Chief Cloud Data Architect at Productive Edge

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Description

 

The Productive Edge Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Practice provides advanced technology solutions and strategies that propel our clients into the modern data age. Our PE teams turn the promise of AI and Machine Learning into practical solutions that empower differentiated customer experiences, predictive insights, and transformational business outcomes.  Likewise, PE’s “Modern Data Management Framework” and Agile-centric methodology enable us to achieve impactful results rapidly and efficiently.

 

As the Chief Cloud Data Architect, you are the technical leader of the PE Data and AI Practice. You are a customer-facing advisor with broad technical skills, robust industry knowledge, and a consultative approach. With support from your teammates in Chicago, Boston, and the PE global offices, you own the full lifecycle of Big Data solutions, from requirements analysis, to technical and architectural solutioning, to development and release. As Chief Architect, you will be expected to use proven consultative methods to engage customers and define their modernization journey and the steps to achieve success.  You will also play a critical role in growing your team by helping to identify and hire other elite big data technologists to work alongside you.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Advise and provide thought leadership on the provision of advanced data and analytics environments leveraging cloud-native platforms and big data technologies, including integration with existing data and analytics platforms and tools.
  • Lead existing and prospective clients in pre-sales workshops with a focus on discovery and documentation to best align solution delivery.
  • Design and implement scalable data architectures leveraging cloud-native platforms.
  • Define, design and implement data access patterns for multiple analytical and operational workloads, across on-premise and cloud-based platforms.
  • Create and champion the forward strategy for the practice alongside the practice director as well as develop, coach, and mentor team members on standards and best practices. 
  • Consult our clients in formulating a strategic direction around data governance, integration and lineage.
  • Leverage thought leadership within the office, and greater organization, to drive innovation and long-term team vision. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding across cloud and infrastructure components (server, storage, network, data, and applications) to deliver end-to-end cloud infrastructure architectures and designs.
  • Experience working on cloud platforms, AWS, Google Cloud Platform and/or Azure, and a deep understanding of their data-related service offerings.
  • Hands-on experience operationalizing Big Data applications (e.g. administration, configuration management, monitoring, debugging, and performance tuning)
  • Expert-level experience with relational and non-relational databases
  • Knowledge / Hands-on experience with BI tools and reporting software (e.g. Tableau or PowerBI)
  • Hands-on experience with data integration tools (e.g. Informatica or Talend)
  • Previous engagements exemplifying hands-on experience with related/complementary open-source software platforms and languages (e.g. Java, Linux, Apache, Python)
  • Understanding of the application of AI and the path to production for data-enabled applications
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Location

PE is in trendy River North with great bars & restaurants nearby. Plus, the office is easy to get to with various train & bus stops being close!

An Insider's view of Productive Edge

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I like working at Productive Edge because my teammates empower me on a daily basis to do my best, challenge myself and always stay open to learning new things.

Tory

Digital Marketing

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

There is a very special atmosphere for developers at Productive Edge. Technology is constantly changing and in every project, I am challenged to do something – big or small – that I’ve never done before. That atmosphere keeps me motivated in constant learning, which is essential for a good software developer.

Nadezda

Senior Architect

What does career growth look like on your team?

From our interns up through our managing partners, we believe everyone has the opportunity to learn from each other. We run flat where our directors and partners are the front-line working with our team to ensure they are heard and have a clear growth plan in place. Yes, the door is always open.

Tim

Delivery Director

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Productive Edge takes a realistic and practical approach to innovation and growth. This approach makes complex ideas and technology trends accessible and understandable across the organization. PE really inspires our people to push their skills and grow in new ways. It is an exciting organization to be a part of.

Paul

Delivery Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned the importance of teamwork and communication. At PE, all projects are team-based with a lot of things in motion during each step of the process: from the sales team to the delivery teams to the finance and leadership teams. Having that camaraderie and communication makes a smooth process that works internally as well as for clients.

Kate

Finance Manager

What are Productive Edge Perks + Benefits

Productive Edge Benefits Overview

Work Hard, Play Hard
Celebrate often is our motto. Celebrate the success of others and the work accomplished. From quarterly outings to weekly events, to just hanging around in the office after work, we celebrate with those around us for making our company great.

Community Appreciation
We love to share our passion for technology with others. Learn more about the ways we're empowering our Chicago community and how you can get involved.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The goal of PE Cares is to share our knowledge of tech with the surrounding community. We also offer various opportunities for our employees to volunteer for causes that are most important to them.
Partners with Nonprofits
Productive Edge partners with various nonprofits such as the UIC Black Tech Scholars, TechGirlz, Lincoln Park Conservancy, and The Birthday Project to name a few.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Productive Edge has a Social Team for coordinating fun around the office as well as our quarterly events. There are also different Special Interest Groups to join!
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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