Lead Data Architect

Kalos Consulting, Inc. - Chesterfield, MO


  • Preeminent reinsurance firm, very well established
  • Consolidated assets of $50B+
  • Recognized by international industry institutions as “Life Reinsurer of the Year”
  • More than 2,700 employees, yet they are divided into smaller teams and maintain a small company feel
  • Embraces collaboration to work on big problems and develop the best solutions
  • Pioneered the use of reinsurance as a financial management tool and remains a leading provider of such solutions around the world

Benefits and Features

  • Skill building: this firm encourages personal & professional growth through ongoing training & skills development and mentorship opportunities
  • Work/life balance: family-friendly culture and flexible work arrangements
  • Career growth: Performance-based compensation & competitive benefits package cultivate collaboration and recognize success
  • Very strong relocation package available

Your Role

  • Creation, maintenance and management of organization's data architecture models, spanning from conceptual holistic vision of the company’s cross-product architecture, including big data architecture, through logical and/or physical models where applicable.
  • Assess use of internal and acquired data, how data relates to business value and operations and predict how changes will affect data use, then manipulate the data architecture to compensate.
  • Act as data / big data architecture consultant to product teams. 
  • Aid in technology selection as the business defines new features requiring expanded system capability.
  • Use creative and results-driven problem solving to lead engineering efforts for product teams.
  • Support data pipeline infrastructure through effective utilization of AWS, GCP and other cloud services.


  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Culture of innovation & excellence
  • Learn, grow, and collaborate with exceptional people from around the world
  • Join an industry-leading team that finds fresh opportunities and solutions to support a changing industry
  • Top 10 City for Millennial Homeowners
  • Suburbs near the office are top rated nationwide for families
  • Historic & Iconic city/sites
  • Affordable Cost of living

Desired Background Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent related work experience
  • 5+ years experience performing infrastructure engineering related roles
  • Experience working with AWS or other cloud platform big data tools such as Elastic Map Reduce (EMR), S3, Redshift
  • Utilize Python or Scala for big data processing with Apache Spark or Hadoop
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of SQL and NoSQL data stores
  • Experience with data security by design and has background of working with some subset of sensitive data (PII, PHI, HIPAA and GDPR)
  • Some experience with agile methodologies
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to write industry white papers, publish content and speak at industry events.
  • In-depth understanding of data management (permissions, recovery, security and monitoring)
  • Experience in infrastructure automation on AWS with Terraform or similar approaches

Posted On: Monday, July 22, 2019

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