Senior Data Architect - Data jobs in Malta - May 2024
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Senior Data Architect

Malta Financial Services Authority , Any

Published on 06 May 2024

Expires in 5 days (05 Jun 2024)

Malta Financial Services Authority is currently looking to recruit a Senior Data Architect to join their team on a temporary basis.

About the Department:
The Data Management and Business Intelligence (BI) function ensures timely and effective decision-making across the Authority through more effective data and records management, and business intelligence reporting, to support risk-based supervision. The team is responsible for driving data governance, data quality management and integrity, as well as data architecture. The function also manages a centralised data warehouse and BI analytics platform to provide ongoing insights, analyses and operational dashboards for end users.

The Role:
The Senior Data Architect is responsible for producing and managing the design of the overall enterprise data model and workflows. This role ensures that any data solutions developed for the end user respect sound data modelling principles to achieve high-quality, usable, and accessible data. This position also involves strategic decision-making to optimize data management across the enterprise.


  • Work closely with the business teams, data governance team and project management team to define a data quality strategy for the enterprise
  • Define data architecture elements including conceptual data models, metadata definition and related data validations
  • Analyse, design, and document workflows and data models to support a robust data architecture
  • Identify potential root causes for data quality issues, propose solutions, and discuss options and outcomes with relevant data and technical stakeholders
  • Participate in peer reviews of systems upgrades, workflows, and data flows developed by other members of the Data Management and Business Intelligence team
  • In liaison with other data management colleagues plan and develop the data architecture in support of upcoming features and capabilities on the roadmap
  • Provide as-needed support in defining technical data requirements and conducting testing for systems and strategic platforms.

About you:

  • Degree in Computer Information Systems or similar at MQF Level 6
  • Proficient in database technologies, and enterprise data modelling and knowledgeable of the different techniques and standards for delivering high-quality data architecture
  • You will also possess a minimum of 5 years of work experience in Enterprise Web Applications as well as Database operations and SQL in a Microsoft stack environment.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least seven (7) years of relevant experience, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

Soft skills:

  • An analytical approach to problem solving
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work well independently or as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills to articulate complex data concepts to non-technical team members.
  • A friendly and approachable disposition.

Other Information:
The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.

It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on the comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at the application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such an interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website at under the MQRIC heading.

The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage

Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate's appointment liable to termination.

Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.

Public Call Permit: 547/2023

Temporary / Contract
Job Type
Experienced (3 years +)
Experience Level
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