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Lead Data Modeler & Architect

Date: Jul 14, 2019

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202 New York, NY, 10003

At Northwestern Mutual, we strongly believe in internal growth and career development. We're so excited that you are interested in growing your career with us!







  • Responsible for working closely with business and technology partners to build a data community across the organization.
  • Build an inventory of data needed to support architecture and lineage initiatives.
  • Collaborate with technology and leadership teams to understand structural requirements and define standards for how data will be stored, consumed, integrated, and managed across the organization.
  • Advise on architecture options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities.
  • Leads and drives implementation of measures to ensure data accuracy and accessibility, constantly monitoring and refining the performance of data management systems.
  • Produce and enforce database development standards.
  • Accountable for documentation, reporting, risk identification, and management communication on projects.
  • Provides day-to-day leadership and coaching to less experienced professionals.























Minimum Requirements:







  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 10+ years of IT and business/industry experience including data modeling and architecture design.
  • Expert level knowledge and understanding of data modeling from conceptual through various implementation patterns.
  • Proven ability to analyze, design, and develop data architecture roadmaps and implementation plans.
  • Deep understanding of data lifecycle with a strong focus on modeling.
  • Experience with multiple data modeling targets; Relational, NoSQL, Graph etc.
  • Development of data policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal guidance.
  • Strong customer / client orientation.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise data architecture, business re-engineering principles and processes, and basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting.
  • Knowledge and expertise in financial services products/services.
  • Ability and desire to mentor other team members through projects independently from start to finish.
  • Exhibits the following competencies; accountable for high quality, value driven work that drives business outcomes; places the user in the center of decision making, partners and collaborates for speed, agility, and innovation; embraces continuous learning and improvement, is curious, embraces ambiguity, voices opinions; and takes personal accountability.













Desirable Requirements:



















  • Knowledge of the “Data Vault” modeling technique is an advantage.
  • Experience with the full SDLC on the app/dev side.



















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Req ID: 25302
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 9+ years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 06/10/2019