Data Modeler / Information Architect

Data Modeler / Information Architect

Data Modeler / Information Architect

Sagence is actively seeking an experienced, hands-on Data Modeler / Information Architect to help us build and enhance our client’s data capabilities and create a competitive advantage. This position requires active participation with modeling techniques for conceptual, logical, and physical data models as well as an eagerness to be hands-on from a project’s start to finish.  Additionally, and equally as important, as a Sagence Information Architect/Data Modeler, you must have the skills and experience necessary to effectively communicate with our clients.

Skills & Experience Required for a Sagence Data Modeler / Information Architect

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:

  • Conceptual and analytical thinker with the ability to define business requirements and extract, analyze, and synthesize complex business insights.
  • Advanced knowledge of modeling techniques for conceptual, logical, and physical data models; able to apply complex problems such as historical data modeling, semi-structured data, etc.
  • Understanding of the different data storage/access needs (transactional v. operational data, data warehouse, data vault, data mart, data federation) and the ability to choose the design(s) appropriate for the client.
  • Experience with multiple database management systems including relational, graph, document and other NoSQL structures.
  • Perspective on industry-leading data cataloging and governance platforms (Collibra, Alation).
  • Perspective on industry-leading (relational) data modeling tools and query tools / data IDEs.
  • Understanding of semantic modeling resources (ontologies, taxonomies, controlled terminologies, etc.); familiarity with semantic web standards such as RDF, OWL a plus. Experience with rule-based systems, automated reasoning, or deductive databases highly desirable.
  • Ability to drive technical requirements with business and IT stakeholders for implementations of data solutions.
  • Hands-on experience with Agile delivery methodology.
  • Ability to mentor and perform knowledge transfer to support a team.
  • Demonstrated ability in effectively engaging, communicating, and presenting to stakeholders across both business and technology functions.
  • Prior professional experience in a management consulting, an IT management, or client facing role strongly preferred.

Tools & Technology Required for a Sagence Data Modeler / Information Architect

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

  • Data Definition and Query Languages: SQL (including DDL), JavaScript and GraphQL, SPARQL and RDF, Gremlin, Cypher, etc.
  • Relational Data Modeling Tools – e.g., ER/Studio, PowerDesigner, ERWin, IBM Data Architect or similar
  • Database Management systems:
    • Relational – e.g. Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL or similar
    • NoSQL – e.g. MongoDB, Apache Cassandra, Couchbase or similar
    • Graph and multi-modal – e.g., Neo4J, Stardog, AWS Neptune, Arango or similar
  • Cloud-based technologies – e.g. Redshift or DynamoDB, Cosmos DB, Snowflake
  • Data IDEs: dbeaver, Toad, SSMS, DataGrip or similar

General Requirements Required for a Sagence Data Modeler / Information 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.*

  • 5+ years of professional experience 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)

The Sagence Culture

Passionate, diverse, creative, genuine, flexible, hands-on…these are just a few of the words that describe our culture. Our Partners are deeply involved in the client work on a daily basis. We have a high-energy workplace with a focus on producing high-quality, impactful results. We are committed to equality of opportunity, fairness, work and lifestyle balance, and mutual respect. We promote an entrepreneurial spirit by encouraging individual initiative and foster a collaborative culture and work environment, which includes open communication and on-going learning. We build teamwork through small, dedicated teams who continuously teach each other and learn from one another. We firmly believe these characteristics enable our employees to develop to their fullest potential. To learn more, please visit us at

About Sagence

Sagence is a management advisory firm dedicated to helping our clients optimize the value of their data assets. From thinking to doing, Sagence works with leading institutions in the acquisition, evaluation, development, and management of their critical data assets and in the application of analytics to discover new insights, shorten time-to-value, and drive competitive advantage. Visit our Leadership page to get to know some of our people.

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