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Senior Data Architect

Company: Great American Insurance Company
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group's member companies are subsidiaries of American Financial Group. We combine a 'small company' culture where your ideas will be heard with 'big company' expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty and property and casualty operations, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.At Great American, we value diversity and recognize the benefits gained when people from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences work collaboratively to achieve business results. We are intentionally focused on fostering an inclusive culture and know valuing diversity is an essential leadership quality. Our goal is to create a workplace where all employees feel included, empowered and enabled to perform at their best.The Senior Data Architect is a key role within the Data Strategy & Enterprise Architecture organization that partners to define and operationalizes the data domain strategy, roadmap, and best practices in alignment with Reference Architecture and the business strategy, objectives, and EA standards with a focus on business value creation.The Senior Data Architect partners with Data and IT functional leaders, SMEs, and other Architect roles, and is accountable for the construction and management of data operating models, including data capabilities, functions, processes, and roles to support data business initiatives.The Senior Data Architect is responsible for representing the interests of data organization to peers in Enterprise Architecture in accordance with industry and internal best practices and methods.The Senior Data Architect is responsible for following emerging trends in data and recommending their implementation to solve complex business problems resulting in delivery of insights at an accelerated pace.Essential Job Functions and ResponsibilitiesProvide partnership, domain expertise, direction, and accountability for strategic architecture plans, system design, and implementation standards for the data domainLead efforts to ensure data capabilities are operating efficiently, accurately, and with high qualityCollaborate with programs & projects to understand data dependencies, anticipate risks, and identify opportunities. Guide data project decisions based on the direction of data domain roadmapContribute data domain expertise to feasibility, complexity assessments of potential future initiatives including data domain analysisDevelops an integrated view of data capabilities and processes, using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and available industry best practices and techniques.Provides consulting and makes recommendations to tackle data transformation initiatives, help mature existing data capabilities, or enable new data capabilities.Facilitate the process of defining and publishing data standards, best practices, data capabilities, and data roadmap, synchronized with the overall enterprise future state architecture.Collaborate in creation of conceptual and logical architecture and models following the enterprise guidance to describe a particular domain of data and use these models to inform the physical design of data-related projects.Co-develop data life cycle governance framework including standards, patterns, and controlsDeliverablesDomain Analysis Specification & FindingsClearly define the data domain and its confinesLeverage an organizationally accepted and standardized framework (like CMMI) to evaluate and grade maturity within the defined data domain.Identify opportunities for investment along with specified benefits for investment, including the data capability roadmapDocument Data Governance Capabilities (co-create)Data and attribute definitions and master dataset definitions within the data domain.Documentation of domain definition governance processes and platformDocumented capabilities and coverage for data lineage within the data domainDiagrams overall data landscape within a data domain, including current and future state data flowsData mapping document (initiate/support)Assist in the creation and delivery of Conceptual & Logical Data Model by providing business level understanding of relationships to other domains and business transactions across the enterpriseSoft SkillsConsulting mindset highly collaborative, highly communicative approach with an eye on influence, rather than controlAbility to work on high-level strategy and low-level tactical integration along with stakeholders at all levels of the organizationAbility to communicate complex systems and concepts through picturesClear and concise communication skills both written and oralRemains unbiased to specific technology or vendor more interested in resultsQualificationsMinimum eight years of relevant experience as a data architect or data engineer building large-scale data solutionsBachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related fieldExperience in architecting and large data modernization, data migration, data warehousing experience with cloud-based data platforms (like Snowflake)Experience with defining and operationalizing data strategy, data governance, data lineage and quality standardsExtensive knowledge of data engineering, data integration and data management concepts (i.e. APIs, ETL, MDM, CRUD, Pub/Sub, etc.)Experience with data modelingExperience with structured and hierarchical datasets (i.e. JSON, XML, etc.)Engineering experience with large scale system integration and analytics projectsP&C domain experience a plusBusiness Unit:Property & Casualty IT ServicesBenefits:We offer competitive healthcare, retirement, and paid time off benefits for full-time and part-time benefit eligible Jobble

Keywords: Great American Insurance Company, Cincinnati , Senior Data Architect, Other , Cincinnati, Ohio

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