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*Software/Data Architect for Analytics

Company: Ascend Learning
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

If you are a job seeker with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, you will find the contact information to request the appropriate accommodation by visiting the following page:Ascend Learning is a national leader in data driven, online educational solutions for learners, educators and employers in high-growth, licensure-driven professions spanning healthcare, fitness and wellness, skilled trades, insurance and financial services. We are passionate about accelerating learning while impacting job readiness, employment success and employee retention with the belief that our work changes lives.Our culture is intentionally results-driven and selfless with a relentless focus on our customers. We believe in trust, transparency, freedom and responsibility with a commitment to meritocracy, inclusion and diversity of thought. Continual investment in our over 1500 employees is also a core principle realized through ongoing professional development and providing opportunities to grow, develop and lead. Ascend Learning is headquartered in Burlington, MA with additional office locations and remote workers in cities across the U.S. - -Ascend Learning is hiring for an Analytics Architect. Are you interested in joining a team delivering online education backed by data and analytics systems? Our team works with leading edge data technologies such as Snowflake, Azure, Confluent-Kafka, Kafka Streams, Java, Spring, SQL Server, Azure ML Services; just to name few. As an Analytics Architect you will be using these technologies to design solutions to meet real world needs in the education industry. This position will work from one of our Ascend Learning office locations/hybrid: Leawood, Kansas or Burlington, Massachusetts or Gilbert, Arizona or Minneapolis, Minnesota preferred. Remote may be considered.Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Data Analytics, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Statistical, Data Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum 8 years of Engineering expertise
  • 2+ years of experience as an infrastructure or solution architect on large-scale projects and incorporating all levels of architecture development with Cloud Services in GCP, AWS, or Azure
  • 1+ years of experience in mathematical programming, data mining, data analytics, business intelligence, statistical analysis, and/or machine learningOur preferred experience:
    • Experience with microservice architectures
    • Experience with synchronous communication especially via REST APIs
    • Experience with asynchronous communication especially utilizing Avro and Kafka
    • Experience in working with relational database systems like SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle etc. is required, with ability to write SQL
    • Experience with distributed data acquisition
    • Experience with horizontal scaling of systems
    • Experience with Java and Linux/Unix
    • Experience with self-serve BI Tools like Power BI and Tableau
    • Experience with Kubernetes
    • Experience with ETL and Streaming Technologies
    • Real Cloud Based Data Warehouse experience with large data sets
    • Data Privacy and Security experience
    • Knowledge of machine learning/distributed system is preferredSkills & Abilities
      • Big picture / High-level architecture: Must be able to think at a high level about the overall systems and goals of the projects
      • Interacting with business personnel to understand and determine business needs
      • Translation of business needs and requirements into Architectural solutions
      • Ability to present technical architectures and concepts to non-technical personnel
      • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
      • Able to produce clear documentation to convey architecture, development standards, roadmaps, and potential challenges to all both technical and non-technical resources.
      • Passion and the ability to learn new things
      • Disciplined, dynamic and flexible to manage multiple projects and tasks, work effectively in a rapidly changing environment and meet ongoing and overlapping deadlinesAscend Learning, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer -(M/F/Vets/Disabled). No agency or search firm submissions will be accepted. Applications for U.S. based positions with Ascend Learning, LLC must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Keywords: Ascend Learning, Minneapolis , *Software/Data Architect for Analytics, IT / Software / Systems , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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