Posted 4 days ago
Remote Data Architect (CFPB)
Concept Technology - ,
Founded in 2003, IT Concepts' core values - customer-centricity, teamwork, driven to deliver, innovation, and integrity - ensure we work together to be the best, realize objectives, and make a positive impact in our communities. We intentionally created and sustain our ITC culture that embraces change, experimentation, continuous learning, and improvement. We bring our design thinking problem solving approach that challenges assumptions, prioritizes curiosity, and invites complexity to deliver innovative, efficient, and effective solutions. As we continue to grow in the support of our government customers, we are looking for driven and innovative individuals to join our team.

IT Concepts is looking for an experienced Data Architect to support Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. As a Data Architect, you will work with a team of consultants, engineers, and analysts to design, build and oversee solutions handle the migration and transformation of CFPB's data.

Location: This role can be performed in a remote setting but requires working East Coast hours.

Responsibilities:
  • Assess the existing data architecture and propose optimizations and improvements.
  • Analyze on-premise data models, schemas, and database structure and re-engineer to be optimized for cloud data platforms. Design and document new best practice standards for the cloud data and analytics environment.
  • Define data governance and security policies in AWS in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO), Data Privacy, and Cybersecurity.
  • Collaborate with Data Engineers to design and implement efficient ETL processes.
  • Ensure data integrity, quality, and consistency across the migration process.
  • Identify opportunities for data optimization, performance improvements, and cost savings.
  • Collaborate with data product and application teams to define data integration requirements.
  • Perform data mapping and transformation to align with target AWS architectures.
  • Provide guidance on data storage, indexing, and partitioning strategies in AWS.
  • Conduct performance testing and optimization of data access in AWS.
  • Responsible for overall performance, service delivery, and quality of project execution and deliverables
    • Key focus on data architecture and migration from on-premises to AWS
  • Design and oversee technical approach for data migration from on-premises databases and pipelines to AWS.
    • Assess the data environment - infrastructure and systems - to identify the best migration path
  • Oversee technical resources, and mentoring as needed.
  • Provide technical status updates on tasks as required and attend weekly status meetings.
  • Verify that the program produces the appropriate technical documentation of quality.
  • Communicate technical challenges and potential risks to the client, as needed, and develops mitigation strategies.
  • Lead by example and pitch in to enable successful and seamless client delivery.

Requirements
  • 8+ years experience with data architecture
  • 8+ years experience developing AWS architectures and supporting teams
  • 2+ years with Postgres database administration and optimization
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
  • AWS Architect Certification
  • Strong understanding of data architecture principles including data modeling, data integration, and data warehousing concepts.
  • Experience with migrating on-premise databases to cloud platforms, specifically AWS.
  • In-depth knowledge of AWS services relevant to data architecture such as Amazon S3, AWS RDS, etc.
  • Experience with migration on-premise databases to AWS.
  • In depth knowledge of AWS service and tools
  • Familiarity with ETL tools and data integration
  • Knowledge of data security and compliance considerations in cloud environments.
  • Understanding of data governance practices and data quality management.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills related to data architecture and migration challenges.
  • Excellent documentation skills and the ability to recommend best practices and articulate process improvements and required changes.
  • Experience managing code in GitHub or other similar tools.

Preferred:
  • Record of building strong technical teams through teamwork and growth
  • Ability to identify impacts across disparate projects and facilitate the communication between teams

Clearance requirements:
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.
  • US Citizen.

Benefits

The Company
  • We believe in generating success collaboratively, enabling long-term mission success, and building trust for the next challenge. With you as our partner, let's solve challenges, think innovatively, and maximize impact. As a valued member of our team, you have the unique opportunity to work in a diverse range of technology and business career paths, all while supporting our nation and delivering innovative technology solutions. We are a close community of experts that pride ourselves on creating an environment defined by teamwork, dedication, and excellence.
  • We hold three ISO certifications (27001:2013, 20000-1:2011, 9001:2015) and two CMMI ML 3 ratings (DEV and SVC).
  • Industry Recognition
  • Growth Inc 5000's Fastest Growing Private Companies, DC Metro List Fastest Growing; Washington Business Journal: Fastest Growing Companies, Top Performing Small Technology Companies in Greater D.C.
  • Culture Northern Virginia Technology Council Tech 100 Honoree; Virginia Best Place to Work; Washington Business Journal: Best Places to Work, Corporate Diversity Index Winner - Mid-Size Companies, Companies Owned by People of Color; Department of Labor's HireVets for our work helping veterans transition; SECAF Award of Excellence finalist; Victory Military Friendly Brand; Virginia Values Veterans (V3); Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Corporate Breath Award

Benefits
  • We offer great benefits - Competitive Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Legal Resources Coverage, 401(k) with company matching with NO vesting period. ITC Health benefits have a $0 premium for certain plans for eligible employees.
  • We invest in our employees - Every employee is eligible for education reimbursement for certifications, degrees, or professional development. Reimbursement amounts may fluctuate due to IRS limitations. We want you to grow as an expert and a leader and offer flexibility for you to take a course, complete a certification, or other professional growth and networking. We are committed to supporting your curiosity and sustaining a culture that prioritizes commitment to continuous professional development.
  • We work hard, we play hard. ITC is committed to incorporating fun into every day. We dedicate funds for activities - virtual and in-person - e.g., we host happy hours, holiday events, fitness & wellness events, and annual celebrations. In alignment with our commitment to our communities, we also host and attend charity galas/events. We believe in appreciating your commitment and building a positive workspace for you to be creative, innovative, and happy.

AAEO & VEVRAA
  • ITC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a VEVRAA (Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act) Federal Contractor. As such, any personnel decisions (hire, promotion, job status, etc.) on applicants and/or employees are based on merit, qualifications, competence, and business needs, not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information of the employee or family member of the employee, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by federal, state or local law.
  • ITC maintains a strong commitment to compliance with VEVRAA and other applicable federal, state, and local laws governing equal employment opportunity. We have developed comprehensive policies and procedures to ensure our hiring practices align with these requirements.
  • As a part of our VEVRAA compliance efforts, ITC has established an affirmative action plan that outlines our commitment to the recruitment, hiring, and advancement of protected veterans. This plan is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure its effectiveness.
  • We encourage protected veterans to self-identify during the application process. This information is strictly confidential and will only be used for reporting and compliance purposes as required by law. Providing this information is voluntary, and it will not impact your eligibility for employment.
  • Our commitment to equal employment opportunity extends beyond legal compliance. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees, including protected veterans, are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness.

How to Apply
  • To apply to IT Concept Positions- Please click on the: "Apply for this Job" button at the bottom of this Job Description or the button at the top: "Application." Please upload your resume and complete all the application steps. You must submit the application for IT Concepts to consider you for a position. If you need alternative application methods, please email [redacted] and request assistance.
  • Accommodations
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you need to discuss reasonable accommodations, please email [redacted].