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Reference # : 18-02066 Title : Domain Architect IV - PDW/APS
Location : Chicago, IL
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 06/17/2019 / 12/31/2019  
Description
Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
? Responsible for one or more or the components of the infrastructure of the Revenue Management Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence environments.
? Responsible for ensuring the RMDW/BI environment supports the business requirements for data content, availability and currency of supportable vendor software release levels.
? In conjunction with the Project Managers of Business Intelligence and ETL, partners with various Application Development portfolios to design and implement changes to the environment to achieve business goals.
? Contributes to the adoption of DW infrastructure standards and best practices.
? Performs environment administration, monitoring, tuning and support for one or more RMDW/ETL/BI capabilities (MSFT APS/PDW, SSDT, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, Teradata, SAS, Spot fire) with a solid understanding of the infrastructure components.
? Leads source control and change management activities.
? Partners with Project Managers over the Business Intelligence and ETL capabilities to understand business requirements for various project efforts.
? Partners with logical modelers to ensure physical models and implementations are aligned with business requirements.
? Leads the activities of other team members assisting with environment support.
? Exhibits strong leadership skills with a proactive, participative management style while creating strong partnerships with IT Server Engineering and Change Management.

IT Strategy ?
? Assist with the definition and market the content management and reference data architecture strategy & roadmap.
? Contribute toward creating, maintaining, and marketing the architectural vision and direction for a domain.
? Align domain architecture with enterprise architecture strategy and guidelines.

Architecture Planning ?
? Leverage business models and requirements to design aligned information and technology solutions balancing cost, functionality and practicality.
? Collaborate with various business and IT stakeholders to define technical requirements and service levels, integration mechanisms, and solution architectures.
? Develop and document architecture patterns, stacks, models and/or technical specifications.
? Provide direction to internal and external resources during the selection and implementation of business systems.
? Provide business & technical expertise in defining standard work using available industry best practices in the area of specialization.
? Define standards for architecture documentation using modeling tools & methods - leveraging industry best practices

IT Delivery -
? Contribute to success of business systems by providing technical leadership and direction.
? Lead the estimation, analysis, design and implementation of business solutions - for large programs or a number of complex projects and programs.
? Fit architecture to purpose.
? Lead teams in solving complex technical problems.

KNOWLEDGE:

? Strong SQL and data warehouse organization (3NF / Dimensional) skills required
? Strong programming skills required
? Infrastructure knowledge of one or more of the following: MSFT APS/PDW, Teradata, DW administration (Automate, source control) or BI tools ( SAS, Spotfire) required
? Working knowledge of MSFT APS/PDW preferred
? Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
? Ability to work as an individual contributor, team player and leader required
? Ability to address production issues after core hours required

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS: (**** MUST HAVES ****)
? Ability to setup and support PDW/APS Servers
? Ability to upgrade to the latest version of the platform, apply hotfixes, windows updates & security patches
? Ability to setup BAR Server (Backup & Recovery), Landing zone for PDW/APS, schedule backups, schedule & monitor maintenance plans, 24*7 hardware support
? Ability to capacity planning, Database-sizing, Disaster recovery testing/implementation, PDW/APS scale up scoping , troubleshooting PDW/APS, BAR, Landing zone server issues & root cause analysis
? Expected to actively partner with Microsoft on product bug fixes and provide insights for future product enhancements with the MS product team and administer the servers with minimum downtime
? Ability to provide training to team members on PDW/APS MPP architecture, best practices to load/process/query and how to avoid costly data moment operations like shuffle & broadcast move
? Ability to manage workload balancing in PDW (10 load slots & 32 query slots)
? Ability to setup PDW databases (user databases & staging), database sizing/resizing, Server level security & database level security
? Ability to build standard operational procedures for PDW usage, Data refresh to lower environments and backup all the user security and server configuration & database encryption
? Ability to capture snapshots of System Virtual machines & server configuration
? Ability to setup WSUS (windows server update services) upstream server just for PDW Servers
? Ability to manage the Windows patches, security hot fix, and critical updates installations on PDW/APS Servers
? Ability to maintain & manage systems VMs, Domain controllers (control, management, VMM, AD) and system storage (JBOD'S) and cluster manager
? Ability to find worst performing queries/loads, analyze the query plans, system logs at server/node level & find the root cause and tune the queries
? Ability to setup system logging & traces to capture memory leaks or malfunctioning PDW agent or DMS services or any other services hindering PDW/APS Performance
? Ability to create and maintain cubes and have insight on dimensional modeling


EDUCATION:
? Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Info Systems, or equivalent required

EXPERIENCE:
? 10+ years of IT industry experience in application analysis, design, development, and implementation required
? 5 years in senior development or architect role preferred

**** Please ensure candidates meet the MUST HAVE qualifications/skills
**** Manager open to candidate in the Houston area as well ****

Skill Level:Senior Level (greater than 8 yrs exp.)