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Digital Data Architect


Poznan, WP, PL

REQ ID:  33668

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Digital Data Architect


You will be part of a team dedicated to our digital customer experience and digital transformation.  This role will be key to drive a culture of data and analytics driven business decision-making.   To fulfil this vision, we are building advanced data, analytical and automation capabilities while also delivering improved cross-functional insights to help make faster and better decisions to ultimately win in the marketplace.


As the Data Architect, you will work closely with the product owners, consultants and solution architects from internal / partner organizations to ensure our data driven principle is lived and breathed in every proposition that we deliver and ultimately support our digital data program – driving and supporting a great customer experience through our digital channels. It will be the responsibility of this role to drive the data roadmap and ensure proposed solutions align to the roadmap, principles, and policies engaging and collaborating with Enterprise, Domain and Solution Architects.


As part of this position, you will work with a full stack of cloud technologies and services as well as part of an exciting digital transformation, specifically transforming the way our customers interact with Kennametal through digital channels.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Partnering with business and technical stakeholders to understand and capture business problems and identify data opportunities.
  • Contributing to the development of the data strategy and roadmap
  • Communicating solution approaches to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Produce integrated end-to-end solutions that manifest the data roadmap.
  • Owning the definition and the maintenance of Data Assets (current, target and transitions).
  • Developing concepts and complete DPI assessments to ensure compliance with data protection legislation (with particular focus on GDPR)
  • Advising and supporting on all aspects of data governance.
  • Documenting and presenting architecture, models, diagrams to development teams, architecture review board, and technical leadership
  • Ensure architectural adherence through blueprint and design reviews.
  • Assist in the remediation of application stability and performance.
  • Adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and technology assistance.
  • Perform project level design, debug and performance analysis.
  • Educates and influences customers on the most effective use of technology, from both a short-term and long-term perspective.
  • Responsible for the development and production support of enterprise application utilities and models to include publishing, best practices and guidelines for supported technologies.
  • Work with vendors and product management areas to establish required infrastructures and frameworks.



Must Have Experience / knowledge in:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Sees the big picture, and is fully aware of technology and business directions
  • Effectively assesses the long-term and short-term implications of decisions on the department, corporation, and group
  • Experience with relational and non-relational database
  • Experience with cloud integrations for pulling pushing data from SaaS products
    • Familiarity with Cloud Technologies
  • Strong experience in data modeling
  • Good understanding of data governance
  • Good understanding of GDPR
  • Experience in utilizing ETL tools, specifically Azure Data Factory and SSIS
  • Experience with database management – Specifically MS SQL Server
  • Knowledge of other Data and BI tools like Power BI, Tableau


Additional Experience / knowledge optional:

  • Facilitate AI discussions and solutions and Data Monetization
  • Understanding of compliance with data protection legislation
  • Experience with financial domains
  • Experience with SAP product integrations
  • Experience with SAP S4
  • Experience with SAP Data Life Cycle Management
  • Knowledge of MDM tools
  • Experience with Data Migration
  • Experience with ODATA service
  • Experience with Big Data – specifically Azure Data Lake


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related Field
  • 5 - 7 years of experience in database development, integration and administration required
  • 2 years of experience as a lead technical role required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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