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Cloud Data Architect
Ref No.: 18-00117
Location: Malvern, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 08/27/2018
Provide technical leadership for major data strategies enabling us to advance architecture success with public cloud adoption. The senior Architect would help guide the technical architecture for projects such as data replication, metadata, DBaaS, data modeling for the Data Lake on Cloud and data security. Shaping an architecture to meet the needs of cloud data architecture will be the primary technical objective of the role. Position is responsible for overseeing cloud computing strategy.
Expert knowledge of database technology is also key for the role as architecture support for legacy DBMSs (especially Oracle and DB2) which will remain a feature of workloads that don't move to public cloud. Advanced knowledge of NoSQL and Graph databases, Hadoop, and ETL technologies will be needed to design overall data platform designs.

Duties and Responsibilities
· Provides the architectural leadership in shaping strategic technology programs, which focus on both Business of IT (e.g., Unified Communication, SOI) and LOB-specific strategic technology programs.
· Continuously pursues advanced level technical acumen:
o Attends conferences and engages in associated activities (e.g., conducting presentations, leading workshops, etc.).
o Consumes and contributes content from and to Open Source communities.
· Provides architecture thought leadership and expertise including cost optimization
· Defines reference and implementation architectures.
· Produces technology roadmaps in support of IT's vision and strategy.
· Develops proof-of-concept prototypes and initial implementation models.
· Monitors implementation activity to ensure architecture and design principles are upheld.
· Ensures implementation solutions support architecture objectives (availability, scalability, performance, security, etc.), as appropriate.
· Communicates complicated technical concepts effectively to a broad group of stakeholders.
· Establishes relationships with IT leaders, architects, and technical specialists for the purpose of advancing proposed architectural solutions.
· Coaches and mentors more junior architects.
· Utilizes a general understanding of the competitive landscape and corporate and business unit strategies to provide context for architectural decision making.

· Minimum eight years relevant work experience.
· Highly experienced with Redshift, Glue, EMR, and Data Quality tools/procedures
· Strong database and cloud expertise, along with experience with data replication technology required
· Strong knowledge of micro-services and DDAAS required
· Expert level AWS knowledge is required
· Minimum five years big data or advanced analytics experience required
· Experience with Enterprise Information Management (EIM) is required
· Experience with CDC tools (Attunity preferred) to move data from OnPrem sources