Data Architect

Data Architect

Data Architect

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Data Architect Job Overview

Sagence is seeking an experienced Data Architect to help us build and enhance our client’s data capabilities and create a competitive advantage. This position requires active participation in the design and build out of enterprise databases as well as an eagerness to remain hands-on from a project’s start to finish. Additionally, and equally as important, as a Sagence Data Architect, you must have the skills and experience necessary to effectively communicate with our clients.

*Candidates must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis. Sagence does not provide sponsorship for work visas upon hire or once on board.*

Skills & Experience Required for a Sagence Data Architect

Along with the requirements above, Data Architect candidates must have the following experience:       

MUST BE HANDS ON.  All candidates should be technologically proficient in performing development work, have the ability to install & configure tools and platforms, the desire to rapidly build up knowledge on new tools, and possess the following skills and knowledge:

  • Expertise in data solution architectures; tools and techniques used for data management
  • Ability to identify and adopt enterprise data architecture patterns, concepts, approaches, and solutions in support of business needs
  • Advanced knowledge of data warehousing, database design principles, and data administration standards
  • Advanced knowledge of multiple database platforms and design and support tools, including in-depth hands-on experience with at least one database platform
  • Advanced knowledge of database deployment options and infrastructure tuning
  • Experience developing logical and physical data models for complex projects using both relational and other modeling techniques and approaches
  • Experience administering and tuning moderately complex databases
  • Experience with business intelligence, reporting, and dashboarding tools and approaches
  • Solid understanding of governance frameworks developed to resolve data ownership, sharing, and access rights within a federated environment
  • Experience developing Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) specifications and mappings to support data conversion and integration
  • Experience in establishing methods and procedures for tracking data sources, data lineage, data quality, completeness, redundancy vs. replication, data dictionary, data models, metadata, and master data
  • Experience with metadata management approaches and tools
  • Awareness of emerging data technologies with an understanding of how to adopt and apply new patterns
  • Hands-on experience with Agile delivery methodology
  • Demonstrated ability in effectively engaging, communicating, and presenting to stakeholders across both business and technology functions
  • Conceptual and analytical thinker with the ability to define business requirements and extract, analyze, and synthesize complex business insights
  • Prior professional experience in a management consulting, an IT management, or client facing role strongly preferred
  • Ability to perform knowledge transfer to support a team
  • Knowledge of the Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare or Retail industries is preferred

Tools & Technology Required for a Sagence Data Architect

Data Architect candidates must be proficient in leveraging the tools and technology that drive value for our clients. Illustrative tools include:

  • ETL tools – e.g. Informatica, Talend, Microsoft SSIS, or similar
  • Database Management Tools:
    • Relational – e.g., Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or similar
    • NoSQL – e.g. MongoDB, Apache Cassandra, Couchbase, or similar
    • Cloud-based- e.g., AWS (Redhsift or DyamoDB), Azure (SQL Server or Cosmos DB), or similar
  • Data modeling tools – e.g., Toad, ERWin, ER/Studio, PowerDesigner, IBM Data Architect, or similar
  • BI and Visualization tools – e.g., Microsoft, Tableau, Qlik, Sisense, Looker, or similar

General Requirements for a Sagence Data Architect

*Candidates must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis. Sagence does not provide sponsorship for work visas upon hire or once on board.*

  • 10+ years of professional work experience with at least 5 years working in a related role
  • Strong strategic business acumen and a passion for solving problems with data-driven solutions
  • Client centric focus with strong relationship management skills and the ability to influence business decisions
  • Intellectually curious and independently resourceful with the ability to prioritize and execute in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Willingness to travel to client sites as needed (*all work is currently remote)
  • Chicago or New York area candidates preferred, but will consider candidates in other parts of U.S.

About Sagence

Sagence is a data focused consulting firm working with clients in information-intensive industries such as Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance and Retail. We specialize in data management and analytics, assisting our clients with the acquisition, evaluation and development of data assets. Visit our Leadership page to get to know some of our people.

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