Data Modeling

Data Modeler Job Description Template

The data modeler role is one of the highest-in-demand in modern strategies for handling data. With more and more businesses converting their current data models to NoSQL platforms, it not only requires expertise in RDBMSes, data warehouses, and the dimensional OLAP model, but also deep knowledge in big data platform design.

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The data modeler role is one of the highest-in-demand in modern strategies for handling data. With more and more businesses converting their current data models to NoSQL platforms, it not only requires expertise in RDBMSes, data warehouses, and the dimensional OLAP model, but also deep knowledge in big data platform design.

Engineers in this role create data models optimized across different data domains and for various purposes, working with enterprise requirements from business analysts, data architects, data administrators, database developers, and data scientists.

Data Modeler - Job Description and Ad Template

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Company Introduction

{{ Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Mention office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else that you think makes your company interesting. }}

Job Description

The data modeler designs, implements, and documents data architecture and data modeling solutions, which include the use of relational, dimensional, and NoSQL databases. These solutions support enterprise information management, business intelligence, machine learning, data science, and other business interests.

The successful candidate will:

  1. Be responsible for the development of the conceptual, logical, and physical data models, the implementation of RDBMS, operational data store (ODS), data marts, and data lakes on target platforms (SQL/NoSQL).
  2. Oversee and govern the expansion of existing data architecture and the optimization of data query performance via best practices. The candidate must be able to work independently and collaboratively.

Responsibilities

  • Implement business and IT data requirements through new data strategies and designs across all data platforms (relational, dimensional, and NoSQL) and data tools (reporting, visualization, analytics, and machine learning).
  • Work with business and application/solution teams to implement data strategies, build data flows, and develop conceptual/logical/physical data models
  • Define and govern data modeling and design standards, tools, best practices, and related development for enterprise data models.
  • Identify the architecture, infrastructure, and interfaces to data sources, tools supporting automated data loads, security concerns, analytic models, and data visualization.
  • Hands-on modeling, design, configuration, installation, performance tuning, and sandbox POC.
  • Work proactively and independently to address project requirements and articulate issues/challenges to reduce project delivery risks.
  • {{ Add any other relevant responsibilities here. }}

Skills

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer/data science technical or related experience.
  • 5+ years of hands-on relational, dimensional, and/or analytic experience (using RDBMS, dimensional, NoSQL data platform technologies, and ETL and data ingestion protocols).
  • Experience with data warehouse, data lake, and enterprise big data platforms in multi-data-center contexts required.
  • Good knowledge of metadata management, data modeling, and related tools (Erwin or ER Studio or others) required.
  • Experience in team management, communication, and presentation.
  • {{ Make sure to mention any other frameworks, libraries, or other technologies relevant to your project. }}
  • {{ List any education level or certification you may require. }}
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