The University of Arkansas Fayetteville is seeking candidates for the position of Data Architect. This position serves as a subject matter expert and to perform tasks that contribute to the University’s mission and vision. The Data Architect will collaborate with members of the architecture team and information technology staff to develop, and revise enterprise conceptual, logical, and physical data models; create data models that conform to existing standards and conventions; provide leadership and guidance with enterprise data strategies; revise data dictionary definitions, governance practices, and standards; and partner with security architects to ensure compliance with data security and privacy mandates.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related field from an accredited institution of higher education
At least five years of experience with information technology programs and services with demonstrated expertise in enterprise data management and related technologies
At least three years of experience as a data architect, data scientist, data analyst or similar role
Certifications in one or more of the following or related: FEAF, CMMI, COBIT, ITIL, SCRUM, CDMP, Six Sigma
Experience with a data modeling tool
Experience working as a member of distributed data architecture teams
Experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), web services, enterprise data management, information security, and applications development
Experience with enterprise data management technologies, including database platforms, ETL tools, and SQL
Experience with Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server
Experience with cloud-based (Azure) architectures
Experience with predictive analysis and data visualization techniques using relevant tools (Tableau, D3.js and R)
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of Agile development methodology and concepts
Knowledge and understanding of information systems and data life-cycle management best practices and methodologies, formal systems engineering life cycle (SELC), and systems development life cycle (SDLC)
Knowledge and understanding of National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) standards and interfaces
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products
Knowledge and understanding of two or more industry-standard frameworks, including TOGAF, DAMA, DMBOK, Zachman Framework
Knowledge of configuration management and version control processes
Good communication skills and customer relationship skills
About University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas, the state's flagship university, with a student population of over 26,000 students, resides on 345 picturesque acres overlooking the Ozark Mountains. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas and recently has moved to the center of higher education in the nation. Through the integration of teaching, research and service that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation's great comprehensive colleges and universities.
Fayetteville is a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community located in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas a metropolitan-area with a population of 500,000 residents. Northwest Arkansas is a rapidly-expanding, economically healthy and technologically advanced region driven by the presence and cutting-edge use of technology by three Fortune 500 companies including Walmart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt. The city and area have been featured in numerous publications as a very desirable and economical place to live and most recently was listed by Money magazine as one of the "100 Best Places to Live."
As an employer, the University of Arkansas off...ers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a balance between the needs of the workplace and the life needs of all employees. The benefits package includes University contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual and a choice of retirement programs with University contributions ranging from 5% - 14% of employee salary.
IT Services provides central information technology support for the University of Arkansas, supporting a user base of over 30,000 faculty, staff and student users. With over one hundred-fifty fulltime employees and a budget that exceeds $23 million, IT Services provides technical resources and services to support university users in teaching, learning and working smarter, faster, and safer. IT Services is platform diagnostic, supporting Mac and Windows on the desktop, Windows and Linux server environments, and both enterprise and opensource systems and software.
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.