• Data Architect

    Job Locations US-DC Metro Area
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Growth requires a strong foundation, and at Buchanan & Edwards, our people are our strength. They are the foundation for building the next generation of innovative IT solutions, revolutionizing the industry, and solving the nation’s most critical challenges.


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    • Leads the development of enterprise data architectures, strategies and solution recommendations in support of business strategies.
    • Assesses and determines governance, stewardship, and frameworks for managing data across the organization.
    • Champions enterprise data management best practices.
    • Provides consultation during strategic planning, prioritization, and implementation projects.
    • Leads design of high-level conceptual and logical models that facilitate a cross-system/cross functional view of data requirements.
    • Security, Sharing, and Safeguarding Management Analysis
    • Develops and delivers long-term goals for data modeling and standards. Identifies and develops opportunities and strategies for data reuse, migration, or retirement.
    • Leads and conducts data capacity planning, life cycle, duration, usage requirements, feasibility studies and related tasks.
    • Establishes methods and procedures for tracking data quality, completeness, redundancy, and improvement.
    • Establishes processes for governing the identification, collection, and use of corporate metadata and takes steps to assure metadata accuracy, validity and quality. Provides leadership to system and local work groups.
    • Uses a high degree of independent judgment and competence to achieve results and resolve significant issues.
    • Regularly provides input to management on tactical issues.


    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an information technology field preferred. Equivalent experience may be substituted.
    • IT certifications related to architectural design preferred.
    • At least 8 years data architecture experience, with expertise in both transactional and data warehouse modeling.
    • At least ten years of information technology experience.
    • Technology architecture/engineering, information security, or related experience required.
    • Excellent initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big picture view.
    • Ability to explain complex technical information to technical and non-technical contacts.
    • Thorough knowledge of data modeling, process modeling, data warehouse, and data management principles and processes.
    • Solid understanding of Master Data Management principles and the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
    • Strong technical knowledge of data integration tools, data modeling tools, metadata tools, and database design. ETL processes, BI analytics and development strategies
    • An Active Top Secret (with SCI eligibility) security clearance is REQUIRED


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal Opportunity Employer –Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Buchanan & Edwards is an E-Verify employer.


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