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Principal Data Architect - P204758

Riverwoods, IL 60015
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    P204758

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers, and which is consistently awarded for both. We're all about people and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

The Enterprise Data Architecture & Strategy team at Discover is looking for an experienced Data Architect to join a diverse team dedicated to data architecture, strategy and logical data modeling. On this team you will collaborate closely with others to understand enterprise requirements and develop and design data architecture.

In this role you will:

  • Create reference data architecture patterns for all data assets and metadata across the enterprise
  • Define and document data ingress, storage and egress patterns for operational and analytic platforms - both current state and target state
  • Work with enterprise architecture and various business initiatives to socialize and govern target state patterns
    • Be a thought leader and innovator to make sure we are industry leaders
    • Partner with the Enterprise Architecture function on design decisions

Responsibilities

  • Develop the technology roadmap for enterprise big data analytical solutions and real-time operational systems. Educate the organization on existing and new approaches.
  • Drive optimal reference architecture that efficiently and effectively presents an integrated view of enterprise data for both operational and analytical needs.
  • Define logical concepts such as ODS, EDW, Data Marts and Operational Reporting (batch, real-time, near real-time)
  • Document current state data flows covering interfaces, data stores, transport technologies and the source and destination of data
  • Identify business requirements and expected outcomes. Develop solution architecture and patterns to meet business needs.
  • Recommend decision-technology integration patterns and designs, experiments, and tests hypotheses.
  • Design data pipelines, conceptual data models, and physical and schematic data models.
  • Partner with business analysts on the use of statistical tools, analytical tools, and decision engines.
  • Create target state data flows covering registered interfaces, alignment to reference architecture, alignment to sources of truth, Master data/CRM like solutions across the enterprise
  • Promote reusability with an enterprise view, simplifies architecture landscape
  • Cover both functional and non-functional requirements such as availability, volume of data, response time, and security and privacy.
  • Provide guidance to application development areas by applying knowledge of data warehouse design, extract-transform-load (ETL) design and development
  • Lead, mentor and coach data architects, applications architects and other team members
  • Support the creation and implementation of data strategy and future state architecture
  • Provide support for the roll-out of enterprise data modeling, data stewardship, metadata and data quality processes and tools.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Management Information System
  • 4+ years of hands-on programming experience, architecting and modernizing to next-generation data applications
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of hands-on programming experience, architecting next-generation data applications

Preferred Qualifications
If we had our say, we'd also look for:

  • Broad experience and implementation of data architecture patterns and ecosystems including data stores (operational systems, data lakes, data warehouses, data marts), ingress patterns (API, streaming, ETL/ELT), and egress patterns (analytics/decision tools, BI tools)
  • 4+ years of experience architecting and integrating solutions for complex business problems, and modernizing to next-generation data applications, or related field
  • 1+ year cloud experience preferably within an AWS environment
  • 7+ years of relevant hands-on data architecture experience
  • 1+ years of relevant hands-on exposure to building data and analytics solutions on AWS
  • 1+ years of ETL architecture experience (Ab Initio or cloud-native tools)
  • 2+ years working within a financial services regulatory environment
  • Experience with variety of databases e.g. Teradata, Oracle, Maria DB, Snowflake
  • Built architectural patterns at scale, including thoughtfully-designed data solutions, repeatable data pipelines, and efficient software engineering principles
  • Sound understanding of CI/CD, infrastructure engineering and building future ready technology solutions
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in the data space and ability to recommend solutions
  • Understanding of data governance and metadata principles

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Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



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  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-07-09 Expires: 2019-09-05

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