LMI currently has an opening for a Data Architect supporting an IC customer in the Reston/Herndon area. Chosen candidate will serve as the lead technical resource for strategic oversight and planning of database structural design and development. Provide technical, strategic guidance to senior level database administrators and application developers in the creation and implementation of new databases, as well as the maintenance of major existing databases supporting evolving applications. Additionally, provide strategic guidance to data stewards on the development and implementation of data models to support organizational business processes. Lead and consult with all levels of the organization on the design, development and implementation of logical database structures and classification schema. Develop policies and procedures to build, maintain and leverage the data model. Provide technical, strategic guidance on the development of metadata tags, Document Type Definitions (DTD), and schemas using appropriate technologies for representation such as HTML and XML. Ensure that metadata and data standards and definitions will support both local business processes and system implementations, as well as corporate requirements for sharing data.
Specific responsibilities include:
Develops data and metadata policies and procedures for structural design and development to build, maintain, and leverage the data model, ensuring integration with corporate data standards.
Monitors industry trends and directions in database technology and tools; develops and presents substantive technical recommendations to senior management.
Oversees the design, evaluation, selection, implementation and support of major databases and metadata structures; reviews and evaluates database performance, risk and financial analysis feasibility studies.
Provides advanced technical direction to the maintenance of major existing databases supporting evolving applications and business processes.
Provides extensive technical, strategic advice and guidance of the highest level to senior managers and technical resources in the creation and implementation of new data standards and databases.
Reviews and assesses technical proposals requesting changes or upgrades to the existing databases.
Serves as the lead technical resource in the strategic oversight and planning of data models and database structural design and development.
Strategically plans new designs for integration into a database structure, using knowledge of the characteristics of the systems being added to the structure and the specifications for database interfaces to ensure effective integration and optimal database performance.
TS/SCI with polygraph needed
Minimum years of experience: Six years
Minimum degree requested: High school (Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s is preferred and can substitute for some years of experience)
Required background or special skills:
Demonstrated on-the-job experience developing and recommending data management policies, standards, practices and security measures to ensure effective and consistent data management operations.
Demonstrated on-the-job experience effectively diagnosing, isolating and expediently resolving complex problems pertaining to data infrastructure.
Demonstrated on-the-job experience translating complex technical terminology, concepts and issues in terms understandable to technical and non-technical management and resources staff.
Demonstrated on-the-job experience determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Demonstrated on-the-job experience identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Demonstrated on-the-job experience generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
TS/SCI with polygraph