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Enterprise Data Architect

at Freedom Financial Network

Posted: 6/15/2020
Job Reference #: oXm5bfwj

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Enterprise Data Architect

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WHO WE ARE:

Freedom Financial Network is a family of companies that takes a people-first approach to financial services, using technology to empower consumers to overcome debt and create a brighter financial future. The company was founded in 2002 by Brad Stroh and Andrew Housser on the belief that by staying committed to helping people, you can ensure better financial outcomes for both the customer and the business. This Heart + $ philosophy still guides the vision of our growing company, which has helped millions of people find solutions for their financial needs.

What began with 2 people in a spare bedroom has now rapidly expanded to a vibrant business that employs over 2,500 employees (known internally as The Freedom Family) in two locations: San Mateo, CA and Tempe, AZ. When you visit either of our offices, you’ll understand why our employees have voted us the Best Place to Work for the last several years. It’s a place where the Heart + $ philosophy continues to thrive, where we believe that success is only achieved by doing what’s right for our customers, our employees, and our communities.

In order to create brighter futures for our clients, employees, and businesses, Freedom Financial Network holds itself to four core values that have grown out of our Heart + $ philosophy: to care for everyone around us, act with integrity every time, collaborate with everybody we work with, and get better at what we do every day.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

As an Enterprise Data Architect with Freedom Financial Network, this position will report to the Director of Data Engineering and Warehousing, but will work closely with a strong Engineering team comprised of BI Engineers, Data Engineers, and other team members. We are building a BI platform to provide a single and consistent source of truth in a fast-growing organization, and will do so with:

  • Best in breed technology – Google Big Query & Tableau
  • Small, smart team of engineers and analysts
  • Well executed dashboards, self-service modules, alerting and real-time monitoring tools
  • Evangelizing the incremental business value to aid platform adoption

THE ROLE:

  • Work with BI Product and Analysts on a daily basis to understand reporting requirements
  • Design and model data structures to support daily, operational and ad hoc reporting
  • Own and support production data warehouse objects
  • Participate in daily scrums and work with data engineers to ensure data availability
  • Effectively manage your time and lead platform development efforts for the line of business
  • Lead, architect and design data structures including relational and dimensional data frameworks to support production/regulatory reporting and analytics; and establishing best practices.
  • Design, build and support the data model for reporting, ad-hoc analysis, and advanced analytics.
  • Become a subject matter expert on origination, client lifecycle, marketing and related data structures and help educate fellow team members
  • Collaborate with Analytics, Business Intelligence and Data Science teams, providing efficient data structure and information to enable reporting, insights, and metrics
  • Ensure data governance and lineage is maintained for new structures.
  • Design historical and integrated data logic.
  • Consult in problem solving and performance tuning of data model/structures.
  • Establish partnership with technology and enterprise data management teams.
  • Collaborate with Reporting & Analytics Insights peers, providing efficient data model/structures and information to enable reporting, insightful metrics and presentations.

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Strong data modeling skills. Good understanding and experience in building star schema and denormalized data structures.
  • Report authoring experience. Working knowledge of reporting tools like Tableau, Looker, SSRS, Business Objects etc.
  • Strong SQL skills, ideally experienced with Google Big Query
  • 6+ years’ experience implementing ETL.
  • Ability to translate business questions to technical specifications.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Bachelors degree in a computer science, statistics, analytics or related field
  • Ideally someone who has a Masters degree in a computer science, statistics, analytics or related field
  • 8+ years of reporting, analytics, or modeling experience; or a Masters degree or higher in a quantitative field such as applied math, statistics, engineering, physics, accounting, finance, economics, econometrics, computer sciences, or business/social and behavioral sciences with a quantitative emphasis and 5+ years of reporting, analytics, or modeling experience.
  • 7+ years of data warehouse experience
  • 5+ years of experience in application & data architecture and solution design
  • 5+ years of SQL experience
  • 5+ years of experience with relational databases such as SQL server, Oracle, DB2, or Teradata
  • 3+ years of data modeling experience

CULTURAL FIT (Our Core Values):

  • Care (for everyone): We show compassion and contribute to the well-being and growth of those around us. We only pursue products that improve the financial lives of our clients.
  • Act with Integrity (every time): We take the right action even when it is hard and even when no one is watching. We treat our employees, clients, and communities the way they wish to be treated.
  • Get Better (every day): We innovate, iterate, and improve each day. We are creative, take thoughtful risks, and ultimately learn and recover from failures.
  • Collaborate (with everybody): We strive to work together toward a common purpose by proactively sharing information and inviting participation. We recognize the perspective of various groups and embrace healthy, constructive debate.

WHY JOIN THE FREEDOM FAMILY?

  • Fast, continued growth – there’s a lot of opportunity for advancement
  • Voted a Phoenix Best Place to Work 9 times by our employees including the #1 spot for 2 years in a row!
  • Benefits start within 30 days
  • 401k with employer match
  • 3 weeks’ paid vacation (increased with tenure)
  • 9 paid holidays & 5 sick days
  • Paid time off for volunteer work and on your birthday

Attention Agencies & Search Firms: We do not accept unsolicited candidate resumes or profiles. Please do not reach out to anyone within Freedom Financial Network (FFN) to market your services or candidates. All inquiries should be directed to Talent Acquisition only. We reserve the right to hire any candidates sent unsolicited and will not pay any fees without a contract signed by FFN’s Talent Acquisition leader.

Application Instructions

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