Suffolk Construction Principal Data Architect in Boston, Massachusetts

The Principal Data Architect is responsible for overseeing the ongoing design and implementation of Suffolk’s data analytics infrastructure as well as serving as the primary technical point of contact for the CDO (Chief Data Officer) organization. This focus will allow IT to enable Suffolk’s vision of advanced data analytics, including a 360-degree view of projects. This position collaborates with key stakeholders in the CDO organization, Operations and other members of the IT Leadership Team.

If you are an innovative collaborator and proven performer who enjoys working on teams that deliver superior results, you may qualify for a rewarding career at Suffolk, a construction management firm that is sparking an industry revolution and has consistently been named a “best place to work”!

  • Technical subject matter expert for Suffolk’s data analytics infrastructure technology (e.g., MarkLogic).

  • Proficient in related data technology that supports ingestion, integration and other enabling processes (e.g., Dell Boomi, etc).

  • Own the ongoing data architecture process which adapts Suffolk’s data infrastructure to meet evolving data analytics business requirements.

  • Serve as IT lead for data infrastructure projects, collaborating with other members of the IT Leadership Team.

  • Support the business vision of integrated, near-real time view of data across the project lifecycle and prediction built into all aspects of construction projects.

  • Ensure scalable and flexible data environment that adapts to new business requirements.

  • Collaborate with CDO organization and business stakeholders to help implement MDM (master data management) processes that reinforce data quality and consistency.

  • Collaborate with IT infrastructure to help ensure highly available, cost effective, resilient, and secure hosting solutions for data analytics infrastructure.

  • Work with vendors on understanding business and technical requirements and writing statements of work.

  • Serve as key contributing member of IT’s Architecture Review Team and lead “voice” for the data implications (advantages and disadvantages) of proposed technologies across the department.

  • Develop and deliver oral and written presentations to all levels of management to audiences both technical and non-technical.

  • Participate in IT discussions with internal stakeholders to discuss and clarify requests for improved/additional functionality made by or proposed to the business.

  • Develop internal IT processes with the team to improve and streamline operations, reduce risk, and improve reliability of our systems and services.

  • Contribute to weekly progress reports on department activities.

  • Minimum fifteen years of technology-related experience (with an emphasis on database technology and the architecture discipline)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

  • Strong combination of technical and consultative skills

  • Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Solution agent with strong planning, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively and individually

  • Results driven

  • Sound business judgment

  • Proven success as influencer and as a change agent

  • Highly organized, able to prioritize and multi-task

  • Must possess Suffolk’s Core Values: Passion, Integrity, Hard Work, Professionalism and Caring

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk.

ID: 2018-3029

Street: 65 Allerton Street