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Cohesion is a leading Intelligent Buildings software solution that is disrupting how buildings operate and how people engage with buildings – from real estate owners/investors, operators, building engineers, to tenants and visitors. Our cutting-edge converged IoT-enabled platform brings together building systems, building software, and business applications into a single portal for on web and mobile platforms to forge the path to autonomous buildings. 

We are searching for a Data Architect to join our rapidly growing team in our Chicago office. This role will report to the VP of Engineering. The Data Architect is responsible for envisioning the overall data design that will serve our systems and applications into the future. The right candidate will enjoy solving difficult and novel problems and will be an excellent leader and communicator to ensure the company stands out as a data company. 

What You’ll Do 

  • Lead, prioritize, and develop the overall data architecture approach for the organization, including warehousing, database architecture, ETL pipelines, data modeling, data governance, data quality, query efficiency, data security, and performance planning and tuning. 

  • Collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders to align data strategy and architecture with business strategy and goals. 

  • Research, recommend, and introduce new data technologies consistent with objectives of the company. 

  • Ensure consistency of data systems, tools, and architectural best practices across the organization. 

  • Contribute to and drive the data governance across the enterprise. 

  • Drive data quality through architectural design and best practices. 

  • Prototype new solutions and approaches and enable business cases through proofs of concept. 

  • Create high-level data architectural specifications and design documents. 

  • Provide development teams with architectural blueprints to follow. 

  • Guide and assist development teams throughout construction and implementation. 

  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with coding or design. 

  • Mentor and grow data skills within the Technology organization. 

  • Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. 

  • Represent a long-term perspective on our technical landscape. 

  • Provide ongoing, transparent communication with a focus on expectations fostering trust with internal stakeholders and external partners. 

 

Required Qualifications 

  • 7+ years of extensive hands-on experience in end-to-end architecting, configuring, implementing, and administering databases and data warehouse solutions. 

  • Minimum of 10 years of overall related experience. 

  • Bachelor’s level education or higher in computer science, information technology, or related field. 

  • Hands-on experience developing proofs of concepts, prototypes, and business cases. 

  • Experience working in a global team. 

  • Position requires flexibility to work outside of non-traditional business hours as required to perform job duties 

  • Production experience running applications at scale on a cloud platform. 

  • Proficiency with data analytics, visualization tools, and collaboration tools. 

  • Strong experience implementing continuous integration, continuous deployment, automated testing, and performance testing for data. 

  • Strong conceptual, strategic thinking, problem solving, technical, and analytical skills. 

  • Understanding of the IoT domain. 

  • Experience with the following technology concepts: 

  • Data warehousing and data engineering 

  • Database design (e. g. Azure hosted SQL server, CosmosDB, Postgres) 

  • Data modeling and stored procedures 

  • Experience with structured, unstructured, relational, and transactional data (e. g. Blob storage) 

  • Scalable data architectures 

  • Graph databases and models (e. g. Neo4J) 

  • Big Data tools and concepts in the cloud 

  • Experience with time series data and streaming data (e. g. Timescale) 

  • Query tuning and optimization 

 

Desired Qualifications 

  • Relevant industry experience. 

  • Graduate level education in computer science, information technology, or related field. 

  • Experience with BAS and BMS systems. 

  • Experience in the Real Estate industry. 

  • Strong understanding of Agile development processes. 

  • Early stage startup experience. 

 

What you can expect from Cohesion 

Cohesion is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees in the United States. Our benefits are designed to invest in our employees— and their family’s —well-being, including investments in their health, happiness, and well-being. 

  • Receiving a competitive compensation package, including bonus, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401k match 

  • Receiving a monthly cell phone reimbursement 

  • Comprehensive wellness reimbursement program (eligible after 6 months of employment) 

  • Enjoying a responsible unlimited PTO program to help employees maintain work-life balance 

  • 2-way flexibility of work schedules 

  • Dressing for your day 

  • Enjoying family leave benefits 

  • Temporary transit benefits  

At Cohesion, we see diversity and inclusion as a source of strength. We believe building trust and innovation are best achieved through diverse thought and practice. Individuals seeking employment at Cohesion are considered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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Location

Our company is located in the Downtown Chicago area and easy to get to with various train and bus stops closeby.

An Insider's view of cohesion

How does your team reward individual success?

The Cohesion team celebrates personal and professional successes of all team members through offering additional professional opportunities and allowing them to be part of more robust projects. We work in a very collaborative environment that encourages everyone to push their boundaries.

Nik

Vice President of Product Implementation

What does your typical day look like?

Everyday is doing something you've never done before; sometimes something nobody has ever done. It's exciting and I'm so honored to be part of such a great team!

Isaac Townsend

Senior Product Manager - Building Automation Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

The company really focuses on making sure you are doing work that you are interested in. They hone in on your interests and are there to help you if you ever need anything. You can always count on them helping you grow.

Jessica

Marketing Coordinator

What does your typical day look like?

While every day is an unpredictable scramble, being in Product means I consistently have the opportunity to work with almost every other team on a given day – providing input and materials to help market and sell our platform.

Nora

Senior Product Manager

What are cohesion Perks + Benefits

cohesion Benefits Overview

Cohesion is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees in the United States. Our benefits are designed to invest in our employees— and their family’s —well-being, including investments in their health, happiness, and well-being.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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