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Data Architect

Crunch Data is a unique and growing Business Analytics consulting firm.  If you're a Data Architect we can offer a tremendous opportunity to make a difference.  Crunch Data creates solutions that cover the entire lifecycle of information utilization, from ideation through implementation. Our teams have knowledge of some or all of the best data visualization platforms using the latest database, big data, and reporting technologies.  We help customers find hidden value in their information assets.  

Can you see in patterns? Do you have an analytical mind that can take complex ideas and break them down into logical steps? Are you good with computers? You might be ready for a career as a data architect.

Data architects build complex computer database systems for companies, either for the general public or for individual companies. They work with a team that looks at the needs of the database, the data that is available, and creates a blueprint for creating, testing and maintaining that database.

Data can be anything from financial records to marketing information or other personal information. Data architects work with database administrators and data analysts to ensure they can easily use and access data, work with management to create databases that will be usable and store the information required, figure out user needs and create solutions so that they can access data, create security plans and measures, maintain database integrity and plan for natural disasters and cyber attacks.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Determines database structural requirements by analyzing client operations, applications, and programming; reviewing objectives with clients; evaluating current systems;
  • Develops database solutions by designing proposed system; defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, security, back-up, and recovery specifications.
  • Installs database systems by developing flowcharts; applying optimum access techniques; coordinating installation actions; documents actions.
  • Maintains database performance by identifying and resolving production and application development problems; calculating optimum values for parameters; evaluating, integrating, and installing new releases; completing maintenance; answering user questions.
  • Prepares users by conducting training.
  • Provides database support by coding utilities, responding to user questions, and resolving problems.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Database Architect Skills and Qualifications:

Database Design, Data Maintenance, Database Security, Database Management, Requirements Analysis, Teamwork, Technical Zeal, Project Management, Presenting Technical Information, Training , Operating Systems

WHAT ARE THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS?

Data architects need at least a bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, or similar fields. Larger firms might want people with master's degrees. On top of this, database architects must have a practical knowledge of database languages, the most common of which is SQL.

JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

Analytical Skills: Data architects take a lot of information and translate it into a useable blueprint.
Communication Skills: Data architects are part of a team, working with database administrators, data analysts and management and need to be effective communicators.
Attention to Detail: Databases are complex, and a minute error can cause huge problems.
Logical Thinking: Data architects take code and data and turn it into logical patterns, so that it can be analyzed.
Problem-Solving Skills: Data architects look at an issue that needs to be solved and come up with solutions quickly.
Computer Programming Skills: SQL, SSIS, DQM, Informatica, MS SQL DB, Oracle DB, Toad

 

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