Position: Sr. Enterprise Data Architect

Up to $115K+ DOE + Bonus - Excellent total package

Local Candidates Only

Location: Boston, MA Area


Mid-Sized, successful, and growing Boston based global investment management company - Great Company - Lots of Upside - Excellent Compensation Package - Bonus

Position Responsibilities - Detailed:

The candidate will be responsible for design, implementation and support of large OLTP and OLAP application, performance optimization and reporting. Design and implementation of applications includes the following activities:

- Perform data source analysis

- Data modeling & ETL design

- Closely work with QA for testing and UAT activities

- Lead production support and post implementation support effort along-with DBA and operations team

- Establishing robust build / release process

- Expected to lead other members technically in the area of his/her responsibilities

- Common vocabulary and entity set for all problem and solution spaces

- Strategy for the use of, and interactions between, data, systems and users

- Minimal set of data stores to satisfy data requirements

- Reusable set of DB objects and interfaces

- Process to keep examining all of the above to manage change and keep finding more ways to integrate and consolidate

- Database lifecycle process

- Data archiving policy for different types of data (investment strategy data vs. core infrastructural data)

- Formula to estimate the cost of data management per server, database and table (based on operational costs, server, licenses, etc)

- Documentation of the system to system interaction and data flows at varying levels (business / technical / infrastructure)

- Common set of management tools and methodologies for ETL

- Establish a market data centralization/decentralization/normalization/de normalization mechanisms

- Assist in the development of a GDOC (Global Database Operations Center) where our systems will be continuously monitored via 3rd party products, in-house scripts and a operational dashboard

- Define and maintain critical documentation including: Processes, Rules and Regulations, Best Practices, etc.

Required Skills and Competencies:

Mandatory Requirements:

- An average 10+ years in IT, application design, development and maintenance

- IT Solutions Architecture experience, heavy emphasis in .Net / Java

- Knowledge of the financial industry is preferred

Artifacts of Enterprise Data architect Experience:

* 8+ years of IT/software experience in data modeling/data architecture.

Able to work with key business partners to gain consensus on their organizations’ business policies and requirements

* Must have demonstrated ability to design, implement, and tune data mart/reporting system in a large data environment.

* Ability to present complex technical information to a non-technical audience.

* Solid, quantifiable experience in the following: Metadata standards, Data modeling, Use of modeling tools, Data flow diagrams, ERWin, Databases, SQL Server, and PLSQL Programming.

* Understand team requirements and need from architecture

* Help teams see the value of the architecture and understand how to use it successfully

* Strong understanding of architecture principles and frameworks

* Must intimately familiar with features like table partitioning, bit mapped index , star optimization, data warehouse analytical functions

* Must be aware of performance and scalability considerations in a mart environment

* Experience with application and Integration design methodologies, standards and best practices

* Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and business integration

* TIBCO, NetApps, or IBM MQ integration environments

* Experience with BI, EDWs, and DB environment

* Experience with security architecture

* Application Design, Development, and Testing - Software Life Cycle

* Management techniques and Tools for managing requirements, process, and object versioning

* Knowledge of data quality principles and concepts.

* Knowledge of SQL and other programming languages.

* Database monitoring software (e.g. NetIQ, HP Openview, BMC Patrol, SiteScope, etc) and advanced monitoring techniques

* Understanding of the database development lifecycle, including database creation, table design, etc.

* Familiar with ETL tools, primarily with SSIS 2005 however Informatica, DTS, etc

* Experience with architecting and implementing reports within SQL Server Reporting Services 2000/2005

Educational Qualifications:

- Bachelors degree in computer science desired

- Related technical undergraduate degree, or related experience


Up to $115K+ DOE + Bonus - Excellent total package - Comprehensive Benefits Package

No Sponsorship Available - US Based Applicants Only - No Relocation Available - Local Candidates only

Contact Information:

Gary Wright - President - Wright Associates
Phone - (508) 761-6354
Email - replywrightassociates AT verizon DOT net
Website - www.wrightassociates.org