Data Architect

baltimorecounty Baltimore County, MD

Regular Schedule: 39 hours per week

NOTE : Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, transcript, and any certifications required directly to bcgitjobs@baltimorecountymd.gov . Clearly state, in the subject line, the title of the position for which you are applying. Submissions without the title in the subject line will not be considered.

This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice. Applicants are advised to apply promptly.

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Office of Information Technology.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the “Work Experience” section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications, and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties:
Under general supervision, plans, coordinates, designs, and supervises activities related to various software programs, applications, and third-party solutions as required to meet the business requirements of the organization.

Develops and maintains data quality standards, oversees the development of data entities and their associated components.

Ensures that data logically flows through all successive stages involved in the physical design.

Acts as an internal consultant on integration and data architecture initiatives by collaborating with OIT management on development of enterprise data initiatives, strategies, and standardization, taking into account existing data stores and systems of record.

Gathers, analyzes, documents and translates application requirements into data models.

Analyzes and documents conversion and migration strategies for existing data, and develops strategies for automated data conversion and data migration.

Leads in designing, specifying and selecting integration and data solutions, considering current and future functionality, enterprise data sources and stores, security, infrastructure and performance.

Contributes to the design and direction of enterprise-wide data architecture as well as design documentation deliverables.

Supports standardization of documentation and the adoption of standards and practices related to data and applications.

Interacts with internal technical and business partners and external partners. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of new developments and research related to application integration and IT trends, works closely with managers, architects, project managers and agencies to define, develop and implement major software applications. Skill in oral and written communication skills. Skill in solving technical problems and issues. Strong interpersonal skills. Strong analytical skills.

Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts. Ability to effectively build relationships, promote a collaborative and team environment, and influence others. Ability to lead, work in, and contribute to a collaborative team environment. Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels. Ability to meet deadlines. Ability to produce meaningful results in a challenging environment. Ability to work independently toward key objectives. EXAMPLES OF OTHER DUTIES Provides advanced level application technical support to resolve problems, works with vendors to solve software, system design and data performance issues. Prioritizes, investigates and troubleshoots problems and questions pertaining to system applications, interfaces and data integration as needed. (NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.

Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Information Technology field with IT certifications, preferably related to architectural design

PLUS

at least eight (8) years' experience in managing or analyzing programs in government agencies, five (5) years of which were in database technologies, data design and performance optimization for large enterprise applications.

Additional experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years for the required education.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education

Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency

Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ( www.WES.org )

Mail or deliver documents to

ATTN: Data Architect

Office of Human Resources

Baltimore County Government

308 Allegheny Ave.

Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Character Requirement

Persons appointed to this classification must be of good moral character and emotionally stable as determined by a comprehensive background investigation.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment:
Physical and Environmental Conditions

The work of this position is essentially sedentary and includes the operation of computers and office equipment.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation

Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.

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