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KPMG Senior Director, Global Data Architect in Stamford, Connecticut

Business Title: Senior Director, Global Data Architect

Requisition Number: 70171 - 19

Function: Business Support Services

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State: CT

City: Stamford


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Senior Director, Global Data Architect to join our Global Data team which is part of KPMG International organization.


  • Works across Member Firms and Global Functions to define global data models, define consistent data definitions and standardization methodologies; defines the target state data architecture, including data flow diagrams and develops multi-year roadmaps for alignment to the target state vendors with rationalization across data and analytics and drives consistency

  • Leads a team of skilled data architects that enable data to meet the business insights and analytics needs of Member Firms and Global Functions

  • Assists in evaluating buy vs build and vendor solution evaluation to optimize speed to insight, agility, maximize firm investment, manage total cost of ownership

  • Identify opportunities for common data standards and solutions across the enterprise, which span transactional, operational and analytical platforms, collaborating within the architecture and development communities; Provide input in enterprise data strategy, identify technical solutions and capability gaps

  • Supports the development of the Global Data Strategy and the business intelligence and analytics strategy, including rationalization and optimization of related tools and capabilities

  • Works collaboratively with other Global Data colleagues to deliver data use cases to meet business objectives

  • Build, develop and lead a high performing team that deliver business value and optimizes cost and speed to insight


  • Minimum fifteen years of experience in enabling big data platforms, database architectural strategies, models for applications, metadata tables, data transformation

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; Master's degree preferred

  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule due to travel, deadlines and/or duties outside of normal business hours due to global nature of the role

  • Proven track record influencing diverse sets of stakeholders and driving common outcomes; ability to understand the complexity of a matrixed professional services firm / partnership; proven ability to lead in a matrixed manner

  • Experience in developing, transforming and delivering data strategies to enable big data, analytic and reporting capabilities, including self-service capabilities, working experience with big data technologies such Azure Data Lake Storage, Data Bricks, Synapse, Azure Data Factory, HDInsight

  • Prior knowledge in cloud data lakes, data warehouses and associated transformation to drive speed to insight and lower total cost of ownership, including establishing and deploying operational processes and controls for a hybrid data lake; ability to translate business needs into solution architecture requirements and ability to estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives

  • Outstanding verbal/written communication, collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills to lead in an environment driven by customer service and teamwork; ability to direct, motivate and empower others to work towards the organization's goals, ensuring efficient allocation of resources across multiple functions; ability to ensure execution of strategic initiatives for the organization; and able to address emerging opportunities and how organization should be organized/staffed to realize them; experience designing and building scalable infrastructure and platforms to collect and process very large amounts of data (structured and unstructured), including streaming real-time data

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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