Position Summary A Distinguished Data Architect provides breath and depth as technical experts across multiple Architectural areas such as Application Service, Data, Security, Platform, Infrastructure, and AI/ML. A Distinguished Data Architect will have deep expertise in both Architecture and Engineering disciplines to ensure that strategy and tactics align. Distinguished Data Architect II are thought leaders that help accelerate adoption of Engineering and Architecture best practices, while maintaining knowledge on industry innovation, trends, and practices. They collaborate on the toughest issues to deliver on business needs that directly impact the lives of our customers and associates. They are role models and mentors, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our Engineering and Product communities. They establish themselves as a go-to resource on given technologies and technology-enabled capabilities. Distinguished Data Architect II provides breath and depth as technical experts across multiple architectural areas such as Data, AI/ML, Security, Platform, Infrastructure, and Application Service. Distinguished Data Architect II will have deep expertise in both data architecture and data engineering disciplines to ensure that strategy and tactics align. Distinguished Data Architect II are though leaders that help accelerate adoption of engineering and architecture best practices, while maintaining knowledge on industry innovation, trends, and practices. They collaborate on the toughest issues to deliver on business needs that directly impact the lives of our customers and associates. They are role models and mentors, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our Engineering and Product communities. They establish themselves as a go-to resource on given technologies and technology-enabled capabilities. Position Description A Distinguished Data Architect will be an expert in Enterprise, Solution, and Application/Technicaldata architecture with a strong understanding of Enterprise techIT and bBusiness aAlignment, Enterprise standards and practices, solution design for cloud and distributed applications as well as a strong understanding of application design practices, principles, and patterns. Distinguished Data Architects are deep technical experts and thought leaders that help accelerate the adoption of engineering and architecture best practices while maintaining knowledge on industry innovations, trends, and practices. They collaborate on the toughest issues to deliver on business needs that directly impact the lives of our customers and associates. They are role models and mentors, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our engineering and product community. They establish themselves as a go-to resource on given technologies and technology-enabled capabilities. Position Responsibilities As a Distinguished Data Architect II, you will: Have a significant role in establishing and evaluating service maturity standards Demonstrates significant experience with hands on development and big picture architecture; able to mentor engineers and educate executives Design and develop cutting-edge data solutions, using existing and emerging technology platforms Leverage sound judgment and problem solving to tackle some of Geico's most critical problems and connect the dots to broader implications of the work Provide technical vision, technical solutions and directions to build complex and sustainable enterprise data solutions and platforms Oversee the design of architectures for enterprise-level data solutions and implementations Embrace and incubate emerging technology and open source products across all platforms Collaborate with enterprise teams on developing and adhering to the enterprise standards in terms of validation rules, nomenclature, design and deployments. Develop, demonstrate, and advocate enterprise data architecture strategy at all levels from new engineers to senior executives Collaborate with internal teams to find areas of opportunities for automation and machine learning Establish data architectural best practices and standards for the enterprise Build awareness, increase knowledge and drive adoption of modern technologies and architecture patterns, sharing customer and engineering benefits to gain buy-in (working closely with leaders, other SMEs, and engineers) Strike the right balance between lending expertise and providing an inclusive environment where others' ideas can be heard and championed; leverage expertise to grow skills in the broader Geico team (balance being a great coach and listener) Effectively communicate with and influence key stakeholders across the enterprise, at all levels of the organization Operate as a trusted advisor for a specific technology, platform or capability domain the data space, helping to shape use cases and implementation in an integrated manner Qualifications Familiar with of Microsoft Azure services. Azure certification preferred. Deep domain knowledge in the data space including data ingestion, data transformation, data analytics, data platform, data management, data security, and AI/ML their area of focus; i.e., enterprise, data, security, network etc. Strong writing skills and thought leadership Ability to influence through persuasion Ability to create a set of requirements in partnership with their customers and to ensure solutions map to the goals of the organization and customer needs Strong problem-solving skills - ability to see past the immediate answer to the simple, elegant solution Ability to see and implement patterns that enable solution simplification Innovative thought leadership Experience 15+ years of experience in an data architecture or engineering role 15+ years of experience with programming language such as .NET, C#, Java, Python, SQL, etc 7+ years of experience in building system in Microsoft Azure cloud environments 7+ years of experience designing successful enterprise capabilities, systems and products meeting security, scalability, performance and compliance requirements 7+ years of experience in a team leadership role 5+ years of experience with agile methods, developing end-to-end lifecycle software management, integration testing, and CI/CD automation tools Education Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or related field; Master's degree preferred (or equivalent verifiable experience, skillset and track record of success) The safety of our associates is GEICO's highest priority. If you are required to come into the office for licensing, training, or orientation, please note that we have implemented a variety of safety precautions within our offices. Additional safety precautions include no-contact temperature screening stations, added signage for associates on common-area occupancy limits, socially distanced workstations, and increased cleaning procedures for all areas. Benefits: As a (Job Title/Associate with Geico), you'll enjoy our Total Rewards Program to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including: Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave 401(k) Plan Tuition Reimbursement Paid Training and Licensures Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service. Coverage begins with the pay period after hire date. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect. The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.