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Data architect

Kontich, Antwerp · Information Technology

Mission

The Data And Integration Architect Acts As An Expert In The Area Of Data Platforms, Modelling, Governance, Formats, Presentation And Manipulation As Well As Integrations


We are looking for someone who operates between the tactical and strategical level, and lead our external service provider to deliver a uniform setup for the whole of the company.

·       Develops and refines Agfa’s data strategy & vision as well as integration strategy in sync with the ICS and business strategies

·       Designs and monitors the data and integration architecture. Supports the further developments of the enterprise architecture, especially in the data layer and the integration layer

·       Has know-how on the implementation of end-to-end data lifecycle (from creation to archiving), on the one hand, and data and application interoperability across the organization on the other

·       Uses this knowledge to create functional designs of new solutions

·       Establishes governance processes around data structures at the Agfa level

Function

Strategy and planning

·       Contributes to the Enterprise Architecture in the domain of data and integration related technologies

·       Develops and refines Agfa’s data strategy & vision as well as integration strategy in sync with the ICS and business strategies

·       Ensures Agfa’s data strategy & vision is well known across the organisation (business & ICS )

Data and integration Solutioning

·       Define capabilities and & designs solutions (data platform, integration orchestration) to implement the enterprise architecture with respect to the data domain and system integrations and sets up projects together with the ESP to realize the implementation

·       Performs technology selection in accordance to Agfa’s sourcing & cloud strategy

·       Retains all necessary knowledge on solutions related to data storage, formats & models, presentation and manipulation as well as system integration used within Agfa and implemented (reusable) components in these technologies. Assures this knowledge is documented by the ESP according to Agfa quality standards

·       Cooperates/contributes to the data platform implementation and operations and system integration implementations (version upgrades, service pack installations). This may include (but is not limited to) designing data models or integration methods that enable information consistency throughout the enterprise, specifying functional and non-functional requirements for data storage infrastructure or integration endpoints, specifying architecture requirements that facilitate the use of data for analytics, setting standards on data presentation and manipulation

·       Stays informed about the participating business strategies and adapts data and integration solutions

·       Tracks industry trends via supplier relationship and other sources and maintains knowledge of new data and integration related technologies to better evaluate business unit service requests and service provider proposals

·       Provides input to the ICS Financial Manager to ensure the CIO Budget Office cost transparency

Data and integration standards

·       Drives the definition and implementation of data governance and data modelling best-practices across Agfa in close cooperation with business stakeholders

·       Renders and implements best practices in relation to data management, including data life cycle management

·       Defines common standards and transversal data models for system integrations

·       Monitors solution implementations against the target architecture and set standards

·       Evaluates the data and integration landscape and identifies initiatives to improve cost efficiency, flexibility and quality (decommissioning, modernization, replatforming …)

Collaboration and communication

·       Liases with (senior) business and ICS stakeholders to establish global data governance and data management practices

·       Collaborates with ATOS and the businesses/functions to design the solutions and make and keep them consistent with the Agfa's enterprise architecture.

Profile

·       Master’s degree, ideally in IT related domain, or equal by experience.

·       7+ years of IT and business / industry work experience, with 5+ years of experience in setting up data capabilities in organisations, from strategy to execution and 3+ years of experience in designing and managing system integrations

·       Experience in common data & cloud related technologies incl. their cloud implementations

·       Experience in common integration methods (APIs, webhooks, events, orchestration)

·       Understanding existing systems and technology, and integrating Systems

·       Understanding business organisation and practices (approaches, culture...)

·       Focus on results and adaptable in a strong changing environment

·       Building relationships with stakeholders

·       Good communication skills and are fluent in Dutch and English

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