Data & Analytics

Columbus, Ohio

Avaap
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Avaap is a global, cross-platform industry-focused technology management consulting and advisory services firm. Our customers include health systems, educational institutions, manufacturers, and government agencies. Avaap executes with a purpose-driven approach that combines expert-level technology consulting, industry knowledge, and deep application expertise with superior customer experiences. The track record of successful deployments and strategic engagements is the result of our growing, dedicated team and great workplace culture that supports a rewarding work experience fueled by personal and professional growth. Avaap has a dedicated Advisory Services business unit that maintains strategic partnerships with market-leaders including Workday, Oracle, SAP, Prosci , Tableau, Snowflake, and Alteryx.

Summary

A Data Solutions Architect is someone that has a deep appreciation for all things data and has the experience and skills to work with executives and key business stakeholder to understand wholistic objectives, drive requirements and lead/mentor development teams while also having the ability themselves to analyze, model, transform, and present data to drive tangible value. You may come from a traditional business intelligence background, or your experience may be fully immersed in the modern analytics landscape; either way, you hold a vast level of experience with key data architecture and management principles, techniques, tools and methodologies.

You Are Also a Contributor Of Three Key Elements

Technical Solutioning - you have the depth and skill to fully own key components/workstreams related to the conceptual development of complex data solutions from ideation and design through deployment and operations. As a Data Solutions Architect, you are versed in fully understanding the big picture when it comes to architecting and implementing data solutions and have a keen eye for details to design, develop and deploy every component that you have been assigned. While you have strong articulation skills to describe a technical solution and can help communicate its key features and capabilities to others with ease, you prioritize your contributions by example by rolling up your sleeves and doing hands on development using a variety technologies, tools, and techniques.

Project Delivery - you have the experience to understand and appreciate that no matter how cool a data solution is, it is worthless if it never gets built and delivered correctly for the customer. As a Data Solutions Architect, you are focused on developing strong work plans that align to the overall delivery approach for your team to design, develop and deploy a data solution. You understand the value of a work break down structure and have 10+ years of experience in developing solution delivery plans related to the design and development of key pieces to large and complex data solutions. You see the value of project management techniques in whatever combination of waterfall, agile and/or a hybrid approach and can develop and execute upon project delivery plans. Your communication skills and experiences as a delivery leader are critical and you make sure to keep everyone from individual contributors on your team to your project leaders, and clients in the loop about progress, with an emphasis on communicating across organizations and levels. If critical issues block progress, refer them up the chain of command to be resolved in a timely manner.

People Management - let us be real, not even the smartest and most talented Data Solutions Architect can do it by themselves; everyone needs a team and AVAAP prides itself on a team first culture. You have 3+ years of experience leading development teams through complex and transformative delivery efforts on the workstreams you will manage. Your experience as a Data Solutions Architect is to be a leader for your workstream and you bring the requisite people skills that establish a healthy and respectful culture on your projects and for your teammates. As a Data Solutions Architect, you embrace being positioned as a mentor for many junior resources that may be on your projects. You positively influence less experienced, junior resources to support not only their project contributions, but also support their professional development/career roles by providing them key insights from your own working experiences.

Desired Skills And Qualifications
  • Studies in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or Technical Science
  • Deep understanding of modern data and analytics architecture, best practices, and technology landscape
  • Experience working with modern data and analytics technology for data integration, transformation, and visualization (Alteryx and Tableau preferred)
  • Experience designing and developing complex dashboards and reporting solutions
  • Experience working in Cloud data platforms, most specifically AWS, Snowflake, Azure and/or Google
  • Experience developing, architecting, and managing data solutions using enterprise data integration or ETL/ELT vendor technologies
  • Experience working with open sources tools like Python and R or familiarity with their capabilities
  • Familiarity with machine learning and artificial intelligence technology, solutioning and best practices
Minimum Qualifications
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to communicate effectively between technical teams, functional teams, managers, and business users
  • Must have experience leading development teams and mentoring resources of all experience levels
  • 10+ years of experience designing and developing data solutions in the traditional business intelligence and/or modern data and analytics space
  • Deep fluency and skills with SQL for in-depth data analysis, profiling, troubleshooting, modeling, and transformation to meet complex business requirements as well as skills to optimize and tune SQL queries
  • Deep understanding of data management and modeling approaches and best practices
  • Must be able to perform work indoors and remain stationary at a computer
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Passion for exceptional customer service and collaboration
  • Ability to work remotely or out of one of Avaap's physical office locations
  • Current permanent U.S. work authorization required
Avaap offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and dependents; Business Development Bonus Program to reward employees' contributions to business development; a 401(k) plan with a generous employer match; a generous Paid Time Off policy; and unlimited sick days. Avaap budgets for individual employee continued education, training and certifications. Our wellness program supports employee total well-being by providing free gym memberships, one on one wellness coaching, and many more. All benefits and programs are subject to applicable eligibility requirements.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States
Date Posted: 05 September 2022
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