Data Architect
National Marrow Donor Program - Minneapolis, MN

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The Data Architect is responsible for the data architecture solutions on various projects that support the organization in achieving its strategic goals. The architecture will cover data at rest stored in the databases, data in flight used for operational integration, and data provisioning for BI. The position is also responsible for advancing and promoting the enterprise data standards, metadata management, business semantics, data modeling and information lifecycle management.

Minimum Education:
Bachelors degree in Computer Science, or Business with an emphasis in Management Information Technology. However, upon evaluation, equivalent related experience and/or education may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Minimum Experience:
Minimum of 6 years of IT experience in the software engineering or analysis roles

Minimum of 3 years of Data Modeling & Architecture experience.

Key Knowledge:
Proficiency in Data Analysis and Data Modeling of OLTP and/or OLAP systems using ERD and/or UML modeling techniques.

Proficiency in using PowerDesigner (strongly preferred) or other modeling tools.

Experience in data integration techniques using variety of ETL tools and/or XML messaging.

Experience in SQL, Transact SQL, PL/SQL development

Key Skills:
Strong technical skills and ability to understand the business strategy and implement that vision through technology

Forward thinker with enquiring mind and the ability to grasp the diversity of our systems and network, and the ability to make recommendations and implement solutions

The ability to abstract general principles from specifics

Strong business acumen and awareness of business requirements determining database design

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Demonstrate sound judgment and reasoning skills

Strong ability to assess complex situations, set priorities and implement action plans

Strong organization skills, and able to work in a team environment

An attitude of positive determination and accountability

Other Requirements: