Data Architect

2 months agoFairfax, VA

Data Architect

Position Description
CGI Federal is seeking a Data Architect to support a DoD legacy system modernization projects to manage the design, guidance, and execution of the data strategy to successfully deliver the requirements of a large government contract across a geographically dispersed team. This position will be primarily remote, but some travel is needed to the client site and team member location(s). This project is a fast paced and dynamic environment that leverages areas such as Agile/Scrum methodology and DevSecOps to quickly build solutions based on customer requirements.

Your future duties and responsibilities
• Collaborates with the project manager and client partners to drive strategic direction and innovation supporting customer requirements

• Apply expert domain knowledge, professional principles, and theories to develop advanced concepts, techniques,
• Bring proven new ideas and best practices that will enhance performance and overall data integrity and quality
• Contribute definition and establishment of technical strategy, standards, and guidelines in the data architecture domain and model domain
• Collaborate with business and IT stakeholders and various IT data practice teams to define transitional and target state data architectures
• Contribute and maintain a core set of enterprise data architecture models and roadmaps in alignment with core business capabilities, business processes and IT roadmap
• With big picture awareness of data sources, interfaces and data flow across the enterprise, define, design and document data services, interfaces and data flows
• Be responsible for staging data and creating reporting data warehouses, perform data modeling, craft logical and physical data structures based on reporting requirements and help maintain data integrity and security.
• Contribute to establishing the foundation for advanced data analytics capabilities and self-service architecture.
• Well versed with modern big data and cloud platforms
• Proficient with technology-based tools and processes
• Customer service oriented
• Practices continuous improvement, especially as it related to improving collaboration and communication within and across teams
• Ability to analyze, identify, and solve problems
• Consistently meet customer deadlines, requirements, and expectations
• Adaptable to frequent changes

Required qualifications to be successful in this role
• Bachelor's Degree with 8+ years of experience in information technology, computer science, information systems or related field and experience with data architecture processes and standards
• Understanding of modern data architecture and experience with core data services like maintaining data lakes, data warehouses, data marts as well as relational and dimensional modeling, data quality and master data management.
• Excellent data management and data governance skills and analytical thinking capabilities.
• Experience in designing data architectures that will define and deliver data as an asset
• Skilled in the design, deployment, and evaluation of tools, frameworks, and patterns to build scalable data platforms
• Experienced with industry leading data infrastructure technologies and end user tools
• Experience with troubleshooting data issues and identifying root causes of performance bottlenecks.
• Experience with SQL Server databases, Analysis services, SSIS etc.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills with senior levels within corporate and customer organizations
• Experience meeting with customer and contractor personnel to formulate and review task plans and deliverable items, and effectively execute in accordance with approved plans
• Experience in the practice of Agile methodology
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with team members, customers and support personnel

Desired Skills:
• Experience with system modernization management
• Experience supporting DoD Fourth Estate agencies (DFAS and/or DCMA)
• Working knowledge of COBOL

Due to the nature of the government contracts this position requires US Citizenship.

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $84,000 - $147,000.




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While technology is at the heart of our clients' digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees "members" because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today - one of the world's largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

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Client-provided location(s): Fairfax, VA, USA
Job ID: CGI-1044004

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • On-Site Gym
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • Pet Insurance
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • HSA
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Family Support Resources
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Holiday Events
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Financial Counseling
    • Profit Sharing
    • Performance Bonus
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development

    • Leadership Training Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Mentor Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Internship Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Woman founded/led
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)