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Manager

Company: H&R Block
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

What you'll do... At H&R Block, your contributions will go far beyond any job description. When you join our team, you'll add to the momentum of a forward-thinking company-one that defined an industry and is now leading its transformation. H&R Block is transforming tax preparation through data to ensure that every client we serve gets the best tax outcome possible. The Data Architect will be an individual contributor in the Data Science & Analytics department and will play a critical and hands-on technical role in this data transformation. He/she will hold responsibility for the development and implementation of the information architecture to support data science, analytics, and reporting needs. He/she will collaborate with teams within Data Science & Analytics, including the data-engineering and information-governance teams, as well as with the larger architectural and IT communities, develop and drive awareness of information strategy and architecture, and build the design around the full set of information capabilities that support business capabilities. This new role will focus on the elements required to manage all aspects of information (both structured and unstructured) from business requirements to logical and physical design. This role will span the full information lifecycle from acquisition, through cleansing, transformation, classification and storage to presentation, security, privacy and archiving. The key role of the Data Architect includes understanding of databases (relational, hierarchical, object-oriented, graph), defining taxonomies, and business-intelligence frameworks. The Data Architect must be capable of designing centralized or distributed systems that both address the user's requirements and perform efficiently and effectively. Day to day, you'll... Lead the creation of an data-architecture function at H&R Block and create a strategy for treating data as a strategic asset Serve as the technical expert within Data Science & Analytics driving the creation of a new data environment that includes data storage, a full technology stack to support analytics, governance capabilities, and reporting services Lead the performance of regular assessments of the health and maturity of information capabilities for a given domain Apply expert knowledge to identify new information capabilities needed to support business capabilities Create, build, and maintain an information-capability repository Lead efforts in defining the mission, goals, critical success factors, and policies for information strategy and information architecture Understand end-to-end change impact by managing linkages from information capabilities to technical assets (operational and analytical) Lead the development and maintenance of an integrated enterprise logical data model to understand data and its inter-dependencies Contribute to the selection, oversight, and maintenance of software and other tools used by the Data Science & Analytics team Collaborate and communicate effectively within cross-functional teams that span internal Data Science & Analytics teams, IT, business groups, and executive stakeholders Be a positive force to cultivate a culture that is passionate about developing analytics and reporting as a business competency About H&R Block... We're here to live our purpose-to provide help and inspire confidence in our clients and communities everywhere. We take our work personally, because we know what it represents: Families and homes. Livelihoods and lives. We've been true to that purpose since brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded our company in 1955. Since then, we've grown to approximately 12,000 tax offices throughout the United States and around the world. When you join our team, you'll add to the momentum of a forward-thinking company-one that defined an industry and is now leading its transformation. What you'll bring to the team... Bachelor's degree in Information Architecture, Information Management, Computer Science, or a related technical field (or equivalent work experience and technical skills) 5 or more years of experience in information and/or data architecture to include strategy, planning, and delivery oversight A strong point of view and fresh ideas in this space, with a willingness to lead change Working knowledge of different reference architectures (TOGAF, ZACHMAN, etc.) Experience performing architecture maturity assessments Experience in creating current-state and target-state architecture and data-flow diagrams Thorough knowledge of technical architecture and data concepts like data sources, data integration, and ETL, data warehouse, data marts, reporting etc. Understanding and ability to use different methodologies, architecture approaches, and techniques as indicated by client needs & business maturity, such as Inmon, Kimball, Data Vault, etc. Understanding of approaches to Master Data Management and the technology to support an MDM program Expertise in relevant tools and technology solutions Strong communication, presentation, interpersonal, and analytical skills, and an ability to work with highly technical teams in a fast-paced environment #hrbjobSDL2017

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