You will be part of the IT Reference Architecture & Master Data Management team, which is a multi-disciplinary group of experienced enterprise architects and data experts in charge of:
Defining the directions & standards to allow the company to achieve its ambitions in terms of Master Data Management
Translating business strategies into execution and creating business cases to develop or transform capabilities supporting business units’ strategies
Defining and implement reference solutions (integrated processes, applications, information and technology) for business requirements, aligned with the enterprise architecture directions and guiding the delivery teams during solution implementation.
Develop, construct, test and improve data mesh reference architecture implementations for capabilities identified within the company that will support the various enterprise data and integration initiatives
For each capability, and according to MDM and IT Reference Architecture principles, develop reusable implementation mechanisms for:
Data mastership incl. acquisition/aggregation/manipulation from and to various sources
Data system extensibility, industry data integration, integration with packaged applications (Cloud, COTS) and strategic systems planning
Use company standards programming language and tools to implement capabilities and identify new ones when required
Identify ways to improve data reliability, efficiency and quality
Deploy sophisticated analytics programs, machine learning and statistical method
Develop and use large data sets to address business issues, this also encompasses the needed data set processes
Participate in the current- and target-state data architectures
Participate in the definition of standards, guidelines and processes to ensure Data Architecture quality and develop best practices, tooling, methods, standards, skills, documentation
Collaborate with business units’ stakeholders to understand their needs in terms of Data Management (e.g. Data scientists, etc). This also includes close collaboration with NMBS/SNCB Master Data Management Officer and Ypto Enterprise Business/Data/Application/Technology Architects.
Engaging and building your network with external data experts to remain up to date with latest trends and technologies and identify potential impact of market trends in your tasks
You have a background in computer science, engineering, applied mathematics or have a degree in other related IT fields
You have at least 5 years relevant work experience.
You have good communication skills to work across Business and IT departments and understand value from the different stakeholders.
You are optimistic, solution oriented, creative with an open mind.
The ability to apply data architectural principles to business solutions
Experience using data model-based representations that can be adjusted as required to collect, aggregate or disaggregate complex and conflicting information sources
Experience in translating logical data models using a variety of tools and techniques into physical model for implementation
The ability to act as liaison between Business and IT
Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus
Good knowledge of English and Dutch or French
Relevant work experience with Event Driven and Microservice Architecture
Java 8 or higher
Knowledge of UML
Experience with containers and Kubernetes based deployments