This position is eligible for a hybrid (both remote and onsite) telework arrangement. Candidate’s permanent residence must be in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
Our long term temporary (up to 2 years) positions – are fully benefits eligible.
We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. More information about us on our website.
We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
Information Services is the central IT department supporting all divisions of the Metropolitan Council. Our 140 team members provide technology, practices, and innovative solutions that enable the core services of the Council.
How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region:
The Data Architect will collaborate and work across multiple divisions within the Metropolitan Council: Regional Administration, Metro Transit, Metropolitan Transportation Services, Environmental Services and Community Development.
This Individual will work to expand the company’s use of data as a strategic enabler of corporate goals and objectives. They will create data solutions that make appropriate data accessible and available to data consumers, including data scientists, data and business analysts, citizen integrators and line-of-business users.
The Data Architect will achieve this by strategically designing, developing, and implementing data models for enterprise-level applications and systems. This includes conceptual, logical and physical data models and may include business and application modeling. This individual will act as the primary advocate of data modeling methodologies and data processing best practices.
The Data Architect will be a practitioner of data architecture, an information technology discipline concerned with designing, creating, deploying, and managing an organization’s data architecture. They will define how data is stored, consumed, integrated, and managed by different data entities and IT systems, as well as any applications using or processing that data in some way.
This individual will collaborate across and support business and information services, designing, building, managing, and operationalizing datasets and data pipelines in support of key data and analytics use cases. This individual will also integrate analytics and data science outputs into existing business processes and applications.
The Data Architect will comply with data governance and data security requirements. They will work with domain experts, data scientists and analysts in framing the business problem and provisioning integrated data quickly across multiple environments to help solve the business need.
Best qualified candidates will demonstrate an inherent drive to collaborate and be a self-starter. They will have the ability to be strategic and innovative, and present well thought out solutions.