Senior Enterprise Architect (2012145)
Management Science Associates, Inc. - Pittsburgh, PA

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Since 1963, Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA), has been an
international leader in analytical software and information-based systems.
With 850 employees and over 40 years of continual growth, MSA specializes in
data management and data warehousing, business analysis, media services, and
custom workflow integration and software. Headquartered in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, MSA also has offices in New York; Atlanta; High Point, NC;
China; United Kingdom; and Malaysia.

Overview: Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA) is seeking an experienced Enterprise Architect to lead the transformation of a mostly siloed and localized set of ‘Big Data’ business intelligence and analytic point-solutions into a coherent, standardized, cost-effective, scalable, secure and flexible enterprise architecture. The successful candidate must have knowledge and experience with large-scale data warehousing and analytics from multiple perspectives: database, compute, information, performance, storage, network, process, flow, integration, security and application. This position will provide vision, leadership and strategy as well as actively participate in the design, implementation and subsequent operations and support of the enterprise architecture. The successful candidate must be well versed in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), cloud computing, multi-tier, multi-site enterprise BI applications, distributed and parallel data management, partitioning, caching, memory hierarchies, virtualization, horizontal, vertical and hybrid data layouts, storage servers/appliances, clustering, and replication. The resultant enterprise infrastructure must be high performing, scalable, highly available, robust and secure to support products and services for large, respected clients in the CPG industry. This is a very technical and challenging leadership position requiring the ability to motivate, mentor and work effectively with other functional organizations.


Transform a siloed and localized set of ‘Big Data’ business intelligence and analytic point-solutions into a coherent, standardized, cost-effective, scalable, secure and flexible enterprise architecture that supports products and services for large CPG clients

Recommend, architect, design, operate and maintain an enterprise architecture that supports large-scale analytics

Ensure the architecture is optimized for large dataset acquisition, analysis, storage, cleansing, transformation and reclamation

Develop standards and methodologies for benchmarking, performance, evaluation, testing, security and privacy

Perform financial analysis, impact analysis, performance analysis, and security reviews for the enterprise architecture

Ensure the architecture adheres to enterprise architecture best-practices that meet and exceed security, manageability, scalability, performance, availability, visibility and flexibility requirements

Provide recommendations, technical direction and leadership for Hadoop and NoSQL technologies as part of the overall enterprise architecture

Manage and track costs against budgets and continuously improve productivity

Participate in regular status meetings to track progress, resolve issues, mitigate risks and escalate concerns in a timely manner

Collaborate with Product and Project Management, Architecture, Testing, Quality Assurance, Operations, Client Services, and executive management to ensure the integration efforts meet release schedules, goals, and objectives

Contribute to the development, review, and maintenance of product requirements documents, technical design documents and functional specifications

Help architect and design innovative, customer-centric solutions based on deep knowledge of large-scale data and application integration technology and the CPG industry

Help create solutions that enable our CPG clients to make impactful decisions at their moment of need

Required Skills:
Requires a four-year degree in Computer Science/Information Technology, Computer/Electrical engineering or equivalent experience

Master’s degree in Business (MBA), Computer Science/Software Engineering or related degree program is preferred

Minimum ten years of large-scale enterprise system development and operations experience with at least five years of enterprise architecture experience and three years working with enterprise data warehousing and business intelligence technologies and solutions

Experience and detailed knowledge of ‘Big Data’ technologies (e.g. Hadoop, NoSQL, BigTable, HBase) and large data sets

Experience and detailed knowledge of application integration technologies such as ESB’s and SOA

Experience and detailed knowledge of integrating and aggregating large data sets into high-volume data warehouse applications using highly-varied and high-velocity data collection systems

Experience and working knowledge with schedulers, workload management, availability, scalability and distributed data platforms

Experience and working knowledge with agile/scrum methodologies to iterate quickly on product changes, developing user stories and working through backlogs

Experience in technical product road map creation and implementation

Excellent communication skills

Ability to integrate research and best practices into problem avoidance and continuous improvement

Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

Customer service and solution oriented

Extremely knowledgeable of industry standards and trends

Be able to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills

Strong leadership presence/charisma. Positive and proactive leadership style.
As an international industry leader, we can offer you an exceptional working environment, salary commensurate with experience and an incredible benefits package including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Casual dress
  • Profit Sharing & Savings Plan (401K with matching funds)
  • On-site massages
  • A Floating Holiday in addition to Vacation and Eight Paid Holidays
  • Free Parking
  • Cash Bonuses paid for employee referrals
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Plans, and Short and Long Term Disability
MSA requests that you apply for this position through our web site to ensures efficient processing of your application. Submitting a resume by email, mail, fax or through the apply button on a resume web site will cause relevant information to be missed. Please use the following link to apply:

Your interest in our company is appreciated however, only candidates considered for interview selection will be notified.

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