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Big Data Architect
Ref No.: 17-02625
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Pay Rate : $ 150.00 - 160.00 /Hour
Leading Investment Bank is seeking a Big Data Architect

•Design new/changing data structures in the Global Technology environment.
•Reduce the risk of implementing new/changing data structures.
•Optimize the utilization of data assets by governing investments via a data blueprint.
•Ensure that all technology directions create a positive customer experience.
•Enforce data architectural standards by leading and mentoring other members of the team and reviewing their work.
•Enforce data architectural standards by documenting standards and best practices for use across the firm, providing training tools and oversight.
Essential Functions:
•Develop and publish data architecture standards for use across the firm
•Formulate information architecture strategy
•Design, model and implement data solutions to meet the business needs and risk tolerance criteria of the firm.
•Ensure changes to the data environment generated by the department are compatible and compliant to the architectural standards.
•Communicate findings and recommendations effectively and efficiently through department.
•Review the designs of other Information Architects to ensure cohesive integral data design across the firm.
•Maintain/Enhance data modeling toolkit to ensure flawless delivery of data architecture.
•Maintain/Enhance data design process within Software Development Life Cycle working closely with the Firmwide Chief Development Office
•Meet regularly with other Information Architecture to review/enhance Information Architecture policies across the firm
•Ensure Firmwide Data Management Council decisions and Firmwide Information Architecture goals, guiding principles, and standards align
•Consult with Data Stewards and provide guidance on the creation of critical data elements with regard to the Firmwide Data Management Operating Model guidelines.
•Partner with Data Stewards to identify Authoritative Data Sources
•Maintain/Enhance the inclusion and treatment of critical data elements into the Software Development Life Cycle working closely with the Firmwide Chief Development Office
•Master Logical data model development / maintenance
•Develop training material for data architecture standards
Education, Experience, And Skills Required:
 •Logical + Physical Data Modeling experience is a must with a minimum of 7 years experience, 10+ preferred
•ERwin experience is a must with a minimum of 7 years experience
•Hands on experience with non-traditional data stores, such as, Hadoop, Cassandra, Oracle Spatial, neo4j, RDF, Cloudera, OWL, MongoDB is mandatory
•Experience with robust, operationally sound production environments is preferred.
•Experience with large/very large databases is preferred.
•Experience with large scale development projects, Internet development experience, large integration projects.
•Knowledge of software project lifecycle is a must.
•Experience with change management procedures is a must.
•Experience with deployment of database changes is a must with a minimum of 3 years experience, 5+ preferred
•Demonstrated ability to investigate and learn new technologies and products is a must.
•Understanding of distributed environments: Unix, NT; Data, Application and Web servers.

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