Senior Data Architect

Job Locations US-IL-Skokie
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Information Technology


Are you looking for an opportunity to make a big impact in a world class organization? We are looking for a Senior Data Architect to fill a critical leadership role within our IT division. In your role as Senior Data Architect, you will direct and implement Shure’s data strategy. You will be accountable for Shure’s data architecture and development of Shure’s data management technology including adherence to data management best practices. 


Additionally, you will be responsible for the development and support of Shure’s data pipelines, data catalogs, data security, data lake, warehouse and visualization technology.  In this high visibility role, you will work directly with internal business partners and IT resources to leverage data and solve business problems.  


  • Manages a globally located data engineering team.
  • Manages vendor relationships that are leveraged for implementation and to support deliverables.
  • Provides technical project management for projects identified in a multi-year data roadmap.
  • Delivers proof-of-concept projects and technical workshops and supports implementation projects.
  • Plays a key role in the development of data strategies for various groups (business leaders, data scientists, data analysts, and IT) to help shape the future of what data-centric organizations look like.
  • Evaluates business requirements and works closely with stakeholders to identify key business needs and translate that into a clear data strategy solution.
  • Defines and implements data management processes.
  • Provides input into Shure’s data roadmap.
  • Strives to continuously improve the effectiveness of the data management strategy by identifying new opportunities for data and analytics to advance business needs as well as identifying and conveying data quality and gaps.
  • Manages, benchmarks and ensures continuous testing, cleansing and refining of data integrity and quality assurance processes to enhance data and improve results.
  • Summarizes and conveys data findings to both a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations and/or workshops to educate Executive Staff, senior organizational leaders and various departments as requested.
  • Remains current with emerging technologies and industry best practices; guides others on major strategies and methodologies.
  • Maintains current job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and/or participating in professional organizations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Technical Science or related field. Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 12 years of wide-ranging data experience working with and influencing multiple, cross-functional teams (business analysts, data analysts, data scientist, and IT) to ensure meaningful data collection or connections with responsibility for results, including costs and methods.
  • Skilled data development history working with cloud hosted data infrastructure platform.  Certification preferred in one or more of the following cloud platforms: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google.
  • Strong implementation and support experience of data engineering integration, quality, security, and cataloging applications,   
  • Hands-on experience with various data technologies (RDBMS, NoSQL, Hadoop), as well as logical and physical data modeling.
  • Passionate about technology including data, analytics, machine learning, augmented intelligence, automated decision making 
  • Ability to conceive and portray the big data picture and translate data and analysis into actionable insights
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively, drive consensus, and influence relationships at all levels
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; sound judgment and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Eager to learn and support the business strategy and desire to work on strategic projects
  • Excellent communicator with experience presenting technical solutions that solve business problems to executive level audiences   
  • Exceptional in storytelling: i.e., the ability to structure and synthesize within your communication
  • Proven track record helping business customers/clients establish next generation data products and processes
  • Experience in a fast-paced agile development environment and has an ability to execute against timelines
  • Able to provide guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies
  • Experience with advising subordinates how to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems


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