Data Architect (66357) - Helena - job 635529

State of Montana

Date: 02/23/2021

City: Helena, Montana

Employment type: Full-time

Why should you come to work for the Department of Labor & Industry?

It's about the people, the work we do and our mission to protect the well-being of Montana's workers, employers and citizens and to uphold their rights and responsibilities. It's about the impact we make in our communities every day. We are proud of our open, team-based, supportive and collaborative work environments. Learn more about DLI here.

Why should you live here?

Helena Montana is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and sits halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. Helena offers an abundance of recreational opportunities including; camping, fishing, hunting, as well as world class mountain biking and hiking. Learn more about Helena here.

What other benefits can you expect from this opportunity?

Look here for a summary of our outstanding benefits. You'll love what you see! Our benefits include:

  • Work/life Balance

  • Health Coverage

  • Retirement Plans

  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays (a combination of up to 38 per year!)

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify.

How would this position make an impact in your community?

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is looking for someone who has a thorough understanding of how data works and how it affects people, processes, products and technology to work in our Technology Services Division. If you have these skills and share this passion, then we want to talk to you!

As a Data Architect you will be responsible for defining vision, strategy, and principles for data management; defining standards for naming, describing, governing, managing, modeling, cleansing, enriching, transforming, moving, storing, searching and delivering all data within the Technology Services Division. You will be a leader on the DLI data management team and collaborate with various data teams across the agency. You will also be the liaison between the business process/data owners and the data solution development, integration and governance standards.

Additionally, you will:

  • Provide governance, ownership of and champion the DLI Data Warehouse.

  • Assist with the development of database solutions to store and retrieve information.

  • Communicate technical and non-technical information in a professional and courteous manner, tailoring to managers of all levels, business analysts and developers so that information is clear.

  • Contribute to the process of writing project documentation and support the team in identifying solutions to issues that arise.

  • Prepare architecture reports, monitor systems, and supervise system migrations for the quality of data.

  • Design, configure and implement effective solutions and models to store and retrieve department data.

  • Educate staff members through training and individual support; coordinate with data analysts across divisions to identify data needs, expectations, standards and security.

What makes you the right person for this opportunity?

Your preparation for this opportunity may include the following:

  • Education and experience may include coursework in a field such as computers, and information technology and/or, work experience that involved software development, database management and web platform development;

  • Five years of directly related qualifying experience.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • This position may be covered by a Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA)

Knowledge of:

  • State policies and laws regarding computer systems, hardware and software acquisition and use.

  • Data management techniques, theory, and practices.

  • Database structure systems and data mining and segmentation techniques.

  • Agile development concepts and have experience working in a Scaled Agile shop.

Skills in:

  • Gathering and analyzing system requirements.

  • Interpersonal relationships and leadership techniques.

  • The use of a wide variety of information services, equipment and software.

  • Excellent organizational and analytical abilities.

Ability to:

  • Prioritize effectively and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

  • Present technical material in a user-friendly language.

  • Work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Solve problems, counsel subordinates, communicate effectively, manage a bureau and coordinate with department.

Technical Competencies:

  • Familiar with programming languages, like Java, J2EE, C , .Net, Oracle Forms\Reports, Basic.

  • Technically competent with issue management systems like JIRA, Quality Center, etc. Database and operating systems experience, like Oracle & Microsoft SQL, Microsoft and Linux Operating Systems.

  • Technically competent with various software programs, like Microsoft Office, Project, Visio data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, D3.js and R)

How would you let us know that you're the right person?

Submit a cover letter and resume.

In your cover letter please address the following question:

  • How your professional career has prepared you to meet the requirements for this position?

In your resume, include all work experience that qualifies for this position, including duties and dates of employment. Pay is based on relevant education and experience. Pay is set based on what you submit at time of application.

A complete state application is not required; however, you will need to initiate the application and attach the cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. Failure to attach the cover letter and resume will result in an incomplete application.

All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.

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