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GM - Data Architect

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Our client, a reputable financial services organisation has an opportunity a Data Architect. The purpose of this role is to define and set architecture principles, which are aligned to the overall bank Data Strategy, and to be adopted by the business and data warehouses to create, deploy and manage the relevant BU’s data.


  • Develop and implement a Data Architecture and management plan for the business unit.
  • Apply IT Risk and Governance standards for the data environment (SDLC, Change management, Incident management, Release management, etc).
  • Motivate for new requirements for the data environment and the coordination of projects in conjunction with the Project Office in terms of scoping, planning, prioritising.
  • Manage all aspects of the data sourcing, migration, modelling and implementation and identify new initiatives and recommendations for database growth and integration.
  • Establish and coordinate a data Task Force with regular feedback or communication to senior management on profess and future pipeline work.
  • Maintain accountability for supporting the Data Architecture vision and championing efforts to reach that vision.
  • Provide Data framework, governance and roadmap to attain the enterprise data vision.
  • Collaborate with business units and data owners to successfully implement and maintain an enterprise level business analytics and data warehousing solution.
  • Identify interconnected problems, determine impact, patterns, trends and identify best fit alternatives to design and implement best practice solutions.
  • Facilitate and document the agreements on appropriate corporate data and its usage (including master data management).
  • Hold overall, responsibility for management, planning, design and implementation of the enterprise Data Architecture domain to ensure alignment of the Banks’s Architecture.
  • Serve as the in-house expert and authority by defining, implementing and enforcing all data integration standards and documentation.
  • Provide deep expertise in enterprise data and information management methods and standards.
  • Promote data sharing, consistency and reuse across the organisation.
  • Manage reviews of data quality deliverables of all phases and enhancements.
  • Identify and promote best practices for data modelling within information areas across the organisation, providing oversight for all activities related to data cleansing, data quality and data consolidation using industry standard data modelling methods and processes.
  • Display demonstrated ability in communicating the overall data architecture to both technical and business constituencies.
  • Develop guidelines and best practices to ensure data standardization and consistency.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Data, Computer Engineering, Solutions Architecture.
  • Must have a minimum of 8 years’ experience (including at least 2 enterprise level data solutions or architecture projects).
  • Must have at least 5 to 8 years’ leading data integration efforts in large scale programs.

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Banking/Finance And Investment

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Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North