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Senior Manager, Data Architecture

Company: Apex Systems
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

The IT Senior Manager, Data Architecture will create and inspire a team of data architects focused on accelerating the Digital Transformation and the adoption of a data-driven culture at a Fortune 200 Company by unlocking the maximum value of enterprise data and information assets.Success in this role is defined as leading a team that contributes to the larger organization by serving as a bridge between business strategy and technical execution. The team will create and maintain organizational knowledge about data assets and the systems through which information flows. The team will be measured on its ability to enable the organization to improve the overall design, quality, flow, and ease of access to enterprise data and information assets while reducing costs and mitigating risks.Essential Functions:

  • Actively engage with Enterprise Data Organizations and Enterprise Architects to define information and data strategies as part of an overall business strategy.
  • Understand end-to-end solutions and suggest data management solutions that will meet or exceed the expectations of the customers.
  • Ensure that data designs meet business requirements and systems goals and identify and resolve data quality and consistency issues.
  • Cultivate a team that understands how data supports business processes and how to find gaps in data or processes and then develop strategies for improving these systems.
  • Determine staffing capability and capacity requirements.
  • Drive a culture of continuous process improvement.Acquisition & Deployment
    • Analyze documentation and technical specifications of any new application under consideration to determine its data requirements.
    • Ensure that any new data integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.
    • Contribute to the discovery phase of development by evaluating proposals to identify potential data issues and make the appropriate recommendations.
    • Contribute to business cases, make recommendations, and define success factors for data enhancements.Operational Management
      • Facilitate discussions among data stewards, data custodians, architects, engineers, modelers, and developers to ensure business, data and IT needs align.
      • Bring ideas to life by sketching, wireframing, prototyping, testing, and writing.
      • Facilitate and inspire idea-generation techniques within the team.
      • Ensures information assets are consistently delivering value by defining and measuring key indicators.
      • Maintain repositories for representing the information assets including system design documents and reference architectures.
      • Communicate business process and information asset improvement through the application of detailed analytics and root cause analysis.
      • Plan and organize tasks, report progress, manage and coordinate with cross-functional teams.
      • Facilitate meetings and follow up with resulting action items.
      • Track project deliverables and meet dedicated timelines.
      • Manage multiple projects, assignments, and priorities simultaneously.
      • Create and maintain development plans for each team member, including training, skills assessment, career planning, and goal planning.Incidental Functions
        • Assist with projects as may be required to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the work.
        • Attend business partner and IT staff meetings where appropriate.
        • Attend meetings on behalf of the team.
        • Make presentations to management, partners, and peer groups as requested.
        • Train and share knowledge with development teams in cross-functional capacities.
        • Participate in hiring activities fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.Position Requirements:Formal Education & Certification
          • Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) in a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology field of study (e.g., Information Technology, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Systems Management, Mathematics) or equivalent experience.
            Knowledge & Experience
            • 12+ years IT experience.
            • 8+ years Management experience or budget responsibilities.
            • 4+ years hands-on experience leading teams or directly contributing to develop architectural artifacts, including policies, references, standards or templates.
            • Practical experience implementing organization change management.
            • Skilled with data governance: business glossary, data standards, data catalog and data lineage.
            • Skilled with data management: data engineering, quality, metadata and master data management.
            • Demonstrated ability to understand complex business relationships.
            • Strong ability to multi-task with several concurrent issues and projects.
            • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.
            • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
            • Experience advising ormentoring contributors regarding datamodeling anddata mapping.
            • Exposure to Enterprise Architecture Frameworks is preferred.
            • Exposure to API design and development is preferred.Personal Attributes
              • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
              • Exceptional ability and initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.
              • Excellent systems/process orientation with demonstrated analytical thinking, organization skills, and problem-solving skills.
              • Exceptional ability to manage change, develop a shared mental model, and enable collaboration.
              • Strong ability to quickly pick up new tools and technologies.
              • Strong ability to train and teach others.
              • Ability to facilitate meetings and follow up with resulting action items.
              • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
              • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
              • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment, and to lead and influence cross-organizationally with and without direct authority.
              • Exceptional ability to effectively move forward on tasks even with ambiguous or changing requirements.
              • Commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and diversity.
              • Up to 10% travel as required (domestic and international).
              • Work outside the standard office 7.5-hour workday may be required.EEO EmployerApex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing - in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work - in the United Kingdom and Mexico.Employee Type:
                Cleveland, OH, USJob Type:
                Applications and Data Management

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