Senior Data Architect (Cloud Services) _ Director Consulting Expert

Burlington, MA

Senior Data Architect (Cloud Services) _ Director Consulting Expert

Category: Architecture

Main location: United States, Massachusetts, Burlington

Position ID: J0424-0983

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

We are seeking a seasoned hands-on Senior Data Architect for a Director Position with expertise in cloud data services, particularly AWS or Azure, to join our dynamic team. This role requires a strong understanding of cutting-edge data technologies, including Snowflake, ETL, Big Data, and cloud-based platforms. In addition to technical proficiency, the ideal candidate will have experience providing sales support and delivering data solutions to clients, ensuring alignment with their business objectives.

Join us in shaping the future of our data architecture and delivering innovative data solutions to our clients. If you have a passion for data and thrive in a fast-paced, client-focused environment, we'd love to hear from you!

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Data Architecture Design: Develop and maintain comprehensive data architecture blueprints leveraging cloud data services, aligning with business objectives, and ensuring scalability, reliability, and performance.

• Cloud Data Services Expertise: Serve as a subject matter expert in AWS or Azure data services, including data lakes, databases, analytics tools, and machine learning services. Architect scalable and cost-effective solutions on cloud platforms.

• Snowflake Mastery: Provide expert guidance on Snowflake data warehouse platform, optimizing architecture design, performance tuning, and implementing best practices to meet business requirements.

• ETL Development: Design and implement robust ETL processes, leveraging cloud-native tools and services to extract, transform, and load data from diverse sources into the data platforms.

• Big Data Technologies: Stay updated on the latest advancements in Big Data technologies, leveraging platforms like Data Bricks, Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, and related ecosystem tools to enhance data architecture and analytics capabilities.

• Sales Support and Client Solutions: Collaborate with account teams to understand client requirements, provide technical expertise during pre-sales activities, and develop data solutions tailored to client needs.

• Collaboration and Communication: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including data engineers, analysts, sales, and clients, to gather requirements, provide technical guidance, and drive alignment on data architecture solutions.

• Mentor: Work with other data engineers and mentor them to master the skills.

• Delivery: Lead client engagements as the Subject Mater Expert in implementing the solutions. Work with cross-functional teams, including data engineers, analysts, and clients, to gather requirements, provide technical guidance, and drive alignment on data architecture solutions.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.

• Overall 15+ years of IT experience.

• Proven experience as a Data Architect or similar role, with a minimum of [10+] years in designing and implementing data architecture solutions.

• Experience providing sales support and delivering data solutions to clients, understanding their business requirements and translating them into technical solutions.

• Strong proficiency in AWS or Azure cloud data services, with hands-on experience in architecting scalable and cost-effective solutions.

• Expertise in design, implementation and operationalization of large-scale data and analytics solutions on Snowflake Cloud platform. Hands-on experience in features like Time Travel, Zero Copy Cloning, Snow Pipe and Metadata Manager.

• In-depth understanding of ETL tools and techniques, as well as Data Analytics technologies utilizing a combination of products/frameworks like Glue, Azure Data Factory, Data Bricks, Spark, and Kafka.

• Familiarity with data governance principles, and data security standards.

• Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

• Relevant certifications in cloud platforms and data technologies are a plus.

• - Experience in optimizing the performance of data architecture components on cloud platforms. Identify bottlenecks and implement solutions to improve efficiency and scalability.

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $180,800 - $228,800.

At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. CGI’s benefits include:

• Competitive base salaries

• Eligibility to participate in an attractive Share Purchase Plan (SPP) in which the company matches dollar-for-dollar contributions made by eligible employees, up to a maximum, for their job category

• 401(k) Plan and Profit Participation for eligible members

• Generous holidays, vacation, and sick leave plans

• Comprehensive insurance plans that include, among other benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, out-of-county emergency coverage in all countries of employment;

• Back-up child care, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more.



  • Big Data

  • Data Architecture

  • ETL

  • Snowflake

What you can expect from us:

Together, as owners, let’s turn meaningful insights into action.

Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, height, weight, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

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