Data Architect Arlington /Herndon Virginia

Location: Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 07-18-2017
Government Agency is currently seeking a Full Time  Data Architect to provide onsite support in Arlington/Herndon.
 The Role:
  • Holds overall, senior-level technical responsibility for management, planning, design and implementation of Enterprise Data Architecture domain to ensure alignment of total Enterprise Architecture with business strategy.
  • Lead database architecture changes by working with the database management and enterprise architecture teams in alignment with long term vision and strategy.
  • Lead the design and implementation of replicated solutions for Sybase to Sybase and Sybase to Oracle data transfer.
  • Lead the capacity planning and enterprise architecture changes and consolidation efforts surrounding database hardware.
  • Maintain accountability for establishing the Data Architecture vision and championing efforts to reach that vision. Serves as the in-house database expert and authority by defining, implementing and enforcing all data integration standards and documentation.
  • Continually reviews and suggests improvement to the Data Architecture processes, policies, and vision and explores new and emerging technologies.  Leads the investigation and adaptation of beneficial Data Architecture technologies and tools.
  • Leads strategy, development and implementation of an Enterprise Data Model and strategy development for usage of Operational Data Stores. 
  • Contributes in developing transparent and well understood enterprise data governance processes, rules and technologies to support them.
  • Collaborates with business units, data owners and DBA team to successfully implement and maintain an enterprise level business analytics and data warehousing solution.  Identifies and promotes best practices for data modeling within information areas, providing oversight for all activities related to data cleansing, data quality and data consolidation using industry standard data modeling methods and processes.
  • Displays demonstrated ability in communicating the overall customer data architecture to both technical and business constituencies.
  • Develops guidelines and best practices to ensure data standardization and consistency.
  • Leads design of exception handling and data cleansing / standardization procedures and business transformation rules and logic.  Leads the development of processes to avoid redundancy in data elements, where applicable.
What You Need to Bring to the Table:
  • Possess at least a Master's degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent experience.
  • At least 6 years’ experience in Data Architecture and in Data modeling, Database design and administration.   In depth knowledge of Sybase 
  • Good understanding and hands on experience with Sybase ASE, Sybase replication server and Enterprise Data Connect (ECDA).
  • Deep understanding of relational DBMS and SQL and attention to detail.
  • Experience with data modeling tools such as ERStudio, ERWIN, etc.
  • Ability to present solutions precisely to various levels of management and work across different groups as well as perform limited project management to implement the proposed solutions.  Previous experience with database related project management desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as documentation skills a must. 
  • Database and project management certifications an added plus.
  • Experience with Oracle DB is an added plus
  • Experience with Data Analytics and Business Intelligence solutions is a plus
Clearance Required: US Citizen or Green Card Holder - Must be able to obtain "Public Trust" level clearance
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