Lead Data Architect at CUNA Mutual Group in Illinois Medical District, IL

CUNA Mutual Group

๐Ÿ“Œ Illinois Medical District, IL
๐Ÿ•‘ January 19, 2021
๐Ÿท๏ธ Full Time
๐Ÿท๏ธ ERP software
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Lead Data Architect (Remote)

Job Purpose: This position will report to Director of Architecture, Innovation and will lead the data and solutions architects to drive our efforts for Digital Solutions architecture team; the initial focus will be on helping to build our Data Architecture group which will manage both FTEs and contractors. The Lead Architect, Digital Solutions is responsible for developing data competency and people aligned with the right technical skills for our Innovation projects. Open to remote

Job Responsibilities

Data Architecture 65%:Define standards for naming, describing, governing, managing, modeling, cleansing, enriching, transforming, moving, storing, searching and delivering data within the H2IC organization.
Understand how data is, or will be, used and implication on people, process, products and technology.
Continually evaluate and improve enterprise data solutions by implementing sound data architecture fundamentals and principlesMap to data entities that can define how information should flow and be consumed by various business and IT consumers.
Support policies and procedures enforced by the data governance committee to ensure best practices of data architecture including audit, balance, controls, etc. Create technology roadmaps and architecture to meet the business requirements of a modern analytics platform.
Architect and design an agile data integration environment(s) to meet the continually evolving needs of the organization.
Pursue a modern data architecture, leveraging cloud-based architecture.
Promote Group / Product agility by leading evolutionary architecture approaches (e.g. microservices, cloud shippable products, etc.)Participate in planning, defining and high-level designing of a solution - explore architectural alternatives and aid Agile teams in identifying technologies and making architectural decisions.
Synchronize architectural solution among Agile teams and resolve architectural differences and dependencies within the Group.
Define critical non-functional requirements for the solution.
Trusted advisor to Product owner on defining how to develop the solution, prioritize technical debt, or enablers.
Make sure architecture conforms to the agreed / defined architectural standards and target architecture.
Decide whether to pilot new technology solutions in the Group and make proposals to roll out successful solutions (coordinating with architects outside Group)Ensure that solutions developed meet nonfunctional requirements such as security, resiliency, etc. Participate in release preparation and planning to determine the necessary architectural improvements according to the architecture roadmap and current priorities in the Product backlog.
Leadership 25%:Develop and train architecture competencies within staff to increase productivitySet up interaction and knowledge sharing processes among team members in different agile teams.
Embrace and build a culture that drives innovation, high quality and outcome-based value deliverySet and continuously evolve vision for data architecture in line with industry and organization standards.
Manage interdependencies with architectural solutions defined by solutions architects.
Work closely with the Director of Architecture to build and assess the competency of employees and contractors.
Participating in Product Implementation 10%:Participate in solving complex problems that require the highest competency level as an expert or organizer of the necessary consultations with the other experts.
Assist product owner in identifying most suited competency member for the required work in agile teams

Job Requirements

10 years of experience and recognized as an expert in Data Architecture3 years of experience managing technical staff & coaching team members.
Demonstrated technical knowledge of cloud-native architecture, microservice architecture, Domain driven design, event driven micro-service architecture, design thinking, security and DevOps/CI/CD principles.
Experience architecting highly available systems that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability.
Experience designing target data architecture for a portfolio.
Experience with building a Data Lakes, Data Warehouses and different data modeling techniques that supports multi-tenancy.
Extensive experience with the storage technologies (ADLS Gen 2/Delta Lake, Azure Synapse Analytics/Snowflake/Azure SQL Database), data movement and transformation capabilities (Azure Data Factory, Data Lake Analytics, Databricks, Azure Stream Analytics, Spark, Azure Data Catalog)Hands on experience architecting & designing on Azure Synapse/Snowflake/Delta Lake, Databricks.
Good knowledge of Power BI, AI/ML concepts, designing pipelines for Predictive Analytics with multiple third-party integrations.
Create data dictionaries and business glossaries to document data lineages, data definitions and metadata for all business-critical data domains.
Understanding of information systems and data life-cycle management best practices and methodologies. Passion for data and analytics, translating data-driven insights into decisions and actions.
Knowledge of designing and building application using Container & Serverless technologies, services, and API models (e.g. Swagger, OpenAPI) is an advantage.
Innovation and strategic thinking to be able to continuously improve and evolve competencyLI-CHCUNA Mutual Group's insurance, retirement and investment products provide financial security and protection to credit unions and their members worldwide. As a dynamic and growing company, we strive to create a culture of performance, high standards and defined values. In return for your skills and contributions, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefit packages, significant professional growth, and the opportunity to win and be rewarded. Please provide your Work Experience and Education or attach a copy of your resume. Applications received without this information may be removed from consideration. Full time

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