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Application Architect

Company: Fisher Investments
Location: Plano
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

It's an exciting time to join Fisher Investments; we're investing in the future of our firm's technology and information security. Our business is growing internationally, which emphasizes the need to build an unparalleled team that promotes future global growth through strategic solutions and progress. We are important to supporting our firm's diverse businesses, and we're excited to continue solidifying that foundation as we add more experienced technologists to our Technology team.

We are looking for an Application Development Technical Lead to plan the cloud architecture and solution design of enterprise data warehouses/data marts and analytics as part of a collection of systems in a large technology ecosystem. You will report to the Application Development Team Leader.

The Opportunity:

As a Application Development Technical Lead, you will perform design and administration of our Azure data and analytics platform to ensure smooth system operations and be the guide for architectural principles and standards. As a technical expert for our data and analytics ecosystem, you will support Fisher Investments business line reporting teams and data delivery teams. This hands-on role will provide direction to other developers of data warehouse workloads and data related projects.

You will help align department-wide solutions to Fisher's enterprise priorities and survey the technology landscape and guide the evolution of current environment to support future capabilities and requirements. You will be a part of the team that plans the technology to ensure capacity and scalability as demand and usage evolves.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Work with business and technology partners to analyze how the data warehouse, analytics and application will meet our goals
  • Evaluate all proposed requests to determine fit with data warehouse, analytics and application solution architecture
  • Oversee data warehouse and analytics technical platform on Azure, from implementation to enhancements and ongoing operations
  • Develop and coordinate cloud data and application solutions/projects across diverse groups and areas including enterprise architecture, application development, identity and access management, network and data management
  • Provide technical direction and guidance to database and application developers
  • Develop cloud security and access control solution/policy, data and BI standards, guidelines and best practice for business groups and technical teams
  • Perform maintenance and troubleshooting activities for data warehouse, BI platform and other data projects and resolve issues
  • Review system application logs and identify potential issues and improvements to ensure smooth operations
  • Perform capacity planning, cloud cost analysis and optimization and provide recommendations to management
  • Provide after-hour system and application support
  • Develop multiple work plans for projects and prepare appropriate status reports and submit them to management
    Your Qualifications:
    • 5+ years' of experience as a System Architect or Application Architect, focusing on data and cloud applications with direct experience with application development, data warehouse and BI design, implementation, and operation
    • Experience with cloud data warehouse and analytics technologies, specifically Azure Synapse, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake Storage, Power BI, and other Azure data solutions
    • Knowledge or experience with infrastructure (operating system and networking) and cloud administration and automation such as Terraform for Infrastructure as Code
    • Knowledge of DevOps in application development such as GitHub Actions, PowerShell
    • Experience with application development using Microsoft and cloud technologies (such as SQL, Azure, C#, Python
    • Knowledge or experience with infrastructure (operating system and networking) and cloud administration
    • Experience with Agile methodologies in a cloud, application, database, data warehousing and BI space
    • BS or equivalent in Computer Science or related field or a combination of technical skills, cloud, operating system, networking, security, data application, data modeling and BI background
      Why Fisher Investments:

      We work for a bigger purpose: bettering the investment universe. We take great pride in our inclusive culture, our learning and development framework customized for every employee, and our Great Place to Work Certification. It's the people that make the Fisher purpose possible, and we invest in them by offering exceptional benefits like:
      • 100% paid medical, dental and vision premiums for you and your qualifying dependents
      • A 50% 401(k) match, up to the IRS maximum
      • 20 days of PTO*, plus 10 paid holidays (*17 days of PTO and 3 days of sick time for California employees)
      • Family Support programs including 8 weeks Paid Primary Caregiver leave, adoption assistance and back-up child care
      • $10,000 fertility, hormonal health and family-forming benefit
      • Opportunity to participate in our hybrid work from home program. This program is subject to change. Based on tenure and performance eligibility, you will have the opportunity to work from home up to 75 days per year

Keywords: Fisher Investments, Plano , Application Architect, Other , Plano, Texas

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