Enterprise Data/Knowledge Architect

Mol, Belgium/Remote
Added: April 16, 2024

VITO is an independent Flemish research organization in cleantech and sustainable development. Our goal? To accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We do this by conducting innovating applied research into the fields of renewable energy, circular materials, bio-based chemistry, personalized health and monitoring of our living environment.

To champion our commitment to a robust data driven research organization, we are in search of an Enterprise Data/Knowledge Architect to help shape our vision of “researchers are finding the right information without searching”. As an enterprise Data/Knowledge Architect, you will be at the forefront of inventory impactful data/insights and their interoperability, combining internal and external data, ensuring that insights are not only discoverable but also reusable across various units within and outside the organization.


  • Establish and maintain data models that facilitate the seamless combination of internal and external insights.
  • Design and implement data/knowledge architecture strategies that seamlessly integrate internal and external data sources.
  • Manage the VITO knowledge graph, ensuring its effectiveness in capturing, organizing, and delivering valuable insights.
  • Foster a culture of data findability and reusability by developing and maintaining effective metadata management systems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand data requirements and design solutions that encourage insight sharing.
  • Evaluate and implement data models, flows, and processes that support the organization's goal of making data (insights) findable and reusable.
  • Lead initiatives to enhance cross-unit data usage and collaboration, data interoperability and promoting a data-driven decision-making culture.
  • Implement standards, procedures and processes to ensure compliance, security and ethical use of data in line with the data governance framework.
  • Facilitate and delivery of data to third-party repositories, such as the FRIS platform ensuring compatibility and adherence to data standards.
  • Participate in external fora as Vito responsible.
  • Assist CDO in developing, implementing, and updating the data (info/knowledge) strategy and data governance framework.

Job requirements

  • Master's degree or PhD in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as an Enterprise Data/Knowledge Architect or in a similar role, with a track record of successfully implementing Enterprise Knowledge graphs and data governance strategies.
  • Strong expertise in data/knowledge management, including data governance, quality assurance, PID-strategies, knowledge graphs.
  • Interest in relevant technologies and tools such as LLM, data lake principles, ….
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.


  • A competitive salary with a range of benefits, including allowances, insurance and a modular package of vacation days.
  • We work activity based; our activities lead us to our location. Our head office is located in Mol. Part-time working from home and/or a satellite office in Antwerp-Berchem, Ghent, Ostend or Genk is possible.
  • A great deal of freedom and flexibility in your job, allowing you to achieve an attractive work-life balance.
  • Innovation is our core asset, therefore it goes without saying that we give our employees the opportunity to undertake additional training and keep up to date in their field of expertise.
  • The chance to be part of an organization with an international reputation, known for its advanced technological research and scientific consultancy.
  • The possibility to actively contribute towards sustainable developments at local, national and global level.