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Data Architect
Irvine, CA

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Job Description

The Job

The Data Architect will be a critical member of a project team responsible for executing our client's Data Strategy and implement business critical architecture. Specifically, the Data Architect will be responsible for architecting, developing and managing all data integrations, reporting and analytics platform for the companys data.

The ideal candidate has strong experience and knowledge of data warehousing and business analysis skills. They should be detail oriented and effective in working in a fast-paced environment while meeting short-term deadlines.

Technology is central to our success and key to maintaining our competitive edge.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Responsible for the overall data architecture across the enterprise with focus on reporting, data visualization and analytics.
* Maintain a good understanding of the business drivers of the project.
* Develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of all integrations, interactions, and relationships between systems to develop a wholistic view of all enterprise data needs and requirements.
* Facilitate workshops to define requirements and develop solution designs.
* Designing and documenting data architecture at multiple levels (high-level to detailed) and across multiple views (conceptual, logical and physical).
* Provide solutions, recommendations, documentation and training to all stakeholders for the continuous improvement of building a data-driven business.
* Provide active hands-on architectural guidance and technical leadership across the SDLC.
* Develop standards and strategies across the entire data lifecycle - capture, transformation and maintenance, usage, publication, archiving and purging.
* Ensure technical functionality across the data landscape, i.e., scalability, performance, reliability, recovery, security, etc.
* Maintain a repository of all data architecture artifacts and procedures.
* Design, coordinate and execute POC to provide validation on solution scenarios.
* Assist in addressing end user questions or resolving issues in the post-deployment Production environment.

Required Experience, Skills and Experience

* 10+ years hands-on experience in technology environments across the SDLC with a deep understanding of current software engineering best practices, architectural frameworks, and deployment patterns.
* 5+ years experience in either an application, database or data architectural role.
* 5+ years experience in analyzing end-user operations, evaluating current systems and reviewing target state objectives with stakeholders.
* 5+ years experience in defining, developing and delivering solution architectures to meet business and/or technical requirements.
* 5+ years experience in creating technical documentation.
* 5+ years hands-on experience in relational database systems, particularly SQL Server.
* 5+ years extensive experience in data warehouse projects, ETL tools, data visualization and/or Business Intelligence (BI) platforms across the entire SDLC.
* In-depth knowledge and experience with data architecture patterns and implementation approaches for Operational Data Stores, Data Marts and Data Warehouses.
* Experience in developing and/or supporting accounting, finance or investment management systems.
* Experience in Tableau, MicroStrategy, Talend, Informatica or Markit EDM/EDMW desirable.
* Experience in one or more cloud environments (AWS, Azure) desirable.
* Experience in one or more data governance platforms (Azure Data Catalog, Data3Sixty) desirable.
* Experience in heterogeneous distributed database systems desirable.

Who We Are

ThoughtFocus is a privately held IT services, software engineering and business process management firm with offices in the US, India and the Philippines. It helps clients in the financial services, manufacturing, education, aerospace and technology industries with their key business and technology challenges. ThoughtFocus brings critical program acceleration to client initiatives while minimizing costs and risks with intellectual capital, technical and process frameworks, operating models and software infrastructure.

We have 1,800+ professionals globally and are growing rapidly across all office locations. In the US, ThoughtFocus has offices in California, New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Georgia and Texas. As an organization, ThoughtFocus strives to build lasting relationships. ThoughtFocus was founded in 2004 and continues to be an employee-owned company with a minority investment from the Blackstone Group.

Affirmative Action Statement

ThoughtFocus adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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