Data Architect

Nine is Australia’s largest locally owned media company – the home of Australia’s most trusted and loved brands spanning News, Sport, Lifestyle, and Entertainment. We pride ourselves on creating the best content, accessed by consumers when and how they want – across Publishing, Broadcasting and Digital.

Nine’s assets include the 9Network, major mastheads such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review, radio stations 2GB, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR, digital properties such as, 9Now, 9Honey, Pedestrian.TV, Drive, subscription video platform Stan and a majority investment in Domain Group.

Our Purpose: We shape culture by sparking conversations, challenging perspectives, and entertaining our communities.

We bring people together by celebrating the big occasions and connecting the everyday moments. Australia belongs here. We bring our purpose to life via three shared values: We walk the talk, turn over every stone and keep it human.

Job Description

Nine is hiring a Data Architect to join its Data Team to continue to make data a competitive advantage. As a Data Architect, you will work with key stakeholders to build high-performing data products, reduce the complexity of our data landscape and play a crucial role in managing and strategically planning Nine’s data architecture. You will partner with business stakeholders, product managers and data engineers and work across subject areas such as advertising, subscriptions and editorial.


  • Design, implement, and manage consumption focused dimensional data models within a petabyte sized data platform. Specifically define how data is linked and how it flows in the system, ensuring the data models are optimised for both performance and storage.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand their needs and design systems that support data-driven decision-making.
  • Design and support the implementation of policies for data usage, data storage, data security, and data governance
  • Promote self serve and help drive data literacy
  • Define and promote data governance best practices to ensure data quality, consistency, and security.
  • Provide data on industry trends, emerging technologies and modelling techniques, and new tool sets - we aren't afraid to experiment!
  • Conduct data analysis and data profiling to discover data quality issues, data integration opportunities, and data enrichment opportunities.
  • Mentoring data engineers on data modelling and data management
  • Keep up ­to ­date with media and technology industry changes and stimulate discussion


  • At least 5 years of experience as a Data Architect or Senior Data Engineer with strong knowledge and application of data modelling techniques
  • Ability to understand business goals and requirements, and translate them into consumption focused data models
  • Practical SQL and Python experience. Demonstrate experience in BigQuery or any other major data warehousing tool like Snowflake or Redshift.
  • Experience with data analytics and reporting tools like Tableau, Looker or any other major data visualisation tools
  • Experience working in agile development and delivery processes
  • Experience in solution design, best practices and implementation
  • A commitment to quality in your work
  • Solid understanding of database structures, theories, principles & practices
  • A strong commercial and customer focus, with a commitment to delivering outcomes for both
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Within the greater engineering team we have intentionally fostered a dynamic working environment and collaborative team culture. We support individual goals and personal growth through coaching, mentoring and ongoing training. As part of our commitment to inclusion we support flexible work schedules and locations.

Additional Information

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

At Nine, we are committed to fostering a workforce that embraces all aspects of diversity and inclusion and where practices are equitable to ensure our people experience a sense of belonging. From day one, you'll be encouraged to bring your whole self to work and will be supported to perform at your best. Should you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds and cultures.

Disclaimer: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Posted: July 2, 2024
Closing: July 20, 2024
North Sydney, NSW
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