Sr Database Architect

Full Time

    Job Description

    Job#: 1325121

    Job Description:

    Apex is looking for a Sr. Database Architect

    Contract to hire (w2 only no C2C)

    FTE salary ~$100k - $140k

    Must be located in: Alabama Arizona Colorado Florida Georgia Idaho Maryland Michigan Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Kentucky, Wisconsin

    Provide technical leadership in database architecture and lead modernization of database platforms to leverage the advancements in cloud computing, serverless architecture, and microservices. Coordinate the design, maintenance, enhancement, communication, and governance for cloud and database architectures in collaboration with engineering teams. Responsible for developing and reviewing key architecture deliverables, preliminary and high-level architecture models for databases, software and infrastructure solutions under development. Develop and review architecture artifacts and manage adherence to architecture standards. Perform risk analysis, industry and technical trend analysis, vendor selection and oversight, and assist in defining strategic direction.
    Job Description
    • Serve as the senior cloud architect overseeing cloud native and database architectures.
    • Forge strong relationships with database, application development, engineering, security teams to develop futureproof database strategies that align to the company's business requirements.
    • Hands-on experience with deploying cloud database solutions with administration, configuration management, monitoring, debugging, and performance tuning
    • Develop modern database strategies for automation, security/patching, scalability, manageability including database-as-a-service (DBaaS), high availability, performance, cost optimization, and disaster recovery.
    • Serve in a variety of architecture engagements like Agile and continuous delivery, proof-of-technology.
    • Coordinate architectural design collaboration for work involving:
    • Database cloud architectures.
    • Database design principles.
    • Cloud and infrastructure principles.
    • Develop and maintain Cloud and Database Architecture Documentation (key written and architecture model project deliverables).
    • Work with project teams (including users, engineers, developers, and vendors), to plan, coordinate, analyze, design, review, and implement application systems/enhancements.
    • Adhere to all technical standards, application portfolio strategy, service level agreements, and processes (i.e., architecture documentation, governance processes, project processes, etc.).
    • Identify gaps and opportunities in work to meet long term corporate goals.
    • Support pre-project efforts in terms of working with the user team or vendor during meetings/presentations, crafting conceptual architecture designs, assisting with time estimates, and creating related documentation.
    • Support our stakeholders (business and internal/external development teams) with technology expertise to ensure the relevance of database architecture to meet business needs. Collaborate with the broader architecture community on IT strategies and standards to minimize solution redundancy across the enterprise.
    • Stay on top of technology trends to assist with the development of solution, integration, workflow, cloud, and infrastructure standards.

    Hiring Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree and 7 years of progressive experience in a combination of development, design, infrastructure/data center and/or related IT disciplines.
    • If no degree, minimum of 10 years of progressive experience as stated above.
    • Must be very proficient in cloud and database concepts.
    • Must have led end-to-end database architectures in AWS.
    • A minimum of 3 years of experience in AWS.
    • Must have solid experience migrating SQL and NoSQL databases from on-prem to the public cloud.
    • Must have deep understanding of and experiences in relational databases like PostgreSQL, SQL, Oracle, and NoSQL databases like Couchbase.
    • Must have experience with database testing frameworks and database performance tuning techniques.
    • Experience in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) like Ansible, Terraform.
    • Experience should include successful leadership of technical work, with proven success in the design and delivery of quality, scalable IT solutions, on budget and in compliance with applicable requirements.
    • Strong oral/written communication skills to successfully communicate at varied levels within the organization (technical detail with developers through presentations to company leaders).
    • Certifications in Cloud Service Providers like CSPs like AWS (preferred).

    Hiring Preferences
    • Prefer candidates with knowledge and understanding of:?Health insurance and plan administration and regulatory and legislative impact on health plans, specifically HIPAA requirements placed on cloud tenants.
    • Visual modeling using ArchiMate in particular.?
    • System integration experience applying API and middleware technologies to SOA and OO designs.
    • Converged infrastructure planning or design; Middleware and client-server technologies, as well as specific knowledge of JavaScript frameworks, Java, and Microsoft technologies.
    • Leadership and work organization/coordination skills. Strong influencing and consultative skills; and the ability to proactively identify and resolve issues and opportunities.
    • Works effectively with clients to document requirements by conducting interviews and facilitating JAD sessions.
    • Able to work closely with the business, IT personnel and other architectural areas to provide research and development around application trends, integration patterns, vendor direction and development methodologies.
    • Understand business behavior patterns and patterns of information and technology and how they work together to enable the business to achieve their strategic and tactical goals.

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