Principle Architect Business Intelligence/Master Data Management Job
Microsoft - Issaquah, WA

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Job Category: Technical Service and IT
Location: Issaquah, WA, US
Job ID: 820927-100418
Division: IT

Interested in driving architecture for how the world’s largest Master Data Management (MDM) implementation integrates with Microsoft’s brand-new Business Intelligence (BI) Marketplace Services? Interested in being a part of a world-wide Solution Management and Engineering team responsible for end to end solution quality across a multi-product solution space? Interested in leveraging your seasoned engineering experiences to drive complex design into a large portfolio of high performance Master Data Management (MDM) and Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions systems that set the stage for how Self Service Business Intelligence (BI) gets done in the industry? If you think you have what it takes, then read on.

Enterprise Data Services (EDS) is a division within Strategic Enterprise Services IT and Microsoft IT responsible for enterprise-wide data services. Our mission is to enable highly shareable, accessible, trustworthy, secure, and connected data experiences enabling insights at the speed of business. Data is the lifeblood of our business, and generating insights and new experiences from data is our value proposition to the Microsoft Enterprise. Enterprise Data Services (EDS) runs a large portfolio of Master Data Management (MDM) and Business Intelligence (BI) services our customers rely on to do their everyday job. With over 40 active delivery projects running at a single time, the scope of our services span Business-to-Business, Business-to-Consumer, and Business-to-Employee solutions. Enterprise Data Services’ (EDS) offerings cover internal Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions that run the Microsoft’s official financials all the way to customer & partner facing solutions that have won recent TWC Engineering Excellence awards.

Faced with an ever changing business and technology landscape, EDS is seeking a strong, seasoned Architect with a roll-up-your-sleeves approach to help drive our organization in maturing software design, our data model designs, and our system integration practices, all to enable the next generation of B2B, B2C, and B2E solution offerings on Microsoft’s latest cloud-based service offerings. The best candidate will have experience enabling Enterprise-wide *Services* built on high scale, always-on N-tiered OLTP systems as well as high scale, OLAP/BI systems that can run Fortune 100 style enterprises. This position requires deep software design skills as well as strong data architecture skills. Experience building on top of 3rd party systems/tools is needed, especially in integrating 3rd party tools with Microsoft technologies. End to end architecture thought leadership is expected when trying to influence our 600+ person team spanning the globe (US, India, China). Ability to partner with other IT architects & leaders to deliver joint solutions is a must. The role requires spending around 1/3rd of the time reviewing/authoring/collaborating on designs (OLTP: C#, .NET, SQL; OLAP: 3rd Party, SQL), 1/3rd of the time in authoring and driving standards & documentation, and 1/3rd of the time researching & communicating software and data strategy.

Qualifications and experience include:
•15+ years of industry experience developing software products or delivering enterprise-scale OLTP and OLAP solutions
•10+ years of industry experience designing data architecture, data models, and data standards
•Solid experience shipping at least two large scale distributed or enterprise systems and at least two large scale OLAP/BI solutions. Experience implementing high scale MDM solutions highly preferred.
•Deep knowledge of Windows and SQL Server platform & architecture; experience with Informatica preferred
•Deep programming experience in .NET, SQL/T-SQL, and C# (required). The majority of our customer middle tier and front end code base is C#, and 100% of our custom back-end tier is SQL. Experience in WCF, SQL Server, XML, Web Services, IIS, Analysis Services, MDX queries, Reporting Services, and Data Warehousing is implied.
•Experience in defining, designing, and implementing Conceptual Data Models, Logical Data Models, and finally to Physical Data Models.
•Ability to self-author clear, direct architectural artifacts that can be consumed by peer-architects, peer-developers, peer-program managers, and peer-testers.
•Ability to design and vett multiple technical solutions and provide technical guidance to management on the best option.
•Ability to work with Engineering, Solution Management, and our Customers teams to understand both business and technical scenarios to generate architectural design options. Ability to present data driven recommendations to drive design choices.
•Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
•Strong cross-groups skills
•Exceptional problem solving, troubleshooting, planning, and organizational navigation skills
•Ability to see emerging technology trends in industry and bring that knowledge to work group
•Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer information systems, or a related study (Master's degree preferred). Microsoft certifications like Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and Microsoft Certified Application Developer preferred.
Required skills: •15+ years of industry experience developing software products or delivering enterprise-scale OLTP and OLAP solutions
•10+ years of industry experience designing data architecture, data models, and data standards
•Solid experience shipping at least two large scale distributed or enterprise systems and at least two large scale OLAP/BI solutions.
•7+ years of deep programming experience in .NET, SQL/T-SQL, and C#. The majority of our customer middle tier and front end code base is C#, and 100% of our custom back-end tier is SQL
• Experience in defining, designing, and implementing Conceptual Data Models, Logical Data Models, and finally to Physical Data Models.
•Ability to self-author clear, direct architectural artifacts that can be consumed by peer-architects, peer-developers, peer-program managers, and peer-testers.
•Ability to design and vett multiple technical solutions and provide technical guidance to management on the best option.
•Ability to work with Engineering, Solution Management, and our Customers teams to understand both business and technical scenarios to generate architectural design options. Ability to present data driven recommendations to drive design choices.
•Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
•Strong cross-groups skills
•Exceptional problem solving, troubleshooting, planning, and organizational navigation skills
•Ability to see emerging technology trends in industry and bring that knowledge to work group
Preferred Skills:
•Deep knowledge of Windows and SQL Server platform & architecture; experience with Informatica preferred
•Experience implementing high scale MDM solutions highly preferred
•Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer information systems, or a related study (Master's degree preferred). Microsoft certifications like Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and Microsoft Certified Application Developer preferred.
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