Senior Information Architect

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Senior Information Architect

Summary of responsibilities

The Senior Information Architect will play a lead role in the overall design, execution, and maintenance of the data warehouse, selection of hardware platform, data modeling/architecture, enterprise reporting and ETL processing which may require integration with internal and/or external vendor solutions, internal or outsourced software development, talent/resource acquisition, and project management. He/she will provide expertise in the development of impactful analytics and build multiple enterprise-wide databases with integrated ETL processes with the ultimate goal to provide end-to-end automated, high-quality enterprise reporting and analytics for the entire firm. He/she will be required to work with team members to design and implement robust, scalable solutions spanning multiple business units and address business problems by building high availability solutions. He/she will also need to bring expertise in several tools such as MS SQL-Server BI/Analytics Suite, Tableau, Python, MarkIT EDM, Alteryx, Oracle, SQL Server, .NET, Perl, and PL/SQL. He/she will participate in the development process, including requirements gathering, development, and testing.

As a key member of the Engineering Team, he/she will work in the technology area to perform project and maintenance work associated with implementing DUMAC's overall data and technology strategy. The ideal candidate will have a mix of technical and business skills to work with all levels of the organization to complete projects and support existing applications while working in a fast paced, growing organization. The candidate must be a pro-active go-getter with intellectual curiosity.

  • Database Design & SQL/ETL Development
    • Architect, design, develop, and maintain hardware and software for an investment management data warehouse. Build associated ETL processes and implement analytical reporting solutions.
    • Administer SQL and/or other relational or object oriented databases (on-premise or cloud hosted)
    • Model database systems for performance and scalability
    • Write SQL including stored procedures, macros, and ETL packages.
  • Business Analysis & Teamwork
    • Partner with front-office and back-office teams, developers and support teams to define requirements, troubleshoot and triage issues, fix bugs and build out new solutions
    • Capture, document and analyze business requirements: transitioning to technical solutions
    • Provide technical guidance, establishing oneself as an advisor to the cross-functional stakeholders
    • Ability to translate complex business requirements to optimal technical solutions
  • Technical Support
    • Monitor production IT processes and ensure successful completion of daily and monthly runs
    • Troubleshoot and identify root cause of problems when process fails
    • Develop technical and functional test plans and scripts to validate the successful design, development and implementation of system and reporting deliverables
    • Monitor and proactively plan for database expansion and performance by understanding the business's growth, plans, and requirements.
    • Deploy SQL code and application updates from development to production environments as needed
    • Migrate, consolidate, and update batch processes and SQL scripts.
    • Monitor database application systems for performance, system errors, and system vitals and troubleshoot any issues
    • Provide technical support of production applications and database systems.
    • Coordinate off-hours work to provide support to software applications or system maintenance
    • Maintain a high level of awareness of current and future database technologies and best practices
    • Maintain knowledge of available technologies through reading, training, webinars, conferences, networking and collaboration to solve business problems
    • Develop and maintain operational and system level documentation

Required Skills
  • Highly motivated and goal-oriented individual who has the drive to take tasks to completion and shows the flexibility to adapt to changing needs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Eager to learn new technologies and adapt to rapid technological advancements and business changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and thrive in a team setting
  • Unwavering commitment to ethical behavior and professionalism
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize workload, set deadlines independently and complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ability to utilize internal/external resources and interact with all levels of the organization. Cooperative and service-oriented attitude and demeanor
  • Actively seek opportunities to increase skills and expertise. Remains current in systems and technology applicable to the job
  • Excellent ability to quickly distinguish between database and application support issues and learn systems/processes by reading the code
  • Excellent ability working with application vendors to help troubleshoot and resolve any production issues
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks and changing priorities
  • General knowledge of investments, investment accounting and investment performance
  • Ability to manage other members of the Engineering Team when necessary

Required Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of combination application and database administration experience in a production environment
  • 3-5 years managing MS SQL RDBMS, Reporting Services and other SQL Server related services from a Production Support level
  • 3-5 years using Performance Monitor, SQL Profiler and other related monitoring and troubleshooting tools
  • 3+ years of solid understanding of performance tuning, and database system optimizations (topics including IO/Memory/Indexing/Partitions/CPU/...)
  • Extensive background in data analysis, data management and analytics.
  • Expertise in architecting, designing, building, and configuring visually appealing analytical reports and dashboards using Tableau for financial users.
  • System analysis, design, development, testing, debugging, documentation, training, deployment and post-production support.
  • Knowledge of data modeling concepts, such as de-normalization, star schemas, etc.
  • Strong exposure working with other BI technologies like Cognos, Microsoft SSRS, Business Objects; data engineering tools like ODI, Alteryx, Python, Informatica is a plus.
  • Working experience with SQL, SSIS for ETL and Stored Procedures.
  • Working knowledge with both SQL Server and Oracle Server.
  • Experience in PL/SQL (Oracle) or T-SQL (Microsoft SQL Server), Data Warehouse, ETL, EDM, BusinessObjects, UNIX shell scripting or Hadoop framework components
  • Experience in developing systems using Java, C#, .NET, Perl or C++
  • Proficient in data transformation (ETL) tools such as Informatica, SSIS or equivalent
  • Experience installing and configuring SQL or Oracle on development and production servers
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform all basic database management skills - database administration, database performance management, physical structure.
  • Demonstrated ability to define and follow best practices and business processes
  • Exceptional customer-service orientation. Work well in diverse multicultural environment

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or related field.
Graduate degree is a plus.

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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.





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Posted: 6/12/2018
Application Due: 7/17/2018
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