Big Data Architect

Sundial Software - Madison, WI

Sundial Software is currently recruiting for an experienced Data Professional for a position entitled:  Big Data Architect

Big Data Architect Description

Position Purpose:

The purpose of this position is, but is not limited to, strategically designing, developing, and implementation of a Big Data platform that supports the creation of a unified data platform, housing raw & refined data from various sources of record, enabling: lean, faster delivery of data, enhanced data management & engineering, advanced analytical capabilities (for power users and data scientists), maintaining metadata repositories & data lineage, mastering data. The intent of this position is to build a Big Data foundation that can be leveraged to build services on an ongoing basis, that support multiple business areas across the organization.

This is a full-time, exempt position working Monday through Friday with core hours from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The position will report to our Director of Enterprise Architecture.

Positional Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver long-term strategic goals for data architecture standards
  • Create short-term tactical solutions to achieve long-term objectives and data management roadmap
  • Establish processes for identification, collection, and use of corporate metadata; take steps to assure metadata accuracy
  • Create strategies and plans for data security; disaster recovery and total business continuity
  • Ensure the success of enterprise-level application roll-outs; connect vendors and providers to select products and services that meet the company’s goal
  • Assess and determine framework for managing data across the organization; oversee mapping of data sources, data movement, and analytics, with the goal of ensuring data quality; develop key components as needed to create testing criteria in order to guarantee the performance of data architecture; document the data architecture and environment in order to maintain a current and accurate view of the larger data picture

Positional Competencies:

  • Work experience as a data or information architect for a minimum of 5-7 years
  • Hands-on experience with data architecting, large-scale data modeling, and business requirements gathering/analysis
  • Direct experience in implementing enterprise data management processes, procedures, and decision support
  • Strong understanding of relational data structures, theories, principles, and practices
  • Strong familiarity with metadata management and associated processes
  • Hands-on knowledge of enterprise repository tools, data modeling tools, data mapping tools, and data profiling tools
  • Demonstrated expertise with repository creation, and data and information system life cycle methodologies
  • Experience with business requirements analysis, entity relationship planning, database design, reporting structures, and so on
  • Ability to manage data and metadata migration
  • Experience with database platforms, including MySQL, MS SQL Server and AWS Redshift
  • Understanding of Web services (SOAP, XML, UDDI, WSDL)
  • Experience with data processing flow charting techniques


  • College diploma or university degree in computer science, information systems, or computer engineering
  • Certifications in AWS a plus


Corporate Core Competencies:

  • Adaptability - Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs
  • Initiative - Deals with problems as they arise, focusing energy and resources on those situations until resolved; identifies new opportunities and takes action; takes on new responsibilities when needed
  • Results Focus - Can be counted on to meet or exceed goals; pushes self and others for results; is a conscientious worker who can be relied upon to handle unforeseen obstacles
  • Customer Focus - Meets internal and external customer expectations; delivers upon commitments; build customer confidence; follows through on requests gaining trust and respect
  • Ethics/Integrity - Is seen as a direct, truthful individual; adheres to appropriate core values at all times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches

Posted On: Thursday, September 6, 2018

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