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Manager of Data and Information Solutions

Location: 

New Haven, CT, US, 06511

Category:  Information Technology

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The Knights of Columbus is a tax-exempt Catholic fraternal benefit society that provides financial security to members and their families through our life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, investment and annuity products. Charity is at the core of our missions: our profits are donated to help those in need and to support our faith - $1.73B over the past ten years.

 

While we have many employees who are not Catholic, we follow the Church’s teachings in our investment strategies and our employee benefits. As part of our religious mission, we support the pro-life cause by contributing to the March for Life and pregnancy resource centers, we oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, we are evangelists for the Catholic faith, and we help Christians who are facing religious persecution in the Middle East.  We all work together to support our two million members as they volunteer to help others in their parishes and communities around the world.

 

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Overview

The Manager, Data and Information solution leads the development and maintenance of the data pipeline including supporting the existing data echo-system and driving the modernization of data capabilities to a cloud based architecture. The Manager, Data and Information Solutions collaborates with the Manager, Data Architecture and Governance on design of current and future data warehouse and data mart solutions, including overall design, technology stacks, and architecture. The Manager, Data and Information Solutions also leads the design, development, and maintenance of ongoing metrics, reports, analyses, dashboards, and other BI and analytics solutions to drive key business decisions.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage the staff and operations for assigned area, including resource management, hiring recommendations, performance appraisals including developing and monitoring performance standards, succession planning, and all related employment issues. Ensures adherence to company policy.
  • Train or provide appropriate training and development for employees; provide direction, coach, provide feedback and support, counsel and motivates employees. Foster a positive, supportive, and fun work environment while providing opportunity for team members to try new roles and take on new responsibilities.
  • Work closely with customers to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions.
  • Collaborate with the Manager, Data Architecture and Governance on design of current and future data warehouse and data mart solutions, including overall design, technology stacks, and architecture.
  • Coordinate requirements solicitation, functional requirements definition, systems analysis, design, development and support activities through direct and indirect reports.
  • Design and automate data ingestion processes and always be thinking about the data architecture and the integrity of your data with an eye toward eliminating redundant data maintenance.
  • Create and support design patterns.
  • Lead delivery of cloud-based data architecture, warehouse, lake, vault, and mart solutions.
  • Provides subject matter expertise in the areas of Business Intelligence, Operational Reporting, and Data Analytics.
  • Understand data landscape i.e. tooling, tech stack, source systems etc. and work closely with the data architecture team to improve data collection and quality capabilities.
  • Design, document, and implement data warehouse strategies, including building ETL, ELT, and Data Pipeline processes.
  • Develop processes for loading and transforming of large volumes of structured and semi-structured data.
  • Collaborate with data architects, data modelers, and data governance practitioners to implement high-performance, highly secure solutions.
  • Use customer centric approaches for choosing courses of action or developing appropriate solutions.
  • Apply an MVP mindset to solving problems and negotiating deliverables.
  • Participate in component and data architecture design, performance monitoring, product evaluation and buy versus build recommendations including the selection of tools, technology platforms and technical evaluation of 3rd party vendor products.
  • Provide guidance and implementation support to both the technical and application teams on systems interfacing with data warehouse platforms.
  • Ensure that all components of the solutions integrate effectively into the overall IT Architecture and meet all regulatory and compliance guidelines.
  • Participate in data warehouse development by defining metadata and security standards.
  • Mentor less experienced team members.
  • Communicate with department management, Scrum masters, team members and business groups on issues and the status of work planned and completed.
  • Create and present reports as requested.
  • On-Call and/or after-hours work required.

Skills Qualifications

Required:
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Strong listening skills
  • Ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple initiatives
  • Sound judgment in decision making
  • Proven experience in overseeing the direction, development and implementation of software solutions
  • Proven experience managing diverse and rapidly evolving IT platform and solutions
  • Proven experience leading and managing technology teams in the delivery of business outcomes
  • Strong experience in functional and technical analysis/design
  • Possesses a full range of application management, strategic management, business process improvement, financial management, strong leadership and influencing skills
  • Has an understanding of the industry and the implications of emerging technologies for the wider business environment
  • Experienced in application management delivery methodologies (agile, iterative, DevOps, waterfall, testing, micro-services, lean six sigma, etc.)
  • Knowledgeable in IT Service Management and experienced in ITIL Service Design, Service Operation and Service Transition
  • 3-5 years’ experience working with Data Warehouse, lake, and mart platforms
  • Hands-on experience with one or more cloud-based data warehouse platforms
  • Strong knowledge of EAI/SOA best practices, development methodologies and standards
  • Hands on experience implementing and supporting Enterprise wide data integrations
  • Understanding of REST and SOAP Web Service and how to uses SoapUI, REST API clients
  • Ideal candidate will have experience with SQL, one or more programming languages, and possess strong troubleshooting skills Preferred:
  • Insurance background i.e. Life Insurance or other insurance related products desirable
  • Experience creating and managing APIs in a Data as a Service environment desirable
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau a plus

Education

Required:
  • BA or BS in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field
  • 10-15 years or more related work experience

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a majority of the workday.

KofC Cares

Our mission is focused on family and faith, and we support our employees in seeking a balanced life.

 

Employee benefits include:

 

Time Away: 13 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and paid sick leave, and flexible workweek schedules.

 

Professional Development: Certifications, designation, and tuition reimbursement.

 

Retirement Benefits: 401(k) retirement savings plan with matching company contributions, and cash balance retirement plans fully funded by the company.

 

Health and Wellness:

 

  • Short-term disability and term life insurance fully paid for by the company;
  • Up to 12 weeks of childbirth leave under STD policy.
  • One week of fully paid parental leave for all new parents, including adoptive and foster parents.
  • A variety of health insurance options, including premium-level family coverage and a pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions. The Order's health plans do not cover abortion, sterilization, or contraception, and the Order has helped advocate for other employers who do not want to provide coverage.
  • Long-term disability insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Health club membership reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program

 


Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford