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Enterprise Architect - Data

  • IMT - Information Technology
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    03 Oct 2022
Role Introduction

Reports To: Head of Technology and Architecture

The Enterprise Architect - Data is responsible for providing leadership and supporting the development of the enterprise data architecture and strategy, defining frameworks, principles and standards, and developing the roadmaps to achieve the vision.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the enterprise data architecture and roadmap definition, including architecture vision, principles, standards and policies, target state blueprints, and roadmap for the relevant data domains
  • Work closely and collaborate with other Enterprise Architects to align the enterprise architecture strategy (for all business and technology domains)
  • Target state blueprints and roadmap for data architecture:
    • Data and Information Governance, Master Data Management, Metadata Management, Corporate Data Model, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Content Management, Document Management, Enterprise Search
  • Support the definition and implementation of data governance strategy to support realization of the enterprise data architecture
  • Ensure IT solutions are compliant and support existing and future data governance policies.
  • Socialize and secure support for data architecture from key stakeholders
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to drive regular review of data classification and data lifecycle management
  • Lead analysis of the current IT environment (database, files, logs, documents) to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Coordinate and ensure consistency in process and policy across data architecture
  • Actively engage in and contribute to relevant solution design review activities and enterprise architecture governance forums and conduct project technical reviews and health checks
  • Actively engage in the analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the data architecture
  • Participate and contribute to relevant industry, alliance and technology forums
  • Provide valuable assistance and advice to complex projects
  • Support continuous improvement of Cathay IT Standards and Practices
  • Mentor solution architects and data engineering team. Promote ideas for using the effective technologies
  • Keep abreast of the latest trends in technology, industry, and corresponding business domain

  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related disciplines 
  • Minimum 12 years of IT experience with at least 7 years in an architecture or lead solution design related position. 
  • In-depth skills in across the following disciplines: 
    • Business Intelligence 
    • Master Data Management 
    • Enterprise Content Management 
    • Data Governance 
    • Data Quality 
    • Metadata Management 
    • Data Lifecycle Management & Data Retention
    • Data Modelling 
    • Data Encryption & File Encryption
    • Data masking & test data management
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud-native concepts, methods and related technologies
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation 
  • Good business acumen, with an ability to understand and address business issues 
  • Excellent breadth of thinking, able to provide pragmatic solutions that consider all relevant constraints whether technical, financial, organizational, risk, or capability based
  • Airline knowledge is an advantage 
  • TOGAF certification is preferred
Personal & Application Information

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.

Please note that with effect from 1 June 2022 onwards, all Cathay employees and contractors who work in Cathay City and all other Cathay Group Company premises in Hong Kong must have received a third dose of COVID 19 vaccine. Being tested regularly for COVID-19 is not an option. Consideration will be given to those who are unable to get vaccinated for valid medical reasons

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