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Data Architect
Ref No.: 18-18647
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Job Title: Data Architect
Duration: 12 Months
Location: Des Moines, IA


The program involves developing an information architecture that may consist of, but is not limited to, the following features:
• Data flow diagrams detailing the end-to-end processing of transactional data
• Conceptual, logical and physical data models for each data domain
• A reporting platform for data analysis and predictive analytics

Extensive experience in mapping data flows and new database development is required. In this position, you will be the face of all things data for this project. You will need to be able to see the big picture while also able to work though the details to implement the big picture. This will involve working with the ETL Team on database design and verification, data integrity validation, and interactions with external stakeholders and customers. The candidate will have experience working in a fast-paced environment, working on multiple tasks simultaneously. The project is currently transitioning to agile, so agile experience is a plus.

Responsibilities
• Analyze data stored in a disparate set of systems to produce data requirements and provide architectural and decision support direction
• Use industry standards and/or best practices to complete data mapping and detailed data flows
• Lead the project team through the process of identifying inconsistencies in the data (e.g. duplicate data fields) and resolving accordingly
• Provide a consultative approach with business users, asking questions to understand the business need and deriving the data flow, logical, and physical data models based on those needs
• Be accountable for integrity and quality of data, ensuring the information meets customer needs
• Understand how the data interacts with the application code
• Ability to prioritize and manage concurrent projects, demonstrate initiative and work independently with minimal supervision
• Ability to read, understand and create design documents
• Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job.
Skill Required / Desired Amount of Experience
Experience working as a Data Architect Required 10 Years
Extensive background in relational database systems, specifically with MS SQL Server Required 5 Years
Experience using Transact SQL (T-SQL) to query, analyze and document relational databases Required 5 Years
Experience in analyzing client operations, evaluating current systems and reviewing objectives with clients Required 5 Years
Exceptional analytical, conceptual and problem-solving abilities Required 10 Years
Experience writing technical documentation (excellent written and oral communication skills required) Required 5 Years
Experience with iterative and/or Agile Scrum development methodologies Desired 2 Years
Experience in data warehouse design and dimensional modeling Desired 2 Years
Experience with Microsoft PowerBI Desired 2 Years
Experience with ETL scripting, specifically using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Desired 5 Years