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Data Architect - Financial Services

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  25 May 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  66301

EY is the only major professional services firm with a dedicated financial services practice (EY FSO) integrated in the EMEIA region. An international team of over 16.000 professionals is working across borders for our clients in the financial sector: Banking, Insurance, Payment Institutions and Wealth & Asset Management, in all service lines: Consulting, Tax, Transactions and Assurance. As we consider our people as the heart of EY, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that, whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


The Opportunity

EY Belgium Modern Data Platform team supports our clients in defining and rolling out the right data architecture,  data platform and infrastructure that support their needs, implement and maintain automated data pipelines, and infuse data through business intelligence and analytics. We are currently looking for capable and motivated professionals to join our team as Data Architect.   


Key Responsibilities

As a Data Architect, you will support the clients in their journey to become data-driven, by capturing and understanding their business needs, and defining and implementing Data and Analytics reference architectures, solutions and roadmaps. Furthermore, you will actively help our practice in its objective to stay a Leader in Data & Analytics.

•    Define, guide and advise clients in developing data strategies
•    Engage with the clients to understand their business needs, pain points and realities
•    Gather, challenge and prioritize clients data requirements
•    Define and design innovative Data & Analytics architectures and solutions that leverage the right trade-off between clients realities, latest and disruptive technologies, current and future business needs, budget constraints, data availability and resource requirements.
•    Oversee the design of the data architecture and the technical architecture for the old-fashion and modern data platforms, including data acquisition and integration, data modelling, transformation and quality processes, master data management, data warehousing and data marts, data lakehouse, data fabric and data mesh.
•    Design conceptual, logical and/or physical data models and repositories, as well as data ontologies.
•    Work closely with the clients and other architects to define metadata layers, technical Data strategies and optimal integration of innovative technologies within existing enterprise architecture landscape
•    Evaluate and select the tools and components necessary for optimal data management (data acquisition, data storage, data quality, data governance, data visualization and advanced analytics).
•    Take responsibility for client deliverables
•    Support the clients in accessing accurate and understandable data
•    Take an active role in coaching and developing junior consultants in the team
•    Support in business development


Skills and Attributes for Success

•    You are passionate about Data & Analytics and you want to continue to develop your expertise in this domain
•    You have a proven track record and at least 5-10 years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: data strategy, Data  architecture, (modern) data platform architecture, data modeling, data governance, Business Intelligence, Big Data, reporting & data warehousing, AI and Machine Learning.
•    You have good understanding of the different data architecture patterns: Data Fabric, Data Mesh, Data Warehouse, Data Marts, data modeling, ontologies & knowledge graphs, MicroServices
•    You have experience in implementing ETL data flows and data pipelines, and know one or more of the following tools: Informatica PowerCenter, SAS Data Integration Studio, Microsoft SSIS, Ab Initio, etc.
•    Ideally, you have experience in Hadoop ecosystem (Spark, Kafka, HDFS, Hive, HBase, …), Docker and orchestration platform (Kubernetes, Openshift, AKS, GKE...), and noSQL Databases (MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4j)
•    Any experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud is a real asset.
•    You have experience in working closely with business leaders to identify business needs and data opportunities
•    You have a concrete data modelling experience, and are able to define a conceptual data model and translate it into a logical and physical one.
•    You have a keen interest to learn more about the Financial Services market in Belgium and beyond
•    You make yourself regularly aware of latest Data & Analytics trends and solutions
•    You have a strong entrepreneurial and team spirit, balanced by a healthy sense of autonomy
•    You are eager to learn and grow professionally
•    You have Master’s Degree in Economics, (Business) Engineering, Sciences, IT, Computer Sciences, Statistics or equivalent
•    You have strong communication and presentation skills and love to take full ownership of your projects and help clients in overcoming their challenges.
•    You are fluent in Dutch and/or French, proficient business English
Can we dream for more?
•    You have a strong business understanding of the financial sector (Banking, Insurance or Capital markets)
•    You are proud to share relevant experience in coaching a team of Junior data architects
•    You have already found your way through cloud computing services, such as Azure, AWS or GCP
•    You have a good overview of the (big—)data ecosystems and frameworks (Hadoop or other) 
•    You have  experience with lean/agile software development
•    You are familiar with NoSQL tools for exploiting unstructured information
•    You are not afraid to support of business development and pre-sales activities 


What working at EY Offers

•    You will be part of a leading global professional services firm.
•    You will be part of the EY family where everyone is willing to offer support and senior management is very accessible. 
•    You will join a dynamic and growing team with a great mix of young and experienced professionals focusing on financial services.
•    You will get extensive trainings  on technical matters, as well as soft skills and project management, and you will have access to new technologies and innovative equipment.
•    We are proud of our flexible working arrangements, and we will support you to build a successful career and deliver excellent client service, without sacrificing your personal priorities. 
•    While our client-facing profession might require part-time working at client site and business traveling at times, we are committed to helping you achieve a lifestyle balance.


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