Head of Data Architecture and Data Governance
4d ago
source : JustTheJob.co.za

Johannesburg - An Insurance Company has a contract vacancy for Head of Data Architecture and Data Governance. This is a group level role and the incumbent will be part of the Group Services cluster and report to the Head of Data, Analytics and Digital.

The main purpose of the role is to lead, drive and mature both the Data Architecture practice as well as the Data Governance practice across all relevant entities.

  • The Key stakeholders will be Heads of Data and Analytics across all business entitiesMembers of the Group Architecture ForumHeads of Data Governance across all business entitiesHeads of Legal, Compliance, RegulatoryPrivacy OfficerCTOPLEASE NOTE;
  • ONLY THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED. PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY REQUIREMENTSBSc or MSc in Engineering, Computer Science, Informatics or similarMBA or similar post grad qualificationBuild, adapt and maintain a single organisation-wide data architecture that meets the evolving business needs across the GroupProduce conceptual, logical and physical data architecture designs as part of the Group Architecture practiceDeliver Group Architecture artefacts and content for the Data domain, e.

    g. the data architecture strategy, reference architectures, data principles, data landscapes, data dictionaries, data frameworks and roadmaps and be the custodian of the Group Data Management frameworkWork with our business entities to develop business requirements and translate into solution level architecturesMaintain, enhance and implement the Group Data Governance and Data Management framework across all business entitiesAs part of this develop, maintain and enforce relevant Data policies and standards as well as Data Governance processes and controls.

    Develop and implement strategies and processes related to Data Quality Management across the data lifecycle, from data blueprinting principles through acquisition (and influencing upstream source design and processes), warehousing to reporting and analytics solutions.

    Research and understand external factors such as strategy direction, business drivers, emerging technologies, compliance and regulatory laws and their impact on the Group Data platform and Group Data Management practicesTranslate these into meaningful Data Architecture solutions and Data Governance and Management principles and solutions.

    Manage and optimise the Group’s data platform in collaboration with Group ITDevelop and implement best practices and operating principles across the GroupLead and guide the journey to Azure Cloud for the different business entitiesKnowledge and skills : Strong experience in end-to-end Data / Analytics value chain from data acquisition, ingestion, integration, transformation to visualisation and machine learningDeep and wide background in data technologies spanning both solutions built on traditional and non-traditional platforms.

    Experience building highly scalable and secured solutionsExperience in Data warehouse and Data lake designDeep knowledge of the Microsoft Data platform.

    Experience in Azure CloudExperience in all Data Management domains including Data Quality, Reference, Master, Metadata managementExcellent analytical, problem solving and critical thinking abilitiesExcellent communication skills - verbally and in writingStrong leadership and influencing skillsExcellent interpersonal and relationship building skillsComfortable interacting with and managing senior stakeholders from both business and technical backgroundsAbility to work both independently and as part of a teamLead and mentor members of the Data and Architecture communities in order to build deeper understanding and expertise around Data Architecture and Data Governance

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