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Senior Data Architect

Company: Wespath Benefits & Investments
Location: Glenview
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Data Architect

1901 Chestnut Ave
Glenview, Illinois, 60025
United States Category:
Information TechnologyDate Needed by:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: You bring the motivation, teamwork, and integrity and we'll provide the collaborative culture, professional development, and respect you deserve. And if you're good at what you do, you'll have a career at Wespath Benefits and Investments. Join our team in Information Technology - and, if you'd like, teams such as our DEI Council, Green Team on environmental sustainability, or our Change Management team - and make an impact through your work! Wespath, recognized as a 2017-2022 Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and a 2018-2022 National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, has an opportunity for a Senior Data Architect that acts as a senior member of the Application Delivery and Support (ADS) team within IT and is responsible for the overall design, development, test, release, maintenance, and technical support of data and reporting applications to ensure effective data services delivery and support of enterprise strategies. This person will be key in defining and executing a business intelligence strategy for Wespath. This role is also responsible for working with Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure to ensure server platform and security needs of data and reporting systems are met. In coordination with project teams and ADS management, this role will work with the business in defining project scope, requirements, and timeline for deliverables. More specifically, as a Senior Data Architect you will have the opportunity to:

Define and design data architectures required to deliver reporting and analytics solutionsEnsure architectures are optimized for performance and scalability, are secure, sustainable, and easy to supportPerform data modelling and database design for Wespath data and reporting applications as neededResponsible for the design, development, test, release, maintenance, and technical support of custom data applications and data migration, such as data pipelines, ETL/ELT, data processing, APIsServe as a liaison between non-technical and information technology staff to align research goals and infrastructure requirementsAnalyze and understand business users' requirements, clarifying inconsistencies, conflicts, or ambiguities, to effectively develop solutions that meet business needsProvide technical guidance and innovative thought leadership around Wespath's solution strategy and approach, including staying up to date with available technology and toolsAssess existing, establishes, and adhere to best practices, standards and agreed upon design patterns for data and reporting application development and supportExamine and identify database structural necessities by evaluating current structures, operations, and applicationsParticipate in design/code reviewsCreate deployment packages and instructions for releasing data and reporting applications across environmentsPrepare accurate database design and architecture reports for management and executive teamsDocument data and reporting application implementations, configurations, and support requirements as neededMonitor system performance by performing regular tests, troubleshooting, and integrating new featuresEvaluate techniques and design patterns and make recommendations that will improve new and existing database systemsEducate staff members through training and individual supportCorrect reported incidents on data and reporting applications and release fixes through the change control processesWork with the DBA to ensure platforms are engineered with consideration of capacity planning, availability, and performance of database systems while optimizing the platform costsAs necessary administer the reporting environment including managing security, data gateways, and workspacesKnow or is willing to learn DBA responsibilities to serve as a DBA backupParticipate in the development and management of governance and frameworks for managing data across the organizationConducts proof of concepts to guide technical implementation as neededSenior Data Architect Benefits:
  • Medical, dental, vision and well-being benefits from our HealthFlex Exchange on day one
  • 8% employer contribution to retirement plan with an additional match up to 2% on day one
  • 22 days of PTO + 12 paid holidays Hybrid work environment; able to work effectively whether in the office or in a remote location#LI-CW1 #LI-Hybrid
    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree in computer science, Management Information Systems, or related fieldEight years of experience in the solution development life cycle for developing and maintaining data processing and reporting applicationsExtensive experience with: - System analysis and design- Data transformation development (ETL/ELT) tools (e.g., SSIS, Informatica, DataStage, etc.)- Reporting tools such as Power BI, Tableau, Domo, Infor Birst, or other similar tools.- Relational and multi-dimensional data modeling- Performance tuning and database design for SQL Server- Building Operational Data Stores, Data Marts, Data Warehouses, Data Lakes, Lake Houses- Working with non-relational data sources such as flat files, excel files, JSON files, and APIsPreferred Qualifications
    Experience in teaching and mentoring developers and/or usersExperience or familiarity with:- One or more Cloud Data platforms- Self-Service Business Intelligence platforms- Data quality management and master data management- Enterprise information architecture
    Wespath Benefits and Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring.
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