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Full-time Data Architect

at Modis, Inc. in Virginia | VA Jobs

Skills: Bachelors Degree, ARC – Data / Database Architect
Location: Springfield, VA
Project: Data Architect
Duration: 5-month contract to hire (must be eligible to obtain a security clearance)
Responsibilities:
• Monitor industry trends and directions in database technology and tools; develop and presents substantive technical recommendations to Agency senior management.
• Provide advanced technical direction to the maintenance of major existing databases supporting evolving applications and business processes.
• Provide technical oversight and direction to designated Agency boards for integrating new technology or major new mission capabilities into the metadata and data standards and structures.
• Provide complete assessments of the technical characteristics of proposals and alternatives considered to optimize database performance.
• Review and assess technical proposals requesting changes or upgrades to the existing databases.
• Oversee the design, evaluation, selection, implementation and support of major databases and metadata structures.
• Review and evaluate database performance, risk and financial analysis feasibility studies.
• Lead designer for complex data environments, which includes data design, logical data modeling, metadata management and repository creation.
• Translates business needs into long-term architecture solutions.
• Defines and designs dimensional databases
• Evaluates reusability of current data for additional analysis.
• Conducts data cleansing techniques to rid systems of old, unused or duplicate data.
• Reviews object and data models and the metadata repository to structure the data for better management and quicker access.
• Support the development of cross functional or large-scale automated information systems to include enterprise architectures
• Design system architectures to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements and provides for present and future cross functional requirements and interfaces
• Provide comprehensive definition of all aspects of system development from analysis of mission needs to verification of system performance
• Perform evaluation of system alternatives and assessment of risks and costs
• The Data Architect is also required to perform other duties as assigned by the Project Manager, or Team Leads.
• Adhering to the established change control policies.
Requirements
• Minimum of 15 years of experience in architecting solutions for different database platforms at large enterprises.
• Good working knowledge of the various storage systems (ex: NetApp, Hitachi, ZFS,EMC)
• Hands on experience of virtualization environment on VMWare and Exalogic
• Strong understanding of Unix or Linux operating system and highly skilled in using its common tools and utilities
• Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Good analytical and problem solving skills.
• Guide the team in coming up with efficient solutions.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
DESIRED SKILLS:
• Experience in Agile methodologies such as scrum and kanban is highly desirable.
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
Clearance:
Ability to obtain and maintain public trust clearance.
Please send all resumes to Jill.barlow@modis.com



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