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Data Architect contract job in Reston, VA

Location: Reston
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Job Description:

Seeking a Data Architect for a contract job in Reston, VA.
 
Job Description:
The Senior Data Architect is responsible for data strategies, architectures and technical plans that are aligned with the company’s mission, strategy, goals, and objectives. This particular position will focus on creation of Data Architecture(s) for complex system and data integration programs.
To accomplish this, this position will both lead and work collaboratively with business and technology stakeholders to establish and maintain the enterprise data reporting architecture, strategy and roadmap. The Senior Data Architect will be a key participant within the Enterprise Architecture (EA) Planning process, providing domain expertise.
Succeeding as a Senior Data Architect will require technical knowledge, experience necessary when building and integrating solutions across multiple technologies and lines of business in an enterprise environment. This requires maintaining an awareness and knowledge of the emerging trends in technology, and its usage with the industry to apply in the establishment of new and innovative data reporting strategies to support the company’s business needs.
In addition, successful candidates will be innovative thinkers and passionate in their pursuit of world class data technology enabled business solutions. Candidates must also be strong leaders, active partners, and able to communicate clearly and effectively to both technical and executive level audiences. They must work closely with other data disciplines to establish data best practices for analysis, modeling, designing, and building business information reporting and analytics systems. This position requires an ability to build rapport and credibility with management and software development teams; and the ability to document solutions and architectures. Successful candidates must be action oriented self-starters, capable of solving complex technical problems both independently and in a team environment.
 
Responsibilities
• Responsible for design, build, and maintenance of the company's data architectures for complex, highly visible data integration solutions that are both flexible and scalable.
• Function as a senior consultant and contributor on enterprise projects to provide data analysis, design, modeling, and implementation support to project teams, database development group(s), IT, and the enterprise and ensure that reporting solutions are aligned with our architectural direction.
• Organize and lead teams to develop and refine conceptual data information models. Extend conceptual models with business rules to develop logical data models. Develop analytical models using statistical analysis tools, data mining, and other tools to create high-level data architecture diagrams documenting system and data flows. Provide guidance and support in the development of information value chain analysis, data quality metrics and metadata capture. Evaluate alternatives for integrating legacy data sources with enterprise relational models and strategies for transactional and analytical systems to effectively share data.
• Establish and maintain alignment of the data architecture to the company’s business strategy, goals and objectives, and the defined architectures of other key enterprise architecture domains (e.g. application, data, security, etc.).
 
 
Required Skills:
• BS degree in Computer Science or related field/equivalent experience
• 12+ years of IT experience including development of large scale, complex data architectures
• Demonstrated ability to architect and model mission critical BI, OLTP, OLAP, ETL, solutions leveraging multiple DBMS technologies (Erwin, Oracle, Informatica, Cognos)
• Demonstrated ability to architect and model data services using SOA principles
• Demonstrated leadership skills with experience in leading and mentoring technical staff in the development and usage of data architectures and solutions.
• Demonstrated experience translating business and technical requirements into comprehensive data reporting strategies and analytic solutions.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain good customer working relationships.
 
Extensive background and expertise in developing and managing data technologies, technical operations, reusable data services, and related tools and technologies,
• Working knowledge of and experience with other enterprise domains (application, infrastructure, web, ecommerce, ERP etc.), IT Governance frameworks, concepts, methodologies and modeling techniques.
• Demonstrated ability to adequately plan and meet delivery objectives and maintain adequate service levels in a highly dynamic, complex environment.
 
 
Preferred Skills:
• Demonstrated critical thinking skill, including abilities in analysis and problem solving.
• Experienced in “Systems Thinking” – the ability to break problems into manageable pieces, and to see how the pieces interact with one another and can be assembled into an integrated, functioning, “whole” system.
• Excellent verbal and written communication capabilities, and skillful at facilitation and negotiation.
• Effective team player with strong emotional intelligence – self awareness, confidence, ability to manage conflict, empathy.
• Ability to effectively respond to technical questions and issues – i.e., effective in communicating complex technology concepts to diverse (both technical and non-technical) audiences at all levels in the organization.
• Passion for technology, with an ability to understand and assess new technologies, and their potential applicability to business needs in an efficient, effective manner.
 
 
Education/Certifications:
• BS degree in Computer Science or related field/equivalent experience
• 12+ years of IT experience including development of large scale, complex data architectures
 

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