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Protective Life Corporation

Senior Enterprise Data Architect

Protective Life Corporation - Birmingham, AL

Senior Enterprise Data Architect




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Senior Enterprise Data Architect

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Full Time

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Information Technology






The Sr. Enterprise Data Architect will work as part of the Enterprise Data Services (EDS) team under the direction of the Manager of Enterprise Data Managment. The position will play a key role in the EDS department and across Protective.

The Sr. Enterprise Data Architect will work with business groups and IT Leaders to develop and mature the enterprise data strategy, Master Data Management strategy, and incorporate governed and reference data management into the data strategy. The Sr. Architect

will incorporate data security patterns and best practices into the enterprise data strategy. This role will be an active stakeholder in the Enterprise Data Governance Council. This position will collaborate with other Enterprise Information and Application

Architects to develop standard access patterns to enterprise data, and design meta layer patterns able to support varied analytical, reporting and operational capabilities across the enterprise. This role will be a champion of the EDS data strategy across

the enterprise.

This position may work independently, but will be called upon to provide architectural direction to various EDS teams, mission critical work streams and Agile iterations. The role will be responsible for building and maintaining an Enterprise Data Services

capability roadmap. This position will be responsible for researching industry trends related to enterprise data and incorporating best practices into the roadmap. This role will ensure the roadmap adheres to the strategic direction of the enterprise architecture.

The ideal candidate for the Sr. Enterprise Data Architect has a technical background and has experience

architecting and developing scalable and comprehensive enterprise solutions to extract data from source systems or models, transform data according to Business Rules and MDM, and load data into operational and presentation

models. The candidate must have a strong understanding of MDM, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Big Data. The role must have

strong understanding of database methodology, data analysis and advanced SQL and their business intelligence application. The role is required to

design appropriate solutions. The role will be required to provide

mentoring to Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Architects as appropriate to increase knowledge sharing. The ideal candidate will have experience in establishing sound

technical best practices. The role also influences others in IT through sharing of specialized business and technical knowledge.


Develop Enterprise Data Strategy

Collaborate with Business areas and cross functional Enterprise Architects to fully understand business needs and provide strategic consultation and translate requirements into solution architecture and design roadmap

Actively participate in Data Governance Council

Partner with developers, architects, other technical team members and database administrators to design and develop high performing data solutions and maintain consistent development functions

Architect Enterprise Data Access Patterns

Consult with EDS teams as needed to provide architecture considerations on legacy solutions

Contribute to the development of a mature data stewardship process


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent certifications / experience required

12 years Data Warehouse, Data Analytics, Database Modeling experience required

5 years of Business Intelligence application delivery required – Experience in Microsoft Business Intelligence stack (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, SQL Server) a plus

Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, MDS, PowerBI (specifically SQL Server 2012 ) and/or Oracle required

Experience working in an Agile environment preferred

Experience in relational and dimensional data modeling required

Experience in the Insurance industry and/or LOMA coursework preferred; FLMI certification a plus

Experience working in a multi-tier data delivery environment required

Ability to lead, influence and modify behaviors on a team comprised of IT and Business partners in support of data strategy

Ability to work independently or as a part of team.

Knowledge of Enterprise Data, Data Warehousing, MDM and analytics platforms

Knowledge of structured data, such as entities, classes, hierarchies, relationships and metadata

Knowledge of database management system (DBMS) including tables, joins and SQL querying

Ability to combine data from multiple sources when needed for analysis

Familiarity with and ability to document the use cases, business purposes and quality of the data

Understanding of data quality concepts, best practices and tools, with strong experience with data analysis techniques

Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to quickly understand how various elements relate to one another, having an end to end perspective of decisions and anticipating issues/roadblocks.

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3 days 11 hours ago

Protective Life Corporation


Senior Enterprise Data Architect Protective Life Corporation - Birmingham, AL, United States


Location: Birmingham, AL

Company Profile:
Protective Life Corporation provides innovative insurance solutions and investment products designed to help clients achieve and maintain financial security. Since the formation of our first subsidiary over 100 years ago, we have remained true to the principles of hard work and integrity. Our core values guide us in all we do: Do the Right Thing, Serve People, Build Trust and Simplify Everything.