Enterprise Data ArchitectJob Title: Enterprise Data Architect
Department: IT Infrastructure BPE/CA
City: San Diego
State / Province: California
Job Position Type: Full Time Regular
Job Description: Are you looking for that next challenge? Do you want to define enterprise data architecture for a growing company?
If so, then we want to talk to you!
The Enterprise Data Architect is a full-time position located in San Diego, CA. The candidate will be responsible for creating and supporting the development of the overall long term strategies and direction, defining and governing architecture principles and standards, and developing business and technology oriented reference models to optimize the use of data and information at Bridgepoint Education to support both transactional and decision making capabilities.
Essential Job Duties:
. Defines enterprise architecture vision, strategy, principles, standards, reference architectures for their domain to guide project teams in developing technical designs
. Assesses industry standards for domain models, and incorporates them into the company domain architecture standards where appropriate.
. Defines and implements necessary frameworks, processes and tools to effectively manage the domain architecture including governance/standards processes, modeling capabilities, integration efforts, and communication plans.
. Leads in the creation of corporate-wide architecture strategies and roadmaps for the domain to meet overall needs of business, across solutions to meet both near and long term needs.
. Manages achievement of Enterprise Architecture, working closely with the Enterprise Architect, Solutions Architects, Software Development Managers and solutions delivery teams.
. Works closely with application owners, software engineers, IT, and other business partners to ensure cohesive development of enterprise solutions and to provide consistent alignment with business strategy
. Provides advanced technical expertise and thought leadership in their domain architectures.
. Ensures the adoption of their domain technologies, driven by functional business demands, industry trends, and both current and future technology capabilities.
. Actively contributes to the overall Enterprise Architecture plan through a thorough understanding of the interrelationships between domain architectures, solutions architectures and enterprise architectures.
. Influences external domain architecture capabilities through active participation on domain-specific forums, definition/adoption of global standards and contribution to external architecture strategies.
. Establishes, coordinates and directs domain architecture activities and is a recognized expert within their global domain architecture community.
. Leads and directs activities within the engineering function and business units, including associated reference architectures, design/usage patterns, and domain strategy/standards that empowers a federated architecture team.
. Present and adapt technical briefings to various audiences including peers, engineers and executives.
. Act as member of Architecture Review board to review project solution architecture for enterprise architecture compliance and approve any exceptions.
Additional Job Duties (include but are not limited to):
Specific Domain Duties
. Responsible to maximize the value returned in the production and consumption of Information and Data across the enterprise in both transactional and Business Intelligence realms.
. Maintain business common information model and data flow architecture.
. Ensures data quality and master data governance across the enterprise
o Defines and identifies reference data, and provide strategy and process to harmonize Master Data creation and access across the enterprise.
o Defines a Meta-Data strategy to describe and administer data, and provide data lineage tracking ability.
o Defines and maintains data governance, stewardship and quality processes and capabilities
o Develops and maintains data interoperability standards and interfaces.
. Works closely with application owners, software engineers, IT, and other business partners to ensure cohesive development of enterprise applications, business intelligence and other information enabling and decision making technologies and to provide consistent alignment with business strategy
General Domain Duties
. Leads the development of domain architecture best practices.
. Balance short-term versus long-term actions, strategic versus tactical requirements, while continuing to move forward towards the strategic vision.
. Ensures compliance with the overall Enterprise Architecture vision and scope.
. Educates and raises awareness of BPE staff and partners on their enterprise domain architecture principles, standards and direction.
. Demonstrates business value of their domain architecture to interdepartmental partners as well as sourcing partners.
. Monitors and interprets trends that occur within their domain space.
. Assists in evaluating market size, competitor accomplishments and industry structures, and assist in making recommendations to senior management for developing goals
. Assists with the development and lifecycle evolution of architectural standards, reference models, guidelines, principles, current state diagrams, reference baselines, and target architectures for all development efforts.
. Stays abreast of current and future technologies in domain management tools, integration technologies and platforms, domain architecture, and business application design.
. Participates in Business Development efforts.
. Drives Innovation and Change.
. Reviews investment spend to ensure it aligns with roadmaps, target state and strategic goals.
. Performs Project Solution Architecture duties as needed and assigned.
