Make a difference at one of Florida’s premier institutions for
education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Florida Polytechnic University, ranked the No. 1 public college in
the region by U.S. News and World Report, offers a unique working
environment that encourages faculty and staff to be part of a
culture that prizes collaboration, innovation, and the willingness
to go above and beyond to ensure our students and University
succeed. Florida Poly offers a small campus academic environment
where students form connections with their faculty and peers as
they pursue high-value degrees in engineering and applied
The University is equipped with cutting-edge facilities and
equipment and two award-winning, architecturally distinct academic
buildings. Its evolving curriculum, designed to meet the needs of
industry and provide a life-long educational foundation for
students, has helped the institution grow in prominence since its
opening in 2014. Florida Poly’s deliberately small classes,
affordability, and outstanding graduate outcomes have helped it
such as being named a top value school,
in the top 25 nationally for affordability, and in the top five
best universities in the South for tech students. Accredited by
ABET and SACSCOC, Florida Poly is educating some of the brightest
minds in Florida and attracting standout talent from across the
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Data Engineering group in Information Technology Services’
DevOps Team designs, implements and deploys data solutions within
the University’s business applications and data management
ecosystem. The Data Architect serves as the technical lead for the
Data Engineering Group.
The Data Architect has primary responsibility for the enterprise
data model and the architecture of data management platforms, both
cloud, and on-premises. The Architect deploys that architecture for
use by integration engineers, software application engineers, and
data analysts. The Architect’s work produces solutions enabling
data ingestions and integrations for enterprise business
applications, as well as a high-quality enterprise data solution
for analytics and business intelligence.
The Architect leads all elements of the data workstream and
oversees maintenance of metadata and documentation (including
architecture diagrams, data catalog, etc.) for the enterprise data
platforms. The Data Architect works effectively with DevOps
engineers, data analysts in other departments, and functional users
of business systems to gather requirements and design
business-transforming solutions. The Data Architect is a hands-on
role requiring solid theoretical knowledge and familiarity with
industry best practices, as well as advanced skills in using
specific tools and technologies to implement working
Florida Poly’s business systems architecture includes Workday ERP,
Ellucian Banner SaaS ERP, Salesforce, and Blackbaud core business
systems as well as forty or more associated business applications.
Technologies used by the DevOps team include (but are not limited
to) MS SQL Server and Azure SQL, SSIS, SSRS, Team Foundation Server
(TFS), PostgreSQL, TeamDynamix iPaaS, C# with MVC, REST APIs, XML,
XSLT, and Cinchy Dataware. Platform-specific tools include Workday
reporting, Workday Studio, Ellucian Insights, and Ellucian
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Data Architecture Design – Design and implement data
architecture for business applications and related platforms to be
deployed on key data platforms such as SQL Server, Azure SQL, and
PostgreSQL, and data lake and data warehouse environments
implemented on those platforms.
- Data Modeling and Design – Define data models, schemas, and
structures to effectively represent data requirements and capture
needed data. Ensure data models are flexible, scalable, and
optimized for performance and ease of use.
- Provide technical guidance to the work of Data Engineers. Lead
Data Engineers in implementing data solutions using data pipelines,
transformations and orchestrations that maintain both operational
and analytic data flows and integrations.
- Collaborate with Integration Architect, Integration Engineers,
and Software Application Engineers to deliver holistic process and
- Advanced proficiency in SQL and scripting languages for data
manipulation and transformation.
- Expertise in data modeling, database design, and data
integration patterns and techniques.
- Experience across the entire spectrum of data engineering,
including data stores, data pipeline and workflow orchestration,
and data messaging.
- Demonstrated knowledge of industry trends and standards.
- Proven ability to learn and master new technologies
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills both verbal
and written and the ability to work closely with team members.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or
a related analytical field, or equivalent experience.
- 3-5 years of data engineering experience.
- In lieu of a degree, any appropriate combination of relevant
education, experience, and/or certifications may be
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR OTHER SPECIFIC
REQUIREMENTS OF LAW:
- Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a
related analytical field.
- Experience with cloud data platforms.
- Experience with providing data sources for data visualization
and business intelligence tools.
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE:
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- This position requires a criminal background check, which may
include a Level II screening as required by Florida Statute
- This position is subject to federal and state privacy
This position is salary exempt. The
normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.;
however, occasional overtime (weekends and evenings) may be
required. Travel between campus locations may be required.
TARGET HIRING SALARY
: $85,000 - $95,000, commensurate with
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE
: The position is open until
filled; however, the review of applications will commence
: In addition to completing the online
application, all Applicants are required to upload the following as
an attachment to the application (preferably in PDF format):
- Cover Letter
- Contact information for three professional references
- LinkedIn URL if available
Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access
institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide
equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to
all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for
admission, students, and others affiliated with the University)
without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,
religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,
veteran status or genetic information.
FLORIDA POLY BENEFITS INFORMATION
Florida Poly qualified employees have the opportunity to take
advantage of a variety of health benefits
(through the State of
Florida) to help meet their specific needs, as well as the needs of
their family. This comprehensive coverage includes flexible
spending accounts, medical and life insurance, and workers
· Health benefits are administered through People First
, on behalf of the State of
Florida, as pre-tax insurance plans. People First handles all new
hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and
· Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING ATTACHMENTS:
Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be
sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before
continuing through the application.
Once your application
has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional
attachments will not be considered.
An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during
the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the
official transcripts are required upon hire.
Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States
require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript
evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an
accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached
with the application and submitted by the application
All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of
the job announcements.
This position requires a background check, which may include
a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute