Jr. Data Architect - Data Modeler in Scottsdale at Discount Tire Corporate Careers

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. Our business has been growing for 55 years and now is the best time in our history to join us. We are opening more locations every year and we are always looking for qualified individuals to join us in our growth. We are a Company that promotes from within, both in our retail and corporate operations.


Our Information Technology division consists of more than 200 professionals and continues to grow responsibly. The Product Architecture group is at the core of the Product Development community within Discount Tire IT. We are looking to add a Jr. Data Architect / Data Modeler (Enterprise IT Focus) to our team. Product Architecture is a team of world-class solution architects and data engineers/analysts/architects. The team supports Discount Tire's product development community at enterprise level, providing them with innovative, time-to-market solution architecture and enterprise data solutions.

Position Summary:

This individual will be responsible for developing and designing data definitions that balance data demands of projects with the right balance of data & information architecture insights. This individual will work under the guidance of enterprise data team's leadership to support data analysis for ongoing projects, initiatives at discount tire.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and document data models and gather data requirements for various initiatives
  • Build and maintain data dictionary and / or meta data repositories
  • Identify critical gaps in information domain through a combination of workshops, interviews and internal analysis of various documentation
  • Deliver and publish logical and physical data models for a given solution or project initiative
  • Work with other product team(s) to define data lineage and relationship metrics
  • Understand concepts of microservices and support data initiatives around microservices
  • Use SQL extensively to research, understand and relate distributed data repositories across enterprise
  • Develop and maintain data artifacts and act as a liaison between ETL, data integration or BI team(s) to support development of data solutions
  • Partner effectively with MDM(Master Data Management), EBI (Enterprise BI) and other stakeholders (SMEs, Sponsors, Product solutions architects etc.) to design solutions / fill gaps
  • Help in maintaining data governance processes and controls by working with project and business leaders to analyze the impact of future changes on critical data and mitigate any potential risks to data quality.
  • Implement and manage tools and processes that will control the initial definition and future changes of data definitions.
  • Help design and manage a process workflow to identify, classify and define critical data that will mitigate risk and maximize productivity.
  • Work with various users across the organization; holding them accountable for outputs of the tools and processes.
  • Measure progress against data definition and quality performance targets, following up with business representatives as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • This position requires a minimum of five years progressive data analysis experience, pref. in retail space including, but not limited to, data handling in a cloud-based environment, data governance, data quality and in database management and operations.
  • Data pro: Proven understanding of end-to-end flows and processes of data in enterprise and work with data guru's and developers across organization
  • Hands-on / In-depth experience in following tools, technologies & Concepts: SQL (expert level), Data management, Master Data Management (pref. customer data focus), Business Intelligence, SOA, Microservices and Content Management
  • Experience in a data domain with an architecture and enterprise focus
  • Hands on experience in data profiling, data extraction and data validation
  • Experience working with data lake(s) and understanding of various frameworks and methodologies used around Hadoop or Hadoop like systems
  • Experience working in mission critical ODS and Data warehouse environments
  • Experience with AWS frameworks, data tools and environment
  • Understanding of data architecture practices and governance methodologies
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including skills with Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Visio is required.
  • Proven understanding of project management and the software development lifecycle is required.
  • Demonstrated business acumen with knowledge and understanding of business issues, priorities, goals, and strategy is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate across all levels of the organization, presenting complex ideas concisely and clearly; able to articulate ideas verbally and in writing is necessary.
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure, meet deadlines, present a professional demeanor, and work well independently is essential.
  • Troubleshooting and organizational skills with a Can-Do attitude and the ability to adjust to changing requirements is necessary.
  • Customer service skills, including the ability to manage and respond to different customer situations while maintaining a positive and friendly attitude are essential.
  • Maintaining confidentiality, treating others with respect and upholding Company values are critical to success

Educational Requirements:

  • This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in information technology or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Data Management-related, BI-related, cloud-related, and project management certifications are highly desirable.

Normal work days are Monday through Friday. Occasional Saturdays and Sundays may be necessary. Normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional hours may be necessary.

Salary range and job level is depending on experience.