Sr. Information Architect - Data Technology Lead Sr. Information Architect - Data Technology Lead …

S&P Global
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
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S&P Global
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Sr. Information Architect - Data Technology Lead
S&P Global Ratings

Title: Data Technology Architect

Grade: 12

Location: NY, New York

The Team:
You will be senior expert contributor and part of the Ratings Technology Information Architecture organization. This team, who has a broad and expert knowledge on Ratings organization's critical data domains, technology stacks and architectural patterns, fosters knowledge sharing and collaboration that results in a unified strategy. All team members provide leadership, innovation, timely delivery, and the ability to articulate business value. Be a part of a unique opportunity to build and evolve S&P Ratings global enterprise data strategy.

The impact:
Information Architecture team design, supports the systems that we use do distribute high-quality market intelligence in the form of credit ratings, research, and thought leadership. It also comprises a series of carefully curated enterprise data stores, data services, data analytics and BI products that collectively support global ratings business to create & publish world class ratings, research and related content across more than 90 global economies.

What's in it for you :
We are looking for an Information Architect in Ratings Technology organization who will be responsible for data analysis, data architecture, data modeling, development and governance of principles and standards that impact how data elements are developed and managed across the enterprise. This role is also responsible for leading the execution of S&P Ratings data Strategy such that it meets the needs for various business functions across its transactional, operational & analytical applications. The ideal candidate should have deep expertise with data management technologies and a desire to drive change through data alignment across the enterprise. The role requires the candidate to be hands on data architect with traditional Oracle database management technologies and modern data lake technologies. You will partner with global staff of Product Management, Software engineers and Quality peers to support a large, global group of agile scrum teams.

Fundamental to this position is a demonstrable ability to combine your strong agile and problem solving skills with deep technical and delivery know how. You have exceptional collaboration and communication skills, are highly motivated, creative and engaged. You will enable experienced engineers and the teams they support to drive business value while your organization focuses on data architecture, strategy and contributing to the product vision.

Compensation/Benefits Information:

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $100,800 - $230,200 . Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive bonus.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit

  • Support and foster a quality-first, agile culture that is built on partnership, trust and sharing
  • Learning and understanding all aspects of Ratings business process and systems
  • Be technically deep and provide input on architecture, design and code. As a data architect, you are well respected by engineers and non-engineers alike
  • Partner with engineering teams and Product owners , including business stakeholders in the Ratings organization
  • Be responsible for driving technical design, data architecture and implementation of new features and iterations of core products
  • Provide technical leadership in the areas of database design and implementation, services, master data management, data modeling, data quality, data governance, data access & data integration
  • Responsible for gathering requirements and translate into actionable IT deliverables using industry-proven data management best practices
  • Lead the implementation of strategy roadmap for the enterprise data; including data modeling, implementation and data management for our enterprise data, warehouse and advanced data analytics systems
  • Work on issues of diverse scope where analysis of data design requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current industry technology trends
  • Enforce and implement Data architecture principles, standards, metrics and policies
  • Partner with the Ratings data office, enterprise architecture organization to ensure best use of standards for the key data use cases
  • Create and maintain the enterprise data model at the conceptual, logical and physical Level
  • Work closely with strategic projects and coaches development teams on defined standards and methods for data usage and propagation.
  • Coaches development teams in identifying the correct location for system-of-record data needed in Ratings applications.
  • Develops and documents enterprise data standards and provides technical oversight on projects to ensure compliance through the adoption and promotion of industry standards / best practice / guiding principles aligned with organization standards.
  • Develops database solutions by designing proposed system; defining database physical structure and functional capabilities
What We're Looking For :
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • 10+ years of Information Technology experience
  • 7+ years of expert knowledge in data modeling tools like Erwin/Power Designer
  • 7+ years of expert knowledge in database technologies like Oracle, NoSQL
  • 6+ Hands-on experience contributing to data/application architecture & designs, proven software/enterprise integration design patterns and full-stack knowledge including modern distributed front end and back end technology stacks
  • Extensive Data modelling / ontology / taxonomy / metadata experience; specifically designing logical models / ontologies / data dictionaries from both business requirements and reverse-engineering
  • Experienced technology lead with extensive experience with Data Management, Data Security, Data Quality, Data Governance
  • Experience with ELT development frameworks as well as data and integration technologies such as Apache/Pi Spark using Python and Scala
  • Expert knowledge of Agile approaches to software development and able to put key Agile principles into practice to deliver solutions incrementally.
  • Quality first mindset with a strong background and experience developing products for a global audience at scale
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment, understanding of project management principles
  • Excellent analytical thinking, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with strong ability to influence both IT and business partners
  • Financial services industry experience
Preferred qualifications:
  • Expert in cloud based development methodologies and state of the art design patterns
  • Experience with building and supporting solutions in the cloud including a strong understanding of cloud native architectures, design patterns and best practices
  • Experience with open source and distributed software development
  • Up to date and knowledgeable in technology and industry trends with ability to develop and presents substantive technical recommendations to senior management
About S&P Global Ratings:

S&P Global Ratings is the world's leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit


20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), IFTECH202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 257149
Posted On: 2021-05-26
Location: New York, New York, United States
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