Senior Principal Architect (Data) in Glen Allen, VA at Accident Fund Holdings, Inc

Date Posted: 9/15/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/15/2020

Job Description

SUMMARY:

The Senior Principal Architect (Data) serves the company as an advisor to support our product, sales, leadership, operation teams with insights gained from analyzing company data. . It will provide overall direction, guidance, definition and facilitation for the development of architecture required to meet product strategies and goals. The role will identify, support, and analyze business drivers, data platforms, technology strategies, and current technology environment, and is adept at using large data sets to find opportunities for product and process optimization and using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action. They must have strong experience using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms and creating/running simulations. They must have a proven ability to drive business results with their data-based insights. They must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams. The right candidate will have a passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and working with stakeholders to improve business outcomes.

RESPONSIBILITIES/TASKS:

  • Accountable for adhering to corporate architecture standards, ensuring technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization and contributing to corporate architecture strategy-setting.
  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.
  • Mine and analyze data from company databases to drive optimization and improvement of product development, marketing techniques and business strategies.
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Use predictive modeling to increase and optimize customer experiences, revenue generation, ad targeting and other business outcomes.
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.
  • Lead the company's projects on ML/AI/Predicative Analytics
  • Leads the development of holistic blueprints in coordination with the domain architects. Coordinates with other Plans and strategic partners, identifying opportunities for shared solutions.
  • Leads and coordinates the domain technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction.
  • Guides data strategy development and ensure alignment with architectural strategy and business goals.
  • Analyzes, designs, and develops a roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint.
  • Defines principles that guide technology decisions and the relationship between enterprise business context (industry and market trends) and specified technologyLeads in the evaluation, selection and implementation of technology solutions including providing detailed analysis of pros and cons and build vs buy options.
  • Participates in the business strategic planning cycle, gaining an understanding of common issues, drivers, imperatives and objectives across the enterprise.
  • Maintains operational, architectural and design documentation including procedures, task lists, and blue prints.
  • Continually works to enhance breadth and depth of knowledge and experience. Benchmarks technology strategies and architectures. Monitors and anticipates trends and investigates organizational objectives and needs. Prepares bench marking reports and presentations.
  • Promotes implementation of new technology, solutions and methods to improve business processes, efficiency, effectiveness and value delivered to customers.
  • Develops actual working solutions or prototypes based on their own designs and resolves any issues that arise.
  • Provides technical guidance to subordinate group.
  • Stays updated on current technology trends and industry best practices.
  • Provides technical leadership and works effectively with different teams including Product Managers, Project Managers, and Engineers.
  • Fosters a healthy, collaborative and productive scrum team culture
  • Works with other leads in a project setting to define and execute a software architecture that is sustainable, flexible and scalable
  • Leads key initiative design, highly capable to complete tasks both independently with minimal guidance and leading a team technically
  • Exchanges information clearly and precisely, in verbal or written form, by sharing ideas, reporting facts and other information, responding to questions and employing active listening techniques.

Job Requirements

EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related area required. Master's degree in Data Science or other quantitative field is preferred. Continuous learning, as defined by the Company's learning philosophy, is required.

EXPERIENCE:

Ten years of progressive responsibility in an IT environment with demonstrated technical knowledge which provides the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities. Three years relevant experience with enterprise wide integration architecture required. One year of leadership experience required.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA) REQUIRED:

  • Hands on and visionary
  • Strong problem solving skills with an emphasis on product development
  • Strong knowledge of using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SLQ, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures.
  • Strong knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Strong knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.
  • Proficiency with data mining, mathematics, and statistical analysis
  • Strong communication and written skills. Ability to work out differences of opinions and publish scalable and quality system design based on specification.
  • Strong knowledge of structure and unstructured data systems
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise distributed data processing systems
  • Ability to diagram and document designs and requirements
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with presentation experience.
  • Ability to work as a collaborative member of a team while also being comfortable in leading a work initiative when directed to do so.
  • Ability to set strategic architectural direction in integration technologies.
  • Ability to breakdown requirements into project estimates and to determine timelines and dependencies with the other domains/ projects.
  • Ability to manage small work teams with experience in one or more project management tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility to adapt readily to changing business needs.
  • Enthusiastic, can-do attitude with the drive to learn and improve
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is performed both in the office and in the field with minimal hazards.

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum education, experience, skills, knowledge and ability levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is valued, and we will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. Candidates for the position stated above are hired on an "at will" basis. Nothing herein is intended to create a contract.

CHECK OUT OUR SIMILAR JOBS

  1. Architect Jobs
  2. Systems Engineer Jobs