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Data Architecture Lead at Bissell in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Come join our pack! Here at BISSELL, we have a dynamic, progressive team of IT professionals in an environment where you can learn, grow, and create innovative technology solutions to help our business flourish! Become a part of our rich 145 year heritage that has grown from a small family business to a thriving, growing global organization. To this very day, BISSELL is still family-owned and passionate about helping you effectively and easily clean your home so you can put down the vacuum, enjoy life and come home to a deeper clean. All in all, whether your messes are baby food or red wine, mud or chocolate, cat hair or pet accident, we're here to help you embrace those messes, erase them in a jiffy, and get on with the most meaningful aspect of your home-living in it.

We have an opening for a Data Architect Lead in our Walker, MI or Chicago, IL office.

The Data Architect Lead role is responsible for the design, development, implementation, and sustainment of the data integrations to support the BISSELL's Digital Strategy analytics solutions. In this role, you will collaborate with various stakeholders to solve business problems using big data platforms. You will be a critical part of BISSELL's team to build data models and structures required to support the overall data analytics strategy.


  • Responsible to lead investigations into multiple streams of data to help solve complex business issues.

  • Perform ad-hoc data mining and analysis to support organizational decisions-making.

  • Participate in the collaboration efforts with key business stakeholders to devise data structures and data integrations required to support the overall data strategies, as defined by the Company.

  • Contribute to the technical planning and requirements gathering phases (design, coding, testing, troubleshooting, and documenting) of big data-oriented software applications.

  • Effectively develops and execute on strategies for data acquisition, access, and interaction with existing data warehouses and data analytics implementations.

  • Provide data architecture guidance to various teams as required to meet the data analytics needs of BISSELL.

  • Design, enhance, and implement ETL/data ingestion platforms; create and maintain ETL specifications and process documentation to produce the required data deliverables, such as data profiling, source to target maps, ETL flows.

  • Create solutions to take data from various operational systems and create a unified data model for analytics and reporting.

  • Participate with users and ITS team members in specifying system definitions and software requirements on major projects; ensure that all software alternatives are evaluated.

  • Design and implement measures to ensure data accuracy, accessibility, auditing and security.

  • Participate as a subject matter expert in the cross-functional master data management (MDM) governance body to ensure the MDM strategy is aligned to operational needs and data vision of the Company.

  • Evaluate data sources for adherence to the organization's quality and integration requirements. This includes processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of the data used for analysis.

  • Select features, build, and optimize classifiers using machine learning techniques.

  • Extend data using ingest methods and enhancing data with 3rd party datasets as needed



  • Bachelors' degree with Specific concentration: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Data Science, Data Analytics and Management, or related field

  • Experience level: 7-10 years of advanced knowledge within IT field; 5+ years within data architecture/Big Data/ ETL environment

  • Key success competencies:

    • Functional/Technical Expertise

    • Global Business Acumen

    • Self-Management

    • Versatility

    • Delivers Results

    • Judgment and Decision Making

    • Managerial Courage

    • Continuous Improvement

  • Experience in using Python or Java

  • Experience with Big Data & Analytics solutions such as Hadoop, AWS (EMR, Redshift, S3, etc.) or Azure (HDInsight, Data Lake Design) and/or other technologies

  • Experience with data modeling tools such as MatLab and Jupyter

  • Experience working with Team Foundation Server/JIRA/VSO and other code management toolsets

  • Experience implementing SDLC best practices and Agile methods


  • Thorough understanding of data modeling and ETL tools

  • Working knowledge of data housing and data integration concepts and tools

  • Understanding of MDM concepts and frameworks

  • Highly motivated, self-directed

  • Analytical minded

  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships

  • Strong customer-service orientation

  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Ability to execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, matrixed environment

  • Ability to prioritize competing requests across many constituents; ability to handle ambiguity

  • Do you love working and building foundations of technology architecture?

  • Are you excited to work in a fast-paced environment based on growth?

  • Do you have a passion for pets and helping people to focus on the joys of life and not its little messes?

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