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Enterprise Data Architect

Date:  Nov 26, 2021

Overland Park, KS, US, 66211 US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 36206 

Job Title : Enterprise Data Architect  

Location : KCP, USVRTL 

Business Unit Sector : COR-CORP-CIO 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

Black & Veatch is looking for an Enterprise Data Architect (EDA) that will oversee the build, maintenance, and governance of an integrative company-wide data model and data standards. This role will strategically partner with data stewards across business areas and IT leadership to create a canonical data architecture. This enterprise model will be used for all data producing applications and processes. The EDA will strategically create roadmaps that will bring many sources of data together under one MDM/Data Catalog ecosystem to ensure single sources of truth, data quality, and maintain data standards/guidelines.

  • Improve quality of data by identifying and setting forth strategies for removing duplicates and missing data from source/record systems.
  • Improve consistency of data across many business function areas.
  • Streamline data models and flow of data for efficiency and speed of delivery.
  • Design, maintain, and enforce a company-wide standard for metadata naming standards.
  • Produce data model documentation outlining standards, guidelines, and strategies across the company.
  • Define the vision, principles, and processes that guide Company data models.
  • Coordinate with IT directors and other technical managers to oversee the strategic development of technology roadmaps that align to delivering the business roadmaps
  • Define and promote the standards, guidelines, and principles that the rest of IT uses to make its design and technology decisions to minimize risk through high quality design and supported technology.

Key Responsibilities

Continual improvements in IT efficiency and effectiveness around:

  • Data architecture
  • Enterprise data model
  • MDM solutions
  • Data cataloging
  • Infrastructure simplification

Search for areas where cost reduction opportunities may be available, such as cases where technology solutions can be leveraged across business lines • Contribute ideas and insight to help optimize corporate information management resources to stay current with evolving business trends and new technologies

Educate business leadership, IT leadership, and professionals on new changes to infrastructure and policies, with an emphasis placed on recognizing the need for such updates

Share review findings and recommendations to executives and stakeholders, along with reports showing the progress in implementing new strategies

Improve alignment of project decisions to data road maps by performing governance over projects to check for compliance with defined architecture and standards.

Promote new technology-based capabilities throughout organization based on technology R&D efforts.

Create a data quality and data governance scorecard to report key metrics on activities, progress, and results to provide stakeholders with a concise view of the effectiveness and value add.

Earn a reputation of credibility with application and infrastructure groups in order to provide IT leadership with and facilitate the successful adoption of data architecture standards throughout the organization • Direct and coordinate data model and architecture with business units

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Data Science, or Data Architecture.
  • Prior IT management experience
  • Prior experience with structured and unstructured data models.
  • Prior experience with data catalog or MDM tools.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Able to perform independent evaluation, selection, and application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.
  • Able to articulate user experience and design principles to team members and clients.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, written communication, and facilitation skills.
  • Organizational skills to facilitate a productive working environment.
  • Able to prioritize and work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Expert Proficiency in SQL and Python.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IT strategic governance
  • Able to develop and consult with business units to achieve organizational goals.
  • Technical proficiency in SQL, or a scripting language.
  • Experience in MDM/Data Cataloging technologies such as ERWIN, Informatica, TIBCO, Alation, Collibra, Profisee.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Analytics, Mathematics, or Data Architecture from a four-year academic institution

Experience:  Minimum 5 years of previous experience as an IT professional,  Minimum 3 years of experience as a Data Architect.

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


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