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John Deere Senior Data Architect in Urbandale, Iowa

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we'll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Urbandale

Function: Technology (CA)

Title: Senior Data Architect - 96913

Onsite/Remote: Remote Position

This position is eligible for remote work at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

This position is eligible for a flexible work schedule arrangement at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

Your Responsibilities

As a Remote Senior Data Architect for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group located in Urbandale , Iowa, you will...

  • Join a team responsible for the creation of data architectural designs and development of related best practices. This role works closely with the engineering teams to understand business requirements, develop supporting data model designs, and contribute to data architecture best practices.

  • Transform business requirements into conceptual, logical, and physical data models which support data deployment architectures across multiple data domains.

  • Promote and support a data-driven culture of quality, collaboration, rapid delivery, and business impact.

  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Delivery leads, System Engineers, Data Analysts, Data Stewards, Business Stakeholders and Software Development teams to actively contribute during the solution design process. This includes reviewing potential solutions and making necessary adjustments based on feedback.

  • Author, refine, and collaborate on improvement of corporate data architecture standards, procedures, and metrics.

  • Communicate data architecture related concepts to both business and development teams.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 7+ years of experience with Data Modeling, Data Warehousing, and working with large-scale datasets.

  • Work with Business Architects, System Architects, Engineering, Data Architects, and/or Data Stewards to capture business requirements in a Logical Data Model.

  • Contribute to determining the appropriate data platform(s) for solutioning efforts.

  • Evaluate physical data models to ensure they align to the corresponding logical data model designs.

  • Expertise in data architecture best practices, relational data modeling, data warehouse/data mart concepts, including expertise in facts and dimensions, and real-world modeling scenarios.

  • Comprehensive understanding of data lineage, data mapping, data security/confidentiality/privacy and related data standards.

  • Deep knowledge of entity-relationship diagrams, normalization, abstraction, denormalization, dimensional modeling, and meta data modeling practices.

  • Working knowledge of Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and SQL.

  • Strong collaboration skills with demonstrated experience driving conversations and influencing without authority on complex data design challenges.

  • Demonstrated willingness and confidence to make decisions with limited knowledge while balancing best practices, schedule, and business needs.

  • Proven performance communicating up, down, and across an entire organization, with the ability to model and communicate complex concepts in both written and verbal communication.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision, break down complex data architectural requirements, prioritize work and execute.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 5+ years of experience designing data models in PowerDesigner.

  • 5+ years of experience with Collibra or actively engaged in leveraging the metadata within Collibra or a similar metadata repository.

  • Working experience in AWS or exposure to other cloud technologies.

  • Working knowledge of or exposure to Data Engineering and the respective tools and technologies (e.g., Databricks, Data Lake concepts).

  • Working Knowledge of or exposure to AWS services such as Lambda, RDS, ECS, DynamoDB, API Gateway, S3, etc.

  • Working Knowledge of rest API development or providing data architectural support during API development.

  • Experience implementing and/or leveraging Data Governance and Stewardship program capabilities.

  • Passionate, creative and have the desire to learn new complex technical areas.

  • Accountable, curious, and collaborative with an intense focus on quality.

  • Skilled in interpersonal communications and ability to communicate complex topics to non-technical audiences Experience working in an agile team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to function in a fast paced, collaborative team environment that is distributed across time zones and locations.


Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in either Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, MIS, or other IT related discipline.

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

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