Data Architect

Software Architect in Dublin, D

Posted 2019-12-13

The Role

We are looking highly motivated Data Architect to work in an exciting and dynamic environment. The successful candidate will enjoy working within a team and solving challenging problems that address consumer and social buying behaviors. They will also have a track record in developing high quality software, working within tight deadlines, and have a continuous improvement and customer-focused mindset. They will also demonstrate problem solving and communication skills, needed to support the organization and airline customers with database or reporting related issues. Experience in the travel or retail industry would be an advantage.


Own the architecture of key areas of our database development
As part of the Database development team, you will estimate, design, implement and test small to large sized database or reporting features to the highest standards.
You will contribute to the Database architecture of the platform, you will be a key stakeholder of the Zero Downtime strategy and participate in enhancing the reporting capability of our platform, for the benefit of Datalex and its airline customers.
Ensure the highest levels of quality in development through test-driven development and continuous integration.
Work independently to support other teams in the organization with database design, questions or support issues
Understand the impact of performance, stability and availability for mission-critical systems.
Collaboration with engineering teams to enhance existing product and develop new solutions
Superior documentation and communications skills
Proven ability to lead teams and seek buy-in from junior and senior engineers
Strong project management background with experience of delivery multiple projects parallel to each other.

Essential Skills & Experience
Must have 3 years’ experience as a Database Architect and at least ten years within database development
Three years in high volume transactional environment is essential
Experience in designing database applications, Reporting and Business Intelligence systems, ideally in a product software company.
Good understanding in many of the following:
Oracle technologies (11g and 12c)
Advanced SQL (including analytic functions, SQL tuning)
Advanced PL/SQL (Packages, functions, triggers, dynamic SQL, collections, bulk processing, tuning).
Development experience in APEX
Proficiency in some of the following technologies – SQL scripting, Oracle utilities (AQ, SQL loader…), Oracle XML, Unix scripting, python
Experience in unit testing concepts and tools such as utPLSQL, Code tester a plus
Good knowledge of DBA concepts
Oracle certification desirable
Experience in Data modelling and schema installation scripts
Experience with reporting (e.g. Crystal reports, APEX), Business Intelligence and Visualization tools
Experience with ETL tools and exposure to Data warehousing
Data Analytics experience a plus
NoSQL database technology a plus – MongoDB, Cassandra, and experience with AWS
Understanding of Agile methodologies
CI/CD tools such as Confluence, Jira, Jenkins, Git
Presentation and teamwork skills

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Company summary

Datalex is a market leader in digital commerce for travel retail. The Datalex Digital Commerce Platform provides airlines with a unique solution to drive revenue and profit as digital retailers. Today the platform enables a travel marketplace of over one billion shoppers covering every corner of the globe, driven by some of the world’s most innovative airline retail brands. Datalex’s customers include Air China, JetBlue Airways, Hainan Group, SAS, Philippine Airlines, Aer Lingus, Brussels Airlines, Air Transat, Air Malta, STA Travel and Trailfinders. The Group is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and maintains offices across Europe, the USA and China. Datalex plc is a publicly listed company on Euronext Dublin (DLE). Learn more at or follow on twitter @Datalex.


Our benefits package for our full time, permanent employees is as follows;

Up to 10% bonus on base salary
24 days paid holidays
Health insurance for you, partner and dependents
Contributory pension of up to 7.5% of base salary
Life Assurance
Taxsaver pass for bus, rail and Luas
Free Parking
Free breakfast
Sports & Social Club
Contribution to professional memberships fees

Interview process

We run a tight ship and Datalex and as such don't drag our interview processes out. We appreciate the importance of your time and efforts. We aim to complete all stages of the below process within three weeks.

For all of our technical roles we adhere to the following process;

1st Round - 45 minute technical phone screen
2nd Round - 90- 120 minute panel interview with Line Manager, Director and HR
Reference Check- 2 referees
Verbal offer extension
Contract and letter of offer emailed

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