Data Architect

Chicago, IL, USA

Cohesion is a leading Intelligent Buildings software solution that is disrupting how buildings operate and how people engage with buildings – from real estate owners/investors, operators, building engineers, to tenants and visitors. Our cutting-edge converged IoT-enabled platform brings together building systems, building software, and business applications into a single portal for on web and mobile platforms to forge the path to autonomous buildings.

We are searching for a Data Architect to join our rapidly growing team in our Chicago office. This role will report to the VP of Engineering. The Data Architect is responsible for envisioning the overall data design that will serve our systems and applications into the future. The right candidate will enjoy solving difficult and novel problems and will be an excellent leader and communicator to ensure the company stands out as a data company.

What You'll Do

•Lead, prioritize, and develop the overall data architecture approach for the organization, including warehousing, database architecture, ETL pipelines, data modeling, data governance, data quality, query efficiency, data security, and performance planning and tuning.
•Collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders to align data strategy and architecture with business strategy and goals.
•Research, recommend, and introduce new data technologies consistent with objectives of the company.
•Ensure consistency of data systems, tools, and architectural best practices across the organization.
•Contribute to and drive the data governance across the enterprise.
•Drive data quality through architectural design and best practices.
•Prototype new solutions and approaches and enable business cases through proofs of concept.
•Create high-level data architectural specifications and design documents.
•Provide development teams with architectural blueprints to follow.
•Guide and assist development teams throughout construction and implementation.
•Troubleshoot and resolve issues with coding or design.
•Mentor and grow data skills within the Technology organization.
•Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems.
•Represent a long-term perspective on our technical landscape.
•Provide ongoing, transparent communication with a focus on expectations fostering trust with internal stakeholders and external partners.

Required Qualifications

• 7+ years of extensive hands-on experience in end-to-end architecting, configuring, implementing, and administering databases and data warehouse solutions.
•Minimum of 10 years of overall related experience.
•Bachelor’s level education or higher in computer science, information technology, or related field.
•Hands-on experience developing proofs of concepts, prototypes, and business cases.
•Experience working in a global team.
•Position requires flexibility to work outside of non-traditional business hours as required to perform job duties
•Production experience running applications at scale on a cloud platform.
•Proficiency with data analytics, visualization tools, and collaboration tools.
•Strong experience implementing continuous integration, continuous deployment, automated testing, and performance testing for data.
•Strong conceptual, strategic thinking, problem solving, technical, and analytical skills.
•Understanding of the IoT domain.
•Experience with the following technology concepts:

Data warehousing and data engineering

Database design (e. g. Azure hosted SQL server, CosmosDB, Postgres)

Data modeling and stored procedures

Experience with structured, unstructured, relational, and transactional data (e. g. Blob storage)

Scalable data architectures

Graph databases and models (e. g. Neo4J)

Big Data tools and concepts in the cloud

Experience with time series data and streaming data (e. g. Timescale)

Query tuning and optimization

Desired Qualifications

•Relevant industry experience.
•Graduate level education in computer science, information technology, or related field.
•Experience with BAS and BMS systems.
•Experience in the Real Estate industry.
•Strong understanding of Agile development processes.
•Early stage startup experience.

What You Can Expect From Cohesion

Cohesion is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees in the United States. Our benefits are designed to invest in our employees— and their family’s —well-being, including investments in their health, happiness, and well-being.

• Receiving a competitive compensation package, including bonus, medical/dental/vision insurance, and 401k match
• Receiving a monthly cell phone reimbursement
• Comprehensive wellness stipend program (eligible after 6 months of employment)
• Enjoying a responsible unlimited PTO program to help employees maintain work-life balance after 3 months of employment
• 2-way flexibility of work schedules
• Dressing for your day
• Working in an open environment with creative optional brainstorming sessions for all employees
• Participating in one all-employee lunch per month and one all-employee breakfast per month
• Enjoying family leave benefits

At Cohesion, we see diversity and inclusion as a source of strength. We believe building trust and innovation are best achieved through diverse thought and practice. Individuals seeking employment at Cohesion are considered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Want to join our team? Email us your resume!