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Modern Data Architect
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Job Description

Modern Data Architect

Job Location: Chicago, IL

Join our team

Centric Consulting is not the typical consulting company. We live our core values and bring them with us in all we do for our clients and community. Our core purpose is simple: every day we strive to provide unmatched customer and employee experiences and foster a culture of respect, diversity, and transparency. It's this culture, our people, and delivery that come together to make Centric a trusted advisor to local businesses.

Our Chicago business unit is part of a larger group of business and technology experts at the company, but we add a lot of individual expertise and personality to our work. We care about positively influencing the people around us. To help accomplish this, we connect local leaders and encourage knowledge sharing. We're looking a Modern Data Architect to join our growing team.

In this role, you will:

* Design modern architectures involving traditional BI, cloud, and big data technologies
* Help guide full lifecycle D&A solutions for our clients, including requirements analysis, platform selection, technical architecture design, development, testing, and deployment
* Profile and analyze source system data
* Design extract methodologies
* Document all D&A components of an overall solution architecture on large projects
* Communicate a detailed ETL architecture and implementation plan to ETL Developers
* Implement the solutions you design and mentor other members of the team
* Ensure compliance with the architecture through team oversight
* Advise on hardware/infrastructure and software needs
* Define a strategy for meeting special data requirements
* Build client relationships and participate in business development and proposal work
* Interview and facilitate meetings with VP level business stakeholders

A successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

* Strong communication skills
* Ability to fully document the D&A solution architecture
* Experience working with client leadership to understand their overarching needs and provide data driven results
* Proven capacity to design and implement a full lifecycle D&A solution
* Strong SQL skills with an understanding of other query languages (MDX, DAX)
* Proficiency with multiple ETL tools and data storage environments
* Ability to define a backup, archiving, and disaster recovery strategy
* Experience working in a cloud-based solution
* Proven aptitude for troubleshooting issues across multiple departments and vendors
* Ability to adapt in a fast-paced flexible environment

What makes Centric different?

* Special Culture - Our people make us different. We have highly talented, intelligent individuals across a broad variety of disciplines - who are eager to learn from you and share their own expertise. We embrace fresh perspectives and each other. Don't take our word for it - check us out on Glassdoor, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to get a glimpse inside what makes us different.
* Growth opportunities - As a mid-size firm, there is more flexibility when it comes to career paths. Figure out what you want to do and we'll help you figure out how to get there.
* Impact - We think of ourselves as a big company with a small company feel - a local player with global reach that combines business, technology and industry expertise.
* Unmatched Experiences - We are allowed to be ourselves here. We are encouraged to be human. It's at the root of who we are as a firm and why we're here.
* Innovation - We value passion, determination, perseverance, and innovation. We are inspired because we believe in what we are doing and where we are going.
* Passion for the greater good - We are steadfast in our devotion to the communities we serve and in actively promoting employee involvement in community improvement projects.

Centric believes the best solutions come from diverse teams. We strive to have an environment where everyone has an opportunity to be successful regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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