Deloitte Senior Data Architect - Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organizations in the United States, specializing in audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services with clients in more than 20 industries. We provide powerful business solutions to some of the world s most well-known and respected companies, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100.At Deloitte, you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you ll have the chance to give back to your community, make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. Our commitment to individual choice lets you customize aspects of your career path, your educational opportunities and your benefits. And our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business and your clients will be heard.Deloitte Tax LLPStrategic Tax Application Center(STAC)Role:Senior Data ArchitectLevel: ManagerLocation: Chicago Strategic Tax Application Center (STAC) Overview:Over the past several years, Deloitte Tax LLP (Deloitte Tax ) has had great success delivering technology-enabled tax services to its clients. As a result, Deloitte Tax is expanding its Strategic Tax Application Center (STAC). STAC focused on developing new service offerings and technology solutions that assist us in delivering tax services to our clients. This is an ideal opportunity to be part of a cutting-edge and innovative start-up environment within the larger Deloitte Tax organization. Job OverviewAs part of Deloitte Tax, the Strategic Tax Application Center (STAC) is building the next generation tax platform and suite of tax modules for our tax practitioners and clients. There is a growing demand from our customers and therefore, within our tax platform for greater levels of functionality and scalability around data management, analytics, and reporting. We need to establish a strategy and long-term plan for rationalizing these needs into a unified, manageable, and scalable technology platform set of services for modules to address the volume, velocity, variety, and variability of their data. We believe that our platform ability to effectively harness this data will be a key differentiator for our business in the future. We are looking to expand our architecture team to include a senior architect who is very experienced in designing highly scalable, distributed Big Data systems. This individual be instrumental in defining the end-to-end data strategy and architecture for the Tax Integrated Platform and will engage with other architects, product owners, analysts, QA, and delivery teams to realize the vision. What you ll doAs a Manager, you will be responsible for assessing the current state data landscape, formulating a future vision and roadmap aligned to a blend of best practices and current environmental factors, and help champion the vision and roadmap with key business and IT stakeholders. This is a highly-visible opportunity to leverage your significant architecture, analytics, and data expertise to create the underlying data platform for the tax integrated platform, and to set in motion a strategy which will help drive the next wave of intelligence-driven tax applications. Responsibilities will include:Work as part of the STAC architecture team providing support to module teams as needed, including general architectural reviews and guidance.Work with STAC product owners and other key stakeholders to analyze, understand, and document BI/Data storage and reporting requirements.Represent STAC BI/Data SME expertise to internal and external groups.Understand and document current state environment and existing solutions as well as considering current Deloitte Tax technology options for future solution envisioning.Define and document future state strategy and high-level solution roadmap, including but not limited to:Defining an approach for the end-to-end process with respect to data ingestion/extraction, transformation, staging/preparation, analysis/reporting, and archival.High-level roadmap for buildout/rollout of solution using a phased approach.Target architecture solution for BI/Data Analytics for the Tax Integrated Platform, emphasizing the immediate phase needs while remaining in-line with the longer-term approach.Recommend options for ingesting data from current operational transactional stores and flat files; and for integration/migration of existing products.Comparison analysis of potential technology solution options, pros & cons, and high-level cost estimate of initial infrastructure rollout, integration with modules and ongoing maintenance.Architecture considerations for on-premise, hybrid, and native cloud.Presenting strategy and technology roadmaps to executive stakeholders.Identification of any spikes/POCs to be planned to manage risk and to validate technology options & approach as necessary.Providing technical leadership for data platform technologies and solutions, once rolled out into production.Create design deliverables that are consistent with STAC architectural principles, standards, and industry best practices.Performing applied research and development and prototyping activities, either directly or in an oversight capacity.Providing support/guidance to the development teams during the analysis, development, and testing processes.Communicating implications of design decisions, technology costs, benefits, and implementation requirements to business and IT Leadership.Providing input to the development of project initiation documents including objectives, scope, approach, estimates, and deliverables, when needed.Working closely with our DevOps teams to define the deployment architecture.Participating and technically leading, when needed, production troubleshooting and War Room Activities.Staying abreast of industry changes related to BI, analytics, and big data, including but not limited to cloud offerings (e.g. AWS and Azure).Instilling a culture of operational excellence and accountability with respect to architecture, designs and implementation.Seeking and capitalizing on the opportunities to improve productivity, improving time-to-market, improving solutions quality, and improving cost effectiveness.Anticipating barriers to change and creating opportunities to remove them.Creating a culture that is based on knowledge sharing and learning from best practices.Exhibiting high level of professional flexibility and volunteering innovation and new ideas.Mentoring technical leads and developers.Presenting on key technology topics to fellow STAC members during key events. QualificationsRequiredBachelor s Degree10 years relevant experience in technical leadership and/or technology consulting on large enterprise Big Data projectsKnowledge of Agile processes (Scrum preferred)Experience with architecture standards design and implementationExperience designing and building large-scale, distributed systemsExperience leading development teamsExperience with complex data modelingExperience with data warehousingExperience with both SQL and NoSQL technologies in production systemsKnowledge of Domain Driven DesignAble to identify and communicate issues/risks applying technical and root cause analysis skillsStrong decision making, problem solving, and analytical skillsExperience with Data Warehousing, Data Management, and Master Data Management related technologiesExcellent communication, presentation, influencing, and reasoning skillsComfortable speaking in front of an executive audienceCreativity and ability to think outside-the-box while defining sound and practical solutionsDesire to take the initiative moving projects/ideas forward with clarityAdept negotiation skills in high-pressure situationsLeadership skills to indirectly lead cross-functional teams towards common solutionsAvailable to travel up to 20% of your time PreferredExperience with the following Technologies/Methodologies:SQL ServerMongoDBHANAInformaticaHadoop ecosystemSSISSSRSExagoTableauQlikViewBirt AnalyticsC#/.NETTax industry experience How you ll growAt Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there s always room to learn.We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center. BenefitsAt Deloitte, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits.Learn more about what working at Deloitte can mean for you. Deloitte s cultureWe take pride in our culture and celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness. As a commitment to our people,we offer well-being programs and provide our professionals opportunities for support and flexibility to make daily choices that can help them to be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. 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