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Associate Director, Data Solution Architecture



Houston, TX, USA · Nashville, TN, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Data Solution Architecture to join our Enterprise Data Services organization.


  • Promote the KPMG Enterprise Data Strategy by contributing to the Solution Architecture processes focusing on value driven outcomes with the highest benefit for the firm
  • Participate in establishing a Technology Architecture roadmap and vision covering assets such as Azure Data Lake, MDM, Enterprise Data Warehouse, Self-Service Data Science Platforms
  • Collaborate with Information Architects, Enterprise Architects, Data Analysts, Data Engineers, Data Scientists to deliver architectural solutions that fulfill the business needs and align with the Solution Architecture Vision and Strategy
  • Enable a data science community with accessible, governed and protected data with a focus on ‘Self-Service' and fit-for-purpose governance
  • Contribute to the creation of technology standards and guidelines; support management of Technical Debt
  • Engage proactively with business stakeholders across the enterprise, as well as Security, Risk Management, Data Privacy, Data Products and Platform Engineering, and Data Operations


  • Minimum eight years of recent experience supporting data strategy and enabling continuous innovation and improvement of data products and/or services through best-in-class data solution architectures
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred
  • Good understanding of data transport, storage and security technologies such as Azure Data Factory, Event Hubs, Streaming technologies, Blob storage, and relational DB stores; demonstrated experience with Big-Data/Cloud architectures inclusive of orchestration, Batch Vs. Streaming patterns/anti-patterns
  • Working knowledge of DevOps processes, Containerization (Docker, Kubernetes, Azure Kubernetes Services and others), Databricks and Lakehouse architecture, Azure Event Hub, Event Grid, Messaging services, Azure Logic Apps, Functions, Serverless technologies, Infrastructure as Code, Development platforms such as Azure DevOps, Github enterprise, Informatica Products, Gen-AI, MSFT Fabric, MSFT Co-Pilot
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, collaboration, presentation, and negotiation skills to lead an environment driven by customer service and teamwork; advanced knowledge of the broader scope that frames the essential technical area of work with ability to use this knowledge to create incremental value and technical strategy
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

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KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) for which they are qualified that is also of interest to them.

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