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Data Architect

Sterling, VA · Information Technology
Responsibilities: The Data Architect shall have expertise in translating logical design into one or
more physical databases, and how the data will flow through the successive stages involved. The
contractor shall be able to address issues of data migration/validation, clean-up and mapping, and
shall produce and maintain the data dictionaries. The Data Architect shall provide technical support
in the research, experimentation, business analysis, and use of systems technology, including
architecture, integration capabilities, and database management. He/she shall provide technical and
data leadership for the application developers and the IT infrastructure, being conversant with and
cognizant of the future direction of systems, how that direction will impact enterprise, and how
future and current systems can be exploited for the benefit of the enterprise. He/she shall work
closely with other IT groups to coordinate current and future IT plans and activities, including
coordination and technical assistance to facilitate specific development projects that involve the
computing environment, the coordination of software upgrades, and the installation of new
products. He/she shall recognize and identify potential areas where existing policies and procedures
require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future business
expansion. The Data Architect will be expected to fulfill the following responsibilities:

• Lead the end-to-end vision design of all the processes in a composite fashion including how
they interplay and flow among themselves
• Provide and design the data topology with business intelligent Extract, Transfer, Load tools
and data modeling structures
• Provide leadership in the data warehousing practices with techniques both in ETL and data
• Provide expertise in both defining data structures and data integration practices for business
intelligence or for operational uses
• Provide data governance practices, in data administration, in data integration, and in data
• Provide support in establishing policies and goals for executing the governance,
administration, integration, and modeling tasks
• Support all program operations and shall be available on a 24-hour on-call

Qualifications: The Data Architect must have end-to-end vision and experienced in data analysis,
data migration tools, data modelling, data integration, data warehousing and database design. Must
have a BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Science, or other relevant discipline; an advanced
degree or at least twelve (12) years work experience. A Master’s Degree may substitute for four (4)
years of experience, and a Ph.D. may substitute for an additional four (4) years’ experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer.   We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.   The EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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