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IT Architect (Data Architecture)

Date: 19-Jun-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

About NUS IT

NUS Information Technology is the cornerstone to providing reliable, high-performance and secure IT solutions and effective IT governance for the campus. Here at NUS IT, we aim to transform NUS into a borderless computing community providing knowledge at its fingertips by enhancing the use of effective applications and services for teaching and learning. 


We drive a culture that is forward-looking. With a strong passion for IT, our people are always striving to improve, push boundaries and innovate with a "can-do" attitude.  We embrace collaboration, open communication and knowledge sharing. If you see yourself thriving in a dynamic environment and breaking new grounds with innovative ideas, you will find yourself at home in NUS IT. 


As part of our team, you can look forward an empowered work environment that allows you to take charge of your own career path. We provide competitive remuneration as well as flexible work arrangements to enable your growth and development. We pride ourselves on our diverse workforce and are committed to transforming NUS into a leading global University shaping the future.

Job Description

You will join the Applications (Applications Architecture & Technology) team and be responsible for the design, development and implementation of data architecture of IT systems.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Define and promote data architecture standards, guidelines, procedures and practices
  • Drive data requirements analysis and translate into end-to-end data architecture solution
  • Oversee data quality assessment and recommend solutions to data quality issues
  • Design data models and databases for operational and analytical systems to fulfil the needs of business
  • Design and develop data integration framework and solutions between NUS systems and external systems
  • Responsible to ensure that NUS systems and databases are designed in accordance with NUS data architecture
  • Provide direction and guidance to IT teams in the management of the full data life cycle


  • Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent with at least 15 years of working experience in a similar role
  • Good grasp of IT technologies, methodologies, architectures, and best practices in the data management domain
  • Extensive experience and expertise in conceptual, logical and physical data modelling; both normalized and multi-dimensional
  • Extensive experience and expertise in operational and analytical database design
  • Strong RDBMS knowledge in Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle including analysis, tuning, indexing and optimizing queries, databases and database applications
  • Strong Microsoft T-SQL and Oracle PL/SQL programming experience and ability to understand business logic implemented in database packages, procedures and functions 
  • Experience in AWS or Azure cloud data architecture 
  • Experience in data management solutions such as metadata, data quality, reference and/or master data
  • Strong business process and analytical skills with the ability to assimilate business questions and information quickly, and communicate complex requirements and issues clearly and concisely.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact and communicate effectively with different levels of users and vendors
  • Must be a good team player, proactive in nature, fast learner, highly organized and positive attitude

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: NUS Information Technology

Department : Applications - Applications Architecture & Technology

Employee Referral Eligible: Yes

Job requisition ID : 14513