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Senior Cloud Data & Analytics Architect

Location: Santee
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world's leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

If you are passionate about leveraging cloud data and analytics to transform and improve business processes, please consider our Senior Cloud Data and Analytics Architect role within the ITS Solutions organization located in beautiful San Diego, CA. Under limited direction, this position envisions, evaluates, designs, realizes, and supports innovative enterprise data and analytics solutions on cloud data lake, ETL, and data warehouse platforms. Our team is focused on the ITS mission of contributing to the exploration and delivery of transformational technologies. This position will play a key role in achieving our mission by bringing significant cloud platform knowledge and experience and may function in a project leadership role.


  • Design and implement a migration approach to move workloads from on-premises to cloud platforms as well as develop new cloud native solutions.
  • May lead and mentor small to medium sized teams in the migration of workloads or implementations of cloud data & analytics solutions for the enterprise.
  • Ensures efficient and uninterrupted operations while developing innovative solutions to unusually complex technical and procedure problems.
  • Analyze needs and requirements of existing and proposed systems and develop technical, structural, and organizational specifications. May act in a project management role.
  • Document and share cloud data and analytics technical best practices, standards, governance, and processes for the enterprise.
  • Maintain the definition and documentation of application architectural standards, reference architectures, processes, and operating models.
  • Stay informed on current cloud analytics technology trends and the changing technology landscape.
  • Be a point of contact for business stakeholders across the enterprise, attend relevant demand intake meetings to triage new requirements and understand business enterprise priorities.
  • Work in an innovative environment with a high level of senior management engagement.
  • Execute technical feasibility assessments, solution estimations and proposal development for data & analytics solutions.
  • May serve as organization spokesperson on advanced projects.
  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
    We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

    Job Qualifications:
    • Typically requires a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Information Technology or related field and fourteen or more year's progressive experience in designing information technology system architecture. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
    • Must demonstrate an extensive technical expertise in the design of advanced information technology system architecture principles, theories and concepts.
    • Must have excellent organization skills including planning and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or completion dates.
    • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify and analyze issues and develop solutions to unusually complex problems; (2) excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings; (3) excellent interpersonal skill to interface with all levels of employees, management and external contacts; and (4) excellent computer skills.
    • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential.
      Broad knowledge of the cloud platforms and ability to architect, design and implement data & analytics cloud solutionsCloud data warehouses (Azure Synapse and/or AWS Redshift) experienceCloud data lakes (Azure Data Lake Storage and/or AWS S3) experience Cloud data integration/processing (Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse, Azure Databricks, Spark and/or AWS Glue/Glue Studio) experienceUnderstanding of data science tools, solutions, model lifecycles, etc. to support the operationalization of machine learning and analytics modelsUnderstanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trendsFull lifecycle experience implementing data & analytics solutions with a working knowledge of agile development, SCRUM, and DevOps.Project experience in migrating On-Premise workloads to the cloud and/or implementing cloud-ready applications Experience with On-Premise to Cloud Migrations, including familiarity with Data Replication technologies such as SAP SLT CI/CD DevOps tools and best practices for environment managementHybrid data architectures, including on-premise, cloud and related components including data lakes, data warehouse & analytic workspacesVirtualization, Networking, Storage, Security configuration and management in the cloudExperience in Aerospace and Defense industry desiredExperience with SAP ECC in a manufacturing enterprise desiredProject leadership skills desired and be able to organize, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads and staff to meet established milestones.Experience as point of contact for IT business relationship with internal customers and key stakeholdersMust demonstrate the application of advanced technical principles, theories, concepts, and techniques when working with cloud analytics platforms.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Santee , Senior Cloud Data & Analytics Architect, Other , Santee, California

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