Enterprise Data Architect

University of Queensland
February 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:$124,996
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  • Information Technology Services – Infrastructure Operations

  • Full-time, permanent position with a base salary in the range $124,996.74

  • $132,185.52 plus a generous 17% superannuation.
  • Bring your technical, business acumen, and communication skills to play a critical role in helping UQ derive value from their data assets.

  • Based at our St Lucia campus

  • About This Opportunity

    The Enterprise Data Architect is responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining the data strategy, enterprise data architecture and roadmap for the University.

  • Providing architectural leadership and guidance to promote data quality, reliability, and accessibility to information across the University.

  • Working closely with senior leaders, business, technology, and project teams to support the design and delivery of strategic initiatives making sure they align with the data architecture principles.

  • Working closely with the UQ data community to improve the data literacy across the university.

  • The position reports to the Senior Manager, Data and Identity Services and will be required to direct other professional or technical staff on work relating to specific tasks or projects.

    Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the data strategy, plans and roadmaps including governance policies and standards to maintain data quality, security, and compliance.

  • Develop conceptual, logical, and physical data models to ensure data consistency, integrity, and accuracy.

  • Establish data integration patterns and methodologies to ensure seamless data flow across various systems and applications.

  • Assist with the implementation of data lifecycle management practices, including data security classification, data retention, archiving, and data purging.

  • Providing architectural advice and drive architectural governance across our strategic, tactical and BAU portfolios.

  • Undertake high level research to identify innovation opportunities and future trends in data, data management and all aspects of data architecture.

  • About You

    You are an experienced Enterprise Data Architect, has a passion for shaping the strategic technology agenda and can direct and guide senior stakeholders and technology teams. You are an influencer with strong comprehension, stakeholder management and communication skills.


  • At least 5 years in a senior Data Architect role operating at a strategic/enterprise level.

  • Detailed understanding of Architecture and Data Architecture frameworks, data models and best practices and how to apply them.

  • Data strategy experience, strategic technology planning and execution, and policy development and maintenance.

  • Proven experience in defining enterprise data architectures and roadmaps, principles, and standards.

  • Demonstrated analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to develop original concepts and solutions and apply architectural principles, methods, and tools to business challenges.

  • Comprehensive understanding of data integration approaches.

  • Strong interpersonal, stakeholder management, communication, time management and documentation skills.

  • Desirable

  • TOGAF or other architecture framework certification (desirable)
  • The successful candidate must have full Australian work rights and is required to complete background checks including, criminal history and education checks.

    About The University of Queensland (UQ)

    For more than a century, UQ has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver unparalleled teaching, learning and research excellence that creates positive change globally. Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave.

  • Annual salary increases in line with our enterprise agreement.

  • 17.5% annual leave loading.

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family.

  • On campus childcare options.

  • Cheap parking (from just $5 a day).

  • Salary packaging options.

  • Want to Apply?

    Should you wish to apply, please attach the following documents to your application:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section above.

  • Resume

  • For more information about this opportunity, please contact Shirley Wood Mcleod at [email protected].

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Applications close Sunday, 18 February 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-34121). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for 28 Feb 2024.

    At UQ, our strength lies in our diverse colleagues. We're dedicated to equity, diversity, and inclusion , fostering an environment that mirrors our wider community. We're committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent. Reach out to [email protected] for accessibility support or adjustments.

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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