Alation Engineer

Category: Software Development/ Engineering

Main location: United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

Position ID: J0823-0697

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

We are looking for an Alation expert in data governance to advise and support our clients designing and implementing their data governance strategy, while ensuring that its principles are reflected in their policies and processes. Your main tasks will be to support of client defining their data standards in collaboration with the different functions of the organization, while ensuring the awareness and adoption of their policies and guidelines, which also requires strong project and change management skills. In addition to consulting, you will also be involved in building-up a center of expertise about data governance in our AI and Data Analytics team. You will also have the opportunity to develop yourself and deepen your knowledge with our various upskilling programs, and work with very international and highly motivated teams, in an environment that promotes diversity, innovation and intrapreneurship. You should be able to review current systems, requirements documentation and be able to propose ideas for System improvements. You should be able to closely work with designers, analysts and should be able to develop detailed level of specifications. In addition, all assigned tasks have to be delivered as per stipulated timelines, adhering to quality procedures and any work experience with blended model.

You should have excellent communication skills, Team Player with very good analytical and organizational skills. You should be flexible enough to learn new technologies/products and come up to speed on different technologies in very short period of time.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Experience with Alation installation, integration or administration

• Experience in Springboot framework for Microservices JSON RestAPI

• API flows

• Define processes, roles and responsibilities related to data ownership and data governance and ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the company's principal data assets

• Define data standards and ensure that they are understood and managed effectively across the organizations

• Define indicators of performance and quality metrics and ensure compliance with data related policies, standards, roles and responsibilities

• Address cross-functional data issues and set policies and guidelines

• Support building a data culture by raising awareness of data governance and data management best practices

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Primary Skills:

• Minimum of 3 years work experience in building data governance structures, setting up data management best practices, data standardization and cleaning processes

• Strong SQL development skills using SQL, T-SQL, PL/SQL, stored procedures etc.

• Knowledge of creating and delivering modern data platforms that will pro`vide advanced analytical capabilities

• Knowledge of Integration, Testing, and Development processes

• Demonstrated ability to acquire and apply new skills and technologies to various problem domains.

• Experience of engaging, monitoring, and improving the performance of internal and external stakeholders in roles such as Data Owner, Data Steward and Application Owners

• Strong project management and change management skills

• Experience in data catalogs and data warehouse/ data lake environments

• Experience in working with cross-functional teams

• Experience in stakeholder management, with strong communication skills

• Knowledge of one or more Data Governance, Data Quality or Data Catalogue tools (e.g. Purview , SAP MDG , Informatica, Erwin, Collibra, EDQ, Alation, etc)

“CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $59,000 - $156,700.”

At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. CGI’s benefits include:

• Competitive base salaries

• Eligibility to participate in an attractive Share Purchase Plan (SPP) in which the company matches dollar-for-dollar contributions made by eligible employees, up to a maximum, for their job category

• 401(k) Plan and Profit Participation for eligible members

• Generous holidays, vacation, and sick leave plans

• Comprehensive insurance plans that include, among other benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, out-of-county emergency coverage in all countries of employment;

• Back-up child care, Pet insurance, a Member Assistance Program, a 529 college savings program, a personal financial management tool, lifestyle management programs and more



  • Big Data

  • Data Quality Management

  • Java

  • SQL

  • System Mgt (Monitoring/Sched)

What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees “members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

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