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Data Architect
Ref No.: 18-31783
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 05/08/2018
 Comments for Suppliers:    Resource must have SAP Data Conversion experience and experience with our data conversion tool CranSoft and/or DSP.
Resource must have SAP Data Conversion experience and experience with our data conversion tool CranSoft and/or DSP.
 
Summary: 
The main function of a data architect is to ensure that the data assets of an organization are supported by an architecture that supports the organization in achieving its strategic goal. A typical data architect is responsible for setting enterprise standards for databases, data integration, and the means to get to the data. 
Job Responsibilities:
• Direct programmers and analysts to make changes to existing databases and database management systems.
• Direct others in coding logical and physical database descriptions.
• Review project requests describing database user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish project.
• Review and approve database development and determine project scope and limitations.
• Approve, schedule, plan and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to computer systems.
• Implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
• Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information. 
 
Skills:
• Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer service and interpersonal skills.
• Expert ability to work independently and manage one's time.
• Expert leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.
• Expert knowledge of logical data modeling and physical data modeling.
• Expert knowledge of computer software, such as SQL, Visual Basic, Oracle, etc. 

 
Education/Experience:
• Associate's degree in computer programming or a relevant field required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
• 10+ years experience required.