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As a Technical Architect responsible for the domain of Data Technology at Tata Steel Nederland (TSN), your role encompasses investigating new opportunities, advising project teams, conducting proof of concepts, and influencing stakeholders. You will be tasked with developing technology roadmaps for the coming years, specifically focusing on the technical design of the Data landscape aligned with TSN's strategic direction. Your expertise will guide the direction of projects and solutions, ensuring scalability and the delivery of robust, high-performance solutions.

In this dynamic role, collaboration with cross-functional teams, including data scientists, engineers, and business stakeholders, is essential. You will engage in various activities and work closely with both external IT partners and internal departments, many of which have their own development teams, particularly in the manufacturing domain.

Your strategic influence extends to senior business stakeholders, ensuring strong engagement and aligning project deliveries with longer-term strategic goals. The optimization of the existing data architecture, delivery of reusable services, and identification of cost-saving opportunities within TSN’s policies and standards are part of your commitment to enhancing efficiency. The role-holder makes crucial decisions or provides relevant information/knowledge to make decisions about system design, platform selection, security protocols, and data management. By creating technology standards, assess the feasibility of new solutions, and decide on the integration of emerging technologies to meet organizational goals and optimize overall IT performance.

Given the diverse IT landscape at TSN, the ability to transition between state-of-the-art big data concepts and traditional data storage and processing is crucial. While a significant portion of the IT infrastructure remains on-premises, the ongoing Cloud Migration initiative is a key focus.

The ideal candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of various Data technologies while also demonstrating a commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest developments and demonstrating flexibility and eagerness to learn.

Is this you?

  • You will have a degree (ideally masters), in Information Technology, Computer Data Science, Data and Analytics, or a related field.
  • You will have at least 5 years of full-time, professional experience where the major duties include information modelling and information flow management, database design, team management/leadership, data operations, maintenance, ETL, and automation.
  • Ability to guide solution design and architecture aligning with business requirements.
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of most common data modelling concepts applied in data warehousing, along with proficiency in modelling tools such as ER/Studio, SPARX SQL Database Modeler, or equivalent.
  • Familiarity and hands-on experience with a range of technologies, including Microsoft Azure SQL, Microsoft Azure Data Lake Storage, APIs, Python, Java, SQL, DB2, Data Engineering, Databricks, Talend ETL, Apgar Data Catalog, Informatica MDM, Azure Data Services, Oracle Databases, and Tibco Data Virtualization.
  • Proven involvement in digitalization programs and the development of enterprise-wide IT solutions.
  • Highly desirable to possess functional knowledge of SAP S/4HANA data and analytics solutions.
  • Ability to assess both traditional and modern data architecture components based on business needs.
  • Ability to synthesize and clearly communicate large volumes of complex information to senior management of various technical understandings
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with diverse teams, articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders, and facilitate discussions across departments and with vendors.
  • Interpersonal skills, including teamwork, leadership, and adaptability to address evolving organizational needs in the realm of IT technology.
  • Proficiency in Dutch at a professional level is preferable.

What do we offer?

This role is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to contribute towards shaping TSN’s sustainable steel-making future, by providing architectural thought leadership on Data Technology.


Job Start

juni 2024




40 hrs







Data Visualization