Data Architect - Contract (copy 2)
Object Technology Solutions Inc., (OTSI) - Plymouth, MN

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Company Description:
Object Technology Solutions Inc. (OTSI) is a leading Global Information Technology (IT) Services and Solutions company offering a wide array of Solutions for a range of key Verticals. Building on a core competency of efficient technology infrastructure outsourcing, the company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, and has a strong presence in US, Europe and Asia-Pacific with a Global Delivery Center based in India.

We are committed to a result driven approach coupled with our quest for total customer satisfaction. Our efforts to better understand the business of our clients, enables us to act as a true partner by striving for common goals. Our professionals are hand picked and possess years of experience in analyzing, designing, and delivering information technology solutions.

OTSI offers a broad range of IT application solutions and services including; e-Business solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation and Post Implementation Support, Application development, Application Maintenance, Software customizations services.

Our unique 'SmartSourcing' global delivery model allows our clients to maximize their return on investment by leveraging our onsite, offsite, offshore and hybrid delivery capabilities. Our 'SmartSourcing' capabilities that combine on-site, off-site and offshore development methodologies and support frameworks to ensure compressed delivery timeframes and reduced costs for our customers.

Today, our solutions provide strategic advantage to several fortune 1000 organizations in the world. We have long-standing and vibrant partnerships with several companies across the world.

Job Description:
Overview

The Technical Architect is a hybrid position as compared to larger shops in the industry. It combines the role of architect, consultant, troubleshooter, extract, transform and load (ETL), application developer and EAI expert into a single position. However depending on the domain (Application, Data, System, Security), level of expertise may vary.

Define, analyze, and review architecture and technical requirements.

Involve and recommend enterprise’s server hardware, operating system for the enterprise data warehouse.

Participates in the drafting of Service Level Agreements (SLA).

Lead a team of developers and mentor junior team members.

Involve in enterprise application integration (EAI). This includes defining the opportunities for integration, selecting the tools, specifying the shared data & code resources, defining the interfaces and data-flows, and monitoring the success of said integration.

Responsible for defining the application tiers, frameworks, components types and interfaces. Also, creates the first-draft graphical template of UML design models used by the Project Architects.

Specifies and provides ownership of reusable application components or reusable application code.

Sets Data Policy and the technical solution for the management, storage, access, navigation, movement, and transformation of data.

Specifies recommended DBMS and ETL tools and technologies for structured and unstructured content.

Reviews the policies and work of the Data Base Administrators.

Provide framework, stewardship, governance, and decision making for the management of enterprise data for project development teams, business users and other stake-holders.

Balance short-term versus long-term actions, strategic versus tactical requirements, while continuing to move forward towards the strategic vision; participate in the road map to achieve the vision.

Develop standards, process flows and tools that promote and facilitate the mapping of data sources, documenting interfaces and data movement across the enterprise.

Provide architectural solutions covering data structures, sourcing, integration, security, and retention

Define governance and best practices around meta-data to ensure an integrated definition of data for enterprise information, and to ensure the accuracy, validity, reusability, and consistent definitions for common reference data.

Elicit requirements and translate the requirements into models by building conceptual, logical and physical data models.

Involve in data roadmap, current / target state for enterprise data.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field MS a plus

12+ years experience in software development and database applications with a majority of this experience in data strategy, souring, modeling, integration, and architecture

Specific types of experience:
Experience in data analysis, data profiling, data integration, and data quality.

Provide framework, stewardship, governance, and decision making for the management of enterprise data for project development teams, business users and other stake-holders.

Balance short-term versus long-term actions, strategic versus tactical requirements, while continuing to move forward towards the strategic vision; participate in the road map to achieve the vision.

Develop standards, process flows and tools that promote and facilitate the mapping of data sources, documenting interfaces and data movement across the enterprise.

Provide architectural solutions covering data structures, sourcing, integration, security, and retention.

Experience in data analysis, data profiling, data integration, and data quality.

Define governance and best practices around meta-data to ensure an integrated definition of data for enterprise information, and to ensure the accuracy, validity, reusability, and consistent definitions for common reference data.

Experience in tuning DataWarehouses.

Extensive experience in creating data warehouses, data marts, and modeling (3NF and dimensional).

Data modeling experience creating both dimensional and relational models; ERWIN experience is preferred.

Advanced knowledge of SQL, database performance, RDBMS, and Query tools.

Prior experience in ETL, reporting and analytics, and business intelligence tools is preferred

Prior experience in health care domain is preferred.

CBIP (certified business intelligence professional) from TDWI is nice to have.

Skills and Abilities:
Ability to evaluate, analyze, design and implement solutions based on technical requirements.

Ability to identify solutions to complex problems and business processes using tools and technologies to improve efficiency through automation, re-use, design patterns, and best practices

Strong verbal and written communication skills including interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate to a variety of audiences in both verbal and written form

Ability to collaborate with all levels of a complex organization to meet the needs of business and IT

Ability to deal effectively in a team environment and provide project direction and counsel, provide recommendations to senior management, and collaborate beyond the immediate project team to meet the needs of business.

Excellent oral, written, and communication skills

Excellent problem solving skills

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