Position: Principle Enterprise Information Architect
Location: Boston, MA Area

Principle Enterprise Information Architect - Asset Management - Boston, MA Area - Outstanding Package
Outstanding Compensation Package - Base + Bonus + PS
Local Candidates Only - No Sponsorship


Large, successful, and growing Boston based Investment Management Firm - Great Company - Lots of Upside - Excellent Compensation Package - Bonus - Profit Sharing etc. Join a team oriented, collaborative, results focused environment and become part of an elite organization with great growth possibilities.

Position Responsibilities - Summary:

The Enterprise Information Architect will play a key technical leadership role in defining direction as well as implementing major transformational data-related projects planned over the next 3-5 years.

She/he will be responsible for leading and engaging in information/data management projects including the Enterprise Information Architecture, information models and flows, data dictionaries, data standards, and data quality standards and processes.

The Enterprise Information Architect is responsible for developing and maintaining the logical Enterprise Information Architecture that enables seamless information interoperability of all of our systems - from transaction systems, reporting & document management systems as well as information delivery systems.

Key Responsibilities:

- Develop and evangelize Enterprise Information Architecture and provide technical leadership for developing and maintaining the enterprise information architecture.

- Identify gaps in the Corporate Information/Data Model and address them actively in collaboration with business facing teams using a deep understanding of financial services

- Ensure systems alignment with the information lifecycle.

- Maintain a library of the enterprise information models (i.e., information models, information flows, data dictionaries, etc) and develop/enforce the change control process for the Enterprise Information Architecture artifacts.

- Coordinate information/data changes that occur as part of new development, maintenance and enhancements to ensure consistency with the Corporate Information/Data Model.

- Lead the development and maintenance of information management standards and conventions (e.g., naming standards, information architecture gates in the IT development projects, etc).

- In collaboration with the Information Integration teams, define, develop, maintain, and communicate information exchange standards that will be used by downstream systems.

- Align Enterprise Information Architecture efforts with other Enterprise Architecture/ Information Management counterparts to ensure overall alignment of architecture components.

Keys to This Position:

The individual will meet with the Fixed Income and Equity Systems Managers to understand their needs in regards to Data Information workflow. Then the individual will communicate that to the technical architects who will implement the technical solution. Someone that is deeply technical is not the right person - it is more of an Analyst role.

1. Domain knowledge: The candidate must have a strong knowledge of the Asset Management industry and how the business operates. Ideally the candidate will come from another asset management firm.

2. Information Architecture skills: The candidate will have a focus at a Lead Systems Analyst level in the areas of Information/Data Architecture and Integration, Data Modeling, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, etc.

3. Must have strong Client Relationship and Leadership skills. This individual will interface with the Investment Systems team and the Investment Data team among others. Experience understanding Fixed Income, Equities and Derivatives is important.

4. This individual will be very similar to a Lead Systems Analyst, but in the Data Architecture space. The individual needs a deep knowledge of the Asset Management business (i.e. Fixed Income, Equities, etc.) and the underlying business process and the Data that facilitates the Workflow.

Required Skills and Competencies:

- Master’s degree in software or systems engineering, computer science, information systems management or the equivalent.

- At least 10 years progressive experience in enterprise information/data related disciplines, i.e., data modeling, architecture and integration.

- Proven experience in developing information architectures aligned with information lifecycle management within financial services.

- Proven experience performing conceptual, logical and physical data modeling with data modeling tools (Erwin/ModelMart) and database design in complex, large-scale data environments.

- Proven experience in transactional data modeling (3NF), dimensional modeling and object oriented modeling. Proven experience in developing scalable design of entities using advanced data structures (e.g., tall tables) is a plus.

- Knowledge of application modeling languages/techniques (e.g., UML, OML, entity relationship modeling, DFDs) including the ability to create and read the associated diagrams.

- Proven experience creating enterprise models incorporating master and reference data.

- Experience in creation of data dictionaries, defining metadata management approaches and governance processes.

- Experience in developing and implementing IT architecture plans, Enterprise Information Architecture standard and guidelines, software development methodologies and strategic plans.

- Experience in developing data sharing standards and architecting scalable service oriented solutions.

- Solid understanding of transaction and information systems, data warehouses, data marts, ODS, MDM methodologies and life cycle as well as ETL and MDM technologies.

- Strong facilitation skills to engage subject matter experts to define data requirements and conduct data modeling design reviews with project teams.

- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to explain and document the Enterprise Information Architecture to diverse audiences (technical, business, etc).

- Highly self-directed and able to manage and prioritize multiple concurrent and competing challenges, issues, ambiguities, and contradictions. Contact Information

Contact Information:
Send Resume in Word format only to:
Gary Wright - President - Wright Associates
Phone - (508) 761-6354
Email - replywrightassociates AT verizon DOT net
WEB Site - www.wrightassociates.org