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Data Architect

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Posted on May 15, 2018

5 - 8 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Science(Computers). Any Nationality

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Job Description

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To design and build data modelling approaches in line with agreed standards, guidelines and best practices in order to meet business requirements
Data Architecture Management
Identify suitable data modeling approaches for tasks by assessing the suitability of existing data models and building flexible data models in order to meet any changes to business requirements
Rationalise data processing in data integration and business intelligence (BI) activities in order to promote best practices in data and analytics
Profile internal and external data sources to increase visibility and collect various metadata assets
Oversee development of data objects and data models in order to support data services in service-oriented architecture
Suggest who can take what actions, with what data, and under what circumstances in order to assist in developing data governance processes and structure Interact with external data and analytics vendors to support the implementation of data tools and platforms
Data Security and Risk Management
Protect the bank s data against IT risks, including unauthorized access to information, data integrity problems, loss of processing capability, and poor service levels and provide recommendations to ensure the information system is successfully exploited to achieve continuous improvement and competitive advantage by identifying needs
People Management
Manage self and team in line with ADCB s people management policies, procedures, processes and practices to ensure adherence and to maximise own and employee contribution to business performance
Organise and supervise the activities and work of the team to ensure that targets and objectives are achieved and the business plan is delivered in line with the required policies, processes, procedures and systems
Policies, Processes, Systems and Procedures
Implement approved departmental policies, processes and procedures, and ensure employee adherence so that work is carried out to the required standard while delivering the required standards of service to customers and stakeholders
Continuous Improvement
Manage and motivate the team to ensure they contribute to, and participate in, the identification and implementation of change initiatives, programmes and projects in line with the bank s standards
Customer Service
Demonstrate Our Promise and apply the ADCB Service Standards to deliver the bank s required levels of service in all internal and external customer interactions

Banking / Financial Services / Broking

IT Software

Desired Candidate Profile

Minimum Experience
At least 8 years of experience in technology services within the banking industry of which at least 5 years of experience in the management of financial applications/technical systems
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor s Degree in IT, Computer Science or Equivalent
Professional Qualifications
TOGAF Open Architecture Framework Certification or Equivalent
Knowledge and Skills
Communication and persuasion skills
Presentation and facilitation skills
Negotiation and mediating
Experience in enterprise data architecture and data engineering
Design-thinking skills
Business domain, data/content and process understanding
System integration experience, including interface design, and familiarity with web-oriented architecture techniques
Data-modeling and information classification expertise at the enterprise level
Understanding of common information architecture frameworks and information models
Understanding of the differences between relational modeling and object modeling
Understanding of metamodels, taxonomies and ontologies, as well as of the challenges of applying structured techniques (data modeling) to less-structured sources
Conceptual, logical and physical modeling
Familiarity with MDM, BI, and data warehouse design and implementation techniques
Knowledge of problem analysis, structured analysis and design, and programming techniques
System analysis
Ability to assess rapidly changing technologies and apply them to business needs


Business intelligence Data modeling Analytics Customer service Risk management System integration Computer science Tools metadata Data architecture


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Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Founded in the year 1985, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank is a full-service commercial bank that offers a comprehensive range of products and services including private banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, retail banking, cash management, investment banking, wealth management, corporate finance , foreign exchange, Islamic products, interest rate and currency derivatives, property management services and project finance. Today, ADCB has more than 50 branches and cash offices in the United Arab Emirates and 300 ATM's spread throughout the UAE. The bank has two branches in India as well.

The Emiratization strategy chalked by ADCB has been rewarded with Best Emiratization Awards four times. The bank’s success is backed by the Emarati Academy, which is working to provide necessary knowledge and training to ensure that the high school and university graduates graduating from their institution are fully prepared for branch or departmental roles.

ADCB’s aim is to become the most valuable bank in the UAE. Towards this end, the bank has grown and its presence and has gone from strength to strength with more than 5000 employees. The bank is committed to bringing out the very best from each and every employee. It believes in assessing not just the employee’s performance on the basis of the results achieved but also on the basis of how these results are achieved.
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