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Working As A Senior Data Architect

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $133,391

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Data Architect Do At OCTO Consulting Group

* Designs and builds relational databases.
* Performs data access analysis design, and archive/recovery design and implementation.
* Develops strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery, and implementation of a database.
* Works in a data warehouse environment, which includes data design, database architecture, and metadata repository creation.
* Translates business needs into long-term architecture solutions.
* Defines, designs, and builds dimensional databases.
* Consults, facilitates understanding, and translates data requirements into logical, physical and semantic layer models across the analytical data environment.
* Ensure data structures are designed for flexibility to support future business needs.
* Profiles and analyzes source system data to determine data relationships, design constructs, consistency and quality.
* Ensures data designs follow architectural best practices and appropriate business rules
* Facilitate data integration, conformity, data quality, integrity and consolidation
* Be an advocate for best practices while balancing business value and reasonable practicality
* Creates and maintains critical data documentation and metadata that allows data to be understood and leveraged as a shared asset.
* Develops strategy and repeatable process for maintaining the Enterprise Data model using automated tools.
* Analyzes and evaluates data definition and modeling environment providing key recommendations for improvement.
* Assist in defining data modeling standards, and foundational best practices
* Develops data warehousing blueprints, evaluating hardware and software platforms, and integrating systems.
* Reviews and develops object and data models and the metadata repository to structure the data for better management and quicker access

What Does A Senior Data Architect Do At S&P Global

* Provide thought leadership role in the areas of advanced data techniques, including data quality, data governance, data modeling, data access, data integration, data visualization, data discovery, database design and implementation
* Lead the overall strategy and roadmap for data architecture, capturing the top-down thoughts of the chief data officer (CDO) and broader CDO function
* Partner with the Chief Data Office organization, solution architecture, and engineering to ensure best use of standards for the key data use cases - patterns tech standards
* Create and maintain the Enterprise Data Model at the Conceptual, Logical and Physical Level
* Steward of Enterprise Metadata Architecture & Standards, Data Lifecycle Management including data quality, data conversion, and data security technologies
* Define and achieve the strategy roadmap for the enterprise data; including data modeling, implementation and data management for our enterprise data, warehouse and advanced data analytics systems
* Develops and documents and enables enterprise data standards and provides technical oversight on projects to ensure compliance through the adoption and promotion of industry standards - best practice - guiding principles aligned with Gartner, TOGAF, Forrester and the like.
* Create architectural technology and business roadmaps that result in stronger business
* IT alignment and drive adoption and usage of technology across the enterprise
* Align portfolio of projects to the roadmaps and reference architecture
* Define and enforce architecture principles, standards, metrics and policies
* Provide leadership in architecture, design and build of complex applications and perform architectural design reviews
* Analyze the company s Information Technology landscape to identify gaps and recommend improvements
* Manage the development of transition plans for moving from the current to the future state environment across application portfolio
* Collaborate with both IT and business to influence decisions in technology investments

What Does A Senior Data Architect Do At Delta Air Lines, Inc.

* Lead, manage and grow the Data Governance practice for our enterprise
* Document, assess, influence and synthesize business requirements to develop, enable and advance data governance and stewardship capabilities
* Design and own future state concept of operations through the development of business process models and data flow diagrams
* Lead Data Governance efforts start-to-finish, providing both project management and product leadership guidance
* Facilitate and promote usage and adoption of the data governance tools, particularly among business users
* Maintain and promote key data governance deliverables/assets, including data policies, data standards and data management roles and decision frameworks
* Work with Business partners to recommend data control placements and control sets
* Work closely with Data Analyst, Business Architects and Data Governance to achieve DQ objectives
* Collaborate with the Data Delivery technology teams and architects to define and develop DQ solutions
* Interact with business and technical peers in the evaluation of emerging industry trends and technologies relevant to data management
* Assist in the establishment of a community of practice - a virtual organization that meets regularly to share ideas and best practices and promote a culture where data is managed as an asset of the company
* Research and experiment with emerging Data Quality Profiling technologies and tools associated to data quality, metadata, data governance
* Hands-on role in defining and designing of controls and visualizations
* Develop Key Performance Indicators and dashboards to measure the success of the data governance program

What Does A Senior Data Architect Do At Unilever

* Define system level architecture and conduct Dimension Modelling & Data marting
* Mentor team members through Conceptual and Logical Modelling and drive Physical modelling on the Data Marts
* Define Data Security protocols and enabling Access controls
* Conduct Database performance tuning and architect low latency data systems
* Extensive experience building Master Data Management strategy in an organization.
* Build highly scalable data marts that can be used by DSC globally
* Responsible for maintaining data integrity across multiple data marts
* Build overall data mart architecture and design and document the data systems ecosystem
* Data Mapping from sources to the data marts and work with peer data engineering teams to pipeline the data
* Design and code for highly scalable solutions for Data Extractions from Data Lake and transformations jobs for business rules application
* Define and parallel process the ETL jobs towards Low Latency and highly scalable systems
* Architect, detailed design and Code for Data Quality frameworks that can measure and maintain Data Completeness, Data Integrity and Data Validity between interfacing systems
* Documenting Data Mapping and maintain a data dictionary across all DSC enterprise data
* Owning the KPIs to measure the performance of Data Marts and provide visibility to senior management
* Design for Self Serve BI platforms and drive higher adoption rate

