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Data Architect (5554) in Lewisville, TX at Mr. Cooper

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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Ready to be a Cooper too? This might just be right up your alley!

We’re here to keep the dream of home ownership alive. Oh, and while we’re at it, we’re determined to change the lending industry itself. It’s simple, but it won’t be easy. And we’ll need a great team behind us. (That’s where you come in.) We want to show the world that transparency, candor and collaboration aren’t just good values. They’re good business. Working here isn’t for people who want to punch a clock. It’s for people who want to punch a hole in the status quo. Come join us. And make a difference instead of just a living.

The Senior Data Architect position plays a key role in providing key architectural, data process and integration support and contributions as part of NSM Enterprise Data Architecture team. This position needs to foster innovative thinking and very high focus on quality and timeliness of deliverables working closely with Data Services portfolio, delivery managers as well as Business partners. This position will serve as a key liaison between Business stakeholders and IT; working closely with business groups to understand their needs and define system requirements through fact finding and research. The Sr. Data Architect position will lead processes that cover requirements gathering, systems analysis and cost/benefits analysis to align data architecture and solutions with Business initiatives. This position is critical to driving the strategic value of data infrastructure.


  • Be able to architect, design and develop data models (actual models, DDLs and as required be able to create physical structures of those models).
  • Have a hands-on approach to solving problems; when required, be able to lead-by-example-type of person in developing snippets of the SQLs, any code references that team can use and follow.
  • Have deep knowledge of data architectures, ODSs, Datawarehouses and methodologies.
  • Good working knowledge of data models and be able to use any industry leading data modeling tools to create data models and update them as needed.
  • Maps the systems and interfaces used to manage data sets, set standards for data management
  • Analyzes current state and conceives desired future state; and conceives projects needed to close the gap between current and future goals.
  • Ability to astutely operate in the organization, and being able to emphasize methodology, modelling and governance.
  • Ability to work closely with the users, systems designers and the developers on a project both in Agile & SDQL methodology
  • Need to be able to have an end-to-end vision, and to see how a logical design will translate into one or more physical databases, and how the data will flow through the successive stages involved.
  • The data architect will need to be able to address issues of data migration (validation, clean-up and mapping), and understanding the importance of data dictionaries
  • Coordinate with Business partners, Technical Analysts and Developers to identify and define specifications, indicate areas of system impact and continuously communicate project status and needs.
  • Manages change control processes, and ensures program/project communications.
  • Negotiates project plans, time frames, and trade-off with Business partners, and apprises management of impact to project.
  • Strong leadership, communications and presentation skills with the ability to clearly communicate status to senior management team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 12+ years of experience as a data architect, developer, data warehouse developer and / or data related operations
  • Graduation from a 4-year college or university with major course work in a discipline related to the requirements of the position is preferred.
  • Mortgage and/or Financial industry knowledge is strongly preferred.
  • Data modeling – concepts, modeling experience and be able to create from scratch.
  • Working knowledge with SQL language, (i.e. T-SQL (Microsoft), NZSQL (Netezza)).
  • Mid-level to expert knowledge in data integration concepts, source-to-target mapping techniques and requirements documentation for ETL team to follow
  • Working knowledge of Big Data concepts in organizing both structured and unstructured data is a big plus
  • Highly skilled in managing all aspects of all sizes and complexities of multiple projects simultaneously across the software development life cycle phases (SDLC).
  • Strong track record of interviewing business partners, setting and managing expectations in relation to deliverables and requirements
  • Understanding of Agile development methodologies and software project life cycle and associated methodologies.
  • Experience with standard systems analysis tools and procedures
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to establish deep understanding of clients business issues.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Proven ability to confirm testing objectives, verify requirements are testable and trace testability back to requirements

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