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Senior Data Architect (Remote)

Raleigh NC Wills Group

Senior Data Architect (Remote)

The Wills Group, 102 Centennial St, La Plata, Maryland, United States of America
Req #335
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
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Job Purpose and Function 

The Senior Data Architect leads a team of one direct report and multiple third-party providers and professional services team to develop strategies in the design, development, maintenance, and roadmap development to drive efficient and high-quality integrations connecting data, applications and third parties that support business processes and customer needs. The Senior Data Architect and team will monitor and analyze the existing integrations and future needs to gain greater visibility to information in supporting business decisions and within IT, to improve performance, efficiency and adoption to enterprise capabilities.

How You’ll Make an Impact (Key Accountabilities) 
  • Analyze business and customer requirements to identify and prioritize opportunities to improve efficiencies and processes through integration and data accessibility leveraging enterprise tools, when possible.
  • Design and implement integration flows and enhancements, including APIs and/or file-based integrations, leveraging automation and alerting.
  • Partner with development and design teams to support and provide oversight in designing and developing integration solutions, prototypes and operationalizing our integrations and tools to support analytics.
  • Determine, conduct, and automate integration tests, load tests, and performance tests, including facilitating set-up of test data and accounts.
  • Prepare and manage technical documentation and establish onboarding/training for technical staff to increase the understanding and awareness of our tools and capabilities.
  • Proactively monitor integration performance and troubleshoot, resolve, and report integration issues to impacted teams and stakeholders.
  • Establish standards in development and integration processes, best practices, and standards.
  • Partner with Sr Solutions / Solutions Analysts to gain user and stakeholder feedback to guide/influence and create the development of new products and integration enhancements.
  • Lead the evaluation and recommendation for integration vendor and tool selection to meet business needs and support development team workflows.
  • Promote a collaborative team environment and work closely with IT partners and stakeholders to achieve goals.
  • Provide coaching and mentorship to integration and data engineers.
  • Provide direction and leadership for a team(s) of integration and data engineers.

What We’re Looking For (Required Qualifications and Experience)
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, project management, or general business management (or a related field). Alternatively, equivalent progressive IT experience.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in software development
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in integration engineering
  • Ability to visit headquarters site quarterly for team-building, training, and development opportunities

An ideal candidate will also have:
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms, and processing environments 
  • Strong understanding of strategic and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing and emerging technologies to new and evolving technologies. 
  • Experience developing technical documentation – architecture, strategies, and roadmaps. 
  • Understanding of IT standards and controls. 
  • Excellent understanding of application development methodologies and infrastructure and network architecture. 
  • Strong knowledge of integration design and development processes (e.g., development, testing, debugging). 
  • Demonstrable experience in data integration and workflow scripting.  
  • Proficiency with data modeling, manipulation, and distribution between applications. 
  • Strong proficiency in relevant coding languages (e.g., SQL, C#, Python). 
  • Experience with system integration technologies (e.g., RESTful APIs, OAUTH 2.0, event brokers, data virtualization). 
  • Expert-level skill with Microsoft Power Platform tools including Power BI and Power Automate. 
  • Expert-level skill with relational databases and T-SQL.  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to be used in communicating with non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Experience with Azure data management services (e.g., Data Factory, Synapse) 
  • Ability to work in a team-based setting and alone.  
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information in a condensed manner to various stakeholders verbally and in writing. 
  • Adaptability and a willingness to learn new skills, technologies, and frameworks. 
  • Experience influencing, guiding and facilitating stakeholders and peers with decision making.  
  • Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences. 
  • Ability to understand and balance the long-term and short-term goals. 
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills. 
  • Excellent analytical, planning, organizational and technical and skills. 
  • Ability to propose and estimate the financial impact of solution alternatives. 
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically to solve business problems and propose solutions. 
  • Exceptional collaboration and teamwork skills. 
  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to prioritize competing priorities.   

Competencies
  • Adapting and responding to change.
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations.
  • Working with people.
  • Analyzing.
  • Applying expertise and technology.
  • Leading and supervising.
  • Creating and innovating.   

Why You Should Join Wills Group 
We are a $1.5 billion company headquartered in La Plata, Maryland (an easy 45-minute reverse commute from DC) with nearly 300 retail locations across the Mid-Atlantic region, including Dash In, Splash In ECO Car Wash, and SMO Motor Fuels. A family-owned company since 1926, our passion areas are in convenience retailing, fuels marketing, and commercial real estate and we pride ourselves on keeping our customers’, employees’, and communities’ Lives in Motion.   

Our Wills Group employees come to work for more than just a paycheck, but rather they come to learn, make contributions, make an impact, and feel valued as a part of our family-friendly culture.  We have a work-hard, play-hard mentality that makes us a progressive company and we thrive on giving back to our community.  That is what is core to our DNA.

Benefits and Perks
Are you interested in joining a certified Great Place to Work™ that invests in your development, future, and well-being? Are you looking for more than the “daily grind” where your day-to-day work makes an impact not only for the organization but for your community and your future? Then The Wills Group is the right fit for you. We take pride in investing in our people’s well-being, that’s why we back our words with competitive total rewards packages.    
  • Financial Wellbeing –Employer 401 (k) match (currently at 7%), health savings plan, and financial planning
  • Physical Wellbeing – comprehensive health, vision, and dental plans that meet the needs of our people
  • Paid Time Off – Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Community Engagement, Parental Leave for new Moms and Dads Work/Life
  • Balance – Hybrid and Flexible work environment, Employee Assistance Program, Travel Assistance, Family Life Planning
  • Education and Development Opportunities – 100% Tuition reimbursement to support our people’s education goals, robust development programs, and certificate program assistance (up to 100% employer-paid)
  • Competitive Salary – competitive pay matched to DC Metro area
  • Bonus Opportunity – 15% annually
 
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Wills Group is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. 



Wills Group strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. While being vaccinated is not a requirement, we offer a $150 COVID vaccination incentive payout in the paycheck following submission of proof of vaccination. Further details and instructions will be provided during onboarding. 

Other details

  • Job Family
    Information & Technology
  • Pay Type
    Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate
    $121,600.00
  • Max Hiring Rate
    $152,000.00
  • Travel Required
    Yes
  • Travel %
    1
  • Telecommute %
    98
  • Required Education
    Bachelor’s Degree

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