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Data Architect

About the role

Location: Austria - Linz, Austria - Schwechat, Austria - Vienna, Belgium - Mechelen, Finland - Porvoo, Germany - Burghausen, Sweden - Stenungsund

Hours: Full-time

Type of Contract: Permanent


We put people first and we provide solutions for a better tomorrow. Are you looking for a company where your contribution will make a difference?


Borealis IT&S, Innovation Department, is hiring a Data Architect.  As the Data Architect, you will influence the development of (data) governance processes and structures. You will provide expert input to the design and maintenance of the enterprise architecture and influence the organisation’s approach to data, regularly communicating the findings of data audits (and related cost-benefit implications) towards management. We will also be able to count on you to evaluate and recommend new and emerging data management and storage technologies / standards. 


Are you interested in following responsibilities ?


-    Strategic Data Architecture. You will develop a data strategy to deliver meaningful, trusted and accessible data to the organization.  This strategy entails the whole data lifecycle: establishing and enforcing guidelines for data collection, integration (ETL) and  consumption of data for reporting, analytics & data science purposes.    You will create and manage data models and maintain an end-to-end vision about the flows of trusted data.  
The data architect guides the solution teams on data matters by translating conceptual models to logical and physical data storage level.    
You will be responsible for the roadmap of strategic data assets like the Enterprise Data Lake to continuously unlock data value opportunities in the organisation through innovation.    


-    Data Security Architecture. In close collaboration with the (cyber) security experts, you will develop, implement and monitor data security standards, guidelines and processes in order to provide the company with appropriate level of protection of business information. 


-    Data Usage. You will give guidance for streaming the data supply chain for reporting, analytics and data science. You will ensure data quality in master data management, metadata management, analytics, content management, data integration and other related processes. You will also ensure access to resident and external data sources. 

About you

We value a diverse work environment, high quality and inspiring collaborations, so do you. 
You therefore have :


  • conceptual thinking and ability to deal with ambiguity 
  • excellent communication and persuasion skills
  • excellent networking skills (internal and external)
  • experience of working  in SCRUM or other self-organizing multifunctional teams
  • fluency in English (spoken, written, literacy)


You are the right candidate for this position if you have 


  • a master degree in computer science, engineering, or a related area
  • a significant experience of at least 5 years in an international matrix organization
  • experience in managing business information, solution or technical architecture and information analysis
  • knowledge of agile manifesto, values, principles and practices such as Kanban and Scrum

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Eddy Vandervaeren, eddy.vandervaeren@borealisgroup.com. Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a role specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. We leverage our polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries. In re-inventing for more sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people and excellence as we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy and expand our geographical footprint. www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




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