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Looking for a Data Architect

Post  krisdecker on Wed May 13, 2009 6:30 pm

My company is seeking a Senior Data Architect. We are a Kimball shop, but we also build & support ODSes as well.

Please send my a PM if interested! Here is description:


As a member of our technology team, you will contribute to the development of our key data systems. This is an opportunity to use latest technology to develop the best of breed financial analytical applications and tools which are used for financial market research and making policy recommendations. An excellent opportunity for a data architect, the individual will work within our team and be responsible for developing and making enhancements new and existing data systems. This includes the development of database software for a variety of software assets. This role will also require you to work closely with other members of the technology team and other development groups within the organization. The projects are high demand and high visibility. Our team provides data related application development and support services to the business area of our group



Role Description

In this Sr. Data Architect role you will work independently and with a team of technical professionals on a variety of rewarding assignments. Grow your career with an excellent company that will allow you to advance your technical and professional skills. Our progressive setting will enable you to experience the rewards of owning and implementing the latest technologies while meeting our expanding business needs.

We seek 10+ years of Information and Data Architecture experience, including; experience in logical, access, and physical data modeling; hands-on technical experience using data warehouse, business intelligence and analytics products; and experience with normalized and dimensional data modeling as well as experience implementing a metadata solution.

The candidate must have a solid working knowledge of capabilities and direction of technology (e.g., ETL, real-time market data distribution platforms, MDM solutions, relational databases, columnar databases, time series databases, BI platforms) coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the technology required to meet the business needs and environment to support assigned projects.

The candidate must demonstrate sound analytical and diagnostic skills when dealing with issues that are not readily defined and know where to obtain information needed to make the appropriate decisions. He/She must break a problem down to manageable pieces so as to implement effective, timely solutions. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to deal with problems that require involvement of others to solve and careful evaluation of alternative solutions and risks before taking action.

The candidate must maintain partnerships across the organization, and be able to influence senior management, peers and staff through an inclusive style and recognition of their abilities to achieve results. The success of the team is paramount.

This position requires the candidate to create an atmosphere where the business partner's issues are dealt with professionally, and in a timely manner. He/She must suggest solutions that make sense and are in line with future technology direction. He/She must communicate openly and effectively in a manner consistent with the audience and demonstrate an adaptive style that is flexible and effective in gaining cooperation of others.

The candidate will also have a role in the development plans and resource estimation for task planning. The candidate should propose plans that are timely, realistic and positive, while setting appropriate goals for projects, and monitoring progress against the plan.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide strategic thinking, solutions and roadmaps while driving architectural recommendations;
Adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices and technology assistance;
Create/maintain the data architecture to increase the robustness, performance, and scalability of systems.
Establish an architecture roadmap covering transactional, operational and business intelligence;
Contribute substantially to the software architecture, and take ownership of the design and development of the data layer;
Responsible for the development of logical data models and physical data base designs applied across multiple computing environments and optimized performance and optimal storage usage;
Perform the capacity planning required to create and maintain the databases;
Ensure consistency in conformed dimensions, data cleansing, data integrity ,data quality across implementations;
Participate in design and code reviews, documentation of design, and implementation of methodologies to ensure high quality software;
Perform product evaluations, and Proof of Concepts;
Work with various customers to understand and translate business use cases and/or requirements into data models, analytics reports and scenario models;
Serve as an expert resource on matters of data architecture to business and IT staff in all phases of data warehouse and data mart development, implementation and support;
Ensure that data dictionaries are maintained holistically by partnering with the Data Management Office;
Provide leadership, guidance and mentoring;
Ensure architectural adherence through design reviews;
Assist in the remediation of application stability and performance; and
Perform project level design, debug and performance reviews.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Demonstrated experience with creating and maintaining end to end data architectures including logical, access, and physical, data modeling as well as experience with aligning the data model with presentation requirements, explicit and implied;
Strong access modeling/SQL Query skills leaning towards the physical data modeling practice;
Familiarity with feature options for the physical implementation of the database design, especially for Oracle, to enable optimized access to and administration of the database;
Experience with normalized and dimensional data modeling techniques as well as experience implementing OLAP concepts;
Hands-on technical experience using data warehouse, business intelligence and analytics products (e.g., Business Objects, Cognos, SAS, Microstrategy);
Experience with data analysis and mapping;
Expertise in the creation and usage of metadata;
Working knowledge of modeling tools, in particular ERWIN Model Manager;
Excellent communication and facilitation skills not only with regard to technical team communications, but also with requirements solicitation and business user communications;
Team oriented with excellent collaboration skills.
Attention to detail, and a commitment to quality work;
Exhibits leadership qualities;
Minimum of 3 years experience in people, product and/or project management;
Experience working in a matrixed organization.
Experience in working in the financial sector, in particular working with high-frequency market data, trade data, securities descriptive data;
Familiarity with different database architectures (e.g., shared everything, shared nothing) and be able to recommend solutions including hardware;
Experience with time series database/VLDB (e.g., Fame, KX, Vhayu) a plus; and
Knowledge of enterprise architecture frameworks (e.g., Zachman Framework) a plus.



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Re: Looking for a Data Architect

Post  krisdecker on Mon May 18, 2009 3:43 pm

FYI-- this position is in NYC

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Re: Looking for a Data Architect

Post  kapoor_dh on Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:56 am

I am in India....will the Visa processing be taken care??

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Re: Looking for a Data Architect

Post  krisdecker on Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:34 pm

Hi there,

This position is filled. Thanks!

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Re: Looking for a Data Architect

Post  kapoor_dh on Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:16 am

oh man...i did not see it was posted way back in May....:))

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