Data Architect

data architecture
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

SLAIT Consulting is currently seeking a Sr Data Architect for our client in Glen Allen, VA.


The Senior Data Architect is a key technical leadership position that provides both strategic direction and strong development expertise. As the technical lead for the Enterprise Information Management group, this role will gain an understanding of business needs and align recommended technology investment and solution development to those needs. This role will lead the efforts to expend and extend the Data Architecture, provide broad technology expertise, and lead the multi-dimensional development of business solutions. 

Position Accountabilities:

Lead the enterprise data analytics technology strategy by analyzing the technology landscape for data warehousing, business intelligence and advanced analytics. Produce multi-year product and capability roadmap.
Lead the evaluation and selection of future DW and Analytics technology investments including "Big Data , Data Visualization, Cloud, BI Tools and Dashboards, ETL, Core DW Platforms, Advanced Analytics, Open Sources and other evolving technologies based on corporate strategic objectives and key business needs.
Set the strategy and repeatable process for providing analytical data access within the enterprise; assist in rationalizing existing reporting, data usage patterns, tools and processes identifying business improvements and efficiencies.
Operate as the Technical Lead for Enterprise Data projects by providing architecture, design and development of new business capabilities within Data Ecosystem environment. Ensure all aspects of the solution follow accepted best practices, meet salability and resiliency expectations, and will be efficiently supported.
Provide "hands-on ETL/ELT, BI and/or Database development for the more challenging components of high priority projects using Microsoft SQL Server product suite. Identify gaps and opportunities with regard to data governance and data ownership, and provide recommendations for improvements incorporating best practices.
Develop and maintain relationships across IT and across the business with special focus on roles that are heavy consumers of data for analytical purposes; anticipate customer needs and proactively develop solutions.
Provide technical subject matter expertise in defining resource requirements, development standards, and foundational best practices.
Lead, maintain and issue the data strategy and architecture artifacts for the company.
Design, develop and deploy logical and physical data model solutions including both core data warehouse and business/semantic layer components.


A Bachelor's Degree in a technology area of study; preferably in Computer Science, MIS or Analytics required, Masters Preferred
12+ years equivalent work experience in Information Technology
7+ years of experience in Data Analysis, Data Architecture and/or Data Warehousing; preferably in a shared or enterprise data environment
7+ years in a structured IT organization with a strong PMO, a variety of methodologies including interactive development or agile, and strong technical environment management disciplines
2+ years of experience in banking and/or financial services preferred
Experience with Enterprise Data Warehouse initiatives including Data Model development, Semantic/Data Access Layer Development, Reporting and Dashboard Creation; developing solutions for shared data usage
Experience in developing conceptual and reference architecture, principles, and standards
Development experience with enterprise class relational database technologies; including Microsoft SQL Server product suite

Knowledge & Skills:

Excellent communication, leadership and collaboration skills
Exposure to and understanding of non-relational architectures such as NoSQL, Hadoop, Streaming\IoT
Exposure to and understanding of Public Cloud capabilities and architectures (MS Azure or AWS)
Effective Consulting and Facilitation Skills
Business acumen, knowledge and professionalism
Strong analytical, problem solving, and work management skills
Customer-focused ability to communicate across all levels of the organization
Proactive Leadership style; self-starter and strong attention to detail
Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio, SharePoint
We have been growing since 1990 with offices in Virginia and Raleigh, N.C. For over twenty-eight years, we have delivered customized, creative IT solutions for customers in the commercial, and state and local government sectors. We focus on IT staffing only and utilize our strong connections in the industry to obtain the right position for your skills. Our recruiters understand your technical expertise and will align you with a position that will exceed your expectations!

*Staff Augmentation *Managed Services *IT Outsourcing *IT Consulting

Thank you for your consideration, please submit your resume today! Visit us at

**Must be able to work for any employer in the United States. No Visa sponsorship.**

SLAIT Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Dice Id : 10122011
Position Id : 6189941
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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