Data Architect
Softtek - Creve Coeur, MO

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We are seeking an experienced Data Architect to support our client near St. Louis, MO. This is a 12 month, W2 contract position, with a possible 12 month extension.

Softtek offers a generous benefits package for our consultants, with no waiting period .

Essential Job Function:
Our client’s scientists are defining the science for biotechnology, molecular and field breeding. Accordingly we have developed and are continuing to develop R&D solutions that is unrivaled in the industry. This opportunity would allow the accepted candidate to contribute directly to this effort by providing top-tier data architecture support and strategic advice.

The successful candidate will work with the Technology Pipeline Solutions (TPS) IT team in the analysis, design and development of enterprise-class data solutions. This position will guide the team in our efforts around “best fit data architecture” using one or more database technologies including Transactional DB, NoSQL DB, MPP databases, massive distributed non structured databases, both in terms of engineering the backend solutions and providing operational support. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years deep experience with a variety of database technologies including Oracle, NoSQL data stores, Hadoop.
The candidate must be capable of understanding data strategy on an enterprise level, implement the data architecture on a project level, and have the excellent communication skills necessary to successfully interact with, solution architects, product owners, Project managers, developers, business analysts and testers.

Specific responsibilities will include:
Prepares design, specifications, estimated costs and construction time of the data requirements.

Investigate source systems to locate and understand existing data domains areas and integration points across research pipeline .

Develop integration designs consistent with Information Management principles collaborating with key IT stakeholders to ensure that solutions meet project requirements and fit within the broader enterprise architecture context.

Provide thought leadership in data management strategies, governance and design. Integrating internal and external product components into a cohesive design

Prepares design, specifications, estimated costs and construction time of the data requirements.

Collaborate closely with Solution architects to define and implement effective and efficient solutions to business challenges and opportunities.

Adhere to data architecture standards and strategies for designing solutions.

Collaborate with Data Modelers and data developers to implement conceptual data models into high performing, scalable database structures.

Participate in the research, design and development of scaling strategies for our very large and growing data assets.

Required Skills / Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Computer Information Systems.

5+ years as a Data Architect or Data Modeler within IT project environments.

Experience of integration of process and data across the entire pipeline applied to many data domains.

Experience describing abstract concepts, designs and relationships within a data domain as it applies to many applications and products.

Develop domain specific, e.g. Master Data or Advanced Analytics, architecture pattern as required.

Responsible for architectural governance of multiple data management development efforts.

Engage with project teams to ensure their solutions are consistent with the defined future state enterprise architecture. Dbs

Desired Skills

2+ years’ experience with NoSQL data stores (e.g., Cassandra, MongoDB)

Experience with Hadoop

Expert in at least one scripting language – Scala, Python, etc.

Expert experience with large-scale, distributed systems design and deployments with a strong understanding of scaling, performance and scheduling

Able to communicate clearly with peers as well as management and provide technical leadership to more junior team members.

Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities

The ability to socialize ideas, make recommendations and gather team consensus to move forward

Contribute in technical leadership to data foundations team as we develop our best fit data architecture approach based on technologies such as Oracle Exadata, Hadoop, CouchBase, Cassandra, MongoDB and

Develop a strategic method for deploying these technologies to efficiently solve the company’s varied Big Data processing requirements.

Lead data strategy in a project scope, design and architecture while providing input to the scrum team on how to utilize NoSQL Technologies..

Understanding of database design techniques for OLTP, data warehouse, and data mart design.

Experience in data modeling and data architecture principles.

Experience in RDBMS technologies – Oracle and SQL Server.

Experience in using tools such as Erwin, PowerDesigner, or Qdesigner.

Understanding/experience in working within an iterative development environment.

Experience with Oracle Spatial Technology

Ability to perform in a loosely-structured environment, identify opportunities for improvement, proactively solicit stakeholder input, and drive development of a solution

Education / Certifications:
BS Degree or equivalent experience.
Candidates must pass a background check and skills assessment.

Softtek Integration Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, place of national origin and other categories protected by law are not factors in employment, promotion, compensation or working conditions.

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Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global provider of process-driven IT solutions with 30 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. With nine Global Delivery Centers in Mexico, China, Brazil, Argentina and Spain, Softtek helps improve time-to-business-solution, lower costs of existing applications, deliver better engineered and tested applications, and produce predictable outcomes for top-tier corporations in over 20 countries. Through on-site, on-shore and its trademarked Global Nearshore™ service delivery models, Softtek teams with CIOs to constantly increase the business value of IT. Softtek is the creator and a leader of the nearshore industry.


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