Senior Data Architect

Bisk Education   •  

Tampa, FL

Industry: Education.


11 - 15 years

Posted 239 days ago

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The Senior Data Architect at Bisk will be responsible for designing, creating, deploying and managing the organization's data architecture by defining how the data will be stored, consumed, integrated and managed by different data entities and IT systems, as well as any applications using or processing that data in some way in support of the organization's strategic initiatives.  The Sr. Data Architect is also responsible for the design and implementation of data components for solutions during the design, build and maintenance phases of large projects and prepares datasets for modeling. The ideal candidate is expected to demonstrate the following skills/experience: hands-on skills in processing large data sets, familiarity with data structure, big-data concepts, cloud computing, data visualization tools and optimization techniques, excellent oral and written communication skills, client focus and the ability to support and enable teamwork. Must be self-motivated and able to operate independently with limited guidance and direction.  Must be a collaborative team player.   Sr. Data Architect Core Responsibilities

  • In this role, you will work directly with client stakeholders, a team of engineers, architects and thought leaders to discover, design, build and implement an exciting variety of business critical, line of business applications as well as cutting-edge cloud, big data and predictive analytics solutions
  • Design and create the physical data model for the data warehouse by analyzing the data from all source system applications
  • Create and maintain source to target mappings between the source system applications and the data warehouse, including business logic and data quality rules. This includes working with the source system application development teams to ensure the application databases follow appropriate data architecture principles
  • Provide a standard common business vocabulary, maintain the data lineage documentation and champion the maintenance of the business glossary by the data stewards
  • Own the Bisk Data Model (BDM) – the Bisk Business Language - and be responsible for the agile evolution of the model to enable the implementation of the intended business architecture. Develop and socialize data architecture principles to ensure their adoption by the application development teams
  • Build relationships with business stakeholders and partners to understand information needs
  • Work directly with client stakeholders to develop technical solutions for business cases
  • Provide insight into the changing database storage and utilization requirements for the company and offer suggestions for solutions
  • Analyze database implementation methods to make sure they are in line with company policies and any external regulations that may apply
  • Create data monitoring models for each product and work with our marketing team to create models ahead of new releases
  • Design and implement the process for integrating data design and implementation into the Bisk Agile Process
  • Partner with Business Agile Teams to establish a process that provides early stage user interface prototyping support and mentoring to consistently capture EDW / Reporting requirements
  • Provide a process of ‘Best Practice’ for Agile Team members to provide a good understanding of information structures, data gathering requirements, user needs and behaviors, and labeling techniques
  • Help maintain the integrity and security of the company data structure


  • 10+years of professional data and analytics solutiondesign and developmentexperiencewith expertise in several of the following areas:
    • Big Datatechnologies & tools such as (but not limited to) AWS, Power BI, Informatica, and other tools in the EDW / BI ecosystem
    • Predictive analytics: R, Azure Machine Learning
    • NoSQL topologies using tools like Hadoop, Cassandra, Mongo, etc.
    • In-depth knowledge of data warehousing, ETL/ELT and in-memory/cube use cases and patterns
    • SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse
    • SSRS, Power BI, Tableau
    • SSAS and DAX
    • Reporting Services
    • SSIS
  • Demonstrableexperiencein several of the following:
    • Strong skills in SQL and proven experience working with at least one of the major databases platforms (SQLServer, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, Sybase, or Postgres)
    • Data Lake and Data Lake Analytics
    • Knowledgeable of cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations
    • Strong analytical and reasoning skills that result in clear, robust, flexible architectures
    • Proven ability to drive complex design and development efforts in an agile environment
    • Skill at crystalizing requirements into clear priorities, estimates, tasks and deliverables
    • Drive to make others great though collaboration, example and mentoring
    • Passion to deliver craftsman-quality work both individually and as part of a team
    • Exemplary communication skills with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
    • Desire to rapidly grow competencies use new skills to design and implement solutions
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline
    • Experience with key reporting solutions including Adaptive Insights, and Power BI will be highly valued
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges in an enterprise environment
  • Demonstrated experience in creating enterprise logical data models using normalization techniques
  • Hands on experience leading large-scale global data warehousing and analytics projects
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and ability to lead effectively across organizations.
  • Deep understand of cloud infrastructuretechnologies
  • Proficiency working in an Agile environment
  • Prior experience in Education industry is a plus

Prior Work Experience and Education:

  • 10+ years or more of related experience
  • Bachelor's Degree is preferred