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GAF Solutions Architect - Data in Parsippany, New Jersey

Job Description:


At GAF, we cover more than buildings. We cover each other. No matter what role, tenure, or track, under this roof you are empowered to be there for your teammates, your customers, and especially your community. Under this roof, we don’t back down from hard work– we support one another in pursuit of something bigger. We define the future while leading the present. And under this roof, we own our opportunities. Becoming the market leader only happens when everyone feels they have the opportunity and the support to thrive. We are GAF. And under this roof, we protect what matters most.


Solution Data Architect will be responsible for managing the organization's data throughout its lifecycle, from collection to storage to analysis; this includes data model design, database development standards, data warehouse, data lake, data analytics, data governance, quality, and security. The Data Architect will be responsible for modernizing the existing data warehouse, data lake, and BI systems, including defining and implementing data standards, guidelines, and best practices, and collaborating with IT and business teams to design and review data architectures.

Essential Duties:

  • Design solutions and guiding principles that align with organization data management initiatives. This includes understanding the business needs, challenges, and opportunities that can be addressed with data

  • Manage the full lifecycle of data, including data model design, database development standards, data lake, data warehouse, data analytics, data governance, quality, and security

  • Design, implement, and manage data lake solutions that can store, catalog, and process large amounts of structured and unstructured data. Ensure data is readily accessible for analytics to support Business Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence applications

  • Collaborate with business and IT stakeholders to develop and implement data governance policies and procedures that ensure data integrity, quality, and compliance with legal and business standards

  • Partner with other functions across IT (PM, BA, EA, Security, Operations) to ensure collaboration, consistency, quality, and timeliness of solutions

  • Develop data strategies and help implement tools to enable business stakeholders to retrieve data, ensure data security and compliance with applicable regulations, including access restrictions, encryption, and privacy laws

  • Implement and manage data stewardship principles, ensuring data throughout the organization is accurate, available, and secure

  • Develop and maintain conceptual, logical, and physical data models to capture business concepts, relationships, and technical implementations

  • Provide mentoring on advanced data concepts and technical capabilities to developers

  • Define and implement data standards, guidelines, and best practices to ensure data quality and consistency across the organization

  • Develop a comprehensive roadmap that outlines the key initiatives, milestones, and timelines for implementing the data strategy, principles, and practices

  • Collaborate with Data and Information Security teams to develop and implement a data classification strategy that ensures data is categorized accurately, consistently, and in compliance with legal and business policies

Under This Roof, We Require

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field

  • 7+ years of experience in Data Architecture with hands-on experience

  • 10+ years of industry experience providing technical solutions development for enterprise software or hosted high-tech services using data and cloud technologies

  • Proven experience with data lake technologies, data warehousing, data modeling, and data mesh

  • Strong knowledge of analytics, business intelligence, and artificial intelligence platforms

  • Understanding of cloud computing and data integration in a hybrid cloud environment. Advanced data integration experience with industry-standard integration products

  • Strong experience with GCP and Azure data services, CI/CD, data storage, data analytics , Data Governance, and Machine Learning. (Big Query, Data lake, Data flow, Cloud Sql, Data Studio, Data Proc, AI platforms, Data Catalog and DLP, Data Mesh and Data as Products, Cloud Security, Tableau ).

  • Exceptional communication skills, capable of conveying complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders

  • Professional certifications like CDMP (Certified Data Management Professional), or similar are advantageous

Under This Roof, We also value

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and problem-solving skills

  • Good ability to define multiple solution options to business problems

  • Excellent ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

  • Strong ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.

How We Protect What Matters Most

  • We offer a wide range of health insurance options that include medical, dental, and vision for you and your family.

  • Our Family-Building benefits support the many different journeys to fertility and parenthood.

  • Our robust 401K plan includes an employer match contribution with your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions.

  • Other exciting programs and perks are available to help employees achieve work-life balance, including (but not limited to) a wellness program, free financial coaching, a referral program, and product rebates when purchased for an employee’s primary residence.

  • Professional growth and development are very important to us! We offer internal training programs and courses, as well as a generous tuition reimbursement program.

  • We put diversity and inclusion into action with our Employee Resource Groups, which unite employees based on common perspectives, identities, demographic factors, or out of a desire to be an ally.

GAF complies with federal, state, and local disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR Services at 833-HR-XPERT.

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, Standard Logistics, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

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With 130+ years in the industry, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, we are also part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world.

Our communities help give our work meaning and the products we manufacture help protect what matters most. The shingles help to shelter the families living in the homes in our towns. The TPO helps protect what is under that hospital’s roof. In addition to quality products, we make sure they are installed by quality craftsmen and women. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors.

GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. Our success is driven by a commitment to empowering our people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation and the desire to protect what matters most. ​