Solution Architect Data Analytics and Insights
Posting ID: 7308282
TEKsystems Global Services® is part of TEKsystems, the leading IT services and staffing company in North America. TEKsystems Global Services provides a continuum of services ranging from engagement management to full outsourcing for applications, infrastructure and learning solutions. As a services provider, we leverage our talent management strengths to extend the business value of our client partnerships and deliver measurable business and IT outcome.
The Solution Architect (SA) is DevOps professional fulfilling a practice service leadership, design, and implementation function. This role will be responsible for solution development for Data Analytics and Insights Practice engagements in collaboration with TEKsystems sales partners.
The SA will be the primary driver for identifying, scoping, and creating Practice solutions. The solutions include, but not limited to, following and promoting a consistent and comprehensive approach of delivering solutions through People, Process and Technology practice standards. The SA will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining internal (TEK) and client stakeholder communications, relationship management and expectations management as part of solution development and presentation.
The SA will actively contribute and undertake initiatives for DA&I IP development. The SA will bring thought leadership, current industry know-how and applied solutions to improve existing service capabilities, engagement and delivery challenges and any research and development activities that will focus on continuous maturity of the DA&I Practice toward operational optimization as well as align with contemporary trends.
* Provide Pre-Sales support through activities and discussions based on solutions within our Service Catalog to meet the needs of Customer with any delivery-capable customizations as appropriate. This would encompass DA&I Practice solutions or an integrated Multi-practice solution when necessary.
o Architect and Deliver high quality solutions through effective design, development, deliverables and implementation
o Provide Proof of Concept, Capabilities Demos, White-Board Workshops, Strategy Sessions (Enterprise and Department Goals, etc.)
* Ensure successful transition of Sales to Delivery initiation based on directives from Statement of Work
* Manage solution roadmap, planning, estimation and initial delivery efforts through assessment
and recommendations for successful delivery
* Provide collaboration and engagement to Delivery and Sales Partners on a client engagements with an operating rhythm toward successful delivery to achieve high customer satisfaction
* Develop Trusted Advisor relationship with recurring touchpoints with key client stakeholders facilitating open and collaborative consulting support toward business and reputational growth.
* Provide thought leadership and critical problem solving as well as tactical and strategic planning to the project/engagement leadership
* Alignment with Delivery partners, compliance to client's requirements (industry and IT process) and TEK service methodology as part of solution development
* Provide hiring support, onboarding, mentoring/coaching and performance management for appropriate team resources
* Provide Practice status reporting covering various items including Delivery and Practice activities
* Contribute to sales collateral such as case study support, account profiling, client presentations design etc.
Key Skills and Experience
o Understand customers' overall data estate, IT and business priorities and success measures to design and implement architectures and solutions
o Deep AWS, Azure, or Google public cloud experience ingesting data and consuming it.
o Apply technical knowledge to architect solutions that meet business and IT needs, create Data Platform, AI road-maps, and ensure long term technical viability of new deployments, infusing key analytics and AI technologies where appropriate (e.g. Azure ML, ML Server, S3, Bot Framework, Cognitive Services, Big Data, Data Lake, Azure Databricks, Snowflake.
o Exposure to Azure: SQL Data Warehouse, HDInsight, Data Factory, Data Lake, Blob Storage etc.
o Exposure to AWS: Redshift, EMR, Athena, Kinesis, Glue, RDS, etc
o Strong proficiency in SQL to build database queries for RDBMS
o Production experience with Data Visualization tools: Tableau, Qlik, PowerBI
o Proficiency in Python and/or R to understand custom data models
Consulting and Process Improvement Experience
o Improve the frameworks, techniques, and tooling to provide increased quality and agility Measurable innovation and process improvement experience (Quality, Cost and Risk)
o Proven track record of advisory consulting services
Data Analytics & Insight Practice and Thought Leadership
o Business Case development
o RFx development
o White Paper development
o Presentations and Visual Design
o Intellectual Property Development (Methodology, Job Aids, etc.)
o Service Creation and/or Service Maintenance
o Resource mentoring and training
o Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
o ERP (SCM, HRM, FDM, etc)
Tool and Technologies
o Source code and software collaboration technologies (e.g. GitHub, BitBucket, Artifactory)
o Experience with Azure: SQL Data Warehouse, HDInsight, Data Factory, Data Lake, Blob Storage
o Experience with AWS: Redshift, EMR, Athena, Kinesis, Glue, RDS
o Experience with Snowflake
o Data visualization tools: Tableau, Qlik, Power BI
o Experience with ETL tools: Informatica, DataStage, SSIS
o Knowledge of scripting skills (e.g. Python, Bash, Groovy)
o Adaptability -Dynamic, Fast-paced and Complex environment
o Lead/Participate in Stakeholder Steering Committee
o Strong technologist, with both software engineering and technical operations backgrounds
o Train, guide and mentor resources
o Delivery and industry compliance (TEK, Client)
o Stakeholder Alignment - delivery partners, client stakeholders
o Critical reasoning and effective problem solving
o Risk and Issues Management
o Team Player and breaking silos
o Escalation management (gap analysis, action plan development, recovery, stabilization, process improvement)
o Calibration, competency assessment and improvement
o Performance Management
o Conflict Resolution
o Strong customer facing, customer engagement and expectation management skills
o Comfortable with ambiguity and facilitating discussions to explore best possible solutions
o Ability to lead with imagination, courage, and curiosity
o Strong presentation and group discussion leading skills
o Driving accountability and collaboration with delivery partners (Sales, Delivery, Practices, Operations, etc.)
o Ability to communicate and/or present ideas and solutions with absolute clarity, visualization and substance
o Problem Solver
o Change Agent
o Experience managing parallel projects
o Track milestones, schedule, budget - planned and actual
o Reporting and Metrics - burn down, velocity, quality, productivity, efficiency etc.
Qualification & Education
Bachelor's degree /4-year college degree in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
At least 3 years of experience as a Data Analytics Solution Architect or equivalent role
Ability to travel to client locations to deliver professional services, as needed Ideally 5+ years of architect level experience
Preferred Experience & Certifications
o Solution Architect level certification in AWS, Azure, or GCP
o Enterprise Architects/ Principal Architect with Data Analytics experience
o Data Analytic roles implementing DW/Data Lakes/Data Hubs
o Solution development 5+ years
We're partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services, and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. That's the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.
Recruiter: Cheryl Foulks
Phone: (469) 957-3252