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Data Architect Leader – Denver, CO USA

Do you have the ability to motivate a team to get the best from each individual? How about offering up your technical skills in a global business that is committed to moving money for better? Join Western Union as a Data Architect Leader.

 

Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful

We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.

 
Better is enabled by trust and respect

We’ll be looking for you to be part of the Western Union platform organization designing, building, enhancing and supporting the enterprise class systems that power Western Union. This role works across the IT organization and with business partners to define and build out complex solutions and drive value through business process simplification, automation and new product capabilities. You will play a critical role in designing and developing data systems that are the engine behind Western Union. Key areas that you will be responsible for will include developing and delivering long-term strategic goals for data architecture vision and standards in conjunction with data users, department managers, clients, and other key stakeholders.  You will create short-term tactical solutions to achieve long-term objectives and an overall data management road map.  This role will be responsible for creating end-to-end vision on how logical design translates into one or more physical databases, and how the data will flow through the successive stages  You will establish methods and procedures for tracking data quality, completeness, redundancy, compliance and improvement.  You’ll create strategies and plans for data capacity planning, data security, life-cycle data management, scalability, backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, and archiving.  You’ll ensure that data strategies and architectures are in regulatory compliance.  This role will recognize and identify potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change, or where new ones are needed.  You’ll participate in agile software development life cycle from story grooming through detailed design, coding, functional testing, code review and retrospectives.  Part of this role will assist support teams in solving user issues.  You will be mentoring and responsible for leading the on-shore and off-shore team members

 

For a director level role, we require you to have possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field as well as have 10+ Years of software development experience, as well as 3-5 years of data design experience.  You’ll need to have strong communication skills both verbal and written.  You’ll possess extensive data architecture design skills.  You’ll have experience with Agile software development practices and tools.  You’ll possess strong SQL development and data modelling skills  as well as have experience with SOA and micro-services design principles and patterns.  You’ll have expertise in data architecture, strategy and road map planning for a large and complex organization.  You’ll need to have expertise in data quality, profiling, governance, security, metadata management, archiving and migration strategies using appropriate tools.  This person will have hands-on experience with ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) tools (e.g. Informatica, Talend, Pentaho) as well as hands-on experience with BI tools and reporting software (e.g. OBIEE).  You’ll have experience with high-scale or distributed RDBMS (Teradata, Netezza, Greenplum, Aster Data, Vertica).  You’ll have driven delivery in a matrixed environment working with various internal IT partners.  You must be able to work independently and have skills in planning, strategy, estimation, scheduling,

 

A preferred candidate will possess an advanced computer science or engineering degree and have strong experience with distributed system design.  You’ll have experience with software development life-cycle tools like Jira and Confluence.  You’ll possess cloud-based software development skills using AWS/Azure and have experience with financial services and payments.  It would be well received if you have hands-on experience with the Hadoop stack (e.g. MapReduce, Sqoop, Pig, Hive, Hbase, Flume)

And have knowledge of cloud computing infrastructure (e.g. Amazon Web Services EC2, Elastic MapReduce) and considerations for scalable, distributed systems.  You’ll have knowledge of NoSQL platforms (e.g. key-value stores, graph databases, RDF triple stores)

 
Join us, and let’s move money for better

Western Union is transforming its business and shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience, and customer service to new levels of excellence. It’s an exciting time for our organization, as the largest cross-border money transfer operator, trusted by millions of consumers around the world. If you’re ready to unleash your potential to help drive change through bottom-up innovation, apply now.

 

We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.

 

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected category.


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