Enterprise Data Architect

Job Description

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Job Summary  
Enterprise Data Architect is responsible for setting direction across the enterprise, and ensuring that project and program architecture aligns to this vision. Serves as a senior advisor for in implementation of the S/4HANA Finance and SAP FSCD Billing transformation program visions
Essential Job Functions   
  • Ability to influence business and IT executives and leaders to in order to create and promote change.
  • Responsibility for the end-to-end finance business process of the future-state solution, SAP package enablement, in alignment with leading practices and implementation strategies.
  • Ability to evaluate and assess existing legacy data assets with an eye on modernization and simplification.
  • Ability to build sound business case around change management.
  • Ability to build and articulate an architecture and delivery roadmap indicating current to future state, focused around clear benefits to both IT and business users.
  • Proven experience in architecture governance and peer reviews.
  • Ability to authentically and effectively communicate with various stakeholders across business and IT.
  • Responsible for creating design patterns and best practices for data and the integration of data through the enterprise.
  • Responsible for creating reference architecture, and roadmap necessary to hold architecture delivery to the level of quality. 
  • Ability to understand and mitigate architecture risk and compromise across work streams driving solution decisions.
  • Take guidance from Program management team and plan tactical timelines and deliverables considering cross-workstream impacts and overall methodology of the program.
  • Collaborate with legacy application teams to strategically determine scope and/or decommissioning of applications.
  • Work with infrastructure team to determine solution sizing and hosting requirements for the different environments across project phases.
  • Coordinate with application teams and SAP teams for cutover activities.
  • Provide input for the rationalization of proposed custom development objects.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for improving existing business processes, increasing ROI and overall effectiveness.
  • Facilitate evaluation and selection of enterprise software products as needed.


Physical Actions: Required job duties are essentially sedentary work consisting of occasional walking, standing and lifting and/or carrying 10 lbs. maximum, and seeing.   
Physical Environment: Required job duties are normally performed in a climate controlled office environment. 
Education Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred with an IT background or emphasis. 
Experience Requirements:  
  • 10+ years’ experience as an Enterprise Data Architect in Finance, IT/ERP implementations and integration with downstream transactional insurance systems.
  • Must be an expert with significant experience leading SAP Finance solution and enterprise architecture.
  • Expert knowledge and demonstrated abilities to lead large, multi-million dollar Data programs.
  • Proven ability to work with all levels within the IT and Business organization.
  • Well versed in the Finance and Billing data domains.
  • Ability to build and manage enterprise data models, leveraging both industry and application specific service models.
  • Hands on experience with data profiling tools and processes.
  • Expert knowledge of normalized and dimensional modeling techniques.
  • Excellent SQL skills and demonstrated ability to write complex SQL for purposes of analyzing data and/or evaluating how information needs might be translated into back end database structures.
  • Review data profiling findings for key master data objects from legacy systems, assess compatibility with S/4HANA data structures and rules, and recommend any required mitigation strategies.
  • Recommend master data governance model for the program.


Special Skill Requirement: 
  • Experience with SAP Finance products (S/4HANA, S/4HANA Cloud, Cloud Analytics, SAP FSCD).
  • Insurance industry experience is heavily preferred.
  • Certifications in Enterprise Architecture frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, EABOK, EACOE).
  • Insurance data model experience (e.g. IAA and Accord).
  • Experience with Metadata applications and solutions.
  • Business Process Management process and application experience.
  • Experience with Big Data technologies, assessment, and solution architecture.
  • Experience with traditional data warehouse and BI.
  • Experience with unstructured data through the design and development of content management solutions.
  • Additional 3-5 years working in another role within the data domain (i.e. business/data analyst, quality assurance analyst, ETL developer or BI / information delivery developer).
  • Additional 3-5 years working in another architecture role outside of EA (i.e. solution, project, system).
  • Experience with any existing Cloud Service Provider (e.g. Amazon EC2, Google, or Microsoft Azure).
  • Experience with cloud data warehouse platforms (e.g. Snowflake, Amazon Redshift).
  • Experience with Hadoop Big Data solutions designs.
  • Experience with Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 UDB and DB2 Mainframe.


Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 



Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 01/14/2020