Senior data architect/engineer

Randstad Global IT Solutions B.V.
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The sr. data architect/engineer will be part of the ICT Business Intelligence team in Italy, reporting to the ICT BI manager.

The sr. data architect/engineer will provide overall direction, guidance, and definition for the data architecture necessary to effectively support the global and Italian business strategy. Must interact across multiple business areas, and proactively assist in defining the direction for future projects to ensure the success of enterprise-level rollouts along with the development of appropriate data deliverables. Responsible for developing data architecture patterns, approaches, and solutions that are aligned with the objectives and standards of the enterprise data strategy and enable optimal performance, stability, and extensibility.

Randstad is moving to a globally harmonized operating model. Global cross-country standardization of tools and processes will support this transition. The sr. architect/engineer is to own part of these global tools and capabilities for Italy, drive implementation, and in parallel develop the product to the needs of its customers.

We are looking for an sr. data architect/engineer to take ownership of an existing data platform and refactor it to new technology (e.g. dbt), while in parallel cleaning up some incurred technical debt. Next to this a new big project to deliver business value through data products is about to kick off and needs to be designed and developed

your typical day includes:

35% Create the conceptual architecture and data solution design for projects (conceptual model, integration model, sourcing) in alignment with the portfolio and enterprise data strategy. Translate enterprise or business needs into future-proof information architecture patterns and solutions. Provide governance oversight to ensure project adherence to (global) data strategy, principles, standards, policies and procedures throughout all project phases. Partner with global and other countries to ensure alignment and integration across portfolio boundaries and promote an enterprise focus on data management. 

35% hands-on get stuff done! together with your team of 2 junior/medior data engineers: 

● implement new data lake(s), warehouses, marts, pipelines, and transformations. main tasks include business requirements analysis, development, testing, and maintenance

● play a leading role in the development of the team - coach the junior team members, perform code reviews, engage in technical discussions, and ensure the overall technical quality of the platform

● contribute to maintenance activities and change requests to ensure the continuity and evolution of the BI solutions

● document functional and technical analysis of the implemented solutions

● ensure data quality and privacy of the information

30% communication, communication, and communication; towards business stakeholders, internal & global IT departments, and your own team. A successful candidate will have to be organizationally sensitive and have the ability to apply different leadership styles.

Also includes mentoring, coaching, and training junior and medior team members to develop themselves and over time take on more senior responsibilities.


your background

● you have a bachelor or master degree in a relevant field

● 5 years of experience in a similar role or as a technical consultant

● in-depth understanding of data- modeling and warehousing principles

● good technical understanding of products, up-to-date on industry standards and best practices in the data engineering space (business intelligence is a plus)

● Experience working with cloud technologies - GCP, AWS, Azure, etc.

● Experience working with Google Bigquery, dbt, Airflow, Dataflow is a big plus

● Excellent knowledge of SQL, Python or other programming languages

● Knowledge of business intelligence tools (Tableau is a plus)

● An affinity for or experience within application development / devops is a plus

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills (at least in English)

● Strong collaborative interpersonal skills to work across diverse, global teams

● Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

● Strong sense of commitment to deliver

● Proficiency working with JIRA, Confluence, or similar product management tools is a plus

● Ability to consult with and identify needs of internal employees and customers in order to drive value creation

● you have worked in an international context, driving change by cooperation and communication with diverse departments and operating companies 



● driven: you are self-motivated, choose to take ownership, enjoy self-learning, and proactively drive yourself and your surrounding teams to success

● experimental: you enjoy trying new things, iterating on successes, and aren’t afraid to fail fast and try again

● have a close eye for details 

● you are result driven in a politically dynamic environment and not scared to speak up and take responsibility 

● amazing communicator: beyond knowing what to say and how to say it, you communicate effectively across the experience / management spectrum and can “translate” between technical and non-technical audiences

● energetic and creative: energy and enthusiasm are your hallmarks. You love the creative process and think outside-the-box, wowing people with your interesting angles and quality work. 

● organized: You have a system in place for keeping track of multiple teams, projects, and requests, for creating and managing a plan, and for keeping your ad-hoc teams organized too. 


about Randstad

Our vision is to help as many people as possible realize their true potential throughout their working life. To do this, we are driven to become the world’s most valued ‘work life partner,’ with an ultimate goal of making a positive impact on 500 million work lives by 2030. It combines the core pillars of our strategy, our building blocks - strong concepts, best people, excellent execution and superior brands - with the strength of digital in the form of superior HR technology, customer experience and data. Combining 60 years of HR knowledge with technology, fueled by industry best-in-class customer experience and data, will enable us to provide hyper-personalized experiences at a higher speed and scale than ever. This combination of knowledge, human touch and technology will set us apart from the market by enabling us to see the possible in people and offering a truly distinctive life-long relationship with our clients, talent and employees.

the world around us

We live in extraordinary times. Technology, society, the job market - they’re all rapidly advancing, and opening up previously unimagined opportunities. With innovation driving the world of work even faster, many of us are left wondering: how can I find a job that works for me? 

people at the heart of everything we do

Working at Randstad is unlike working at any organization. Because at Randstad we put people at the heart of everything we do; this goes for our clients, our candidates, our employees and society. By combining our passion for people with the power of today’s technologies, we support people and organizations in realizing their true potential. We call this Human Forward. 


Inclusiviteit en diversiteit

Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.

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