Data Architect at Derivco. (Umhlanga, South Africa)

Data Architect at Derivco. (Umhlanga, South Africa)

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Location: Umhlanga, South Africa
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-06-18 05:01:42

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Are you an experienced or aspiring Data Architect with a passion for turning ideas and business demands into innovative solutions?

Who are we?

  • Our culture is DevOps based with current tooling such as Azure DevOps, GIT, Visual Studio, VS Code, Selenium, Sauce Labs, and Octopus Deploy, to name a few.
  • Our technology stack is HTML5, Angular, .NET Core, C#, SQL Server, Azure, Kafka, Couchbase, Kubernetes, ... in fact, it touches so many technologies that we even publish our own quarterly Technology Radar!
  • Our systems are Enterprise scale processing thousands of transactions per second, geographically distributed and running 24/7.

What do we do?

At Derivco, a Data Architect is intimately involved in the following activities:

  • Designing high volume, 24/7 OLTP systems.
  • Designing modern architectures using traditional BI, cloud, and big data technologies.
  • Providing oversight and technical leadership of projects that implement the aforementioned architectures.
  • Performing due diligence to ensure that all aspects of the solution are adequately catered for, such as infrastructure and support requirements.
  • Defining the organization's data strategy and driving it throughout the organization.
  • Participating in systems and analysis design activities that extend beyond the data domain.
  • Reviewing and approving solutions conceived by other teams throughout the organization.
  • Managing technical and executive level stakeholders.
  • Mentoring architects and developers.

What do you need?


  • Ability to wrestle complexity into structure.
  • A great verbal and written communicator of technical topics to a wide audience of roles.
  • Solid technical foundation across a wide range of topics.

Specific skills and experience:

  • Strong Systems Analysis and Design skills.
  • Strong Data Modeling skills.
  • Strong SQL development and SQL Server DBA skills.
  • Strong Systems Documentation and written communication skills.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Experience designing high volume OLTP database systems that must be available 24/7.
  • Experience with data streaming technologies such as Kafka and Azure Event Hubs.
  • Experience designing data warehousing solutions using traditional ETL tools such as SSIS and SQL Server Replication.
  • Experience designing cloud-based solutions using Azure PaaS services and storage technologies such as Azure Data Lake.
  • Experience designing AI solutions is an advantage.
  • Knowledge and training on object-oriented programming languages and concepts using languages such as C#.
  • Ability to define a backup, archiving, and disaster recovery strategies.
  • Proven aptitude for troubleshooting issues across multiple departments and systems.
  • 5 years + experience as a Data Architect or an equivalent senior role.

Connect with us today to explore the opportunity to join this team of industry leaders!