Expert, Data Architect

About the role

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

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent



Want to be part of shaping the future? We are looking for a Data Architect to join our Data and Analytics team.


In this role, you will design, deploy and manage the data architecture of Borealis. You will provide input to the company’s data strategy, develop internal standards for business data management and provide management with proactive recommendations on business information as well as insights of its business impact. 


More specifically, you will be responsible for : 


  • Ensuring the delivery of meaningful, trusted and accessible data to the organization by developing and implementing data integration and persistence patterns which allow for transparency in data lineage and cost optimisation.  You will consider the whole data lifecycle, establishing and enforcing guidelines for data collection, integration (ETL) and  consumption of data for reporting, analytics & data science purposes.    
  • Guiding the project teams on data matters by translating best practices of data management in general and data architecture in particular, into practical guidance    
  • Collaborating with our data governance expert to further deploy the Borealis data strategy and data management framework, further enhancing our capabilities on metadata management, data quality management and master data management. 
  • In close collaboration with the Enterprise Architect and the Solutions Architects, driving for sound enterprise architecture practices and keeping EA models up-to-date
  • In close collaboration with the (cyber) security expert & architect and the DPO, implementing and monitoring data security standards, guidelines and processes in order to provide the company with appropriate level of protection of business information.
  • Advocating data-driven decision making and keeping up-to-date with emerging data management practices and technologies

About you


You have a Master degree in engineering, computer science or a related area. You have 10 years of work experience in a similar role and in an international organisation. You have experience in providing business- and functional leaders your expert advice on data management technology, best suited to support the company targets. You are certified in either MIKE2.0, DAMA BOK and/or TOGAF. You can develop concepts and translate them into tactical & operational execution plans. You have experience working in an agile environment with practices such as Scrum. You also have good communication and persuasion skills, and are fluent in English. 


About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Maite Rosez (Randstad), 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 and adding a cover letter.


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 sustainable polyolefin solutions. In Europe, Borealis is also an innovative leader in polyolefins recycling and a major producer of base chemicals. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value-adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility. With operations in over 120 countries and head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs around 6,000 people. In 2022, we generated a net profit of EUR 2.1 billion. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), owns the remaining 25%. In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe. Our operations are augmented by two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). | |



Borealis only accepts candidate resumes from recruiters or recruiting agencies if they have been explicitly commissioned by Borealis for a specific recruitment and if the data is provided to us in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. Borealis will not accept or pay fees for candidate resumes of any form or kind that were sent unsolicited to either HR or directly to our hiring managers.

The hiring process

  • Get in touch
  • We get to know each other
  • Proposal & agreement
  • Make It Real

The selection process may vary based on position & profile. Our Talent Acquisition Specialist will provide detailed insights into the specific procedure once we connect with you regarding your application.

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