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Azure Data Architect

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Location: Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Job ID: 1025093HV
Date Posted: Sep 11, 2023
Segment: Digital System & Service
Business Unit: Hitachi Services & Platforms
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Cloud & Data Engineering

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Position Overview:
We are looking for a highly skilled Azure Data Architect to join our team. As an Azure Data Architect, you will be responsible for designing and implementing scalable and efficient data architecture solutions on the Azure cloud platform. Your primary focus will be on creating robust data models, optimizing data storage and retrieval, and ensuring the overall integrity and security of data. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into effective data architecture solutions that support data-driven decision-making.

- Design and implement end-to-end data architecture solutions on the Azure cloud platform.
- Collaborate with business stakeholders, data engineers, and data scientists to understand data requirements and design scalable and flexible data models.
- Develop data ingestion strategies and frameworks to efficiently capture and integrate data from various sources into Azure data services.
- Define data storage and retrieval mechanisms, including data partitioning, indexing, and compression, to optimize performance and cost efficiency.
- Implement data governance and data management practices to ensure data quality, consistency, and compliance with relevant regulations.
- Create and maintain data pipelines and ETL/ELT processes to transform, cleanse, and integrate data across different data sources.
- Collaborate with security and compliance teams to establish and enforce data security measures, including data encryption, access controls, and data masking.
- Perform data profiling, analysis, and troubleshooting to identify and resolve data-related issues.
- Stay up to date with the latest advancements in Azure data services and recommend innovative solutions to enhance data architecture capabilities.
- Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior team members and promote best practices in data architecture design and implementation.

- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
- Extensive experience designing and implementing data architecture solutions on the Azure cloud platform.
- Strong proficiency in Azure data services such as Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Databricks, and Azure Cosmos DB.
- Deep understanding of data modeling principles and experience with relational, dimensional, and NoSQL data modeling techniques.
- Solid knowledge of ETL/ELT processes, data integration patterns, and data warehouse concepts.
- Familiarity with big data processing frameworks like Apache Spark or Hadoop.
- Proficiency in SQL and programming languages such as Python or Scala.
- Experience with data governance, data security, and compliance practices in Azure.
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex data-related issues.
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Relevant certifications in Azure or data architecture.
- Experience with streaming data processing using technologies like Apache Kafka or Azure Event Hubs.
- Knowledge of machine learning and AI technologies and their integration with data architecture.
- Understanding of data visualization and reporting tools.
- Familiarity with DevOps practices and CI/CD pipelines in the context of data architecture.

As required by the equal pay and transparency acts, the expected base salary for this position is $170k-$190k + Bonus+ Benefits

The expected pay is determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, depth of experience in the practice area. Employees are eligible to participate in Hitachi Vantara's bonus/variable/commission pay programs, where applicable, and are subject to the program's conditions and restrictions.

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and flexible arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge
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