Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a data architect.

A data architect is assigned the primary role of designing and managing all aspects of a company's data architecture to ensure proper use of company's data and databases. He or she will create the various blueprints of data management systems and then integrate to enable easy access and use of the data at any given time.

In addition to the major role; he or she will typically handle the following tasks from time to time; develop a measure to ensure data accuracy and integrity, develop data models and architecture, develop data security and backup procedures, install and configure databases systems, perform diagnostic tests and troubleshooting processes on the database systems and to identify future data and database needs.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Adapt to new technology and innovative ways of using it to solve problems.

Try to adapt to the ever-changing needs or circumstances that might arise.

[employee comments goal]

Choose to keep a positive attitude all the time no matter what

Respect everyone ? customers, coworkers, and management for a swift-working place

[employee comments goal]

Always stop before making a decision to give oneself a chance to think how that decision might affect others

Regularly attend training on emotion management aimed at creating positive emotion management behavior

[employee comments goal]

Take an honest look at one's own strengths and weaknesses, look at past performance reviews and actively work on improving the weak areas

Brainstorm solutions or alternatives to disappointments/frustrations rather than acting out or complaining

[employee comments goal]

Limit distractions by working in an area that is free from noise and always put one's phone on silent when paying attention to details of a project

Keep project details into perspective and be ready to get down to a microscopic level if needed

[employee comments goal]

Get rid of temptations such as social media apps in order to become more disciplined and focus on what is important

Fix one's mind on the desired end result and then direct efforts and every action towards that result

[employee comments goal]

Take the time to reflect on every new experience and think about what went right and what didn't

Define goals and set a clear plan that will help one to accomplish them successfully

[employee comments goal]

Volunteer in community activities within the community that supports the venture

Avoid jumping blindly into action and always consider the likelihood of failure

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in improving typing speed and accuracy when using word processors

Learn how to use different versions and types of computer operating systems

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to use appropriate programming languages to build stand-alone applications

Learn how to check for errors when a program fails to work as expected

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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