First San Francisco Partners (FSFP) is a leading business advisory and information management consultancy dedicated to helping organizations leverage their data to improve strategic decision-making, reduce risk, create operational efficiencies and fuel unprecedented business success. Our consulting services include data management, data governance, Collibra (data governance and data quality software) implementation/adoption, data architecture, data quality, master and reference data management, metadata management and data privacy.

Kelle O’Neal founded the company in 2007 and is its Chief Executive Officer. FSFP’s leading position and strong reputation in our industry is because of our experienced senior leaders and dedicated consultants, business analysts and sales, administrative and marketing staff.

FSFP serves clients throughout the U.S., including large consumer brands, notable financial institutions and other organizations who want to make their information (data) actionable.

FSFP’s culture is centered on teamwork and a shared passion for what we do. We believe in treating clients (and one another) with respect and delivering measurable results for clients. Our FIRST values (Focus, Integrity, Resourcefulness, Skillfulness and Teamwork) guide our interactions.

 

Are you an experienced data architecture professional looking to elevate your career to the next level? Do you want to work with leading edge consultants in a dynamic, rapidly growing company? Would you welcome the opportunity to apply your data management knowledge and leverage innovative technologies to creatively solve key data challenges for today’s leading businesses? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative and rapidly evolving work environment?

First San Francisco Partners is looking for an experienced Data Architect who will have a hands-on role with responsibility to develop data architecture and modeling strategies, design, implement and support data architecture deliverables for multiple data integration, data management, data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics projects. 

What You'll be Doing: 

  • Develop and maintain architectures for the high-level data environments of the enterprise, at the reference, conceptual, and logical levels, ensuring that these align to overall business strategy
  • Provide gap analysis from a technical perspective, highlighting current state, future state, client needs, best practices, and solution offerings, and develops roadmap to achieve future state
  • Ensure that database and data storage technologies support the data management needs of the enterprise
  • Develop, communicate, support, and monitor compliance with Data Modeling standards
  • Evaluates proposals for development projects to ensure they adhere to all data architecture standards
  • Develop and maintain standard patterns for data layers, data stores, and utility data management processes (e.g. data movement, data integration) for application across the enterprise
  • Assist development projects, either directly or indirectly by liaising with a solution architect, to ensure that good data architecture is implemented in these projects
  • Evaluate currently implemented systems to determine their viability in terms of data architecture
  • Participate in the oversight of setting data standards, for reference data, data formats, and similar needs.
  • Identifies standard metadata for describing data assets
  • Develop standards for the semantic needs of data, including different kinds of models (e.g. subject areas models, data classification schemes, standards for ontologies)
  • Ensure all documentation for data architecture is of high quality and properly curated

What You Should Have:

  • Excellent communication skills, presentation and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with both business and technical resources.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes, enhancements and new technologies
  • Must be able to develop relationships across the organization
  • Must be able to work with cross-functional team to build new data platforms, support their data needs, and provide thought leadership
  • Ability to present complex information in a simplified fashion to facilitate understanding
  • Provide strategic direction and technical expertise to meet data architecture needs
  • Proficient with MongoDB, Hadoop and other database modeling and management tools
  • The ability to infer and understand data relationships, write and execute SQL queries
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, CIS or related field
  • 5-10 years of experience with data projects such as Master Data Management, Metadata Management, Data Lakes and other Analytical platforms

Note: FSFP is an equal opportunity employer with competitive salary and benefits packages.

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