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Modern Data Architect
Washington D.C.

Modern Data Architect

You are a passionate, self-driven problem solver who loves taking on new challenges using the latest data and cloud technologies. You love data and find yourself keeping up with the latest technology trends. You tinker, explore and regularly read to stay in touch with the big data community and are passionate about discovering ways to improve quality, reusability, extensibility and consistency. You are multi-faceted with a great mix of technical and interpersonal skills, which enables you to succeed in highly collaborative and agile work environments.

As a Modern Data Architect for Slalom DC’s D&A team, you’ll design and deliver innovative solutions on Amazon Web Services, Azure, and Google Cloud using core cloud data warehouse tools, Hadoop, Spark, Event Stream platforms, and other big data related technologies, in support of transformational Analytics projects. In addition to leading development work, projects include working with our clients to help define their Analytics and Data architecture and strategy.


• Display passion for delivering high quality products that meet customer's needs

• Solving data-oriented problems in an analytical and iterative fashion

• Lead analysis, architecture, design, and development of cloud data warehouse and business intelligence solutions

• Actively contribute to the cloud and big data community at Slalom, and drive new capabilities forward

• Define cloud data strategy, including designing multi-phased implementation roadmaps

• Big data architectures and patterns both on premises and in the cloud

• Participate in MDM and Governance planning and workshops for data architecture and flow

• Database design, development & management in relational, Data Lake, EDWs and NoSQL solutions

• ETL/ELT design development with tools such as Talend, Pentaho, Informatica, Spark or Airflow

• Data ingestion and management concepts of cataloguing, lifecycle and lineage

• Working with various kinds of data (streaming, structured, unstructured, metrics, logs, json, xml, parquet, etc.)

• Working in various agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe)

• Experience with approach, platforms and best practice for reporting and visualization tools

• Assist business development teams with pre-sales activities, including helping estimate and plan projects

Nice to Have

• Assist business development team with pre-sales activities and RFPs

• Assist in the estimating and planning of projects

• Conduct and lead white-boarding sessions, workshops, design sessions, and project meetings as needed, playing a key role in client relations

• Passion for the envisioning and creation of data platform offerings and solutions; developing Go-to-Market strategies for its successful rollout and adoption

Qualifications / Preferred Experience:

• Passionate about learning new technologies

• 7+ years of data architecture, business intelligence and/or consulting experience

• Experience on any of the cloud platforms (Amazon Web Services, Azure, and Google Cloud)

• Hands-on development using and migrating data to cloud platforms

• Proficiency in relational database design and development

• Proficiency and hands-on experience with big data technologies 

• Experience in languages such as Python, Java, Scala, and/or Go

• Proficiency with both Linux and Windows

• Analytical approach to problem-solving; ability to use technology to solve business problems

• Cloud platform certification(s) (example: AWS Certified Solutions Architect)

• MS, or equivalent, in Math, Computer Science or an applied quantitative field

• Experience with data mining techniques and working with data-intensive applications

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