. Commitment to Mission: Aligns with the Core Values of Integrity, Ethics, and Service through behaviors that demonstrate a positive commitment to the customer and the organization.
. Communication: Aligns with the Core Values of Service through oral and written communication skills and internal/external relationships.
. Service: Encompasses the company's core values of service; including service to the organization, customer community.
. Personal Planning: Aligns with personal accountability and responsibility.
. 10+ years of experience in Information Technology
. 7+ years of Data and Information architecture experience
. 3+ years experience in performing solutions architecture type responsibilities.
. 3+ years experience working in a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) environment, with such technologies as web services, BPEL and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and Data Virtualization systems.
. 3+ years experience working with Data Integration, ETL, Warehousing, BI, Data Management and Data Modeling technologies
. Strong understanding of enterprise-wide common information domain modeling
. Experience across both transactional and decision support domains
. Solid experience with logical and physical database schema design
. Strong problem-solving skills across both process and technical domains.
. Strong collaboration skills-ability to provide technical leadership and resolve conflicts of opinion across diverse, cross-functional teams.
. Ability to communicate and translate technical strategy to non-technical business leaders and executive senior management.
. Strong organizational, leadership, decision making, mentorship and communication skills
. Ability to plans and execute project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
. Firm understanding of Data and Information Architecture, Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and Design Patterns
. Firm understanding of data and application stack technologies.
. Experience with multiple development methodologies (including Waterfall and Agile)
. Familiarity with the SCRUM methodology including roles and responsibilities and interactions of the SCRUM Master, Product Owner and Team Members in an Agile environment
. A team player with ability to work both within a team and independently.
. Customer-service oriented and able to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.
. Good oral and written communication skills evidenced by a background in preparing comprehensive documentation incorporating complex information
. MS SQL, MySQL Relational Database platforms
. SSIS and other ETL batch integration platforms
. Data Services and Data Virtualization technologies
. Data Warehousing, Decision Support, Business Intelligence, Reporting, Visualization and Data Analytics technologies
. Data, Meta-data, Information and Semantic Modeling technologies
. Data Governance, Master Data Management and Data Quality technologies.
. SOA/ESB architecture
. Microsoft Office
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. NoSQL Data storage and processing technologies such as Hadoop, Map-Reduce and Unstructured Data.
. Experience with higher-education or for-profit education is a strong plus
. BS in computer science or related technical discipline with MS preferred
Note: This opportunity of employment will require a completed pre-employment screening to be inclusive of, but not limited to: a criminal background investigation, a credit check investigation, verification of education credentials, verification of prior employment history and a professional reference check; with review prior to an offer of employment being extended.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee requires dexterity in using telephone, computer keyboard, mouse and calculator while seated at a desk. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. The employee may frequently move to interact with fellow employees and/or clients. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Communication Skills: While performing Duties of the job, the employee is required to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos. The employee requires the ability to write effective and detailed correspondence and to effectively present information both in one-on-one and small group situations.
Mental Demands: While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to deal with stress associated with a fast-paced work environment and multiple priorities/tasks. The employee will be required to make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations, grasp and apply new ideas, communicate with various personalities at all levels and have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions.
Work Environment: While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to work in an office environment, and the noise level is usually quiet to moderate.
Company Information: Bridgepoint has built its corporate culture around its core values; ethics, integrity, service and accountability. Ethics is a central part of employee training and is reinforced on a daily basis. Integrity in the way we treat both internal and external constituents is paramount to Bridgepoint Education''s success. Service at the highest level is expected and recognized. Last, accountability toward one''s co-workers, students and role within the organization has allowed Bridgepoint Education to cultivate a high-quality management team.
By providing both online and campus-based programs at Ashford University and University of the Rockies, Bridgepoint Education offers access to both traditional and adult learners seeking high quality, convenient higher education degree programs.
We offer our team competitive benefits (M/V/D/401k/ESPP) and salaries, a safe work environment, innovative training, accelerated career advancement, the ability to take classes and programs gratis, and a collegiate and collaborative environment to work and grow in.
Bridgepoint Education understands that our success depending on the development of strong leadership within the organization.
To be considered an applicant, all interested and qualified parties must apply through the Bridgepoint Education online employment application system.
Bridgepoint Education is an Affirmative Action employer that provides Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, or Vietnam-era or special veteran status. This policy is established and administered in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws.
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