Job Title: Senior Data Architect
Job ID: 6022
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job Code: 0400
Job Grade: Expert
Department: IT Data and Analytics-8280
CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.
About the University
Serving approximately 40,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students, economic and social well-being. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.
Under general supervision, the Senior Data Architect serves as a data modeler to enable integration of data from various data sources, including learning management system, student information system, and other institutional applications to produce reports and dashboards in support of organizational needs; serves as a liaison with user areas to understand their analytics and reporting needs; plays a key role in all aspects of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes; serves as a backup report writer using Tableau/OBIEE; designs, develops, troubleshoots, debugs, and implements ETL software code; translates high-level requirements into development tasks; estimates tasks based on technical debt, level of effort and complexity; works in a fast paced, team environment with multiple deadlines; and performs other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or a job-related field. Five (5) years of full-time, field-related experience, which includes 4 years hands-on ETL experience using tools such as Data Stage, Informatica or ODI, SQL writing and database programming, and experience with Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) such as Oracle, SQL Server, or similar databases.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Extensive knowledge of: data warehousing concepts; data validation, testing and support activities. Functional knowledge of higher education data and HR data is desirable. Familiarity with Tableau, OBIEE, and academic technologies, especially with Canvas LMS, is essential. Ability and specialized skills to: code, test, and debug software applications; provide ongoing project leadership to technical development staff; analyze problems and propose effective solution; understand functional and procedural requirements and develop alternative solutions; relate system solutions to departmental management and staff; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; develop and make presentations; conduct meetings; develop and provide user training; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Highly self-motivated team-player with positive "can do" attitude
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.
The salary range for this classification is: $6249 - $10,857 per month.
The anticipated hiring range: $6249 - $8500, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time 40hrs/wk; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday; may include some evenings and weekends.
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing http://bit.ly/HR_CSUN link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
Applications received prior to March 9, 2017 will be considered in the initial screening and will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.