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Data Architect - NATO

Norfolk, VA
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Job Description:

      A minimum Active DoD Secret Clearance is required.

      DUTIES: The Data Architect is required to work across a wide variety of stakeholders. The Data Architect is required to gather strategic level data to support Core Services Capability Development through data exploitation (including understanding legacy data architectures), sourcing artefacts, gap analysis, and archiving/curating of data.

      Depth will range from the working level at ACT and down to subordinate levels within the NATO Command Structure (NCS) to gather data. Interaction and data gathering will be required with NATO Agencies and NATO Headquarters bodies such as the C3 Staff, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), NATO Office of Resources (NOR) and relevant standards bodies.

      Close involvement will be required with NATO Cyber Adaptation Programme that involves working with data modellers and data scientist within ACT as part of NATO’s wider Data Exploitation Framework and Data Exploitation Programme implementation effort. This work is critical to the broader effort to implement NATO’s Digital Transformation strategy.

      Core Services are foundational and provides the ‘platform’ for many capabilities. The advent of NATO’s Digital Backbone and Digital Transformation ambition requires data rationalization, robust data gathering, analysis, and management. The work will emerge from the strategic level. Core services requires dedicated data architecture capacity to address aspects of external environment given the nature of services and the potential of cloud prevision.

      The Data Architect will work with the CAP CIS Core Services team reporting to the CS Programme Director. Functionally, the Data Architect will work with ACT’s Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Section taking guidance and joining data forums and activities as required.

      Development of the NATO Digital Backbone and NATO’s Data Exploitation initiative includes reviews of legacy data flows and models undertaking analysis to propose rationalization of data in accordance with NATO policies and initiatives.

      • Shall elicit and document artifacts including conducting impact assessments and developing trace matrices.
      • Organizes and shares data, documents, and information such as references, architectures, policies, reports and regulatory requirements.
      • Applies knowledge to iterative drafts of governance model artefacts driven by evidence and structured for suture exploitation.
      • Required to collect and analyze strategic level data using a PESTLE or alternative and agreed methodology.
      • Shall collect, analyze and upload data form relevant documents and information to the CAP DEV Portfolio Management Office (PMO) iHub and other knowledge management portals such as the Programme Sharepoints and HQ Electronic Data Management System (EDMS).
      • Shall contribute to the production of Common Funded Capability Development Model (CFCDGM) artefacts including development of Operational Requirements Statements (ORS), Capability Requirements Briefs (CRBs), Capability Programme Plan (CPPs) for CES and other areas of the Digital Backbone, through provision and auditable data and references. The Data Architect shall participate in discussions, meetings, and workshops as necessary.
      • Required to provide a weekly 1-page report of reviews and analysis conducted, including issues identified and recommendations.
      • Has typically involved work spanning the development and implementation of business processes and change to meet identified business needs within agreed parameters of cost, timescales and quality.
      • Demonstrates data architect experience through the research, analysis, design and definition of broad datasets that deliver business process change of strategic impact. Experience shown in complex portfolios, programmes, and projects typically greater than six months, in diverse teams, actively participating in all phases of development.

      EDUCATION: University Degree and 2-years function related experience of a Higher Secondary education and completed advanced vocational training leading to a professional qualification or professional accreditation with 4 years’ post-related experience.

      DESIRED: Project Management experience. Experience working with NATO at the strategic level. NATO CIS experience. Broad knowledge of CIS capabilities, Cyber Security, and Innovation. Broad experience working with military/public at the strategic level. Masters level degree. 

      REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MS Office suite skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). Experience with Visio and MS Project desirable. Demonstrated proficiency in English as defined in STANAG 6001 (Standardized Linguistic Profile (SLP) 3333) - Listening, Speaking, Reading.



      Norfolk, VA
      23551 USA



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