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Accenture Data Architect Consultant in South Africa

Accenture Applied Intelligence supports clients to turn information into action by driving technology-enabled business insights, creating a "decision making environment" embracing social media, cloud, mobility, big data and legacy environments. We deliver and run the information strategy, architecture and governance that enable a "single source of the truth", empowering our clients to analyse that data for smarter decision making, actions and outcomes.

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You are hands-on individual who knows how to develop, design and maintain technologies that work for our clients. You are a next-generation thinker when it comes to what we call Data in the New. Your superpower? Using the latest data and analytics technologies to help clients glean the most value from their data. And you know how to come up with strategies, solutions, and processes for managing enterprise-wide data throughout the data life cycle. You’re a digital native who’s right at home when the challenge calls for teamwork and originality. You are the person we are looking for.

What responsibilities will you have?

  • Experience with data architecture designs for cloud native data management to support delivery of:

  • Popular Cloud Platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Data architecture design patterns

  • Data Layers (e.g. raw, curated)

  • Integration design (e.g. APIs), ETL (Extract, Transform & Load), velocity (e.g. streaming)

  • Policies & standards for structured, semi- and unstructured data use.

  • Experience with the data architecture designs for cloud native data management with focus to define and implement:

  • Business process flows to support data sourcing & lineage

  • Data Modelling methodologies & tools

  • Reference Architectures

  • (Business) Data Definitions & Metadata

  • Reference Data Management

  • Master Data Management (core & critical business data entities)

  • Data Lineage.

  • Implement the data management solution(s) utilising the latest technology and leading practices with special focus to:

  • Data Quality Rules & KPIs

  • Automated Data Cleansing (e.g. use of AI / ML)

  • Compliance Rules & KPIs

  • Data Democratisation

  • Data Engineering

  • Data Security

  • Compliance & security policies for data access, use & integration.

What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Working knowledge of cloud infrastructure (particularly Azure and AWS).

  • Knowledge of data engineering, data security, data management, data governance, lineage and audit.

  • Hands on experience with the implementation of data management solutions utilising leading practices.

  • Create, construct, install, test and maintain data management systems and solutions

  • Create organizational databases or data lakes to store all relevant data points

  • Can demonstrate an understanding across systems integration, information management, data management and architecture, and business analytics.

  • Understanding of DevOps pipelines and key Agile concepts.

  • A minimum of 2 years in any of the following roles:

  • working as a Data Governance consultant or directly with clients leveraging popular tools like Informatica, Collibra, IBM, ASG etc.,

  • that had taken ownership of the data assets for the organization to provide users with high-quality data that is accessible in a consistent manner,

  • facilitating Data cleansing and enrichment through data de-duplication and construction,

  • that discovered captures the current state of the system, encompassing processes such as data discovery, profiling, inventories,

  • role that defined processes include data classification, business glossary creation and business rule definition,

  • that applied processes with aim to operationalize and ensure compliance with policies and include automating rules, workflows, collaboration etc.

What academic qualifications do you need?

University degree, preferably in Computer Science/IT/Engineering or in a related field.

What’s in it for you?

All of our Digital professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

What are the next steps?

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About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at