Data Integration Architect – Pittsburgh, PA – Hybrid

Location: Hybrid

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

The Data Integration Architect role is responsible for the planning, coordination, designing, and supervision of all architectural solutions related to the integration of data across disparate applications, and third-party solutions. The integration solutions are primarily focused on connecting data on-premises and multiple cloud-based solutions. This individual is also responsible for defining and maintaining an application integration architecture to support the data blueprint.

Primary Success Factors

  • Design and execute strategies to move data solutions/technologies from on-premise systems to cloud environments (public, private, or hybrid)
  • Create scalable and efficient data architectures optimized for cloud services, considering factors like storage, compute, and data processing while adhering to industry regulations.
  • Implement robust security measures and ensure compliance with various regulations within cloud environments (e.g., encryption, access controls, and data governance)
  • Design data solutions that can dynamically scale to meet changing demands and optimize performance in cloud-based infrastructures
  • Architect cost-effective data solutions by leveraging cloud services efficiently, minimizing unnecessary expenses
  • Establish seamless integration between various cloud-based data services and applications, ensuring interoperability and data consistency
  • Develop architectures that support big data processing and analytics applications within the cloud environment
  • Design and implement robust backup and disaster recovery solutions to ensure data resilience and continuity in the cloud
  • Work closely with cybersecurity teams to fortify data protection measures against cyber threats and vulnerabilities
  • Create documentation and present data architecture concepts to diverse audiences
  • Help set standards and comply with data governance policies, procedures, and regulations to ensure safe and sound business operations.  Recognize and identify potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding the security of financial data
  • Maintain understanding of data modeling and data integration technology trends and best practices and use this knowledge to bring solutions to business units and IT; make recommendations on buy vs. build decisions
  • Provide periodic reports on activities, accomplishments, issues and their solutions, as well as assisting in forecasts of future utilization, tools, and resource requirements
  • Ensure compliance with applicable policies, procedures and regulations to ensure safe and sound business operations

Required Experience

  • Seven or more years of experience using Cloud Data solutions in Amazon Web Services and/or Microsoft Azure
  • Seven or more years of experience with effectively architecting, managing, and optimizing data solutions to leverage the benefits offered by cloud technologies.
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field, or equivalent work experience that includes knowledge of Cloud Data Solutions, Data Warehousing, Data Integration, and Database Management
  • Experience using 3rd party cloud data warehouse solutions such as Snowflake or Data Bricks is a plus
  • Knowledgeable in the strategy and design of Database Management and Data Warehousing solutions in a Cloud infrastructure.
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