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Data Architect

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37228

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.


A.O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees.  Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville area Workplaces, we have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build an amazing career at A. O. Smith.


This role is located in our modern Nashville Metro Center office, located just minutes from downtown with easy interstate access and free parking.


Primary Function

The Data Architect will play an integral role in defining solutions for data projects in support of business and data strategy initiatives. The incumbent will work closely with process teams, systems integrators, and developers to identify requirements and define solutions for all data integration requests.

This role is eligible for a remote work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment and training.

Scope of Responsibility

The Data Architect will provide support across a broad range of activities including Data Integration, Data Migration, Data Quality, and Data Governance. Additionally, they will support the Enterprise Data Architect in developing Data Models to support the informational needs of business. The selected candidate will have frequent interaction and communication with AOS members at all levels of the organization therefore, a poised, professional communication style is necessary.


  • Work closely with the process teams, systems integration, and developers to define data requirements, data maps, and blueprint designs.
  • Actively participate in requirements and design meetings for data integration, conversion, & migration initiatives.
  • Support process driven integration/configuration activities developing Winshuttle Evolve forms.
  • Develop workflows within Winshuttle Evolve.
  • Create views and data extracts for archived and legacy data using SSIS & SSRS.
  • Create datasets and views using Denodo data virtualization over disparate databases.
  • Be able to organize your workload based on team priorities.
  • Be willing to learn new skills whether they are directly tied to software development, software testing, server maintenance, or release and delivery.
  • Engineer and orchestrate data flows & pipelines.
  • Lead and mentor Data Analysts


Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related degree with IT Experience.

  • Professional experience can be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in Information Technology disciplines.
  • Deep understanding of relational databases, queries, & database programming.
  • Knowledge and experience with:
    1. Data Quality & Analysis.
    2. Data migration, integration, and management tools
    3. Data modeling and database design.
    4. Data warehousing, BI and analytics.


Additional Qualifications:

  • In-depth understanding of database migration principles & experience with the migration of mission critical databases across multiple database platforms.
  • Expertise in MSSQL, SSIS, and SSRS.
  • Experience with Denodo or data virtualization.
  • Experience with Winshuttle Evolve
  •  Familiarity with data visualization & virtualization tools (Denodo).
  •  Must have strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  •  Must demonstrate critical attention to detail and deadlines.
  •  Must be able to operate independently while establishing strong working relationships with co-workers.

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

This role is eligible for a remote work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment and training.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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