Senior Expert Enterprise Data Architect

  • Lisboa
  • Vodafone
What's in it for youVantage Towers is one of Europe’s largest Tower Companies owning and operating more than sites across eight European countries. The IT organisation of Vantage Towers is a pivotal business function, providing innovative and efficient IT solutions to enable our business units to work in a highly efficient, digital way and to ensure full data transparency for Technology, Finance and Customer Operations. In VT we aim to be a data-driven company and unleash the potential of data starting with the application system landscape, therefore we are strengthening our team with Senior Expert Enterprise Data Architecture role.As the Senior Expert Enterprise Data Architecture, you will be an integral member of the Enterprise Architecture Team and will be responsible for the design and implementation of enterprise-wide data assets across the implemented applications and systems, ensuring the data architecture supports the current and future business needs. You will apply your knowledge of good data architecture practice, architecture documentation and data technologies to comprehensively capture VT current state holistic data architecture and oversee target state design and implementation.You will be working closely with the application owners, developers, data stewards and business owners to ensure provided solutions are fitting strategic and tactical ambitions and deliver immediate value to the business stakeholders.What you’ll doCreate and implement the data strategy aligned with company objectives, ensuring data consistency, scalability, and reusabilityDesign conceptual, logical and physical data models and collaborate with various internal and external teams ( Business Stakeholders and Solution Architects) to understand requirements and to ensure consistent implementation across the IT stack, be a gatekeeper for the best practice solutionsContribute to establish and run Data Governance and Data Management framework together with key stakeholdersGather knowledge about the data landscape across Vantage Towers’ systems and proactively assess and improve the data models to optimize data efficiency, interoperability and performance, fulfilling business needsCreate and maintain comprehensive documentation of the data architecture and standards and communicate across the different stakeholdersMapping key Enterprise data entities to business capabilities and applicationsWho you areEngineering degree (Bachelor/Master) in computer science/Data Analytics or Business Administration with strong IT backgroundAt least 5 years hands-on experience on designing databases and data models across systems including at least 2 years using different cloud/SaaS services.At least 2 years’ experience developing data models across SaaS applications and low-code/no-code platformsFamiliarity with data models within TMForum or other relevant standards bodiesExtensive professional experience in distributed, multinational organizationsTOGAF Certified or equivalent CertifiedStrong customer and business orientation to align data strategies with business objectivesStrong knowledge of industry best practices around data architecture in both SaaS and cloud-based solutionsDeep practical knowledge in design & implementation of data models across business applications, especially SaaS applications, low-code/no-code platforms such as Salesforce and ServiceNow, and API-based integrationsExcellent data modelling skills (logical, physical, sematic and integration models) including normalisation, OLAP / OLTP principles and entity relationship analysisStrong knowledge of data governance and management principles and related best practicesExceptional analytical & problem-solving skills to understand complex data challenges and to provide effective solutionsStrong communication, presentation, and stakeholder influencing skills to convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholdersExcellent command of English, both verbally and written