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Senior Data Architect

Frederick, MD 21704

Posted: 07/10/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Data & Analytics Job Number: 613285 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

### Senior Data Architect

**Location Options:** Maryland Home Office, Maryland On-site two days a week traditionally Wednesday and Thursday

### I. Purpose and Objective

Our client seeks a Senior Data Architect to play a crucial role in designing, building, and enhancing a premier technology platform in the financial services sector. This role demands a strategic thinker capable of shaping the organization's data strategy and infrastructure to support business objectives, improve operational efficiency, and drive innovation.

### II. Essential Responsibilities

- Understand our client's business operations and goals, particularly in enhancing customer journeys in the insurance sector.
- Serve as a primary expert in data architecture, supporting Engineering, Product Development, Infrastructure, and Security teams with guidance and expertise.
- Lead efforts in identifying and documenting opportunities for data-driven technological advancements and modernization across business units.
- Ensure data architecture designs align with business objectives, technological best practices, and compliance standards.
- Drive the organization's transition to a cloud-native environment, focusing on Microsoft Azure for scalable, secure, and cost-effective data solutions.
- Apply TOGAF principles in detailed modeling and management of data assets within an Enterprise Architectural Management (EAM) framework.
- Mentor and provide technical leadership to a diverse team, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

### III. Qualifications

#### Education
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or Engineering required

#### Experience/Knowledge
- 6+ years in IT, with a focus on data engineering, consulting, or architectural roles, including 3+ years in data solutions architecture.
- Deep understanding of data infrastructure, cloud-based data solutions, data security, and governance principles, with a preference for Microsoft Azure expertise.
- Proven experience leading major data-centric IT projects from conceptualization to development readiness.
- Familiarity with Agile methodologies and a structured approach to data solution design.

#### Interpersonal Skills
- A commitment to learning, embracing challenges, and working collaboratively across teams and organizations.
- A strong sense of personal accountability, able to meet deadlines and contribute to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

#### Technical Skills
- Advanced knowledge of Azure cloud services, distributed architectures, data warehousing, Lakehouse architectures, and Azure ML.
- Experience with data security, GDPR, cloud networking, and data governance.

#### Preferred Certifications
- TOGAF 9.0, Microsoft Azure Data Engineer Associate (DP-203), Data Scientist Associate (DP-100), Data Analyst Associate (DP-500), Cosmos DB Developer Specialty (DP-420).

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