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CLOUD DATA ARCHITECT

Alexandria, VA · Information Technology

NorthHill Technology Resources is seeking a Cloud Data Architect to join our growing our client, a fast-growing Federal Integrator. The qualified applicant will lead the implementation of Cloud solutions, emerging technologies, and innovation initiatives for the Enterprise Data Analytics and Services Program at a federal agency located in Alexandria, VA.

Our client follows SAFe, agile practices, use modern technology stacks, is driven to explore new ideas and technology and care deeply about collaboration, feedback, and iteration and continuously challenge each other to grow and improve. If cutting-edge data projects resonate with you and you care deeply about joining a mission-driven agency, we'd love to learn more about you.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead initiatives that span strategy and road map exercises, architecture definition, product selection, application, and integration design and implementation
  • Provide advisory and thought leadership on the provision of analytics environments leveraging Cloud-based platforms, big data technologies, including integration with existing data and analytics platforms and tools.
  • Design and implement scalable data architectures leveraging AWS and emerging technologies, covering on-premises and cloud-based deployment patterns.
  • Experience in providing Data Analytics solutioning in AWS cloud using AWS native services (EMR, Redshift, Athena, Lambda), Apache Spark, and using Python, or R
  • Experience in design and implementation of Data Lake and migration of on-premises Datawarehouse and applications into AWS Cloud.
  • Define, design, and implement data access patterns for multiple analytical and operational workloads across on-premises and Cloud-based platforms
  • Create information solutions covering data security, data privacy, data governance, metadata management, multi-tenancy, and mixed workload management across various platforms, spanning on-premises and Cloud-based deployments
  • Delivery of customer Cloud Strategies, aligned with customer's business objectives and with a focus on Cloud Migrations ensuring global to local regulations, security, risk, and compliance
  • Provide leadership in the reporting, analysis, technology, and governance recommendations to accelerate the integration of emerging technologies across the enterprise.
  • This role acts as an SME for any questions from Infrastructure, Security, etc.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in Data Analytics, Cloud, and Data Science initiatives
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise related to Emerging Technology, such as but not limited to Enterprise Cloud Initiatives and Migration, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Robotic Process Automation implementation.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, build relationships and work effectively with internal and external partners. Demonstrated strong collaboration, negotiation, and influencing skills in a highly matrixed organization.
  • Ability to define and effectively articulate solutions (verbally and in writing) and discuss business problems with customers, positively influencing outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience defining and articulating enterprise architecture, data management, strategic vision and translating it into implementable steps for emerging technology operationalization.
  • Possesses hands-on solid development experience and deep technical expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Advanced Analytics platforms, Digital Platforms, IoT, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, and Blockchain platforms.
  • Experience in Micro Services is a plus

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, data science, computer science, or related field of study.
  • AWS and/or Data Science certification is a plus!

Clearance Requirements:

  • Ability to attain and retain a Public Trust Clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Familiar with and have a working knowledge of designing AWS-based frameworks for ETL, data organization, storage, and visualizations.
  • Proficiency and Hands-on Experience in AWS Services like AWS DMS, AWS Textract, EMR, S3, Elasticsearch, AWS Glue, AWS Sagemaker, and AWS Comprehend
  • Experience working with databases like RDS Oracle, Postgres, NoSQL, Elasticsearch, AWS Redshift
  • Knowledge of Python, Spark, bash, ksh is a plus.
  • Working experience with version control platforms like Bitbucket, GitLab, etc.

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