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Data Architect (Remote)

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Date: Jun 14, 2019

Location: Neenah, WI, US, 54956

Company: J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Requisition #: 10718
Functional Area:  Data Analytics; Information Technology
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Options:  Work remotely from home in the US
Work Hours:  Standard business hours
Travel Requirement:  Up to 10%

Position Summary

The Data Architect is responsible for expanding the use of the company’s data as a strategic enabler. This position will create an inventory of the enterprise’s data and establish the tools to ensure that data will be stored and utilized effectively, and that the architecture adheres to industry best-practices for scalability, maintainability, usability, performance, security, and portability.  This includes capturing, integrating, organizing, centralizing and maintaining data. 


This individual will partner with internal stakeholders to provide strategic, technical leadership related to data architecture and utilization. Additionally, the Data Architect will perform research to discover new data management models and techniques and will be responsible for connecting existing data architecture with new ones as technology continues to emerge.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops strategic plans for structured and non-structured data solutions, including but not limited to: transition strategies, bundling strategies, risk assessment, and roadmap planning. 
  • Develops, constructs, tests and maintains structured and non-structured data architectures, aligning them with business requirements.
  • Ensures data is properly received, transformed, stored, and made accessible for analytics.
  • Identifies ways to improve data and analytics reliability, efficiency and quality.
  • Provides technical leadership, mentorship and training to other technical resources.
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders to understand future internal needs tied to data and makes recommendations on technologies to support business strategies.
  • Assists with the development of visualizations of analytics results.
  • Evaluates new technological developments and evolving business requirements that impact big data/AI/Machine Learning strategies. Implements recommendations as appropriate.
  • Identifies gaps, strategic impacts, financial impacts and the risk profile of recommended technical solutions and provides technical support of technologies in use.
  • Troubleshoots complex technical issues for big data solutions.  Identifies and mitigates risks on projects.



  • 7+ years experience in a data engineering or data architecture related role 
  • Prior experience defining data architecture. 
  • Experience working with big data/data lake tools such as Azure Data Lake, HDFS, AWS, Spark, etc.
  • Experience with data visualization and reporting packages such as Cognos Analytics, Watson Analytics, PowerBI, etc.
  • Experience in query and programming languages, such as Python, JavaScript, SQL, NoSQL, XML, R, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree in a technology-related field.
  • Microsoft Professional Program for Big Data and/or AWS Big Data Certified a plus.

Other Skills/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to architect complex systems.
  • Expertise with data models, database architecture and design for structured and unstructured data.
  • Ability to quickly digest and analyze new requirements, and then execute emerging technologies to facilitate rapid prototyping.
  • Strong initiative with the ability to identify and plan the execution of a technical or infrastructure architecture strategy.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills -ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with various stakeholders including technical, non-technical and executive leadership.

Physical Requirements

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for extended periods of time. Occasional travel to offsite offices or customer sites may also be required, depending on assignment. 


Other Information


At J. J. Keller, we are Difference Makers because the work we do truly matters. We protect people’s lives every day. In fact, more than 90% of Fortune® 1000 companies rely on J. J. Keller to help create safe work environments. Our associates have named J. J. Keller as a Great Place to Work® three years in the running. View our CAREERS video to learn more about being a Difference Maker at J. J. Keller and click here to learn what our associates have to say about life as an associate at J. J. Keller. 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.!  If you experience system-related issues or need assistance with the online application, please call (920) 720-7700.


J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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