Shell Lead Data Architect in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Netherlands


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Lead Data Architect

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Put yourself at the centre of leading edge data design and architecting. We’re looking for a data expert who thrives on adding value for the business by finding and using data, on a global scale.

What’s the role?

As Lead Data Architect, you’ll be combining your data and IT expertise with your passion for identifying business needs and maximising opportunities across Shell, managing the delivery and consultancy for all data architecture, throughout the business.

We’ll be looking to you to lead on data architecture for a line of business globally, which means you’ll need to call on your experience of what makes a robust and scalable data architecture.

Your challenge will be to identify and drive to implementation any improvements to getting value from data through analytics, data modelling and integration, data governance and master data management. Spotting opportunities to enhance business processes and improve our portfolio of IT applications, whilst keeping abreast of new and emerging technologies that will drive business performance.

Good people skills will come naturally to you. You’ll be comfortable working within a global, virtual team, flexing your leadership & negotiating skills across a range of stakeholders, from senior IT and business management to business analysts.

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Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.

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What we need from you

We expect you’re a graduate with a strong can-do attitude, who works well off your own initiative, and can thrive on resolving challenges and communicating risks. Naturally, also with an excellent understanding of data architecture and data management. Beyond that, we’re keen to hear from men and women with as much of the following on their CV:

  • Experience in a multi-disciplined IT environment, with strong expertise in data analysis and modelling.

  • Knowledge of all data architecture disciplines, including big data, master data management, data governance and data quality.

  • Experience with data modelling, including TNF and dimensional, at all levels.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands