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Data Architect

Job ID: 2018939
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 6, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Metrics and Data
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC’s Chief Data Office (CDO) is seeking a skilled and experienced Data Architect to join the CDO Data Governance team and lead enterprise data architecture efforts for internal business, IT and data organizations.

This leading candidate should be a respected leader who works well with others, can influence and guide others in challenging situations, and can be instrumental in planning, designing and developing solutions that will satisfy the requirements for SAIC’s Data Strategy.  This person will report to the Chief Data Officer.

The qualified architect:

  • Has led design and development for Reporting, Analytics, Cataloging and Master Data programs in the recent past for large enterprise(s).

  • Works closely with the Chief Data Officer, the Data Governance Organization and IT leadership to create and manage alignment between business data and IT teams.

  • Works closely with data and technology leaders to identify solutions that preserve and enhance the value and utility of company data and information.

  • Facilitates discussion around the construction of business process and data models, which may include technology, business capabilities, value-streams and processes and other key deliverables for the business data architecture.

Roles & Responsibilities

The business data architect will demonstrate competencies across several key dimensions:

  • Creates strategies, plans, deliverables and business and technical artifacts for internal organizations to support technology initiatives, operational changes and investments in process and systems to create targeted business outcomes, including:

    • Master Data and Meta Data analyses

    • Cataloging of enterprise meta data

    • An enterprise Canonical Data Model

    • A registry and repository of Systems Data Models

    • DDL (Database Definition Language) scripts

    • Systems and Meta Data analyses

  • Supports Strategy Formulation

    • Responsible for development of data management, data model, naming convention and database design standards.

    • Continuously evaluates and develops architected data and information flows throughout the enterprise to ensure conformance with Data Policy and Standards.

    • Identifies authoritative sources of data and information and maintains a model of Critical Data Elements and Primary Keys.

    • Facilitates development of the enterprise data architecture, including definition of data requirements, selection of data management products and services, technology and business cases development, and an innovation portfolio and target data operating model development.

  • Enables Organizational Change and Investments

    • Collaborates with enterprise stakeholders developing data strategy & innovation.

    • Constructs and maintains deliverables, including process and data models, proposals and target operating frameworks that demonstrate how to move the business toward realizing its strategic goals and targeted business outcomes.

    • Develops a toolbox of data architecture tools, methods and deliverables to help business leaders identify and make IT investment decisions.

  • Bridges the Gap Between Business and IT

    • Provides internal management consultancy services to business leaders, business units and lines of business, helping them with design thinking, business modeling, ecosystem modeling, innovation management, IT investment analysis, and operating model design.

    • Experience facilitating and leading multi-disciplined, high-performance fusion teams.

    • Consults with technical subject matter experts to develop technical solutions. Advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities.

    • Participates in development and application of standards and minimal viable architectures through the EA governance model.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, information systems or related discipline, or equivalent and extensive related project experience; M.B.A. or M.S. in Information Science preferred.
  • Eight or more years of business or IT experience with a direct responsibility for data strategy formulation, master and reference data development, data profiling and quality analysis, and/or translation, business analytics, and program management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of data modeling, database design and development, operational analytics, data processing and systems development, of business process modeling, , and all aspects of designing and constructing business capabilities, value streams, business processes, and organizational structures.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts and theories for a variety of projects.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, program and project management, valuation and metrics development.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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