Location Gent, East Flanders, Belgium
Department Data Engineering
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What the job is about

Are you passionate about corporate software applications? Are you getting exited when we say that Sofico is looking for a colleague to help the company grow towards data-driven decision making? Then read on, we’ve got just the position for you:

Sofico is looking for an experienced enterprise & data architect lead. In this role, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and managing & maintaining a unified corporate application & data architecture, ensuring data & tool ownership and stewardship, while promoting the use of data and analytical tools across the organization.

The most important aspects of your job are:

·       Design a comprehensive applications & data strategy aligned with the organization's business strategy & goals.

·       Design and implement a company-wide applications & data architecture which serves as a framework to create and improve data systems, which is scalable and adaptable,
and aligned with the business strategy & goals.

·       Establish a robust application and data governance framework to ensure:

o   application initiatives meet the architectural standards, policies, and regulatory requirements.

o   Data quality, integrity, security, and consistency

·       Evaluate new technologies and their possible impact on the organization and make recommendations for adoption or integration into the existing application landscape.

·       Oversee the integration of various data sources across the organization to create a unified view of data.

·       Design and manage data flows including how data flows are managed, how data changes are managed in transition, …

·       Consolidate data from various systems into a unified corporate data warehouse.

·       Enable & promote self-service analytics capabilities to empower business users to access and analyze data, promoting a culture of data driven decision making at all levels
of the organization.

In this role you collaborate closely with stakeholders at all levels to understand the data and metric requirements and develop strategies, roadmaps, and solutions. You also champion the value and benefits of data-driven decision making across all organizational functions.

Your interest and Skills

You have proven experience in roles such as Data Architect, Data Scientist, or Data Analyst within a data-intensive environment and demonstrate expertise in data modeling for warehousing and reporting purposes, and/or domain-driven design.

You have a track record in application architectures and enterprise-level IT application projects as well as in system designs, integrations, frameworks and methodologies.

You have a strong understanding of data administration and data management principles and are familiar with contemporary database technologies, data integration, and information systems.

Proficiency in MS Power BI or similar data visualization tools is advantageous.

You have excellent leadership & management skills. You can lead and motivate teams, manage complex projects, and drive change in the organization. You are an excellent communicator. You can also build relationships and collaborate with stakeholders across the organization.

Sofico is an international and multicultural company so English is a must, but proficiency in Dutch is a big advantage also.

What we offer you

We would like to welcome you to an international and multicultural company that has been operating for over 35 years and is doubling in size every 5 years. Growth is our middle name, while we strongly adhere to a horizontal and open company culture.

You're in the driver's seat of your own career, that's our motto. Your personal development is therefore paramount. During an extensive onboarding program of six months, we make you, with the support of your job coach, familiar with our product and the organization. Even after this period, you will continue to get opportunities to learn and develop yourself further. You’re never alone.

At Sofico you will also work in a modern state-of-the-art office that is easily accessible. We have plenty of safe charging points for your electric car or bike, and free shared bicycles available to pick up your lunch.

In return for your efforts, we offer an extensive salary package, including a company car with a fuel/charging card, a bonus system, meal vouchers, and group and hospital insurance. Are you a sporty type? A bike lease is also one of the possibilities! The flexible office hours and opportunities to work from home provide the necessary flexibility within the company.

At Sofico we are strong believers in the power of a good cup of coffee. Water or soft drinks are of course also on the menu. We love our team events. Think afterwork drinks, a BBQ, a family day, a company weekend, or a walking dinner with the whole company.


Come join our team and apply now!

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