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Principal Data Architect at DNV GL

Principal Data Architect

DNV GL NO-Høvik Full-Time
Local Unit & Position Description

Digital transformation is a pillar of Energy Systems’ strategy to grow with our customers who are leading the energy transition. We are now looking for a Data Architect to help accelerate the Energy Systems Business Area on the path of digital transformation. This role sits within our Innovation and Transformation team (part of the Growth, Innovation and Digital global unit) which is responsible for our strategy towards digital transformation of our business activities, including our IT strategy and coordinating our global approach for Innovation and Transformation.


  • The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and coordinating our data architecture program/roadmap within Energy Systems.
  • The data architect will ensure that we have a data architecture plan that can facilitate new services, establishing shared principles and methods for data collections, validation, processing, analytics and data infrastructure and interfaces that support the creation of unique insights for our customers in collaboration with our Lead Enterprise Architect.
  • The role will be a data champion within the organisation, helping to facilitate a strong data culture within the organisation
  • Work with innovation/development teams to determine or influence data and solution choices for upcoming developments and provide technical oversight.
  • Coordinate with project teams and others to ensure that data standards and models align with the overall enterprise architecture and applicable standards.
  • Liaise with internal IT functions, Digital Solutions Business Area, and Veracity to ensure the Energy Systems architecture roadmap is linked with the wider strategic plans.
  • Work together with IT and Business to design, support and evolve data structures.
  • Participate in Data Governance activities and coordination.
  • Support the growth of the professional data community in Energy Systems able to deliver data driven solutions to the necessary standards and best practices.

Position Qualifications

The candidate should be a qualified data architect with experience of supporting digitalisation programmes within large organisations to achieve strategic objectives as well as establishing data architectures.

The candidate must be self-driven, able to work independently and have a track record in successfully engaging with stakeholders and teams across a large organization, with the ability to persuade and influence.


  • Master-level education within IT or related fields
  • 5+ years of experience with data and data architecture
  • Strong understanding of cloud data technologies
  • Proficiency in data modelling and design, including SQL development and database administration
  • Experience with data lake and data warehouse.
  • Experience with Azure Purview or data lineage similar tools.
  • Experience with information security, data compliance policy and privacy standards (GDPR, Schrems II, ISO 27001)
  • Experience with agile processes, methods and tools
  • Certified Data Management Professional will be a plus.
  • Knowledge of system development life cycle.

Personal qualities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing to experiment and test new concepts, channels and strategies
  • Be comfortable working on multiple initiatives at the same time, prioritizing effectively to meet tight deadlines
  • Eye for detail, while keeping the focus on the big picture
  • Solution-oriented problem-solver
  • Strong interpersonal skills


  • A strong company culture with an emphasis on competence development
  • Great colleagues who value teamwork and support
  • Attractive total compensation package
  • International working environment
  • Flexible working hours and focus on work/life balance
  • Interesting and challenging projects, both national and international
  • Be part of a world-leading company that has a global reach with more than 12 000 employees around to world and is headquartered in Norway
  • The possibility to grow and develop your competencies and ambitions within DNV

Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. 

We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!


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Job ID: DNV~2022-20002