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Business Information Architect I

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Job ID R0064497 Date posted 07/27/2021

Purpose of Job

We are seeking a talented Business Information Architect I. This person will work in a 100% Remote Work Environment.

P&C Information Capabilities and Modernization is seeking a Business Information Architect to support P&C Data Modernization. The ideal candidate will have strong technical acumen and passion for data. The Business Information Architect will work with a team of high performing individuals as part of multi-year program to modernize our data and analytics platform to Snowflake. This position will be highly visible in the organization and have a direct impact to reducing risk for our company.

This position holds responsibility for the maintenance of the information to support the measuring and monitoring of enterprise business needs. Maintains the design around the full set of Enterprise information capabilities that support existing and strategic business capabilities.


Job Requirements

About USAA
USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

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Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role. 

  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled. 

  • Follows written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities. 

  • Demonstrates knowledge of information governance practices and standards.

  • Uses information architecture tools to include Infosphere Data Architect (IDA), Inforsphere Governance Catalog (IGC), Infosphere Metadata Workbench to create information architecture deliverables

  • Applies intermediate knowledge to perform regular assessments of the health and maturity of information capabilities for a given domain.

  • Applies intermediate knowledge to identify new information capabilities needed to support existing business capabilities of a given business domain.

  • Maintains the information capability repository with these identified needs.

  • Participates in efforts to define the mission, goals, critical success factors, principles, and policies for information strategy and information architecture.

  • Participates in building the business cases required to secure approval and funding for the Data and Analytical efforts.

  • Applies intermediate knowledge to advise on the maintenance of a conceptual model supporting  information capabilities for a given domain.

  • Understands the end to end change impact by managing linkages from information capabilities to technical assets (operational + analytical).

  • Maintains integrated logical data models to understand data and its interdependencies regardless of its usage pattern.

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions.  This will take approximately 5 minutes.  Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree OR 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree in addition to the minimum years of work experience. (8yrs total experience in lieu of a degree)

  • 4 years of experience in information or data architecture; or if Advanced degree, 2 years experience in information or data architecture.

  • Previous experience with modern data architecture environments (Cloud, Hadoop, NoSQL, etc.).

  • Proven ability to embrace new technologies of the future and operationalize these to deliver value (Data Virtualization, Cloud). 

  • Understand how to work with data analysis tools and leverage reporting and data analysis that molds the way user experiences are designed.

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to apply architectural principles to business solutions.

  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations.

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience with the Property & Casualty Commercial/Personal Products or Claims

  • Experience in conceptual and logical modeling using such tools as ERwin, IDA, etc.

  • Knowledge of Information Management Disciplines such as Data Quality, Metadata Management, and Governance

  • Knowledge of analytical environments and tools

  • Knowledge of Cloud Technologies (AWS, GCP, Azure)

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this position is: $80,200 - $144,500* (this does not include geographic differential it may be applied based on your work location)
Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors. 
*Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average.  
Shift premium: will be addressed on an individual-basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours.  

At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness.  These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs.  Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals. 

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Relocation assistance is not available for this position

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