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Associate Architect/Architect (Data Architecture)

Date: 22-May-2023

Location: UNIV ADMIN, 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 Applications Architecture team and be primarily responsible for the design, development and implementation the data architecture of NUS Student Systems modernization program.

•    Drive data requirements analysis and translate into end-to-end data architecture solution
•    Perform data profiling and recommend solutions to data quality gaps
•    Responsible for data standards definition and structure of logical and physical data assets
•    Design conceptual, logical and physical enterprise-level student data model
•    Design conceptual, logical and physical system-level data models in orchestration with the enterprise-level data model
•    Design data layers, data flows, data mapping specifications and data transformation rules that enable robust and efficient data exchanges across all NUS and external systems 
•    Define data security and privacy design that governs data movement, data store and data sharing in compliance with PDPA/GDPR
•    Design optimized, scalable and secure databases that fulfil operational and analytical business needs
•    Participate in the data architecture roadmap, guidelines and best practices development 
•    Responsible to ensure that NUS systems and databases are designed in accordance with NUS data architecture standards
•    Provide guidance and advisory to IT Applications teams in the design and development of SQL programming and queries
•    Provide direction and guidance to IT Applications teams in the management of the full data life cycle


•    Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent with at least 12 years of working experience in a similar role
•    Experience as Data Architect in a large program, preferably Customer 360, involving data exchanges through systems integration across multiple IT applications
•    Strong knowledge of IT technologies, methodologies, architectures, and best practices in data management
•    Extensive experience in conceptual, logical and physical data modelling; both normalized and multi-dimensional
•    Extensive experience in database design, preferably in MSSQL and Oracle, including analysis, query tuning, indexing and partitioning and database code optimization
•    Strong Microsoft T-SQL and Oracle PL/SQL programming experience including database packages, procedures and functions
•    Good knowledge in data security and privacy design, both in-transit and at-rest, preferably with PDPA/GDPR relevant experience 
•    Good knowledge in data management areas such as master data, metadata and data quality
•    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.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves 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:

Job requisition ID : 18445