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Data Architect Lead (Location Flexible)

Company: ABT Associates
Location: Rockville
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


Abt Associates seeks an experienced Data Architect to support the Data Science and Survey and Enabling Technologies Division and work closely with our content experts and application development teams to recommend database structures based on the data storage and retrieval needs. The Data Architect will be responsible for constantly monitoring our database and immediately addressing database issues and problems. The successful candidate will also submit reports to management that outline the changing data needs of the company and come up with related solutions.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Creates database and application architecture and facilitates development design. Ensures architecture and design will meet business' functional requirements Partners with business and implementation teams on implementation and enhancement projects.
  • Collaborate with ETL developers & data scientists, and information designers to lead identification and definition of required data structures, formats, pipelines, metadata, and workload orchestration capabilities
  • Manages the design inputs from multiple locations resulting in the organizational collection and reporting of the Key Performance Indicators.
  • Models data from multiple sources to create front end dashboards and reporting visualizations
  • Responsible for defining dashboards and reports with the development team and create front-end working models using Data Visualization tools.
  • Lead, define and implement end-to-end modern data platforms in support of analytics and AI use cases
  • Works with the business users to evaluate challenges and work with the development team to arrive at the best-fit technology solution components.
  • Creates software design specifications addressing business requirements by utilizing the appropriate specifications, methodologies, standards and templates.
  • Participates in strategic planning and development of architectural roadmaps, including presenting to business divisions and management.
  • Understands underlying technologies adequately to discuss options with other technical team members and supervisors.
  • Coordinates the implementation of solutions with technical resources and members of the process and business teams.
  • Drives resolution of implementation and technical issues related to assigned projects.
  • Address aspects such as data privacy & security, data ingestion & processing, data storage & compute, analytical & operational consumption, data modeling, data virtualization, self-service data preparation & analytics, AI enablement, and API integrations
  • Be the technical liaison between customers and engineering teams

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5+ years experience leading engagements from design to implementation of creative data solutions leveraging the latest in Health Data frameworks such as FHIR, supporting on-premise, cloud (Ideally AWS) and hybrid architectures to enable use cases in analytics and AI
  • 5+ years experience architecting solutions for optimal extraction, transformation and loading of data from a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional sources such as structured, unstructured, and semi-structured using SQL, NoSQL and data pipelines for real-time, streaming, batch and on-demand workloads
  • 3+ years experience with analytics/data management strategy formulation, architectural blueprinting, business case development
  • 3+ years working in the cloud or multi-server complex environments. Experience with AWS a requirement.
  • 3 + years experience working with REDCAP
  • Ability to simplify complex technical concepts into an easy-to-understand non-technical language in order to facilitate, communicate and interact with executives and business stakeholders
  • Experience with Agile development methods in data-oriented projects

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Strong SQL, Database, Data Modeling, Data Warehousing and Development skills
  • Strong programming / scripting experience using various languages such as Java, .NET, Python, Scala, Javascript, etc.
  • Experience with FHIR and REDCAP
  • Experience in Cloud Big Data & Analytics Services on the cloud (AWS preferred ie. S3, Redshift, Athena, EMR, Glue, Quicksight etc.)
  • Experience with Dashboarding and Reporting Tools used in the Industry (Tableau, Qlik, etc.)
  • Experience with industry ETL tools (Informatica, Talend, SSIS, etc.)
  • Certifications in architecture, data engineering and development from AWS (Preferred)
  • Subject matter data expertise in Health, HIS, and Medical Records
  • Experience with implementation of data security, encryption, PII/PSI legislation, identity and access management across sources and environments
  • Knowledge of software configuration management environments and tools such as JIRA, Git, Jenkins, TFS, Shell, powershell, Bitbucket, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree + Five years of relevant experience, or Master's Degree + Three years of relevant experience, or PhD

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Keywords: ABT Associates, Rockville , Data Architect Lead (Location Flexible), Other , Rockville, Maryland

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