Does this sound like you?
You are an engineer or an architect with a lot of interest in/experience with data. You know your way in the cloud; keep your knowledge up to date by watching webinars and visiting conferences. You don’t mind getting your hands dirty but have an analytical mindset that allows you to clearly define the root of a problem. And, then by mapping this problem to a new or existing cloud data platform, you come up with one or more approaches. All while keeping in mind that this change needs to be maintained for the foreseeable future, and hence you balance complexity. The tools you use are Word, Powerpoint, and an IDE. Making sure that the overall solution is well documented, easily explainable to the board, but also clearly defined into code building blocks.
How you will help to create value with Data & AI
At Xebia Data, we build strong Data & AI practices to deliver value to our clients and their customers. In the past, our team of data professionals has predicted the daily demand for millions of loaves of bread, built advanced energy-saving algorithms on a nationwide scale and set up data innovation labs at large multinational corporations. We enjoy great success in making top companies AI-driven — just think of what more we can achieve when YOU join our team!
What will you do as a Data Architect
Create high-level designs which scope solutions, come up with multiple alternatives, and discuss with the team which solution fits best based on several aspects such as speed of delivery, costs, scalability, dependencies, and future-proofness. These decisions you record in Architectural Decision Records will help everyone to clearly define the scope, goals, and reason behind the choices made to build a solution.
THIS IS YOUR DREAM JOB IF…
✅ You like to guide teams into building a clearly designed data solution.
✅ You like to frequently zoom out to a broader context and then zoom in back again into the details of the proposed solution.
✅ You like to look ahead and envision how to pave the way in the short, medium, and long term.
✅ You have 3 years of experience in data or 3 years of experience in architecture and what to switch to this domain.
✅ You are comfortable in the boardroom and know how to present your solution in an understandable way to non-technical people.
✅ You like to contribute to/lead the Xebia Data Architecture proposition.
THIS IS NOT YOUR DREAM JOB IF…
❌ You only want to code.
❌ You never want to code.
❌ You are afraid of making technology choices that sometimes hurt but fit the business better.
❌ You need someone to tell you where you need to go to.
❌ You don’t like to explain the rationale in order to get an agreement.