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Database Architect SME  Arlington, VA  Posted: 3/15/2023
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We have an outstanding Contract to Hire position for a Database Architect SME to join a leading Company located in the Arlington, VA surrounding area.

**US Citizenship is required.**
**Must possess an active Position of Public Trust.**
Please click on this link if you have any questions on how to obtain a clearance: https://www.tadpgs.com/obtain_security_clearance

The database architect will support a project by providing overarching data governance and data management solutions. The database architect works primarily (about 75% of the time) as a management consultant supporting the client's data governance initiatives and engaging with divisional teams to further support and implement data governance team objectives. Secondarily, the database architect works about 25% of the time supporting technical activities, which include data design, database architecture, and metadata, and supports repository creation. 

  • Provide technical and team leadership and work directly with government leadership to continue data governance team technical and process growth
  • Management and leadership responsibilities (about 75% of the time):
    • Lead the client's data governance contractor team of three analysts in addition to the database architect
    • Serve as a central point of contact for the data governance program 
    • Manage all program-related communications (written and verbal) to hundreds of stakeholders
    • Manage workload distribution across the data governance team, delegating tasks and responsibilities as appropriate
    • Monitor progress toward pre-defined data governance program initiatives
    • Provide direct guidance and mentorship to team members to overcome roadblocks, mitigate risks, create/improve upon business processes, and ensure high-quality deliverables
    • Document program-related accomplishments in written narratives for executive leadership
    • Manage and oversee all data governance team onboarding processes and activities, including on-the-job training
    • Provide consultation and direct support to Product Owners, developers, business analysts, end users, and other customers to further data governance program initiatives
    • Optimize business processes and leverage technology (either in-house or identifying commercial off-the-shelf solutions) to streamline governance and data management
    • Apply recognized standards (e.g., NIEM, ISO) to data from internal and external sources and provide recommendations on how to rationalize existing data against the standards
    • Contribute to creating, refining, and documenting team business processes (e.g., in Standard Operating Procedures and/or process diagrams) in a highly flexible environment
    • Contribute to developing and refining organization-wide governance processes, including change management
    • Distill complex ideas into concise concepts
    • On a frequent basis, create and deliver briefs and presentations to diverse groups of stakeholders at all levels of the organization and answer questions
    • Independently synthesize unstructured feedback from stakeholders and consider relevant data to present quality business solutions
  • Technical responsibilities (about 25% of the time):
    • Enhance enterprise Master Data Repository
    • Design, perform, and maintain extract-transform-load (ETL) process using Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and/or ETL tools
    • Develop strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery, and database implementation
    • Review object and data models and the metadata repository to structure the data for better management and quicker access
    • Design and develop data catalogs
    • Develop a cohesive understanding of current client systems by interpreting system documents such as data dictionaries, source code, entity-relationship diagrams, test plans, and functional requirements documentation
    • Create diagrams to illustrate the storage and flow of data in the organization
    • Understand data warehousing architecture, including hardware and software platforms, and how system data is integrated
    • Design and develop SQL scripts and queries using ANSI SQL, T-SQL, and/or Oracle SQL
    • Analyze, curate, and interpret large data sets from multiple sources in various formats to create meaningful metrics, reports, dashboards, and visualizations
    • Contribute to the identification of data quality metrics that identify gaps and ensure compliance with standards
    • Perform proficiently, data cleansing and standardization (e.g., removing duplicates, sanitization), assess data quality, and eliminate irrelevant data to identify and interpret data patterns and trends
    • Create reports and dashboards in response to data calls and stakeholder requests by integrating data from disparate source systems

Basic Hiring Criteria:
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience with data architecture, data management, data analysis, IT process reengineering, systems analysis, design, implementation, and data modeling
  • Must have an active Moderate Risk Background Investigation (MBI) Public Trust T3 case type or higher (Secret, TS, etc); The investigation closure date MUST be less than five years old

Desired Qualifications:
  • SME-level experience providing management and consulting data governance services
  • Highly experienced and professional communicator with a wide range of customers, from stakeholders to include executive management
  • SME-level experience with common database management platforms (e.g., Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Designing, creating, and implementing ETL packages and processes
  • MS SQL Server 2016 and SSIS
  • MS Visual Studio
  • Database design, particularly in the integration of multiple data sources into a single repository
  • Experience with data management, including master data management and metadata management (both technical and functional)
  • Experience with SQL programming language (e.g., ANSI SQL, Microsoft T-SQL, Oracle PL/SQL)
  • Expert knowledge and use of the MS Office suite (Word, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio) to prepare documents, clean, and manipulate data, and create and deliver presentations
  • Functional experience within an IT environment, along with the knowledge of designing different processes and solutions for various clients
  • Ability to communicate proficiently (both verbally and in written form) with an array of individuals, including management, stakeholders, and IT team members
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent command of grammar and language
  • Excellent consultative, conflict resolution, negotiation, and facilitation skills to gain consensus in a matrixed and complex organization
  • Proven problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to think out of the box and generate creative solutions
  • Ability to break a complex problem down into its component parts and arrive at the appropriate solution in a timely fashion
  • Positive attitude, averse to the status quo, always looking to improve current processes and procedures
  • Ability to see opportunities for change, capitalize on them, and implement them when appropriate for the benefit of the organization
  • A self-starter with a strong work ethic who sets high standards for self and others and demonstrates enthusiasm for the mission of the team
  • Knowledge of SQL Server 2016 Master Data Services (MDS)
  • Knowledge of Amazon S3 and AWS Athena query tool
  • Understanding of Master Data Repository concept
  • Familiarity with Tableau and Power BI reporting tools
  • Experience with Python, HTML, Java, or R programming language
  • Familiarity with external data standardization and exchange organizations such as NIEM, FBI CJIS, and ISO

This particular client is requiring that all new hires show proof of vaccination. However, accommodations will be made for those with disabilities or religious reasons who cannot obtain a vaccine.    

Job Requirements

Minimum Security Clearance:

Public Trust


TAD PGS, Inc. is a Global Fortune 500 company with worldwide revenue of over $27 billion and more than 50 years of government contracting experience. We specialize in supporting U.S. Government Agencies and their prime vendors by delivering a full range of recruitment and workforce solutions. As part of the Adecco family, we have access to over 2.5 million active candidates supporting hundreds of locations across North America. On any given day, we have more than 70,000 professionals working at client sites across the United States.

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