Senior Manager to Director, Big Data Solution Architect

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Manulife Hong Kong
  • 15 Dec 18

Senior Manager to Director, Big Data Solution Architect

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Job Description
About the Job:
The Data Architect is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic enterprise data lake compatible Data Architecture enabling advanced analytics, operational reporting digital initiatives. This involves researching, recommending and choosing optimal data architecture design to manage and implement modern data technology as well as maintaining and monitoring the success of these solutions. The incumbent must have a passion for how data can be leveraged and used to drive deeper, meaningful insights that enhance the customer experience, grow our businesses, minimize risk and engage our employees globally.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Modern Data Architecture: Setting the strategic data flow design to allow seamless and simple data architecture. Understand the critical requirements by data domain to ensure the right data flow design and technology are used to support data storage and transfer requirements. Using the emerging technology to ensure that data related solutions are scalable, repeatable and secure serving multiple users within the organization. The incumbent is responsible for implementing highly complex, multi-faceted big data initiatives associated the following functions areas:
(a) Translate complex functional and technical requirements into detailed data model design;
(b) Lead the design and utilization of data patterns and services provided by Enterprise Data Lake - both batch, real-time and complex event handing - leveraging open technologies;
(c) Ensure the timely delivery of the data architecture design to meet project timeline;
(d) Effectively manage operational risk and change with a continuous focus on process improvements.
- Governance and Controls: Responsible for ensuring all data models implementation in country are in-line with regional and global design and processes, conforming to standard operating procedures and aligning with how a modern Data architecture aligns to enterprise technology standards and policies. Contribute and provide guidance around data quality, metadata management, data stewardship and security, and access controls.
- Innovation and Continuous Improvement: Evaluate/conduct PoC of new data technologies and capabilities that are value-driven. Remain current with industry advancements working closely external vendors as well connected to the Apache Foundation projects is a plus

Required Knowledge and Skills:
-Demonstrated 7-10 years professional experience in big data technology and modern data architecture and modeling skills, including a university degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent program;
-Extensive expertise in data technologies and the use of reporting and analytics tool development. Particular focus on understanding the use of Cloud (Azure) and Hadoop-based technologies and programming or scripting languages like Java, Scala, Linux and / or C++. Also working knowledge of regarding different (NoSQL or RDBMS) databases such as Hawq/HDB, MongoDB, Cassandra or Hbase ; Working experience with modern data streaming process with Kafka, Apache Spark, Flink and data ingestion framework NiFi, Hive, Pig, etc.
-Extensive experience in modern data architecture, modeling and semantic layer design. Knowledge in insurance data model is preferred.
-Extensive experience in Master Data Management practices and principles
-Understanding of security/data protection solutions, Kerberos, Active Directory, HDFS LDAP
-Experience and capability in translating non-technical user requests into complex technical specifications and solutions that meet these requirements;
-Excellent organizational and time management skills, with ability to multi-task. Ability to work with minimal or no supervision while performing duties; has the ability and initiative to organize various functions necessary to accomplish department activities or goals and be a strong team player.

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About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. At the end of 2016, we had $977 billion (US$728 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made almost $26 billion in payments to our customers.

Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.