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As a Principal Architect, your primary responsibility will be to ensure customer success for 3Cloud. This role is dedicated to customer data strategy and advisory delivery. You will be asked to collaborate with 3Cloud team members to deliver client data strategy engagements incorporating people, process, technology, and data to build a strategic roadmap designed to enable client digital transformation by implementing a strong data management foundation to support tactical technology projects and drive sustainable and scalable business value. You will need to be entrepreneurial, enterprising, and personable, possessing strong leadership qualities, that allow you to play a substantive role in the Data Practice with an ability to scale over time.   

Principal Architects are skilled at identifying, collaborating, and designing technical solutions for the lifecycle of data – from applications, to reporting, to analytics, to long term storage and retrieval, using Azure technologies and supporting the movement of data across gathering, landing, consuming, and analyzing data across the Azure platform, including Azure Open AI Services, Cognitive Services (Visual, Language, Decision, Speech), Azure Machine Learning, Azure Bot, SQL Server, Azure Data Factory, Synapse, Data Lake, Databricks, Cosmos DB, Power BI, and related technologies. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer facing roles and had success leading technical and economic value discussions with senior customer executives, including C-suite, that drive key decisions and implementation.  

Responsibilities  

  • Lead and demonstrate emerging technologies and concepts to teams
  • Lead the delivery of a broad range of data engagements
  • Manage project delivery teams to ensure quality and client satisfaction
  • Lead effective requirements gathering and/or design thinking workshops to identify key information required to define client current state, business objectives and future state recommendations
  • Lead design of the modern data platform architecture based on requirements
  • Lead/Mentor the team for implementation for the client engagement
  • Conduct detailed assessments, analyses, and interviews to understand and explain client problems and utilize standard consulting engagement practices such as facilitation, interviewing, gap analysis, etc., to gain the critical insight required to develop the elements of a comprehensive data strategy
  • Identify, develop, and document issues, perform analysis, draw conclusions, and formulate strategic recommendations
  • Create strategy, assessments, vision, roadmaps, and business case deliverables
  • Actively develop client relationships at all levels
  • Demonstrate thought leadership regarding the 3Cloud Data Practice and actively recommend areas of possible improvement based on client delivery experience.
  • Monitor technology trends, especially related to data management, to facilitate client discovery conversations and influence 3Cloud offerings, capabilities, and ISV partnerships
  • Leverage advanced database systems including data warehouses, data marts, and models needed for business, financial and operational analysis and/or reporting with Azure technologies.
  • Design and help develop high performing, reliable and scalable solutions
  • Clearly communicate technical details to business and management personnel
  • Author, oversee and gain approval of design documents for projects assigned
  • Work independently or lead a team to design and develop solutions
  • Provide meaningful feedback and coaching of other team members to successfully overcome technological challenges

Requirements  

  • Bachelor’s Degree desired in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field   Minimum of 5 years of experience with database design and Architecture, at least 2 years with Azure technologies, and previous Consulting experience 
  • Expert knowledge of Data Management, Gen AI, Business Intelligence and Analytics concepts including:
    • Data Movement (ETL/ELT)
    • Data Warehousing (Designing and Implementing, Azure SQL, Synapse)
    • Azure Storage Technologies (Data Lake, Blob Storage)
    • Data Governance (including Data Quality and Profiling, Master Data Management, and Metadata Management)
    • Business Intelligence, including Reporting and Visualizations (Key Performance Indicators (KPI), and Scorecards)
    • Predictive, Prescription, and Descriptive Analytics
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Azure technologies:
    • Azure Open AI Services, Cognitive Services (Visual, Language, Decision, Speech), Azure Machine Learning, Azure Bot
    • SQL Server on premises plus cloud supported versions)
    • Azure Data Factory (including ARM templates) 
    • Azure Data bricks 
    • Azure Synapse, Cosmos DB
    •   Azure Data Lake/Azure Blob Storage
    • Power BI for reporting and analytics 
    • Azure DevOps (including building Stories and tasks, and using development pipelines and ARM templates for publishing code)
  • 10+ years of data and analytics experience
  • Extensive knowledge of business process design and optimization, especially related to data and technology.
  • Experience with Financial Valuation for Data and Analytics
  • Ability to run workshops with business stakeholders leveraging methodologies such as Design Thinking.
  • Experience with 2 or more Data Management areas:
    • Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
    • Data Science and ML, Master Data Management, Data Governance, Data Quality Management 
  • Experience designing Data Management Operating Models
  • Experience working with frameworks such as DMM, DAMA, and TOGAF
  • Aptitude for critical and analytical thinking as well as the capacity to accept out-of-the box solutions.
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication, and facilitation skills. Technical writing skills are preferred, but not required.
  • Product Management knowledge
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a project team.
  • Eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented environment
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills for both technical and non-technical teams
  • Passionate about learning new technologies
  • Analytical approach to problem-solving; ability to use technology to solve business problems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment Additional Preferred Experience:  
  • Analytics and Data Science tools, technologies, and techniques (R, Python, algorithms, Azure ML Studio/Services)
  • Custom Visualizations in Microsoft Power BI using D3 and jQuery
  • Azure Infrastructure architecture and design
  • Knowledge and experience using Azure DevOps for source control, project deployment and project management Certifications are a plus 

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