Data Architect

January 18, 2024

Data Architect


  • Standard / Permanent
  • ES-MD-Madrid
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BNP Paribas is an international bank with leading positions in the European market. It is present in 74 countries and employs more than 192,000 people, 146,000 of whom are in Europe. The Group holds key positions in its three main areas of activity: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail banking and financial services network is part of Retail Banking & Services), as well as Corporate & Institutional Banking, which offers services to corporate and institutional clients.

BNP Paribas Personal Finance, through its brand Cetelem, specializes in consumer credit, personal loans and card management. It is a financial partner of major retailers, consumer goods companies and car dealerships, as well as a benchmark in market analysis thanks to the Cetelem Observatory studies. BNP Paribas Personal Finance has 20,000 employees serving more than 20 million customers.

We are South Europe Technologies; BNP Paribas Personal Finance shared services centers, delivering the best IT Solutions to BNP Paribas Personal Finance entities around the world:

• Applications Management (Architecture, Project Management, Development, and Quality Assurance).
• IT Risks & Cybersecurity Services.
• Platforms Management.
• Ad-hoc, T&M development.
• Data.

Our offices are located in Spain, in Madrid and Sevilla. The company brings together over 120 employees, with expertise in various technologies (Java, .Net, Python, Tibco) and other operational roles (Functional Analyst, Project Manager, Business Analyst).


Data Architect carries the deployment of the PF IT Data strategy which supports the PF Data strategy. Also, has to evaluate the needs and design how IT can address it through data solutions: models, applications, components, platforms, and infrastructure.

Under the responsibility of a Project Manager or a Scrum Master, the Data Architect contributes to the phases of the elaboration of a “Project Solution Document”:

• Reviewing business & project chapters and writing applicative, technical and infrastructure chapters.
• Acting from Investment Committee preparation including project defense in local & central IT project committees.

Co-build new data component:

• Support the setup and the deployment of a new data product within an existing entity squad (Event, Data Preparation, Big Data platform).
• Interact with local/central IT and production teams under the responsibility of IT Tech Lead or Product Manager.


The activities cover functional and technical architecture layers, involving data capabilities (ingestion, processing, storage, exchange, management, access, …)
• Define the vision of data product and interactions with IS.
• Technology watch and advising.
• Design functional and technical architecture to align with business requirement and value definition.                                                                                               • Support DevOps and IT delivery teams in the implementation.



 • We are not looking for a person with a specific college degree, as long as it meets the other specifications of the position.


• 2 years of experience minimal as Data Architect and 5 years minimal seniority in total.
• Experience in the IT sector is a plus.


 •  English:Fluent
 •  Spanish:Fluent



Technology used: BigData implementation in BNPP dedicated Cloud environment:
• Object Storage, parquet/Iceberg, RDB, DataVirtualization.
• Spark Compute (Scala, Python).
• Airflow orchestration.
• Event (Kafka), streaming.
• Kubernetes.

Trasversal & Behavioral:

 •  Ability to manage a project
 •  Analytical Ability
 •  Ability to adopt & promote an Agile Mindset


• Training programs, career plans and internal mobility opportunities, national and international thanks to our presence in different countries.
• Diversity and Inclusion Committee that ensures an inclusive work environment. In recent years, several employee communities have been created to organize diversity and inclusion awareness actions (PRIDE, We Generations and MixCity).
• Corporate volunteering program (1 Million Hours 2 Help) in which employees can dedicate time out of their working hours to volunteer activities.
• Flexible compensation plan
• Hybrid telecommuting model (50%)
• 31 vacation days

Diversity and Inclusion commitment

BNP Paribas Group in Spain is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency, which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

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