Data Architect

Boston, MA

Posted: 04/29/2019 Employment Type: Perm Industry: IT Job Number: 229260

Data Architect


Boston, MA

Data Architect with Azure experience needed for Softworld’ s industry-leading Financial Services client in downtown Boston.  Data Architect with Azure experience that doesn’ t need to be micromanaged, polished with strong technical depth and the ability to communicate and work closely with C-Level executives (figuring out approach to data and impact of strategies). Must be able to decipher complex specs & get buy in.   Will work on resolving existing Data and MDM issues; and focus on planning future-state technology capabilities with Executives and Product Managers.  The position requires an understanding of emerging regulatory issues surrounding management of data assets.  Microsoft Azure experience strongly desired.

  • Data Expert -- how data is used, transformation, someone with exposure to a broad set of data tools, environments, strategies, etc.
  • Must have the ability & desire to learn (despite being at a higher level).
  • Ability to look at data holistically and have an interest in staying up to date with what’ s happening in data.
  • Preferred: Financial Services industry experience; understanding financial products, and internal politics for financial services (hierarchies, financial data, etc.)
  • Bachelor’ s degree
  • Azure preferred
  • 7-10 years of experience in IT with a minimum of 2 years in information systems design
  • In-depth experience designing and implementing information solutions
  • Knowledge in the design and construction of information architectures that enable well integrated transactional, collaborative and analytical systems
  • Good understanding of data management, from RDBMS to NoSQL data models;    
  • Data/informational modeling expertise at the enterprise level
  • Understanding of common data architecture frameworks
  • Understanding of taxonomies and ontologies, as well as the challenges of applying structured techniques (data modeling) to less structured sources
  • Deep understanding of Master Data Management architectures and operating models
  • Understanding of metamodels
  • Ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence
  • Familiarity with business intelligence and data warehousing development technologies
  • Must be at ease in a fast-paced and rapidly changing business environment
  • Experience in the design and development of enterprise wide systems; experience implementing data governance programs would be beneficial.
  • Expert knowledge of structured analysis and design techniques; Ability to drive usage of these techniques across the IT organization.

  • Experience with Big Data
  • Experience in the areas master data management, data warehousing and analytics
  • Software development experience using multiple languages including at least some of the following: Java, C, C++, C#, JavaScript, Python, Perl
  • ETL experience


  • Represents the R&D team to corporate level CDO staff.
  • Understands the dependencies between components of data infrastructure
  • Defines standards for enterprise data management structures and processes
  • Translates standards to define strategy for implementation of target data state
  • Collaborates with business owners to optimize data collection, storage and usage to maximize the value of information across the org
  • Drive the development and execution of various data management strategies including Master Data Management, Business Intelligence, Analytics 
  • Develop a metamodel management and repository strategy to manage all information architecture artifacts
  • Develop data architecture roadmaps towards the future state information architecture
  • Manage and participate in the Data Governance process
  • Work closely with Data Management Services, and Agile Delivery streams to ensure effective implementation of the Data Architecture concepts and strategies
  • Develop, communicate and support the implementation of corporate policies, standards, and procedures that provide effective architecture, governance and management of information/data assets
  • Ensure the data architecture maps to the enterprise architecture and working with both the US and Global teams to align 
  • Provide information architecture and management consulting expertise; Business and IT Management as required
  • Monitor information architecture and management developments and requirements, especially those in the financial services industry.

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