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Senior Data Solution Architect-Data Fabric/Mesh


Data Architect


Durham, North Carolina, United States

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
Data Solution Architect supporting data transformation approach leveraging Data Fabric and Mesh concepts for modernized/transformed US Govt programs. The Data Solution Architect will work on large, complex US Govt programs where the lifecycle of data needs to be addressed and an overall data platform or capability needs to be integrated with an overall technical solution including leading design, prototyping, and pilot implementation as well as estimation of lifecycle solution scope and cost elements.

The Data Solution Architect must have familiarity with traditional data technologies (Data Warehouse, Data Lake) as well as transformative capabilities such as Data Lakehouse, Data Fabric, and Data Mesh in order to define go-forward strategies which are compliant for US Govt clients – including addressing Federal Cloud security requirements, data privacy, data security, and data integration approaches which are approved for US Govt use.

During implementation, the Data Solutions Architect will work with both the broader IBM Consulting data leadership team and key project stakeholders to gather data requirements, define, and execute the data strategy. You will help lead multiple agile sprints to support the execution of data management, data cataloging, and ETL/Data Conversion activities leading into building of a modernized Data Fabric and Platform that supports and feeds business benefits including automation, AI/ML, analytics, and data visualization efforts.

The Data Solution Architect will be responsible for:
  • Requirements capture (functional, and non-functional)
  • Designing technical solution for data including data ingestion, integration, transformations, and storage
  • Help design data management and data governance implementations
  • Develop and recommend modern architecture components in support of data catalogs, data governance, data pipelines, and data storage for consumption by data analysts and data scientists
  • Successfully implement the recommended data architecture for a given use case


Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in data architecture
  • Experience with Data Lakehouse, Data Fabric, and Data Mesh concepts
  • Solution Architecture with focus on Big Data; Requirements capture, conceptual and contextual architectures, technology selection, detailed design, and planning
  • Data Fabric/Mesh/Lakehouse knowledge or other data implementation experience
  • Strong knowledge in ETL methods and tools
  • Experience with data architecture, data modeling, schema design, and development
  • Good understanding of at least one coding language (e.g. Python, Scala, etc)
  • Knowledge in Apache Spark, and/or Databricks
  • Knowledge and experience working with SQL and databases
  • Knowledge and experience working with Kafka
  • Experience and knowledge working with AWS or Azure (certified practitioner preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey complex, technical information in an understandable manner
  • Ability to logically troubleshoot issues, determine root causes, and present suggested solutions clearly and concisely
  • Ability to handle competing priorities flexibly and address each in an effective and timely manner in a fast-paced working environment
  • Must be a US Citizen OR a Green Card Holder

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience with Public Sector Clients (US Federal, Higher Education, State and Local Governments)
  • Experience and knowledge working with Data Catalogs (e.g. Watson Knowledge Catalog, Collibra, Apache Atlas)
  • Experience working with Data Warehouse technologies (e.g. Redshift, Snowflake)

About Business Unit
IBM Consulting is IBM’s consulting and global professional services business, with market leading capabilities in business and technology transformation. With deep expertise in many industries, we offer strategy, experience, technology, and operations services to many of the most innovative and valuable companies in the world. Our people are focused on accelerating our clients’ businesses through the power of collaboration. We believe in the power of technology responsibly used to help people, partners and the planet.

Your Life @ IBM
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

- Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being
- Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs
- Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law
- Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals
- Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.