Data Architect (Dubai or London)
UAE, Dubai

Job Reference: --006977

Location: UAE, Dubai

Closing Date: 31/07/2019

Department: Technology

Division: Informa Markets

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implement business and IT data requirements through designs across all data platforms (relational, dimensional) and data tools (reporting, visualization, analytics).
  • Work with business and application/solution teams to implement data strategies, build data flows, and develop conceptual/logical/physical data models
  • Govern data modelling and design standards, tools, best practices, and related development for enterprise data models.
  • Identify the architecture, infrastructure, and interfaces to data sources, tools supporting automated data loads, security concerns, analytic models, and data visualization.
  • Be a self-starter, schedule meetings with correct stakeholders, and facilitate effective dialog for productive meeting outcomes.
  • Document and maintain corporate metadata repositories and EDW artefacts such as data dictionaries, architecture diagrams, entity relationship diagrams, source-to-target data mappings, data models, and data flow diagrams.
  • Document and maintain the data solution design in the documentation tool (Confluence)
  • Manage security and privacy standards for the BI platforms through administrative responsibilities.
  • Design and provide proper technical trainings for data consumers and other BI developers from the Global Data Team.
  • Work with 3rd party vendors to align on both functional and non-functional pre-requisites


Person Specification


  • Broad technical aptitude and knowledge specifically in data warehousing, ETL, BI, and integration technologies
  • Hands on mentality
  • Experience in data modeling, from conceptualization to database optimization
  • Strong business acumen and both IT and product leadership experience with a proven track record of delivering solid results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with large scale, global IT projects
  • Strong project and change management experience
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, technical and business friendly
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills with the ability to evaluate and summarize information provided
  • Confident, proactive, flexible, self-motivated team player
  • Experience of delivering architecture solutions for large Customer Data Warehouses, Enterprise Content Management Systems, Sales CRM and e-commerce Solutions.
  • Experience in delivering database solutions for global, multi divisional and multi-language business users



  • Experience working with the following applications:
    • Reporting and Visualization Tools (Tableau and Power BI)
    • CRM Systems (Salesforce, Salesforce communities)
    • Marketing Campaign Management Solutions (Oracle Eloqua)
    • Enterprise Content Management Systems (Adobe Experience Manager, Sitecore, Dupal, Alfresco)
    • Analytics Platforms (Adobe Analytics, Target)
    • Enterprise Planning platforms (IBM Cognos TM1)
    • Master Data Management & Data Quality (Talend)
    • Data Warehouse Platforms (AWS Redshift, AWS Aurora, Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Experience working in an Events/Exhibitions Business


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.