Data Architect

New Jersey
Data Architect

As a Data Architect you will focus on building and managing our enterprise systems data platform that combines internal, vendor, and external data into a centralized repository and enables consumption across the organization to support various operational, marketing, and advanced analytics. You will support an organizational data evolution roadmap that includes data cleansing, ingestion, storage, reporting, data science analytics. You will lead our Data Strategy while interacting across multiple departments.

Opportunity type
Administration (e.g., Finance, IT, HR)
Job responsibilities

Translating business requirements into technical specifications, including data streams, integrations, transformations, databases, and data warehouses
Defining the data architecture framework, standards, and principles, including modeling, metadata, security, reference data such as product codes and client categories, and master data such as clients, vendors, materials, and employees
Defining reference architecture, which is a pattern others can follow to create and improve data systems
Defining data flows, i.e., which parts of the organization generate data, which require data to function, how data flows are managed, and how data changes in transition
Collaborating and coordinating with multiple departments, stakeholders, partners, and external vendors
Focusing on building and managing an internal data platform to organize internal, vendor, and external data into a centralized repository.
Supporting organizational data evolution roadmap that includes data ingestion, storage, reporting, data science analytics
Partnering with all departments to manage the data platform technical design and consumption
Recommending and driving innovative solutions while anticipating the future direction of the business, its drivers and technology strategy
Reviewing and ensuring architectural designs are consistent, maintainable, flexible and cost effective

Application qualifications

5+ years of experience in designing and developing data modeling with a minimum of 3 of those years specializing in big data architecture or data analytics
Expertise in traditional/on premise data warehouse, data management, data migration and data store design/implementation with significant experience designing/deploying the same in cloud environments
Expertise in the following Environments/Tools - Microsoft Power BI or equivalent toolset
Experience building data products incrementally and integrating and managing datasets from multiple sources
Broad based architecture acumen: Database architecture, ETL, Cloud, etc.
Coding proficiency in at least one programming language (Python, Java, Spark, etc) preferred but not required
Understanding of database and analytical technologies in the industry including MPP databases, BI reporting, Dashboard development and NoSQL storage
Demonstrated skill in critical thinking and problem-solving methods
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university required. Computer Science, Engineering or Information Systems field of study preferred.


medical dental, vision, 401k, paid life insurance, holiday pay, and paid vacation and sick time

About the organization

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey provides food for people in need while striving to end hunger in our state. While food distribution is central to our mission, we also deploy several important programs aimed at addressing the root causes of hunger for people of all ages and backgrounds.