Data Architect

Categories Other
Salary Market Related
Location Western Cape
Job Information

Job Spec:

Our Client in Cape Town requires a Data Architect  for a permanent role. The successful candidate will create a common understanding of Organisation’s information and data assets that allows stakeholders to identify business improvement opportunities and identify business-IT misalignment by developing an integrated view of the enterprise’s data and information, using an appropriate Information and Data Architecture Framework. This includes the definition of key business data objects, information assets and data entities, and building and maintaining associated information & data architecture models for the enterprise.



  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12)


  • Degree in Information Systems / B Sc. Comp. Science (or similar)


  • Define and continuously improve the information and data architecture framework and modeling standards
  • Define and create enterprise level information and data architecture models that enable and facilitate analysis and clarity of the business strategy, goals and priorities
  • Define and create solution level information and data architecture models that enable specific business requirements
  • Ensure the integrity and quality of information and data architecture outputs by executing the required governance and quality control within IT and business



  • IT industry experience (10 years)
  • Leadership role in an Information and Data analysis environment (5 years)
  • Experience with IT projects from an Information and Data architecture and design perspective (SDLC) (5+ years)
  • Business, applications, data, and technology architectures experience (2-3 years)
  • Canonical modeling, TDS, ODS, EDW, Data Marts, Business Intelligence, Data Quality, Meta-data, Master Data, Reference Data, Data Access and provisioning, Data Security, Data Governance, SOA experience (5+ years)
  • Experience in solution architectures, system analysis and design, data modeling and application development methodologies
  • Delivery of Information and Data requirements for business blueprints (2-3 years)
  • Proven experience in transactional data modeling (Normalisation), dimensional modeling (Star & Snowflake Schema) and object oriented modeling (10 years)
  • Experience in implementing, using and administering EA tools and EA meta-model definition (ARIS Preferable/ or Sparx Enterprise Architect) (3+ years)
  • Logical and physical data modeling with data modeling tools and database design in complex, large-scale data environments (5+ years)
  • Strong leadership skills to indirectly manage across functional teams toward common solutions (3+ years)
  • Retail industry experience (5+ years)

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge related to the relevant areas of experience
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and logical skills with attention to detail
  • Delivery of compelling presentations to all levels of stakeholders and excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Excellent written communication & presentation skills



  • Persuading and influencing
  • Applying expertise and technology
  • Formulating strategies and concepts
  • Creating and innovating
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
  • Presenting and communicating information
  • Relating and networking
  • Analysing

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