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IT Data Architect in Omaha, NE at Gavilon

Date Posted: 10/13/2018

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Job Summary:

The IT Data Architect develops and communicates a holistic view and roadmap of the company’s technology strategy for applications, infrastructure and related services, with a specific focus on data. The Architect consults and advises with both business and technology delivery groups to ensure that the proposed technical solutions align with the company’s overall objectives and satisfy the specific project business requirements, while maximizing extensibility, interoperability and the value of the technology investments. This position is ultimately responsible for the company’s technology strategy for applications, infrastructure and related services.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for building the long-term strategic architecture roadmap for all IT systems and related services, aligned to the company’s business objectives, with a focus on data management and data integration
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend emerging technologies and technology service providers that will improve the business
  • Advise business partners on technology alternatives and technology implications of business directions
  • Execute complex analyses to aid in reporting and interpretation of analytical findings to build a comprehensive solution
  • Consult and advise business and technology subject-matter experts, ultimately translating business requirements into technology solution approaches
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis to determine whether requirements are best met by manual, software or hardware functions; making maximum use of commercial off-the-shelf or prebuilt in-house components
  • Lead and/or oversee the design and modeling of tactical architectures for solution delivery, and verify alignment of physical solution to architecture
  • Develop and maintain policies, standards, and guidelines to ensure that a consistent framework is applied across the company
  • Promote the use of a shared infrastructure and application roadmap to reduce costs and improve information flows
  • Manage and facilitate a review board to evaluate project proposals for architectural fit
  • Demonstrate regular attendance and timeliness in reporting to work, meetings and completing assignments


  • BS and MS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years IT experience, with a preference for breadth of domains, technologies and roles, with depth in:
    • Data Modeling
    • Meta-Data Management
    • Data Acquisition
    • Data Integration and ETL Architecture
    • Reporting, Analytics and Data Visualization Tools
    • Data Quality
    • Data Governance
  • Demonstrated expertise in modeling and visualizing technology architectures and solutions
  • Ability to document and effectively communicate complex technical subject matter
  • Experience building enterprise architecture roadmaps
  • Ability to establish, implement, and enforce appropriate IT standards to meet business requirements
  • Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex technical solutions
  • Comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, networking and systems engineering
  • Ability to “think big” and challenge conventional technology wisdom
  • Strong leadership, negotiation and consensus-building skills with business and technical groups
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management and organization skills
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and willing to recommend innovative technologies and directions with incomplete information


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