Senior Data Architect

Orlando, Florida
Not Specified
Oct 01, 2016
Nov 30, 2016
Universal Orlando® Resort is a universe of opportunities for people who have a lot to offer. It takes a special kind of person to work at Universal Orlando. An individual who knows how to be part of a team. Someone with a sense of fun who's serious about their work. A person who knows it doesn't take magic to put a smile on a guest's face... it takes hard work, dedication, knowledge and just the right amount of Universal attitude. Whether you're serving food, working in an office, maintaining equipment, performing in costume or operating a ride, you won't just be 'doing a job.' You'll be creating memories for our guests that will last a lifetime. Are YOU that kind of person?

The Data Architect excels at understanding and developing a strategy focused on business goals while capitalizing on technology insights to improve the value of analytical data, improve effectiveness of collected data and streamline the flow of and integration of data within UO/USH.
  • The data architect will collaborate with the internal business teams and external vendors/partners to ensure that data management decisions align with overall business strategies, tactical needs and plans.
  • Identify, select, and deploy analytics technology platforms to capture, integrate, and analyze data from many sources.
  • Lead the use of technologies to enable data-driven decisions applied to all guest interactions, pricing and product decisions.
  • Derive insights from data mining, modeling, and applied analytics on top of large data sets.
The Data Architect must possess broad data domain knowledge and in-depth hands on experience with enterprise data architecture, data governance, data management, data modeling, business intelligence, advanced analytics, data warehousing and integration technologies.

  • In collaboration with UO/USH business leaders and analysts, lead the strategy, architecture and process improvements for data architecture and data management, balancing long and short-term needs of the business.
  • Translate business and data requirements into domain, logical and physical models in support of Enterprise Data Models, OLTP, Operational Data Structures and Analytical systems.
  • Ensure data design follows the prescribed reference architecture and framework and reflects appropriate business rules and facilitates data integration, data conformity and data integrity.
  • Ensure data structures are designed for flexibility to support future business needs and enhancements.
  • Interpret and deliver impactful plans that specify strategy and improve data integration, data quality and data delivery in support of business initiatives and roadmaps to achieve results.

SCOPE: Define, analyze, develop, test, validate, and support the software applications in support of the Data Architecture and Analytics solutions.

  • Experienced across all phases of data modeling, from conceptualization to database optimization
  • Advanced expertise Analytics and working understanding of technologies such as SPSS, R, SAS, Cognos, Tableau, and/or MicroStrategy.
  • Expertise in high volume, transactional environments with third party business system integrations.
  • Excellent organization and project management skills with a track record of successful project delivery.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical capabilities.
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills.
  • Strong judgment and decision making skills.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Database Technology or Software Engineering.

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Management Information Systems, Technology, or related field, Master's Degree highly desirable.
  • Data Management Certifications such as CDP, CDMP are highly desirable.
  • 10+ years technical, enterprise or data architecture experience.
  • Strong database design and development experience working in collaboration with full-stack developers and analytics teams.
  • Experience in NoSQL technologies a plus.
  • E-Commerce industry experience preferred.
  • Track record of successful data architecture, enterprise data architecture delivery including data modeling and governance solutions.
  • Track record of successful large scale technical implementations.
  • Experience in defining and delivering on a technical roadmap.
  • Experience in successful collaboration with technical teams, functional business lines and third party vendors/contractors.
  • Flexible and adaptable in regards to learning and understanding new technologies and data architectures.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct research into business intelligence, visualization, and business analysis tools.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

We regret, due to the volume of responses, only applicants of interest will be contacted. Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

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