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Data Platform Solution Architect
Ref No.: 20-01818
Location: New South Wales
Main focus area Detailed deliverables Key Performance Indicators
Solution Architecture for Data Platforms
  • Review of project-based solution architectures
  • Delivery of any data platform-specific Solution Impact Assessments (SIA) or High Level Solution Architectures (HLSA)
  • Represention of the SIAs / HLSAs at the Architecture Working Groups for endorsement
  • Delivery and justification of key decision designs, for review at the weekly Data Design Review Forum
  • Review of detailed solution designs produced by solution designers in the delivery team.
  • Endorsement of deliverables

Leadership capabilities


Drive for Results

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to deliver performance and results across all areas of the function. They will continually look for ongoing efficiencies and implement new ways of working that deliver optimum outcomes for the business and the customer, while supporting the regulatory compliance needs.

Strategic Orientation

The candidate should display the ability to draw learnings from across the business and best practices in the industry, and have a strong sense of the market trends and be able to integrate them into pragmatic solutions.

Person specific capabilities

  • Knowledge of the Financial Services industry including market and competitor trends, product, customer segmentation, regulatory issues, compliance and standards etc.
  • Commercial understanding of the business drivers within a life insurance company.
  • Firm understanding of both technical data issues and the commercial impacts they may cause
  • Strong relationship management and networking skills
  • Self-motivated with a focus on delivering outcomes of real business value.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to work collaboratively and resolve issues.
  • High level of influencing skills, with the ability to explain the value and commercial benefit of good data architecture.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Team player, developing a collaborative culture across organisational boundaries to achieve service goals and performance objectives.

Experience required

Critical Experience Nice to have Must have
Degree in technology or related discipline.
At least 5 to10 years relevant experience in a leading insurance company, financial institution or consulting firm as a solution architect
Experience specifically within Life Insurance industry (3 years minimum)
Technical experience of delivering Solution Architecture for modern Data Platforms (e.g. Data Warehousing, Data Lake, Analytics)
Technical experience of related architectures Machine Learning, AI, Digital
Technical experience of data modelling, data integration and data migration.
Evidence of customer service focus, creating culture of innovation, collaboration and performance
Experience delivering results through influencing others.
Demonstrated thought leadership in the field of data & analytics architectures
Hands-on development experience of relational database development, particularly in an MS Azure data services environment.
Hands-on development experience of using Informatica IICS