The Enterprise Data Architect will provide overall direction, guidance and definition for the data architecture necessary to effectively support the corporate business strategy. Responsible for developing data architecture strategies, patterns, approaches and solutions that are aligned with the objectives and standards of the enterprise data management strategy and that enable optimal performance, stability, and extensibility. Must proactively assist in defining the direction for enterprise-level projects to ensure the success of delivery along with the development of appropriate data deliverables. Must interact with business and technology leadership across multiple business areas.
Create the conceptual architecture and data solution design for projects (conceptual model, integration model, sourcing) in alignment with the portfolio and enterprise data strategy. Translate enterprise or business needs into long-term information architecture patterns and solutions. Apply enterprise vision to projects and communicating different architectural models/strategies that are consistent with business strategies and comply with enterprise architecture direction.
Provide governance oversight to ensure project adherence to information architecture strategy, principles, standards, policies and procedures throughout all project phases. Partner with other architects to ensure alignment and integration across portfolio boundaries and promote an enterprise focus on data management.
Develop and maintain the enterprise information architecture strategy including data models, data strategy (e.g. management, integration and optimization) and other key strategy artifacts. Develop and build strong relationships and use effective communication skills to influence and accomplish strategic information architecture objectives. Evaluate current architecture and influence future strategy and road maps with proactive feedback. Lead analysis of the current Technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
Lead the development and evolution of the Enterprise Reference Architecture and the Information Architecture. Communicate and ensure adherence to sound data management principles as well as creating and managing meta-data and business rules for the use of data. Establish guiding principles and a reusable methodology for managing information architecture deliverables.
Research, introduce and transition new technology and patterns into the organization. Keep abreast of Technology advances and issues across all enterprise domains. Research, test and recommend tools and practices for potential implementation. Apply best practices using innovative ideas to increase awareness and effectiveness of enterprise architecture.
Articulate, advocate and support the architecture perspective in strategy and delivery discussions with technology and business unit leaders. Encourage, foster and participate in cross-portfolio/capability dialogue. Collaborate with business leaders to obtain strategic requirements, colleagues to lead project delivery, vendor partners on product selections and research partners to understand the industry technology architecture view.
Bachelors degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field; or related work experience.
10+ years of relevant experience required.
Work experience in multiple technology areas and 2-3 years of relevant enterprise architecture experience in one or more specialty areas.
Prior experience in design, development and implementation of application development solutions at an enterprise level.
In-depth knowledge of application, information, infrastructure, middleware and security architectures.
Experience as a senior-level Data, Solutions or Technology Architect working on significant enterprise change initiatives.
Demonstrated experience presenting architecture concepts and goals to technology leaders and business partners.
Financial Services industry specific knowledge that includes a working knowledge of industry standards and architectures.
About Our Company
The Ameriprise Financial Technology team mission is to create innovative technology solutions and engaging digital experiences for our clients, advisors, and employees. We embrace an inclusive and collaborative culture that allows us to partner across the business and lend our expertise in the areas of corporate computing, network infrastructure and security. We celebrate the unique qualities and reward the contributions of our talented, passionate employees. If you're motivated and want to work for a strong, ethical company that cares about you and your community, take the next step with Ameriprise Technology.
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