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Sr. Data Technology Architect

Date: Jul 2, 2019

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

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference. 

About the Job:

  • Evaluate, critique and provide input to data/analytics tools and technology strategy.
  • Collaborate with technology teams to understand structural requirements and define standards for how data will be stored, consumed, integrated, and managed across the organization.
  • Advise on tool usage, architecture options, risks, costs, system impacts, and technology priorities.
  • Provides deep data design expertise across structured and semi-structured approaches using varying techniques or methodologies.
  • Responsible for working closely with technology partners to continuously evaluate, evolve, and drive the investment in the overall strategic capabilities, architecture, infrastructure, tools and roadmap for enabling a strong data organization.
  • Leads and drives data architecture engagements in alignment with general enterprise architecture strategy and standards.
  • Provides day-to-day leadership and coaching to less experienced professionals.


Primary Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 10+ years of IT experience including data modeling, architecture design, development, systems lifecycle management and infrastructure planning.
  • Expert level knowledge and understanding of data topics - architecture, database design, lineage etc.
  • Strong background in data centric application and framework design and deployment.
  • Extensive experience with multiple data storage methods; RDMS, NoSQL, Document, Graph etc.
  • Hands on experience with the AWS platform specifically but cloud in general.
  • Past experience delivering data policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.
  • Demonstrated creative and innovative approach to problem solving and solution formulation.
  • Exhibit traits of a strong technical leader; strong communication, curious, results driven, data centric, consensus building, ability to gain trust from partners, reacts to change, willing to dissent etc.
  • Ability and desire to mentor other team members through projects independently from start to finish

Desired Skills:

  • Prior knowledge of insurance systems, concepts and business vocabulary.
  • Background in the open source community and toolsets.
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.
  • Previous experience in real-time event driven designs with a focus on Kafka, NiFi and other streaming tools.
  • Knowledge of Cassandra and Solr is an advantage.


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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Req ID: 25389
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 9+ years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 06/03/2019