ASAP Talent Services is a leading SAP-focused search firm and we're recruiting for a Houston, TX based client. The role is a full-time employee role for a corporation and their offices are located in the Energy Corridor area of Houston (I-10 on West Side of Houston, near Eldridge or Dairy Farmers, etc). Great location for someone located in Katy, Sugarland, or inside Beltway 8, etc.
The Sr. Data Architect oversees the execution of the data delivery strategy
utilizing Denodo. They are involved in all phases of the analytic projects, from
requirements gathering, data architecture, integration guidance and developing
support artifacts. This Sr. Architect demonstrates senior-level leadership skills and
experience in guiding the team to build a self-sustainable BI platform. They will
create best practices, define and govern data architecture standards, lead and
support development efforts, manage BI demand, coordinate resource capacity,
prioritize and lead the scoping effort. The ideal candidate has the ability to mentor
others in maintainable development practices and code reviews and ensures correct
capitalization / expense activities of the project team and can provide business
insight across multiple domains. This Sr. Architect will demonstrate an ability to
manage complex, high-quantity and potentially contradictory information to
effectively solve problems, applies knowledge of the business to advance
organizational goals, and intuitively navigates complex policy, people and process-
related organizational dynamics.
Collect feedback and influence users and stakeholders to prioritize and
develop data-centric work products and support requests.
Work with internal (IT technical and functional) and external (vendor)
partners to source, review, and deliver data-related solutions for projects.
Create and track KPIs for enterprise data virtualization service capability to
share with management and user community.
Ability to drive the architecture, design along with experience in leading the
Refine the current Denodo deployment with sound data architecture that
delivers data for Analytics, BI and Applications via services
Ensure data security is maintained throughout the user, application,
platform, and data layers.
Design integration with front-end tools (Tableau, custom apps) and back-end
applications and data (e.g. SAP).
Establishes process for Architecture review, code review and development
process for the Denodo engineers
Continuously refines the processes by measuring process related KPIs
Maintain and extend agile data development methodology in support of both
self-service and full-service models.
Create reusable semantic and report-specific data layers that are secure and
Develop techniques for optimizing solutions, including caching, refactoring,
performance, and testing.
Define data catalogues.
Troubleshoot issues that may occur within the data platform or in consuming
apps/tools and data sources.
Ensure SLAs are developed and met for response and resolution times for
business-critical data platform.
Establish and implement operations (e.g. monitoring and logging) to keep
platform (multiple Windows servers) stable and up-to-date (i.e. quarterly
updates and periodic upgrades).
Works under minimal supervision
Other duties as assigned.
Responsibly receive, transmit, and handle consumer and customer data per
applicable policies and procedures.
Review and follow data privacy practices, policies, and guidelines.
Directly supervises one or more employees. Carries out responsibilities in
accordance with the organization policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities
include interviewing, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning, and
directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees,
addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Education and Experience requirements:
Requires bachelors’ degree from a four year college or university with 10+ plus
years of in depth hands on experience in data modeling, SQL and 3+ years in
Good understanding and experience in Data Virtualization At least 3+ yrs. of
experience with Administration and development in Denodo Administration
experience to include installation, configuration, security, cache management
in a highly available enterprise environment.
Sound data architecture principles based on traditional data warehousing
concepts and modern concepts
3+ Years of data modeling experience, from business modeling to logical
6+ years of SQL experience with mastery on multitude of techniques to pull
data based on requirements and data volume
Sound understanding of data virtualization principles. Denodo experience and
certification is a huge plus
Understanding of LDAP, SSL and other security concepts.
Good knowledge of JDBC, XML and Web Services APIs.
SAP and general system knowledge of CDS views, BW queries and Hana
Working knowledge of combining Hana, SQLServer, Amazon S3 and APIs
Validate and ensure non-functional requirements (e.g. system performance)
are in place
Access definitions - APIs, querying other access methods; ODATA standard
protocols implementation, security.
Good knowledge of query optimization and analysis of SQL execution plans in
context of heterogeneous joins.
Experience working with GIT or other version control systems is a plus
Manages complexity in order to effectively find solutions and solve problems
Drives results by consistently achieving completion and closure of tasks,
even in the face of obstacles and setbacks
Adaptive personality and ability to function in a fast-paced environment
A problem-solving attitude that can adapt to varying timelines
A strong attention to detail combined with the ability to prioritize tasks
Strong interpersonal skills; promoting healthy relationships and team
Strong capability to plan and align work with regards to sense of urgency and
Strong capability to provide Business Insight
Strong ability to influence organization stakeholders
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS*
Denodo platform certification (architect level).