Senior Data Architect

  • Anywhere

About Our Company

Our multi-award winning organisations Mekong Big Data, DataU Academy and are rapidly evolving the Kingdom’s technology and data sectors; ushering in a new era of growth, productivity and prosperity.

We are a dynamic, international team that seeks excellence in our project management and the impact we have on our clients’ businesses. We are committed to training and learning in our DNA as a business so you will learn a lot and apply it to client projects on a continual basis.

With a firm dedication to best practices, staff & team development and a company culture centred around the collective power of collaboration and innovation, we are seeking the brightest, sharpest and most eager minds to join our tribe.

As we embark on regional and international expansion, we’re seeking the brightest, most passionate and growth-orientated minds to join our mission and change the future of Cambodia and beyond.

Job Description Summary

We are seeking for a Senior Data Architect who will help us architect, design, model and develop database solutions and its infrastructures to capture, store and retrieve vast amounts of data, ensure functionality, and help us deliver even better products. Your primary focus will be to lead the infrastructural and architectural development of data products and projects, consulting and promoting data modelling and infrastructure best practices, and implementing database solutions, configuring critical information systems and analyzing infrastructural requirements for new data projects and applications, which also involve, and is not limited to, building, optimizing and maintaining logical and physical database models. You have the opportunity to apply your skills, learn more advanced skills on-the-go and impact client’s businesses. This is both a “hands-on” and client-facing position requiring solid technical skills to ensure database operational readiness (security, health and performance), especially for big data technologies, as well as excellent soft skills like interpersonal and communication. As a senior, you will also be expected to lead, mentor and guide fellow team members and juniors in the team as a role model when required.

The ideal candidate will be autonomous, creative and self-motivated to deliver excellence in their work. You will join a team that is passionate about teamwork and supporting one another under the spirit of Ubuntu philosophy. This position position is also open to remote work applicants.


  • Design and implement effective database solutions and models to store and retrieve company/clients’ data.

  • Examine and identify database structural necessities by evaluating client needs, operations, applications, and programming.

  • Assess database implementation procedures to ensure they comply with internal and external regulations.

  • Install and organize information systems to guarantee company functionality.

  • Prepare accurate database design, documentation and architecture reports for management and executive teams.

  • Oversee the migration of data from legacy systems to new solutions.

  • Monitor the system performance by performing regular tests, troubleshooting, and integrating new features.

  • Recommend solutions to improve new and existing database systems.

  • Educate staff members through training and individual support as well as encourage best practices in regular works.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or relevant fields

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience – A plus in finance/banking/Insurance sector or consulting company

  • Outstanding problem solver, keen with attention to details, and curious in nature to overcome challenges

  • Strong knowledge of database structure systems and data mining, as stated in the following

  • Experience with programming languages:  SQL, T-SQL, Python

  • Experience with Hadoop and big data tools like Spark, and Hive will be highly desirable

  • Familiarity with ETL and data warehousing tools such as Talend, Airflow, SSIS, Informatica

  • Familiarity with common database systems

    • Relational Databases (RDMS): Postgres, MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server

    • Cloud computing and database: Redshift, Azure SQL Database, Amazon S3, etc.

    • NoSQL Databases: MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase, etc.

    • Big Data: Hadoop, Spark, MapReduce, Hive, and Pig, and other Big Data Stacks

    • Graph Database: Neo4j, Amazon Neptune, Redis, etc.

  • Strong desire to establish standards of best practice, automation workflow and framework

  • Soft and interpersonal skills:

    • Great communication skills; able to present results to non-technical audience

    • Excellent leadership and mentoring skills

    • Attention to detail. Be a detective to identify and fix database problems and data quality

    • Creativity in solving problems; think inside and outside the box to connect dots

    • Positive and can-do attitude yet humble; get excited about learnings and challenging work

    • Ability to abstract general principles from specifics


  • Competitive salary

  • 28 days leave (inclusive of Cambodian national holidays)

  • Professional development fund

  • Team social calendar

  • Flat, respectful, and supportive management structure (Ubuntu philosophy)

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