• Senior Data Architect

    Location US-GA-Atlanta
    # Positions
    Information Technology - All Openings
    Travel Requirements
  • Overview

    Under general direction, The Senior Data Architect role has accountability for the implementation and sustainable execution of the NASCO Enterprise Data Management Practice (EDMP) in support of all NASCO Processing System products and solutions. The Senior Data Architect is likewise accountable for the value delivered through the maintenance and publication of and the solution compliance to the enterprise data and metadata models. Responsibilities include leadership of the enterprise data management practice and associated governance processes, definition of data standards and policies, and communication with the organization, customers, and vendors to educate and drive adoption. Collaborates with NASCO, Plan, and vendor architects to guide data-oriented solutions and participates as a voting member of the NASCO Architecture Review Board. The individual in this position communicates with the CIO and other architects regarding status of assigned projects and initiatives.


    Essential Roles and Responsibilities:


    • Develops, advocates, and augments the policies and principles of the EDMP
    • Works with product and project teams to analyze and understand enterprise business drivers to determine business information and data architecture requirements
    • Creates and evangelizes a holistic data architecture vision, analyzes the current data management environment to identify critical deficiencies, and designs and proposes solutions for improvement
    • Analyzes technology industry and market trends and determines potential impact on the enterprise
    • “Sells” the data architecture process, its outcomes, and ongoing value to the business and stakeholders
    • Designs and leads the implementation of an enterprise data management practice in support of the enterprise business requirements and strategies
    • Designs and leads the governance activities associated with ensuring compliance with the data architecture
    • Oversees data architecture implementation and modification activities including build out and deployment of an enterprise-accessible meta data repository and enterprise data model and associated publication mechanism
    • Collaborates with NASCO PMO and primary service vendors to integrate data management principles into delivery lifecycle activities
    • Oversees the evaluation, selection, and implementation of data related software product standards, and the design of standard configurations
    • Consults with application development projects to incorporate data structures into the enterprise data model and meta data repository
    • Identifies the organizational (skills, processes, structures, and culture) and financial impact of the data management practice and reports to NASCO Sr. management
    • Documents and publishes all enterprise data management practice artifacts
    • Performs other duties as assigned by manager
    • Evaluates and approves vendors’ data models and diagrams
    • Assists Project Managers to define and document technical scope  based on customer / business needs for assigned projects
    • Participates in Business and Technical Design Reviews
    • Evaluates and recommends data scope and direction changes during Construction Phases
    • Represents assigned EDMP to various committees (User or Work groups)
    • Creates and tracks project budgets for assigned technical areas of responsibilities


    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience:


    • 10-15 years of progressive experience in data architecture, logical and physical relational database modeling and design, meta data management, operational database management, data warehousing, and enterprise data governance
    • 7-10 years of experience with industry related models (IBM unified data model) data governance and ODS.
    • Exposure to diverse large-scale technical configurations, technologies, and processing environments, including mainframe and Unix platforms
    • Deep knowledge of database technology capabilities, tools, and design patterns
    • Knowledge of all components of relational database design in a high-availability environment
    • Basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting
    • Strong understanding of object-oriented design and analysis
    • Strong understanding of service-oriented architecture design
    • Strong understanding of integration technologies and related standards (XML)


    Required Training and Education:


    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, database management, or a related study, or equivalent experience


    Desired Training and Education:


    • Master’s degree in Business or Computer Science
    • Certified project management professional (PMP)



    NASCO is a Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Affirmative Action Employer.


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