EL240407P6A3: Freelance – Enterprise Data Architect (Brussels, ASAP, 11 months)

Brussels, Brussels Capital  ‐ Onsite
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Project description
The Belgian and European energy landscape is in full swing. Did you know that a leading energy company plays a crucial role in this?
As part of a prominent European transmission system operator, this company ensures the reliability and sustainability of the electricity supply in Belgium.
Side-by-side with other Contingent Workers and the company’s staff, you will play a part in building a sustainable, green, and reliable energy infrastructure that stimulates economic growth and reduces our ecological footprint.
Only together can we make the biggest impact possible! The company believes in the power of diversity: they are convinced that an inclusive and diverse work environment leads to more innovation and creativity as well as better results.

The Company is moving towards Data-centricity, i.e. Data becomes a masterpiece in its strategy execution. In the Data team, within the corporate Digital & Data department, the aim is at facilitating and driving the entire organization to leverage data as an enabler to achieve its targets (strategic ambitions, innovation or transformation themes, objectives, and regulatory compliance). The company’s mission consists in facilitating and driving the entire organization to leverage data as an enabler to achieve its targets. To realize this, the company is building a data platform. This way they make data available to all users from a unified place and offer data services to all internal customers (extract, transform, ingest, and visualize data).

The Data Platform vision is based on the one of the Data Mesh, including domain ownership, serving data as a product and the federated computational governance.
The Data Platform is organized around products of 2 types: Enabler Products delivering solutions to support the work of the end users as well as the engineers, and Data Product Teams focusing on delivering value to the business users of their domain by providing them with well curated and fit for purpose data organized around domain-based data products.

Enterprise Data Architects, together with subject matter experts, Solutions Architects and Systems Architects, design solid foundations for the Data Platform that serves the Business. They also support their product by aligning on with all respective stakeholders on technical solutions.

The company is looking for an Enterprise Data Architect who will be a member of one of the Data Product team. Supporting their product as well as the whole Enterprise Data Architecture chapter by:
• being the front runner of their product, discussing technical solutions with new initiatives in the company,
• supporting the design of Enterprise Data Architecture Blueprints,
• validating, and improving each blueprint by actively participating in the product development,
• scoping information domains and defining data products generating business value for the product team.
Job description/Tasks
• You align the business world and the technology world to reach the strategic targets.
• You align the data platform architecture view with the data product team.
• From an overarching and data-centric point-of-view, you guide integration, quality enhancement and successful data delivery:
o Overarching across the company;
o In the context of data management, overarching by orchestrating data, technology, infrastructure, business processes, people and organization.
• You advocate and push adoption of the data platform as well as the data product team you’re working for.
• In collaboration with the subject matter experts, you design enterprise data architecture blueprints for data capabilities and enablers that support engineers working for your product
• You create and refine an aligned and commonly recognized Data Domain Map
• You help to prioritize and focus data management, data governance, and data quality-improvement initiatives.
• You help designing the Transversal Data Model (TDM) and Canonical Data Model (CDM) to structure business data through a conceptual viewpoint independent of any present realization by real systems.
• You drive Proof of Concepts that contribute to evaluating and validating the most suitable option for the Enterprise Data Architecture Blueprint.
Profile requirements:
As a candidate for this mission, you can demonstrate proven experience with similar projects, missions or employments, with skills that encompass:
• 10+ years designing Solutions and Blueprints as a cross-domain Enterprise Architect
• 8+ years designing Data Integrations within the Enterprise and with external parties, bridging Cloud and on-premise systems
• 7+ years establishing best practices, methodologies, frameworks, principles, policies and processes
• 4+ years defining Business Domains, Data Domains and/or Application Domains
• 4+ years designing Data Models
• Experience with messaging systems and/or Event Driven Architecture
• Experience designing data intensive API and restful architecture
• Some experience designing Master Data Management solutions (optional)
• Some experience implementing Big Data and Data Lake (optional)
• 3+ years developing data-focused products (optional)
• Some experience working on data-mesh based Architectures (optional)
• Master’s degree in engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics
As a candidate for this mission, you can demonstrate non-technical skills:
• Customer-oriented.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues correctly and clearly to both internal and external audience.
• Ability to work independently, adjust priorities, cope with stress and work in a continuously changing environment
• Analytical approach to problem-solving and a track record of driving results through continuous improvement.
• Curious and creative, you can think out of the box and challenge the habits and consider constructively new ideas.
• Team player breathing respect, open-mind, dare, challenge, innovation support for your product team
• Product-oriented mindset
• Excellent presentation skills
• Language skills: fluent in English AND in at least one of the following languages: Dutch, French or German.

What makes this mission attractive?
• An interesting project at the reference within the energy sector: The company encourages innovation and collaboration. Within the company you will be at the forefront of the energy transition, and you will have the chance to contribute to ground-breaking technologies designed to accelerate this transition. It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to demonstrate your skills and develop further your competences within this project.
• Focus on well-being at work: The company puts maximum effort into a positive work culture in which your well-being is central.
• A diverse team of co-workers: The company puts a high value on diversity and inclusion. You will join a diverse and passionate team that enjoys sharing knowledge and leading the way towards a more sustainable future together.

Additional Information
• Start and duration: ASAP, 11 months with possibility of extension
• Volume: 40h per week
• Work location: Brussels, Belgium with occasional trips to Berlin
Important: for non-EU candidates, please present candidates who comply with the following criteria:
• Possess a work permit allowing the individual to work in Belgium.
• Hold a valid residence permit confirming the right of residence in Belgium.

Next steps:
We are looking forward to your mail with your CV.
Please write us directly to projects6[a]joyit-berlin.de

Kind regards, your team of joyIT Berlin
Start date
100% (5 days per week)
11 months
(extension possible)
joyIT Berlin
Published at
Contact person:
Michael Hoehne
Project ID:
Energy Industry
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