FASTTEK GLOBALpowered by Fast Switch - Great Lakes
(734) 744-9373
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Data Architect #878118
Job Description:
  • Responsible for the creation of the database architecture for the Smart Manufacturing Platform and its supporting services and choosing the appropriate database technologies based on the requirements of each service.
  • Integrate data and analytical capabilities into an overall Platform architecture
  • Leverages data expertise to ensure an optimal systems design from a technical performance, efficiency and operating cost perspective in developing the overarching data strategy and vision for data pipelines and data products.
  • Execute technical data strategy to handle current and forecasted business requirements.
  • Analyze multiple sources of structured and unstructured data to propose and design data architecture solutions for scalability, high availability, fault tolerance, and elasticity
  • Perform Proof-of-Concept development and performance testing
  • Design and implement scalable Data and Analytical architecture solutions for various public and private cloud platforms as well as virtualization systems used on-prem.
  • Drive efficiencies with data architecture patterns and ecosystems including data stores (operational systems, data lakes, data warehouses, data marts, ingress patterns (API, streaming, ETL/ELT), egress patterns (analytics/decision tools, BI tools) and reusable data products such as data services, data mesh, APIs, etc.
  • Design, implement, and improve processes in data management.
  • Oversee and govern the expansion of existing data architecture and the optimization of data query performance via best practices.
  • Drive Continuous improvement + Continuous Delivery – and data management standards to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of the architecture in the long term.
  • Maintain a centralized knowledge base for Data and Analytics technology components - This includes documentation, maps, data flows, technical specifications, version control, keep our knowledge.
  • Responsible for analyzing and translating business, application, information, data, reporting, and analytical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve business objectives.
  • Optimizes performance of queries and ELT/ETL procedures. Enhances batch routines by optimizing for more modern near real-time capabilities.
  • Deep experience designing and developing data architecture solutions with more than 5+ years specializing in big data architecture or data analytics.
  • Experience in a software development environment working closely with developers to create the appropriate database schemas to support require functionality.
  • Experience with database technologies required to support large volumes of streaming data Broad based architecture acumen: Database architecture, ETL, Micro services, Cloud, IOT, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience with database concepts such as Relational, TimeSeries, NoSQL, Document DBs, and GraphDBs and an excellent grasp on when each technology is preferred.
  • Experience with Distributed Databases
  • Highly proficient with large data sets and clusters
  • Ability to architect performant, resilient, and scalable database architectures.
  • Experience working with Cloud Storage solutions such as AWS, GCP, Azure etc. is a plus.
  • Customer-centric approach in all interactions with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Complex problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in an agile scrum project team
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or related field
Additional Information:
At FastTek Global, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories. Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve and have a little fun along the way.
We have been doing this with pride, dedication and plain, old-fashioned hard work for 24 years!
FastTek Global is a financially strong, privately held company that is 100% consultant and client focused, operating in nearly half of the states in the U.S., Europe and India.
We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things and we do them for Fortune 10, Fortune 500, and technology start-up companies.
Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefit options you can choose the benefits you need or want, options include:
  • Medical and Dental (FastTek pays majority of the medical program)
  • Vision
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Long Term Disability (100% paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid)
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match
Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.
FastTek Global was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020!
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