousing, ETL, Reporting, Management Reporting, Business Intelligence implementations, migrations and technology selection
  • Degree or Diploma with 8 to 10 years related experience.
  • Proven work experience as a Data Architect, Data Scientist, Data Analyst or similar role
  • Experience with Cloudera, HANA, Teradata would be preferential
  • BSc in Computer Science or relevant field

Job Details:

Company: Sanlam

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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