What Does A Senior Data Architect Do At Microsoft Corporation

* We are looking for an experienced Senior Data Scientist Individual Contributor (IC) to play a lead role in our Supply Chain & Deployment Data & Analytics team that is responsible for creating advanced statistical model, data platform and tools to provides actionable insights and proactive measurement of Supply Chain, Deployment and Decommissioning business.
* Your responsibility will include the following:
* Create analytical model, performing analyses on data to identify trends, patterns, correlations, and providing insights from data.
* You will partner and collaborate with engineering groups, business stakeholders to predict Supply Chain & Deployment
* Milestones and identify risks that will help in proactive mitigation and smooth deployment
* Develop a good understanding of Microsoft’s cloud operations, problems and challenges, and provide insights and guidance to stakeholders through your modeling and analysis work.
* Design and implementation of data analytics, data organization, and data visualization, demonstrating ability to use data to influence & drive business decisions
* Develop a good understanding MCIO ecosystem, relevant external and internal data sources (like: Supply Chain,
* Deployment, Capacity planning, Asset etc.) and stay attuned to new techniques in statistics and machine learning, and bring them into our practice
* Guide and coach junior member in the team to achieve the end goal

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Average Length of Employment
Architect Manager 3.7 years
Architect 3.0 years
Senior Architect 2.8 years
Database Architect 2.7 years
Lead Data Analyst 2.7 years
Data Architect 2.6 years
Lead Architect 2.5 years
ETL Architect 2.3 years
Data Modeler 2.2 years
BI Architect 2.0 years
Data Consultant 1.7 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 5.9%
Top Employers After
Consultant 4.1%
Architect 3.9%

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Real Senior Data Architect Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Data Architect The Vesume Group Boston, MA Sep 29, 2014 $260,875
Senior Data Architect Netflix, Inc. Beverly Hills, CA Oct 01, 2014 $255,000
Senior Data Architect Netflix Inc. Los Gatos, CA Oct 02, 2015 $250,200
SR. Data Architect Netflix Los Gatos, CA Feb 27, 2015 $250,200
Senior Data Architect Netflix Los Gatos, CA Sep 03, 2015 $235,000
Senior Data Architect Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA Aug 08, 2014 $235,000
Senior Data Architect Netflix Inc. Los Gatos, CA Nov 11, 2014 $215,000
Senior Data Architect Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA May 01, 2014 $195,000
Senior Data Architect Connections Personnel of New York, Inc. New York, NY Dec 16, 2013 $187,830
Senior Data Architect Connections Personnel of New York, Inc. New York, NY Jun 01, 2013 $187,830
Senior Data Architect Connections Personnel of New York, Inc. New York, NY Jun 01, 2013 $187,200
Senior Data Architect Radiumone, Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 13, 2015 $175,000 -
Senior Data Architect The Bank of New York Mellon New York, NY Aug 11, 2014 $175,000
Senior Data Architect Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Piscataway, NJ Feb 12, 2016 $125,000
Senior Data Architect Kronos Incorporated Chelmsford, MA Jun 03, 2013 $123,000
Data Architect Senior Advisor Anthem, Inc. Indianapolis, IN Sep 15, 2016 $121,539
Senior Data Architect Windstream Corporation Chesterfield, MO Nov 06, 2016 $121,115
Senior Data Architect Parexel International Billerica, MA Feb 18, 2013 $121,000
Senior Data Architect LYFT Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 24, 2014 $120,000 -
SR. Data Architect Centric Consulting, LLC Redmond, WA Jul 03, 2016 $120,000
Senior Data Warehousing Architect Teleflora LLC Oklahoma City, OK Jun 07, 2016 $109,566 -
Data Architect Senior Arizona Public Service Co. Phoenix, AZ Jun 12, 2013 $109,077
Senior Data Architect IBM India Private Limited Waltham, MA May 23, 2016 $108,938
Senior Data Architect Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA Jan 14, 2014 $108,888 -
Senior Data Architect American Express Travel Related Services Salt Lake City, UT Jan 07, 2015 $108,852
Senior Data Architect Resource Logistics, Inc. Iselin, NJ Jul 12, 2015 $108,805
Senior Data Architect Prutech Solutions Inc. North Brunswick, NJ Oct 26, 2015 $108,000
Senior Data Modeler/Architect SKR Soft Inc. Herndon, VA Feb 03, 2016 $108,000

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Top Senior Data Architect Skills

  1. Dimensional Data Models
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Data Architects
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed the Dimensional Data Models as required for functional reporting.
  • Developed and implemented numerous PL/SQL scripts used to calculate bug escalation predictions for a large software development company.
  • Provided support for a team of Data Architects and Data Modelers and provided Centralized Data Model support and guidance.
  • Designed a fully attributed canonical Enterprise Customer Data Warehouse.
  • Designed complex mapping rules and worked closely with ETL team for data population.

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