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Data Architect

Company: Willis Towers Watson
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for a Senior Database Engineer to join our Data Practices team. As a member of the Data Practices team, you will assist our software teams with data architecture and ensure that best practices are understood and followed. In addition, you will work closely with our product families and engineering teams to mentor and help others improve their knowledge and skill sets. Your expertise will be central to solving various programmatic data challenges, researching new technologies, and implementing prototypes to ensure we continue to improve and adapt to modern challenges. Note: Employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity. **The Role** **Data Architecture and Coaching** + Work with our engineering teams to ensure optimal, scalable, and secure data architecture solutions are implemented. + Drive a culture of continuous improvement throughout the software development lifecycle. + Review data-focused pull requests for development teams, ensuring best practices are understood and followed. + Work with our product families to ensure we are headed in the same technological direction for our data needs. + Assist in the career development of peers by mentoring engineering colleagues to improve their data-related coding skill sets. **Hands-on Engineering** + Work on large enterprise project from the ground up. Examples of such projects may include implementing a cloud Data Lake or breaking up a database into bounded contexts for micro services. + Research new technologies to ensure we continue to adapt and improve where it is practical to do so. This includes work on prototypes, and making recommendations to leadership for future technology adoption. + Continue to develop your knowledge and abilities in relevant specializations such as Azure. + Maintain and improve our existing database CI/CD pipeline. **The Requirements** + 5+ years of data engineering experience. + Strong SQL background with a preference for SQL Server. + Strong understanding of industry best practices for database development. + Great skills to have, but not required: Cloud experience with a preference for Azure, No SQL, PowerShell, Power BI, Python, and experience with an infrastructure as code technology such as Terraform. + Experience working with cross-organizational teams to complete enterprise projects. + The ideal candidate will be eager to learn and welcome growth opportunities. + Have a proven ability to develop a strong reputation with technology peers. **_Willis Towers Watson is a federal contractor and sub-contractor subject to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements of Presidential Executive Order 14042. Therefore, you must certify and provide documentation of full vaccination against COVID-19 if you are hired in the U.S. If you are unable or unwilling to be vaccinated because of medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, and you accept an offer from WTW, you may request a medical or religious accommodation. If you require an accommodation, the Company will evaluate your request and work with you to identify reasonable alternatives to vaccination, if available._** **EEO, including disability/vets (https://cdn-static.findly.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/1240/2021/06/14082050/EEO-Policies-for-WTW-Careers-site-2021.pdf)**

Keywords: Willis Towers Watson, Houston , Data Architect, Other , Houston, Texas

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