Data Platform Architect

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

 

About the Opportunity:

The Division of Information Technology Services is currently seeking a talented individual to fill the role of Data Platform Architect.  The Data Platform Architect will be a dedicated member of the Business Intelligence and Analytics Team within the larger ITS organization. The role has two primary responsibilities. First is the continued expansion and administration of the university’s enterprise data warehouse. In this role, the Data Platform Architect will work closely with internal business leads and technical resources, as well as external vendors to extend the ‘Mode 1’ data warehouse environment/ETL, as well design and implement new data marts and analytic structures to support reporting and analytic needs across the university.

 

The second area of responsibility represents a unique opportunity to translate the university’s vision for a modern data and analytics platform into a robust technical architecture, define an actionable implementation approach, and perform development activities. As the lead data architect and technical expert, the Data Platform Architect will draw from experience implementing on-prem and cloud-based data management environments, big data technologies, and artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to fully execute on the data strategy road map.  The ideal candidate is someone who brings comprehensive data architecture experience and is eager to rapidly develop his or her skill set.

 

The Data Platform Architect will collaborate with other technical resources on development activities and mentor university staff in state-of-the-art data management and analytic technologies. To ensure that essential services are provided to the university community, the employee will be required to work outside his/her regular working hours and on some university holidays.

 

Responsibilities:

The Division of Information Technology Services is currently seeking a talented individual to fill the role of Data Platform Architect.  The Data Platform Architect will be a dedicated member of the Business Intelligence and Analytics Team within the larger ITS organization. The role has two primary responsibilities. First is the continued expansion and administration of the university’s enterprise data warehouse. In this role, the Data Platform Architect will work closely with internal business leads and technical resources, as well as external vendors to extend the ‘Mode 1’ data warehouse environment/ETL, as well design and implement new data marts and analytic structures to support reporting and analytic needs across the university.

 

The second area of responsibility represents a unique opportunity to translate the university’s vision for a modern data and analytics platform into a robust technical architecture, define an actionable implementation approach, and perform development activities. As the lead data architect and technical expert, the Data Platform Architect will draw from experience implementing on-prem and cloud-based data management environments, big data technologies, and artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to fully execute on the data strategy road map.  The ideal candidate is someone who brings comprehensive data architecture experience and is eager to rapidly develop his or her skill set.

 

The Data Platform Architect will collaborate with other technical resources on development activities and mentor university staff in state-of-the-art data management and analytic technologies. To ensure that essential services are provided to the university community, the employee will be required to work outside his/her regular working hours and on some university holidays.

 

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related and 5+ years experience with data architecture, data lakes, and data warehouseing 
  • Experience in architecting and productionizing scalable data engineering platforms using cloud and on-prem infrastructure
  • Advanced understanding of MS SQL Server, including stored procedures and SSIS integrations
  • Expertise with MS SQL Server / Adminstration
  • Working experience with data integration procedures to load data from transactional systems to a reporting database or data warehouse. Experience with SSIS is required, Informatica PowerCenter a plus. 
  • Understanding of data warehouse best practices and methodologies, including Kimball, Inmon, etc.
  • Strong technical skills and the ability to learn and apply new technologies. Understanding of data visualization, AI, and Machine Learning technologies a plus.
  • Experience designing and implementing dimensional models, OLAP cubes, and other analytic database objects
  • Experience with one or more industry leading BI applications such as Cognos, BusinessObjects, or Tableau required
  • Operation or process-oriented approach to projects and tasks, completes tasks in a consistent, reliable, repeatable manner. 
  • Experience effectively interacting with end-users, partners or customers required along with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A sense of urgency to address client requests effectively and quickly.  Ability to work independently and be on-call when needed.

 


Preferred Qualifications:

 N/A

 

Salary Grade:

 13

Additional Information:

A criminal background check is required for this position.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity .

 

 


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