Data Architect- Polygraph

Herndon, VA
Jan 12, 2017
May 12, 2017
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Seeking a data architect to serve as the technical lead for the groups reports team in support of billing, contract, and workforce-related applications. The candidate will be responsible for planning data models within the Cognos framework, and database structural design. The candidate will be responsible for implementing access controls, protecting the data and ensuring data integrity. The candidate will be responsible for working with customers and system developers to help define reporting requirements. The candidate will be responsible for testing existing and new reports, verifying report development best practices are used, and ensuring customer data requirements are met. The candidate will be responsible for creating and managing reports using the Cognos suite of tools.



 1. Performs data collection, analysis, interpretation and management duties.

 2. Develops rules and methodologies for data collection and analysis.

 3. Ensures the integrity of project data, including data extraction, storage, manipulation, processing and analysis.

 4. Consults with the external clients and internal staff to determine data management needs and objectives.

 5. May be responsible for database design, administration, security, and maintenance.

 6. Prepares presentations that reflect the results of the data analysis.

 7. Develops and delivers data-related training programs.

 8. Coordinates with scientists and other technical experts to design and develop statistical analyses methodologies.

 9. Provides guidance and work leadership to less experienced Data Analysts, and may have supervisory responsibilities.

 10. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.

 11. Participates in special projects as required.

Education Bachelors Degree in a Computer Science, Statistics or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

Qualifications Required Skills/Experience:

1. Minimum 6 months demonstrated on-the-job experience with the Cognos version 10.1.x or higher suite of tools to include Cognos Reports Studio and Cognos Query Studio.
2. Minimum 3 years' demonstrated on-the-job experience with PL/SQL, SQL programming, and SQL performance tuning.
3. Minimum 3 years demonstrated on-the-job experience modeling data for reports using Cognos Framework Manager.
4. Minimum 3 years demonstrated on-the-job experience developing, deploying and supporting Enterprise-level Business Intelligence Dashboards with a diverse set of tools and tailored to a wide variety of audiences.
5. Demonstrated on-the-job experience writing queries to extract data, testing developed reports and assessing impacts of changes.
6. Demonstrated on-the-job experience using relational DBMS platform such as Oracle, Sysbase, DB2, TM1, SQL Server, Redshift, Postgres.
7. Demonstrated on-the-job experience resolving customer problems and preparing documentation of procedures.
8. Training certificate for Cognos Report Studio v. 10x (needed before candidate starts)


Desired Skills/Experience:

1. Demonstrated on-the-job experience with IBM Cognos Software Development Kits (SDK, Mashups).
2. Demonstrated on-the-job experience optimizing SQL performance for Business Intelligence reporting, including Star schema and relational database




8-10 years of related statistics/data analysis experience.

  As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.