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Data Architect

Category: Architecture

City: Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Position ID: J0421-0335

Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

The systems development project team is in need of a Data Architect to provide direction and thought leadership. Identified individual will apply direct experience with emerging data technologies and traditional platforms (with focus on emerging technologies) to define the data strategy and direction for the development project. Individual will understand how various data in motion and data at rest approaches affect the wider product and user ecosystem and be able to analyze tradeoffs to arrive at recommended decisions and roadmap. Individual will be able to articulate benefits, tradeoffs, and rationalization of recommendations to all levels of the organization. Individual will have experience in determining environmental (e.g. hardware), software, and support requirements to evaluate total cost of ownership within analysis. Individual will have direct experience in traditional data architecture responsibilities including data modelling for operational and analytical functions.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

Define data strategy and data roadmap for the development project covering areas including:

  • Data in motion

  • Data at rest

  • Machine Learning

  • Platforms

  • Toolsets

Evaluate options and determine impacts of various data architecture solutions

  • Environment Sizing

  • Software requirements

  • Support skillset requirement

Create data models to ensure optimal leverage of technologies and design against business needs


• Defining data roadmap / data transformation strategies

• Architecting Data Hub’s, Data Services and Data projects

• Data Modelling

• Cloud data implementations

• Prototyping applications and determining requirements

• BI migration and transformation projects

• Multiple projects implementations using BI and Analytic tools

• Implementing ML models and operationalization of models

• Managing technology projects and experience with industry standard business intelligence/DW reference architecture

• Emerging technologies data management (in motion/at rest)

• Banking vertical

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Must have comprehensive data management experience (system design, data warehousing and BI)

• Must have experience with emerging data and event streaming technologies including design and sizing activities (e.g. Kafka, noSQL)

• 8+ years of experience in Designing Data platforms

• Experience with Data transition and Data architecture

• Cloud data project implementation

Must live in proximity to a CGI office

Est. Salary Range (Colorado Only): $152,000-$180,000*

*Disclaimer: In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, effective January 1, 2021, a good faith hourly or base salary range must be posted for all positions where the work may be performed in the state of Colorado. Therefore, this good faith salary range will only apply where this described position will be performed in the state, and should not be considered the compensation range in other locations or for other positions.

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• 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



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