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  • Posted: Dec 2, 2020
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    Astron Energy is one of the leading suppliers of petroleum products in South Africa through its vast network of approximately 850 Caltex-branded service stations. Astron Energy will continue to manage the Caltex brand for a period of up to six years under licence from Chevron USA. Astron Energy owns and operates the countrys third-largest crude oil refine...
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    Data and Information Architect

    Summary of Role

    The Data and Information Architect is responsible for defining the current and future state of Astron Energy’s information and data architecture, and achieve the future state through initiatives and projects. The Data and Information Architect leads the business and IT initiatives to improve the quality of information and data to enable agile business decisions based on high quality information and data. This role will ensure the organisation data is captured, stored and securely accessed and controlled through appropriate mechanisms, to enable and promote a next generation data-centric organisation.


    • Support the Enterprise Architect by enforcing adherence to IT and data standards, policies and governance frameworks; execute the long term EA roadmap
    • · Identify information needs, types of content crucial to business operations and prioritise; Identify and implement KPIs to continuously measure quality, improvements, uniqueness and timeliness of data to ensure continued achievement of business goals
    • Educate business and IT on data, information and analytics policies and governance where appropriate
    • Lead business and IT initiatives to improve the quality of information and data to enable agile business decisions based on high quality information and data
    • Setup and run appropriate information and data architecture governance forums
    • Support data strategies are driven throughout the organisation and through appropriate stakeholders
    • Create and maintain information and data architecture strategy and roadmap; conceptual, logical and physical data models; metadata models; data lifecycle views; data quality; data profiling and master data architectures
    • Define architecture frameworks to support and enable multi speed deployment with effective management controls
    • Champion data driven decision making to guide strategic business decision making
    • Ensure alignment of data and information architecture roadmap and strategies to organisation needs and business imperatives
    • Provide consultancy services to assist business and IT team during RFI; RFP, project scoping. Project budgeting and high level conceptual design

    Qualifications and Relevant Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Information System or similar
    • Certified to an industry recognised architecture standard e.g. TOGAF or equivalent DA model and supporting processes (preferred)
    •  5 or more years in a Data Architect or similar role (required)
    • 5 or more years’ operational management experience (advantageous)
    • Background in information and data architecture; application development
    • Experience in data warehousing and mining (required)
    • In depth knowledge of relevant technologies; data modelling (conceptual, logical and physical levels); business process modelling; data analysis and profiling, data quality; master data management;
    •  Experience in innovation and digital transformation (preferred)


    •  Understanding of information / data on business performance; measurement capabilities and decision making
    • Excellent strategic and tactical planning capabilities - proven experience in managing relationships with business leaders and external vendors
    • Understanding of the system development life cycle, requirements, design and test techniques
    • Broad technology knowledge and understanding of current and emerging technologies and market trends
    • Strong communication skills in multiple formats and able to articulate complex concepts
    • Ability to identify and setup performance metrics to drive behaviour and continuous improvements
    • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and teamwork skills
    • Ability to work under pressure in stressful situations, work to tight timelines on multiple initiatives simultaneously

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd. on to apply

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