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General Dynamics Information Technology Data Modernization Lead in Arnold, Missouri

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Job Family: Functional Experts

We are looking for a passionate Data Analyst/Architect to join our team. This position requires an experienced personnel with leadership experience in data modernization and standardization who will conduct full lifecycle activities to include requirements analysis and design, develop analysis and reporting capabilities, and continuously monitor performance and quality control plans. This work involves designing and administering data collection tools, cleaning, merging, and managing new and existing data sets as well as establishing and maintaining data quality procedures to ensure accuracy and timeliness of data.

  • Monitor and report system resource consumptions to assure databases meet requirements

  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets

  • Identify and define database processes improvement opportunities

  • Develop and implement data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality

  • Coordinate with the database developers and ensure implementation of standards and modular structures

  • Design & administer all schemas in SQL Server databases; includes management of all database objects & dependencies

  • Create and manage the Data Flow & Data Modeling for multiple systems

  • Develop database architectural strategies at the modeling, design and implementation stages to address business or industry requirements

  • Responsible for monitoring, verifying & tracking all structure changes in SQL Server and other databases through source control

  • Work along with the development lead in approving database structure changes and updates prior to releases

  • Manage & update the entity relationship diagrams (ERDs) (logical & physical) for SQL Server and other databases

  • Review, update, & manage data dictionaries for all schemas in SQL Server

  • Coordinate with business users, stakeholders, and internal team members (proxy product owner, development lead, developers, testers) to get a clear understanding of requirements and ensure integrity of data at delivery.


Required skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years’ experience. (Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related area is preferred)

  • 5+ years of current experience as a database architect with Microsoft SQL Server

  • Extensive experience in the development of databases objects including stored procedures, triggers, views and functions

  • Experience with trouble shooting database performance issues including optimization

  • Extensive experience with packaging and delivering database updates for production releases

  • Experience with creating database documentation including ERD’s, data dictionaries and architecture diagrams.

  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques

  • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages, databases (SQL etc), programming (XML, Javascript, or ETL frameworks)

  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing large datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS etc)

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

Desired skills and experience:

  • Extensive experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or higher

  • Experience working in an Agile development team is preferred

  • In depth experience in data analysis

  • Superior technical documentation skills


  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail and requirements with the ability to meet project deadlines

  • Ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.