Enterprise Data Architect

Job Summary
The Enterprise Data Architect participates in the creation and evolution of a technology road map that defines current technical architectures and future architectures. They are a subject matter expert for architectural frameworks, methods, design patterns and tools. This team member leads strategic technological planning to achieve company goals, provides an architecture that meets the company's business needs, and ensures the most efficient and secure IT environment possible. The Enterprise Data Architect drives common approaches and exposes information assets and processes across the enterprise. They document multiple architectural models or views that show how the current and future needs of the organization will be met in an efficient, sustainable, agile and adaptable manner.

Responsibilities

  • Identify commonalities between business teams and businesses to define and recommend common solutions
  • Build for performance, fault tolerance, security and reusable patterns
  • Identify and implement build vs. buy strategies
  • Monitor and identify performance trends and work with teams to improve processes and procedures
  • Mentor and coach team members to expand their awareness of other aspects of the enterprise
  • Develop a strategic vision for technology platforms that enables the broader vision for IT and the business
  • Seek self-driven development opportunities
  • Partner with the business and the Technology team to deliver road maps
  • Work with stakeholders to build a holistic view of the organization's strategy, processes, information and information technology assets
  • Research, analyze and promote technology standards to be used across the enterprise
  • Facilitate problem-solving among a strong team

Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in information technology or equivalent work experience in technology
  • 10 years of experience in technology, with an understanding of mortgage lending
  • 3 years of experience providing technical leadership or guidance
  • Experience using architectural methodologies and frameworks like TOGAF, Zachman and ArchiMate
  • Experience with messaging systems and developing transactional systems
  • Proven experience in rewriting, refactoring, scaling and the re-architecture of applications
  • In-depth understanding of our internal applications and how our infrastructure works together
  • Ability to keep current on product trends and technology innovations
  • Knowledge of system architecture and normalization considerations
  • Knowledge of inter-system communication strategies, including ESB and web services

Who We Are
Rock Central is a Detroit-based professional services company obsessed with delivering innovative, effective solutions to meet the diverse needs of our clients. From legal and finance to technology and public relations, our expertise spans from executive consulting all the way to tactical implementation. We thrive at the intersection of people, process and technology and empower our partners to unleash the maximum potential of their business through unmatched partnership and the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup. From the smallest venture to the largest enterprises, we believe having an impact is never a question - it's part of our DNA.


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