Job Description :
Lead Cloud Data Architect
Boston, MA

Data is king in the new economy, and we''re seeking an individual with experience standing up a hosted enterprise data. This position is well-suited for someone who wants to be at the intersection of finance and technology. Someone who finds a home in working in "structured,and "semi-structured,and "unstructured environments.

We''re seeking a Senior Principal Cloud Data Architect to join a fast-paced agile development team building the latest in innovative and disruptive technologies for asset management leveraging the power of big data. In this position you''ll get to lead the design of Invesco''s future state data platform. You''ll be expected to define architectures and prototype technology components required to instantiate our future data capabilities. We expect that you are fluent in all things data, and you also understand the nuances of financial services and our investment capabilities. You''ll need to know how to approach, interpret, and extrapolate from big data sets. You will be expected to contribute immediately. You''ll be a part of a dynamic, collaborative team that wants to hear your input because you know the leading methods, tools, and theories in data architecture.

The ideal candidate is passionate about speed, quality, automation, and continuous delivery. Our team is sensitive to an ever-evolving technological landscape where thirst for knowledge and learning is mandatory, and the pursuit of excellence and mastery of new skills and best practices is essential.A^

Key Responsibilities / Duties
o Influence technology roadmap
o Act as subject matter expert for Big Data Platforms and provide technical leadership around the delivery of the enterprise data lakeA^
o Design, develop, and deliver large-scale projects to support Big Data ingestion, curation and delivery using an Agile programming approach resulting in software delivered on time and in budget
o Monitor performance and advise of any necessary tool, framework & usage choices
o Innovate new ways of managing, transforming and validating data
o Establish and enforce guidelines to ensure consistency, quality and completeness of data assets
o Manage and maintain key solution architecture artifacts
Work Experience / Knowledge
o 8+ years'' experience in full stack software development, with 4+ years'' experience in a Technical Architect role designing and developing enterprise solutions
o Experience architecting an Enterprise Data Lake leveraging Amazon AWS
o Experience with integration and migration of traditional enterprise technology stacks and patterns to refactor design of cloud patterns
o Structured, Unstructured, Semi-Structured Data techniques and processes as well as hands-on experience with Hadoop Big Data tools/frameworks, such as AWS Kinesis, AWS Glue, AWS Redshift, Hive, Pig, Spark, Oozie
o Exposure and experience on any one of the Streaming technologies a^ Kafka + Storm | Kafka + Spark Streaming
o Experience with distributions such as Amazon EMR, Cloudera, or Hortonworks
o Hands-on experience with SQL RDBMS and NoSQL databases, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, DynamoDBA
o Experience architecting, implementing, and validating integrations with 3rd party applications
o End to end solutions experience including strategy development, design patterns, product selection, technical implementation, and configuration of BigData analytics solutions
o Exposure to API frameworks
o Exposure to industry-leading metadata tools such as Atlas or Informatica Metadata a plus. Metadata management, data lineage, data governance, especially as related to Big Data
o Good understanding of file formats including JSON, Parquet, Avro, HDFS
Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required
o Experience in business, system architecture principles, architecture patterns, processes and frameworks
o Experience in working in direct client engagements and in project/cost estimation techniques
o Exceptional client management and communication skills, ability to guide, train and negotiate technical decisions
o Deep understanding of SOA, EDA, enterprise middleware and cloud computing, with active experience in the entire process, from design to implementation
o Experience in business, system architecture principles, architecture patterns, processes and frameworks
o Experience in working in direct client engagements and in project/cost estimation techniques
o Have an affinity for new challenges, a self-starting attitude, and a willingness to work with a global team
o Be able to take ownership of complex technical problems and drive them to resolution individually as well as work effectively through escalations with the engineering team
o You can bring clarity to chaos and you''re comfortable working with ambiguity (e.g. imperfect data, loosely defined concepts, ideas, or goals) and translating these into more tangible outputs
o Self-motivated, enthusiastic, approachable and people orientated
o Must demonstrate a positive, team-focused attitude
o Ability to work effectively with technical and business staff across geographic and multi-cultural environment
o Is comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
o Can manage multiple tasks simultaneously; is adept at managing competing priorities
o Structured, disciplined approach to work, with attention to detail
o Enjoy challenging and thought-provoking work and have a strong desire to learn and progress
o Listens to the input of team members and take diverse perspectives into account to approach challenges from multiple angles
o Strong analytical problem solving and decision-making skills
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate effectively
o Strong negotiation skills
Formal Education
o Bachelor''s or Master''s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics or other similar advanced degrees from a top tier educational institution preferred
If this opportunity is aligned with your experience and career goals (or if you''re looking for something different), I would love to assist youlet''s schedule a time to talk. If you''re not looking at this time but know someone who might be, feel free to forward this information. We pay referral fees even if you don''t work for us!
I look forward to speaking with you.