Senior Data Architect

Millennium Search - Memphis, TN (30+ days ago)

Will relocate and sponsor H1 if needed...This is FULL-TIME

The Senior Architect is charged with ensuring the alignment between business and IT strategies, operating model, guiding principles, and software development projects with a focus on the information layer. The architect works across business lines and IT domains to ensure that information is viewed as a corporate asset and treated as such. This includes its proper data definition, creation, usage, archival and governance. The architect works with and mentors other architects to design overall solutions in accordance with industry best practices, principles and standards. Working with other team members the architect strives to create and improve the quality of systems, provide more flexible solutions, and reduce time-to-market.

Enhance and maintain the information strategy
Ensure alignment of programs and projects with the strategic Information Roadmap and related strategies
Perform gap analysis between current data structures and target data structures
Enhance and maintain the Enterprise Information Model
Work with service architects and application architects to assist with the creation of proper data access and utilization methods
Gather complex business requirements and translate product and project needs into data models supporting long-term solutions
Lead data model peer review sessions for other data modelers / architects throughout the life cycle
Serve as a technical data strategy expert and lead the creation of technical requirements and design deliverables
Define and communicate data standards, industry best practices, technologies, and architectures
Check conformance to standards and resolve any conflicts by explaining and justifying architectural decisions
Recommend and evaluate new tools and methodologies as needed
Manage, communicate, and improve the data governance framework

15 years’ minimum experience with at least 10 years in data modeling design and 5 years’ data architecture experience for complex projects.
Experience and proficiency in enterprise data modeling for large, high volume systems
Ability to lead sessions with stakeholders to determine data rules and review data models
Extensive architecture and design experience with complex applications, preferably in the retail industry, for Relational and NoSQL databases
Experience working with API Management and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor less experienced members of a Data Architecture team

Position Requirements:
Design experience using Erwin Data Modeler, Erwin Web Portal, or other related data modeling tools
Experience and knowledge of database systems such as Oracle, Postgres, UDB/DB2, SQL Server, MongoDB, and Cassandra
Data design capability across OLTP, data warehouse, and analytic data stores
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Robust verbal and written communication skills
Ability to facilitate modeling sessions and communicate appropriately with IT and business customers, varying communication styles according to the audience
Experience performing data modeling as part of Agile software development
Experience with large replicated databases across distributed and cloud data centers

Job Type: Full-time


  • Erwin Modeling: 3 years
  • Data Architecture: 5 years


  • Memphis, TN

Required work authorization:

  • United States