Data Architect


Data Architect

Context of the role

The Customer Technology team is aligned to the Customer business and provides core and leading edge technology solutions that provide high value customer experience and support the Customer Business Strategy. The Data Architect is a key role within the Customer Technology team to define and maintain the data strategy and architecture in line with the key business objectives. The role provides an opportunity for growth and the ability to work with the latest cloud based data technologies.

What you’ll do

As the Data Architect for the Customer business, you’ll be responsible for defining and implementing the future state data architecture which supports the business strategy. You’ll work closely with the Performance and Data team to ensure we have sound, quality and fit for purpose data solutions.

You’ll do this by:

  • Being responsible for the definition and delivery of the data technology roadmap at Contact;
  • Maintaining and communicating up-to-date knowledge of approaches, technology standards, industry trends, skills change, and emerging technologies within your area of expertise;
  • Maintaining effective data governance processes, policies, standards, guidelines and principles;
  • Use your skills and expertise the leverage the latest technologies, to design a best in class, scalable, flexible and secure data architecture environment.

How you’ll be successful

  • Ability to provide thought leadership on best practice data design and architecture and become a trusted adviser to the business;
  • Ability to work in a changing environment, demonstrates ability to adjust quickly to re-aligned priorities whilst being cognisant of agile development methodologies;
  • Continuous improvement - Inquisitive - self teaching of relevant new business thinking and technology solutions;
  • Ability to clearly convey information to colleagues and other business units;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including strengths in influencing, conflict management, and negotiation;
  • Integrity and high personal and professional standards

The type of experience you’ll bring to the role

As an experienced Data Architect you’ll have:

  • Extensive experience in designing, architecting and implementing large scale data processing/data storage/data distribution systems
  • Ability to design complex Enterprise Data Models/Schemas/Flows/Pipelines
  • Strong skills and experience in data governance, data quality, data integration and data security
  • Extensive experience working with traditional databases technologies (e.g. Oracle, SQL server), and large scale enterprise systems (e.g. SAP ERP) and also the latest cloud based data technologies (e.g. AWS solutions)
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to influence, get buy in from and build strong relationships and trust with technical experts, and senior business stakeholders and executives

This is a business critical role, as a result Contact Energy reserves the right to appoint a successful candidate prior to the close date of Wednesday 28th August 2019. If you are interested in this role please don't delay - apply now! we would love to hear from you.


Data Architect

Context of the role

The Customer Technology team is aligned to the Customer business and provides core and leading edge technology solutions that provide high value customer experience and support the Customer Business Strategy. The Data Architect is a key role within the Customer Technology team to define and maintain the data strategy and architecture in line with the key business objectives. The role provides an opportunity for growth and the ability to work with the latest cloud based data technologies.

What you’ll do

As the Data Architect for the Customer business, you’ll be responsible for defining and implementing the future state data architecture which supports the business strategy. You’ll work closely with the Performance and Data team to ensure we have sound, quality and fit for purpose data solutions.

You’ll do this by:

  • Being responsible for the definition and delivery of the data technology roadmap at Contact;
  • Maintaining and communicating up-to-date knowledge of approaches, technology standards, industry trends, skills change, and emerging technologies within your area of expertise;
  • Maintaining effective data governance processes, policies, standards, guidelines and principles;
  • Use your skills and expertise the leverage the latest technologies, to design a best in class, scalable, flexible and secure data architecture environment.

How you’ll be successful

  • Ability to provide thought leadership on best practice data design and architecture and become a trusted adviser to the business;
  • Ability to work in a changing environment, demonstrates ability to adjust quickly to re-aligned priorities whilst being cognisant of agile development methodologies;
  • Continuous improvement - Inquisitive - self teaching of relevant new business thinking and technology solutions;
  • Ability to clearly convey information to colleagues and other business units;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including strengths in influencing, conflict management, and negotiation;
  • Integrity and high personal and professional standards

The type of experience you’ll bring to the role

As an experienced Data Architect you’ll have:

  • Extensive experience in designing, architecting and implementing large scale data processing/data storage/data distribution systems
  • Ability to design complex Enterprise Data Models/Schemas/Flows/Pipelines
  • Strong skills and experience in data governance, data quality, data integration and data security
  • Extensive experience working with traditional databases technologies (e.g. Oracle, SQL server), and large scale enterprise systems (e.g. SAP ERP) and also the latest cloud based data technologies (e.g. AWS solutions)
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to influence, get buy in from and build strong relationships and trust with technical experts, and senior business stakeholders and executives

This is a business critical role, as a result Contact Energy reserves the right to appoint a successful candidate prior to the close date of Wednesday 28th August 2019. If you are interested in this role please don't delay - apply now! we would love to hear from you.

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