Data Architect
AIA Careers
Hong Kong, HK

Job Summary

AIA is looking for a lead data architect to develop a Data Excellence (DE) across business units in the local Hong Kong entity.

The data architect’s focus is to design a framework that will help infuse a data-driven culture in the organization. The lead data architect will define models, policies and standards that will govern the movement, enhancement, integration, catalog, quality, security, scalability and availability of data throughout the organization.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop a Data Excellence (DE) across business units in the local Hong Kong entity
  • Build trust and exert influence in all areas of IT and business to develop a data-drive culture among the organization
  • Engage with business and technology leaders to understand strategy, articulate solution options, evaluate tradeoffs and influence key decisions
  • Collaborate within and outside of IT to define the data management & governance process, and facilitate its adoption
  • Employ architecture principles, technology standards, best practices and practical experience to design data management & governance solutions to facilitate the overall information architecture (data solutions, ingestion, classification, linage & traceability, integration, catalog, quality, security, scalability, availability, etc.)
  • Partner with application development teams the solutioning of the data management and governance platform (Informatica AXON, EDC, etc.)
  • Partner with application development teams to create and apply data integration patterns between applications running on-premise and in Azure
  • Partner with application development teams to create a Data Lake and data visualization / analytic solutions. Promote usage within IT and to business (Informatica, Auzre Data Lake, HDInsight, etc.)
  • Partner with application development teams to ensure project / application solution deliveries are aligned with data policies and standards
  • Partner with business to leverage data to tackle business challenges / opportunities, to improve strategic decision making, reduce risk, create operational efficiencies and fuel business success

    Job Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in information technology or related discipline
  • 10+ years of IT related experience in architect / managerial position, preferably in insurance or financial industry
  • A demonstrated track record of making a difference and adding value. Must be able to develop relationships across IT and business units, working cross functionally to achieve results
  • Proven ability to lead and demonstrate strong sense of ownership
  • Proven ability to present complex information in a simplified fashion to facilitate understanding
  • Experience working with Cloud platforms (Azure preferred)
  • Experience using relational databases and data warehouse such as Azure SQL, SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle or others
  • Experience using NoSQL DBs such as Azure Cosmos DB, ElastiCache, MongoDB, Redis, Neo4j or others
  • Experience using Big Data related solutions such as Azure Data Lake, HDInsight, Azure Analytics, Azure Event Hub, Informatica AXON, EDC, Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark or others
  • Experience using statistical tools and building machine learning algorithms using tools such as R or others
  • Experience using data visualization / analytic tools such as Tableau, MS Power BI or others
  • Self-motivated, action-and-result oriented, team player and proven ability to influence others
  • Excellence verbal / written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

    We offer an attractive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Please submit your application by clicking Apply Now for our processing.

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    AIA will retain all applications for a period of up to 24 months after which the documents will be destroyed.

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