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Data Architect
JO-1901-4470
New York
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Slalom is a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future, with solutions spanning business advisory, customer experience, technology, and analytics. We partner with companies to push the boundaries of what’s possible—together.


Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Slalom has organically grown to nearly 6,000 employees. We were named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work. You can find us in 25 cities across the U.S., U.K., and Canada.


Job Title:

Data Architect


Data is served to hundreds of our clients and their customers. There is a big demand for analytics and data-freshness, so if you are not afraid of complex business problems, and you think traditional tools are slow, and you won’t stop looking for new approaches and technologies, then we have a position for you!


As a Data Architect for Slalom New York, you will contribute to our growing Data & Analytics Practice. The ideal candidate is a professional with 5+ years of experience in designing and delivering innovative solutions using related technologies on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and the like. Your duties will include working with our clients to help define their cloud data strategy and translating their needs through the implementation of cutting-edge data solutions to provide valuable insights.


Slalom’s Data Architects typically have multiple roles at client sites. Your role may vary across a diverse range of activities; you may work solely in development, performing analysis through exploration of data, helping architect and design a cloud solution, or serve as a Solution Owner/Tech Lead for a delivery team.


Responsibilities:

  • Lead analysis, architecture, design, and development of data warehouse, data lake and business intelligence solutions
  • Research, analyze, recommend, and select technical approaches for solving difficult and challenging migration, development and integration problems
  • Conduct and support white-boarding sessions, workshops, design sessions, and project meetings as needed, playing a key role in client relations
  • Lead and contribute to data implementation projects and/or project independent workstreams
  • Work independently, or as part of a team, to design and develop enterprise data solutions
  • Mentor junior team members
  • Actively contribute to the cloud communities at Slalom, and drive new capabilities forward
  • Ability to creatively take on new challenges and work outside comfort zone
  • Strong written and oral communications along with presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and analytics techniques


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline
  • Minimum 5+ years of developing cloud solutions using data services
  • Demonstrated experience in Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Dell Boomi, and/or Microsoft Azure cloud solutions, architecture, related technologies, and their interdependencies
  • Understanding of distributed systems and architecture design trade-offs
  • Prior implementation experience and/or exposure to data architectures like Lambda for designing data ingestion frameworks for both real time and batch processing
  • 4+ years in data modeling and data architect role for enterprise data modeling across multi-subject areas
  • Experience with conceptualizing and architecting data lakes on cloud-centric platforms; should be able to articulate the value and key components of data lakes
  • Proficiency in SQL and relational database design and development
  • Hands-on development experience using and migrating data to cloud platforms (i.e. lift-and-shifts)
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Passionate about learning new technologies


Nice to have:

  • Experience in languages such as Python and Spark
  • Experience with designing digital data platforms leveraging clickstream data from Adobe Analytics (Omniture/SiteCatalyst) or Google Analytics
  • Experience working in Agile Scrum teams
  • Linux and Windows proficiency
  • Management consulting experience
  • Project management experience
  • Experience working with various verticals (i.e. insurance, retail, healthcare, financial services, technology)


Slalom is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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