Sr Data Architect - Kiewit Technology Group

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Date: Jun 15, 2019

Location: Lenexa, KS, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 80266

Position Summary
Are you a forward-thinker? An innovator? As a Senior Data Architect for Kiewit, you will lead a small team of data architects and data modelers focused on supporting enterprise-wide data solutions. This is your opportunity to work with our Enterprise and Application Architects, Product Managers, Reporting, Analytics and Data Science teams to identify data problems and design solutions for data ingest, transport, transformation, storage and exposure. We are looking for someone who comes from a large company like ours, with a history of success architecting data. This position will report to the Principal Data Architect, who is based in Omaha, Nebraska.

•    Help Kiewit continue its growth into the being a data-driven company by identifying data solutions that can solve business problems we have today. Work with the Enterprise Data Solutions team and KTG leadership to ensure the data solutions support business needs and initiatives. Proactively identify opportunities to enable business results with data solutions.
•    Lead a team of 2-5 data architects and data modelers. Interview candidates, participate in hiring decisions, establish personnel performance objectives, provide performance feedback. Guide the work of the team in coordination with KTG Data Architecture team based on Omaha, Nebraska.
•    Accountable for technical integrity, data fitness-for-purpose, and alignment with data architecture principles, standards and practices.
•    Develop and promote enterprise data architecture best practices and standards. Communicate with and coach enterprise and district technology personnel on data architecture standards and practices.
•    Review data lineage and conceptual and logical data models in support of product, reporting and data quality efforts. Collaborate with Data Governance team to ensure data policies are implemented across the enterprise. Work closely with architecture, product and reporting teams and business during inception, ideation, user-centered design, and solution design phases of application lifecycle to ensure data functional and non-functional requirements are identified and designed.
•    Refine and enhance the Kiewit data technology solutions strategy and roadmap. Align with Data Governance policies and operational data requirements for data quality, availability, security, consistency and performance.
•    Document and communicate complex concepts effectively to a diverse group of stakeholders with varying levels of data literacy. Work with internal and external stakeholders to acquire, transport, transform, store and access structured and unstructured data with varying levels of curation.

•    10+ years in data architecture roles
•    5+ years personnel management experience and leadership of a technical team
•    Experience selecting technology solutions that meet requirements, are cost-conscious and align with technology goals and roadmaps.
•    Experience working with Data Governance to understand and ensure the technical implementation of data policies.
•    Strong communicator with the ability to translate technical terms and concepts into graphics and business terms.
•    Experience working with all levels of an organization.
•    Proven ability to develop great relationships with co-workers, credibility with leadership, and rapport for getting things done with stakeholders.
•    Familiarity with agile development practices
•    Ability to deal with ambiguity and lead teams through to more defined and actionable terms
•    Presents an open mind when working with stakeholders and business
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Construction or Engineering experience a plus
•    Familiarity with SQL Server, Azure SQL Server, Teradata, ER/Studio, Collibra a plus
•    Understanding of SAP or other ERP systems a plus

About Kiewit 
As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different
•    Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record 
•    Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from Day One of employment
•    401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay
•    Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year
•    We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: Architecture, Database, Data Architect, Engineer, ERP, Engineering, Technology, Data

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