Data Architect, Ikano Retail (contract up to 12 months)

  • No 2 Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Contract

Company Description

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. We operate in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines – and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.

We also develop, own and operate Shopping Centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.

We work towards making sustainability a natural part of our everyday work. We are active in our communities, driving and supporting social initiatives that benefit children, women and the environment.

Job Description

About the job

We are looking for a proactive enthusiast who drives our data management framework, defines our design principles and shares our overall vision of “creating a better everyday life for the many people”. As a Data Architect, you take on regional responsibilities, striving to deliver high quality data products focusing on the following key responsibilities.

Your assignment

  • Define data architecture and data management framework, following industry best practices, tailored to Ikano Retail specific business requirements.
  • Define naming standards and design principles, including pipelines, data modelling, metadata, security setup and reference data.
  • Document data management framework, naming standards and design principles.
  • Govern adherence to data management framework, naming standards and design principles.
  • Constantly review and improve our data architecture from cost, benefit and performance perspectives.
  • Turn business requirements into technical specifications, including data flows, integrations, transformations and logical data models.
  • Be a part of a dynamic data team. Together we are putting data into co-workers’ hands and establish a data driven decision mindset throughout the organization.


Your profile

  • At least five years’ experience in a solution/data architect role in data/analytics solution projects.
  • Strong knowledge of end-to-end data data/analytics solutions, with profound understanding of descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics frameworks, architectures, methodologies and technologies
  • A digital native, passionate about data and analytics solutions, with user experience and product confidence on top of mind.
  • Expert knowledge in data modelling concepts, types and implementation methods.
  • Strong knowledge in cloud computing platforms (preferably Azure) and data related components (Azure Data Factory, Databricks, Azure Synapse).
  • You are curious, meticulous, flexible with a positive attitude and equipped with strong problem solving and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and planning skills, with a drive for results and optimization.
  • A passion to share knowledge and expertise, levelling up fellow junior team members.
  • High proficiency in English, both written and verbal.

Additional Information

Please apply by 4th October 2022.

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