Cloud Data Architect

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West Monroe isn’t a start-up consulting firm, but we act like one.

From day one, our people have the opportunity to make a definitive personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means we seek out the best of the best, and then we challenge them to make us better.

If you are looking to be a “behind the scenes” technologist, this isn’t the place for you. We celebrate driven professionals who thrive in a collaborative environment. Our consultants work on front lines – partnering with clients to deliver game changing solutions in the most dynamic industries. Sound interesting? Then West Monroe just might be the place for you.

Think you’re up to the challenge?

West Monroe is seeking an experienced Data Architect to join our thriving Data Engineering & Analytics Practice in the Chicago office. This is an excellent opportunity to work with Fortune 250 clients developing data strategy and roadmaps, implementing new large-scale analytics platforms, while gaining exposure to a variety of industries including healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, E&U, and professional services.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess current state business processes and supporting technical architecture, while gathering and defining solution requirements.
  • Perform assessments of existing client cloud/on-prem data infrastructures and document "as-is" environments.
  • Collaborate face-to-face with clients and West Monroe project teams to implement processes, procedures, and technology that support newly engineered data functions in the cloud.
  • Design, develop, and architect ETL solutions for modern cloud platforms – AWS, Azure, etc.
  • Design data flow and processing pipelines for ingestion and analysis using contemporary tools.
  • Lead consultant teams in completing enterprise-scale cloud migration projects from a back end/data perspective.
  • Organize project work into client presentations, outlining findings and recommendations for C-level executives.
  • Contribute to the practice by developing and improving reusable methodologies and data/cloud solutions for client engagements.
  • Pursue new client opportunities when possible – develop and present marketing/sales slide decks for business development and selling Cloud Data Transformation engagements.
  • Guide and coach consultants, share best practices, and perform code/solution reviews.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT, MIS, Math, Business, or similar preferred.
  • 6+ years of experience in technology; 4+ years of experience in a technical architect capacity working with cloud and data technologies.
  • Strong preference for candidates with client-facing experience – technology solutions or management consulting.
  • Must have proven experience leading data/cloud migration projects in either AWS or
  • Azure environments.
  • Comfortable scripting for automation using Python, PowerShell, Spark in Scala, etc.
  • Proficient in cloud data warehousing platforms like Snowflake.
  • Proficient with a variety of AWS (CloudForm Templates, EC2, S3) and Azure (Data Factory, Data Bricks) applications.
  • Experience installing and configuring databases using automation tools like Ansible. 
  • Fluent in either Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle databases and affiliated applications.
  • Expert knowledge of standard methodologies, concepts, best practices, and procedures that align to a cloud-based data environment.
  • Complete understanding of visualization and full data layer architecture.
  • Bonus experience: CI/CD, Terraform, AWS Redshift, Flume, Sqoop, JSON, NoSQL, Big Data, and Microsoft BI stack.
  • Travel requirements: up to 50% national travel.

So, if you’re looking for an opportunity to flex your technical muscles in a high-energy, team-oriented environment where you own your career, we’d love to hear from you. 

Think you’ve got what it takes? Join our team and make us better.

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222 West Adams Street , Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of West Monroe

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

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What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

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What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

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401(K) Matching
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Generous Parental Leave
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Remote Work Program
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
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