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Sr. Data Architect

Virginia Housing

Job Description

Join Virginia Housing and help make a difference as a Sr. Data Architect.

This important role acts as the main data architecture expert on all data programs, providing direction, guidance, and definition of Virginia Housing’s data architecture and contributes to the development of policies, strategies, and best practices. This role also provides the necessary leadership, research, analysis, and design related to the development or procurement of modern technology solutions to ensure these meet business needs and align with data architecture governance and standards. This role is responsible for creating and documenting the current and future-state data architectures, data models, standards, and strategies for the Data Services team through a deep understanding of the underlying enterprise strategic and business plan drivers. The Sr. Data Architect is also responsible for working with both business and technology stakeholders on defining the data architecture and high-level design on important and complex data projects and programs.

Virginia Housing is one of the nation’s premier housing finance agencies. Our mission is to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing, which we accomplish through our public-private partnerships.

We are focused on employee engagement and committed to a healthy and diverse workforce. We offer on-site conveniences such as a fitness center and free parking. Educational opportunities to help your advancement are available through classroom and online programs.

To be successful in this role you must possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information-technology, engineering, system architecture or a related study, or equivalent experience (Master’s degree preferred).
  • A few years (3+ preferred) of experience working as a data architecture or a similar role.
  • A few years (3+ preferred) of combined experience in leading or contributing to a data management solution development discipline.
  • A couple of years of experience in IT in technology architecture, operations, and design related disciplines.
  • Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies, and roadmaps.
  • Expert knowledge of data modeling, documentation and governance tools and techniques.
  • Intermediate knowledge of cloud data technologies preferably Microsoft based.
  • Participation and facilitation of the data governance bodies.
  • Hands on experience of general product development and project management principles and processes.
  • Experience delivering presentations to senior-level executives and technical audiences.

The ideal candidate would also have:

  • A Data Management, Data Architecture, Data Engineering, Business Intelligence, or similar certification from a reputable institution.
  • Any cloud provider technology certification on a data platform, ideally Microsoft.
  • Experience of financial/mortgage business data and processes.

Applications and resumes are accepted online only at http://www.virginiahousing.com/careers.

This position will remain open until filled.

Hiring Range: $119,261 - $155,038

A background check will be performed as a condition of employment.

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Job Location
Richmond, VA
Additional Job Details
Employment Type:
Full Time

Salary range:
$100,000 – $150,000