We are currently searching for a Data Warehouse Infrastructure Architect Team Leader to fill a full-time position in Bridgeport, CT. Note that qualified applicants must reside within a reasonable commute to Bridgeport.

No visa sponsorships at this time.

The employer is a $160 billion banking and financial services provider with locations in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont (and others).

The compensation package is competitive and includes bonus eligibility, and substantial benefits package which includes what you would expect (medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance, long-term care insurance, paid time off, retirement plans, reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent care), and the not so typical: adoption assistance/leave, scholarship programs for dependents, child-care subsidy, domestic partner coverage, tuition reimbursement, employee sabbaticals, homebuyer assistance program, identify theft shield, pet insurance, vacation buy/sell and more.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information or a related discipline
• 8+ years in a technology infrastructure architecture role specifically for data warehousing solutions that support advanced analytics
• 3+ years in an operational or infrastructure build / deployment role
• Knowledge of ETL toolsets such as SSIS / data stage is a plus
• Knowledge of OLAP solutions such as SQL Server Analysis Services is also a plus

Architectural experience

• Architecting SQL Server, Oracle, Oracle OBIEE, and web solutions with special emphasis on designing for the interoperation of diverse technology platforms, and meeting / exceeding technical, functional, availability, and performance requirements
• Design and document technology solutions for large scale business intelligence and data warehouse platforms and applications (servers, storage, network and backup / restore)
• An understanding of the drivers for solutions-performance (e.g., users, availability, data volumes, peak periods and business cycles)
• Awareness of technology directions and trends, and able to plan evolution into solution designs
• Experience with MS Windows Server, AIX, VMWARE, Oracle, SQL server and OLAP, multi-tiered, frame and cluster technologies
• Strong understanding of web architecture (hosting, workload balancing)
• Strong SDLC knowledge and experience in the context of architecture design, construction, testing, implementation and rollout
• Able to work independently with minimal supervision

Presentation skills

• Able to meet with technologists and high level management to quickly identify current state technology platforms, and provide options for future state architectures
• Skilled in forming and presenting technology infrastructure recommendations, and able to secure acceptance for recommended solutions and budgets
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills
• Able to forge strong ties with IT management, and win buy-in for proposed solutions
• Work with external vendors / partners and evaluate shrink-wrapped solutions for suitability in the environment
• Support the solutions delivery and information services teams on an as-need basis
• Able to function in a technology leadership role, and serve within existing project teams on an as-needed basis
Technology support
• Perform capacity planning and performance management / monitoring to avert surprise needs for upgrades and ensure service levels
• Support existing technology infrastructure platforms – possibly triage / resolve issues
• Evolve issues identification and resolution processes while reducing support / maintenance incidents and costs

dbarber@nichetech.com