Data Architect

Waka Kotahi – NZ Transport Agency
Palmerston North
Information & Communication Technology
Full time
Posted 16d ago
  • Bring in your Data Architecture skills and best practice at Waka Kotahi
  • Build, maintain data models and metadata, along with advising key stakeholders
  • Wellington or Auckland or Palmerston North

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The purpose of this role is to ensure Waka Kotahi's strategic goals are optimised by evolving effective Enterprise Data Management through the use of enterprise data standards for data warehousing and other corporate databases

You will be responsible for defining and maintaining an ‘as is' data architecture; including data models, business data definitions and other metadata. Along with that you will maintain an enterprise data architecture including a corporate view of data assets with high level data models, data dictionary, policies and standards. The key role involves ensuring the enterprise data architecture is effectively operationalised in providing data architecture services into governance groups, new projects, continuous improvement work, and evolving business initiatives.

You will have excellent stakeholder management skills, engaging with projects and programmes, external vendors and provide advice on Data Architecture. It's a continuously evolving environment with wide variety of data resources that need to be architected, modelled and managed in relation to Waka Kotahi's responsibility to National Transport systems.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • 5 or more years' experience as a data architect
  • Extensive experience working with large scale databases
  • Good understanding of relational database (RDBMS) and associated database design and management
  • Conceptual analysis and design ability
  • Data management practices and technologies
  • Well versed in data warehousing concepts and issues
  • Working experience with both on-premise, public cloud and SAS hosted databases
  • Knowledge or experience in using Power Designer is desirable

Ko wai mātou | About us

At Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation's performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. Waka Kotahi has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.

Te Aukaha | Digital strengthens Waka Kotahi through supporting our people and delivering future-focussed solutions. We enable digital change and provide quality data, information and security services.

Along with our other benefits we also have new Waka Kotahi Life, Income Protection and Critical Illness Insurance scheme available for permanent employees.

You will demonstrate knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an understanding of Te Ao Māori and promote tikanga and Te Reo Māori. You will also have knowledge of, or a willingness to gain an appreciation of te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as it applies in the public sector. 

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Monday, 18 October 2021.

As part of the review process we will be asking shortlisted candidates to complete a short Sparkhire video interview.

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

Waka Kotahi is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.


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