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Director, Information Technology

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Location: Petaling Jaya, 10, Malaysia 
Req ID: JR-0000037409


Location: Petaling Jaya WDM P1
Req ID: JR-0000037409
We deliver the possibilities of data. YOU define what’s possible.
The Solution Architect, a member of the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) – Big Data Platform and Analytics group, provides technical leadership to projects and initiatives throughout the organization by using best-practice approaches and methodologies to address data needs as well as harmonize and standardize WDC Big Data architecture. This individual will work with analysts and division leads in a consultant role, engaging in multiple projects and staying focused on supporting Enterprise Data Management roadmaps and blueprints. Essential Functions: Big Data Architecture Project Work (70%)
  • Provides technical expertise and direction for solutions.
  • Participate in data-related and integration projects both new and legacy; working with analysts to understand data requirements for her/his application, communicating options and leading practices to promote quality and support long term objectives.
  • Leads development of standard big data architecture for projects, including reusable assets where possible and adhering to WDC Big Data architecture best practices, standards and policies.
  • Helps develop, support, and promote the Big Data Platform Roadmap and provides input from project work for enterprise data architecture strategy.
  • Lead Data Preparation services by providing data extracts and other data preparation services for analysts.
  • Lead introduction of Standard/Leading Practices by identifying and sharing best practices for data architecture design, tools, and methodologies.
  • Lead Data Source Exploration and Integration services by evaluating business value and feasibility of new data sources and collaborating with data modelers.
  • Identify data architecture issues (e.g., meeting a practitioner’s business need is difficult/not possible within existing standards) and work with Enterprise Data Architect to determine a resolution.
  • Bachelors of Science in computer science, information management systems, informatics or related field.
  • MBA or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in data architecture, required.
  • Strong project management background.
  • Expertise in ANSI SQL.
  • Expertise in a SQL editor such as Toad.
  • Expertise in data modeling, both normalized and denormalized, logical and physical.
  • Expertise with large scale Data Warehouses, including cloud solutions, e.g. Amazon AWS (highly desired).
  • Expertise within a major RDBMS (Oracle, MS SQL, DB2, Teradata)
  • Experience with NoSQL.
  • Experience with ETL (Informatica, Snaplogic, Datastage, etc.) (highly desired).
  • Experience with Data Integration (TIBCO, Oracle, etc.).
  • Experience with Big Data platform and tools such as Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Redshift, etc.
  • Experience with Distributed Database Management Systems.

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