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Data Architect

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Qatar
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/11/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
This position is under the Head of Data & Information Management.

The job owner will be in charge of:

Current and target data architecture definition and documentation
Definition and application of policies, processes and guidelines in alignment with the data governance and IS strategy
Continuous collaboration with the various Company business entities for a shared understanding of data references and quality


Develop conceptual, logical and physical data models to support data analysis, data warehouse and data visualization.
Create and maintain current and target state data architecture.
Oversee end to end data life cycle management activities.
Lead the various business and IS teams to ensure data architecture addresses business and IS objectives.
Control and Contribute to the design, development, implementation and maintenance of complex data systems and solutions.
Drive initiatives in collaboration with IS teams, data analysts and the various business entities to deliver solutions that maximizes the value of data.
Ensure technical solutions are in alignment with data architecture principles and target state.
Maintain close collaboration and alignment with the Enterprise Architecture
Document the artefacts of Data Architecture for the Company: sources truth, information references, meta-data references, data interfaces between applications etc.
Evaluate and recommend innovative solutions to enhance and mature Company data architecture and data management
Govern and overlooks the data sources to ensure its alignment with policies and best practices of handling stored data
Build and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in the Company and other parties as appropriate.
Collaborate with Information Security to make sure that the data architecture support the protection requirement of related records

Profile Required

Bachelor degree from an accredited university in Information Management or Computer Science or an engineering/business related equivalent. Masters is preferred
Deep experience in petroleum operations data and good understanding of the related data sources
Solid track record implementing and maintaining data architecture
Strong experience with database technologies, especially SQL
Experience in data warehousing, data modeling and data analysis
Good knowledge of data management, data integration and database development techniques

Knowledge in coding languages such as Python and R.

Strong experience with ETL and other business intelligence tools
Ability to relate architectural decisions and recommendations to business needs
Ability to regularly learn and adopt new technology
Practical experience developing reference architecture, principles and standards
Robust analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to communicate across all levels of the organization and work with diverse project teams
5 years of experience in Data and Information Management for Oil and Gas Upstream operations is an advantage.
5+ years of experience in Project Management
Good Knowledge of Applications Architecture and Information Security Principles
Fluent English both spoken and written

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