Data Architect Job Description Sample

Here is a sample job description template for the position of Data Architect.

Company: _____________________

Job Title: Data Architect

Location of the Job: Rockville, MD

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Job Description:

Most companies say they have great culture, work-life balance, and exciting opportunities.​ So, what can we say here that will differentiate us?​ Only the truth: our corporate culture is different.​

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the entire Business Intelligence team to provide an Enterprise BI Platform that conforms to consistent methodologies, standards and industry best practices.​
  • Participate in defining overall data architectures for custom business applications.​
  • Work with numerous teams in Demand Media to architect a data centric approach to Business Processes and Reporting.​
  • Participate in supporting the Operations team to ensure that the BI Platform is operating efficiently and handle escalation issues from QA and Operations as they arise.​
  • Understand the business objectives and provide solutions that efficiently meet the objects in a timely manner with a focus on data integrity and quality.​
  • Ensure that all of the products and data within the platform are architected and integrated as a cohesive unit, ensure proper documentation, source control and change management are adhered to.​
  • Participate in evaluating requirements, working with engineers and product managers to provide solutions to end users.​
  • Product Teams to ensure a holistic integration of an enterprise BI solution within the entire Demand Media ecosystem.​
  • Provide technical leadership to other members of the development team and project managers in a positive manner to deliver on-time and above standard applications for our clients.​
  • Participate in BI product evaluations, RFP’s, POC’s and business decisions to ensure fit and scale into the platform and the organization.​ Ensure that the
  • Lead efforts for data modeling.​

Position Requirements:

  • Extensive experience with very large data repositories (10+​ terabytes).​
  • Must be highly motivated, a quick learner, to work independently or on a team and drive solutions with minimal supervision.​
  • Experience with full Software Development Lifecycle methodologies.​
  • Flexible: capable of juggling multiple priorities and willing to do what it takes to meet critical deadlines.​
  • Effective communicator: able to work with executives, engineers, managers, web/​API/​database developers, QA testers, internal customers and external partners.​
  • Extensive experience architecting OLTP/​OLAP databases with enterprise modeling tools like ERStudio, Erwin, etc.​
  • Strong written communication skills including design documentation, proof of concept and prototype analysis and documentation.​
  • Expert level understanding of relational database concepts, dimensional database concepts and database architecture and design.​
  • Experience with Netezza, Data Allegro, Teradata or other large scale data warehouse appliances
  • Deep understanding of data warehouse approaches, industry standards and industry best practices.​
  • Very competent SQL skills for multiple platforms.​
  • 7-10 years working as an Architect for software development, database and Business Intelligence Solutions.​

Work Hours: Competitive salaries Medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and other benefits

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Salary: We offer competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits

Contact Information:

[Contact Person]

Phone: ______________________

Fax: ________________________

E-mail: ______________________