Senior Information Architect

Senior Information Architect

Job Title: Senior Information Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Belgium, Belgium
Salary: Neogitable
Start Date: September
Reference: BBBH5872
Contact Name: David Lawrence
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 21, 2017 11:35

Job Description

My client requires an Information/Data Architect to join them as they create new products for their customers. You'll be part of a team that sits in a driving seat to not only deliver impact on our technical processes and systems but also to guide strategic decision-making within our company, make a difference in their customer's entertainment, communication and future digital experiences, and drive new business development by applying state-of-the-art technologies in a telecom context.


■Define and evangelize the short-term and long-term vision on information architecture and data governance in light of the increasing strategic importance and value of data within the company.
■Identify the right balance in the way data governance and information architecture is conducted for small- and large-scale data assets (i.e. level of automation, level of detail, coverage, long-term vs short-term focus, cost).
■Identify opportunities for unlocking business value from (integrating) data sources cross-departmentally.
■Take ownership of information maturity and (meta-)data quality assessments (as-is), and define short- and long-term targets (to-be).
■Provide guidance in business projects and initiate specific projects to reach those targets. Collaborate with IT security and legal/compliance teams for similar deliverables on data security, privacy (GDPR) and compliance front.
■Design system architectures for real-time cost-effective (large-scale) data processing and routing.
■Proactively identify techniques that make our data assets easier to use or find.
■Democratise access to (large-scale) information assets for business users.


■Clear Communication: You're an excellent communicator and storyteller, effectively tuning your delivery to your target audience, i.e. from engineer to C-level executive.
■You build up and maintain interpersonal relationships with ease.
■You can count on 7 years + of experience in data-centric IT activities and have assembled ample experience in rolling out effective data governance processes.
■Business acumen: You are able to quickly grasp new business processes and have an aptitude for identifying the best ways to improve or enable them using data.
■Pragmatic: You are able to strike the right balance between theoretically perfect solutions and sensible/realistic solutions
■Big Data technology: Experience or profound interest in Big Data technologies (Hadoop, Spark, Elasticsearch, Kafka, ...)
■Frameworks: Knowledge of DAMA/DMBOK, TOGAF, TMForum is a plus
■Customer-oriented: View data value in light of personalized, customer experience
■English is essential and Dutch or French is a plus

Please send your CV now for an initial discussion for this long term contract

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