Data Modeler

Location: Arlington, Virginia Area (90% Remote*)

Requisition Number: 2019TO32908

LCAT: Professional Software Developer

Location: Arlington, VA area

*Telecommuting Allowed, but must be able to attend meetings in either Arlington, VA, or Falls Church, VA, with same day notice*


**Applicants must be a US Citizen. Interim Secret or Secret Clearance Required to Start**


Daily Responsibilities: 

The data modeler works with data analysts and developers to design databases and data extracts that meet organizational needs using conceptual, logical, and physical data models. Models are designed to improve efficiency and outputs, and may focus on issues such as reducing data redundancy or improving data movement across systems using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that expose data and application functionality for use by developers and users. The data modeler will be involved with discovering, analyzing, and specifying changes to how software systems create and maintain information and data.


The successful candidate will employ tools and techniques used to understand and analyze how an organization should collect, update, store and exchange data and perform the following tasks:

  • Define business users’ data requirements 
  • Identify areas where data can be used to improve business activities 
  • Develop data flows and propose/implement innovative data solutions
  • Work closely with the database engineers to create optimal physical data models of datasets
  • Create and maintain data maps and systems interrelationship diagrams for data domains and systems
  • Define and employ data modeling and design standards, tools, best practices, and related development methodologies
  • Set standards for document naming, security, lifecycle and retention architecture using the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) which is a common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchange 
  • Make recommendations for standardization and proper data usage
  • Champion the usage of data in business and communicate the benefits and return on investment for application customers and system owners


Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Ability to evaluate problems and develop appropriate solutions
  • Ability to quickly understand and incorporate new technologies
  • Expertise in data modeling principles/methods including conceptual, logical and physical data models
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex technical ideas, regardless of the technical capacity of the audience
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of the mathematical foundations of statistical inference and forecasting such as time series analysis, multivariate analysis, cluster analysis, and optimization
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt modeling methods from case studies or other proven approaches 


Education/Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training or work experience
  • 5+ years related work experience


Desired Responsibilities/Skills:  

  • Working Knowledge and experience with the Navy’s personnel systems.
  • 5+ years of experience with the following:
  • Data Warehousing and Dimensional Modeling (Kimball)
  • Using business intelligence tools to represent insights
  • Dimensionally modeled data
  • Translating/mapping relational data models into XML and Schema
  • ER/Studio Data Architecture and Database Design Software
  • Sparx Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler
  • CA Erwin
  • CompTIA Security +, LPIC1, Oracle DBA and DOD 8570 Certification a plus 


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