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Business Information Architect Lead - Remote

Company: USAA
Location: Allen
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose of Job

We are seeking a talented Business Information Architect Lead for our San Antonio, Texas facility. This person may also work remotely in a 100% Remote Work Environment.

The candidate selected for the Position will engage with internal enterprise customers and/or support other USAA entities. The candidate will work to convert complex business needs into meaningful information through the creation of organized, cohesive design artifacts. Artifacts can/will include information models, capabilities, mappings, success measures, governance documents, etc. The candidate will also collaborate with various leaders and partnered Architecture Disciplines (Technical and Business) as well as participate in forums and agile

Job Requirements

About USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.


Our most meaningful qualification isn't technical, it's human. Here, we don't just sit in front of a screen. We stand behind our 13 million members who rely on us every day.

We're proud of USAA's strong history -- and we're even more passionate about our future. That's why we have a team of supportive and collaborative hardworking technology professionals focused on doing more for our members. And why we're continuing to add innovative problem solvers to our team. With us, you'll find exciting challenges that inspire you to continue learning and growing.


  • Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.
  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.
  • Follows written risk and compliance policies, standards, and procedures for business activities.
  • Leads the performance of regular assessments of the health and maturity of information capabilities for a given domain.
  • Applies expert knowledge to identify new information capabilities to support business capabilities of a given business domain and recommends viable and sustainable solutions,
  • Applies expert knowledge of governance standards and regulatory implications of internal information management practices.
  • Mentors others to effectively apply reference models to articulate business information requirements.
  • Influences direction for metadata storage and relationships in information architecture tools; mentoring peers on effective utilization of information governance tools to include Infosphere Data Architect (IDA), Infosphere Governance Catalog (IGC), Infosphere Metadata Workbench to create information architecture deliverables.
  • Leads efforts in defining the mission, goals, critical success factors, principles, policies and Statements of Direction for information strategy and architecture (IS&A).
  • Guides business and development activities and ensures alignment to published IS&A direction, taking appropriate action when deviation is observed.
  • Develops, approves, and governs IS&A artifacts to include statements of direction, logic models, decision matrices, information capabilities, information categories, business entities, and conceptual models.
  • Influences and consults on information design across the domain, including collaboration with the design team; displays deep/broad business knowledge.
  • Educates stakeholders on the value and practice of IS&A; demonstrates the development and nurturing of healthy stakeholder relationships; develops effective models to convey complex concepts; leads stakeholders to recognize, explore, and explicitly state their assumptions.
  • Influences other architectural discipline, providing information requirements to inform information architecture direction, technical and data design decisions.
  • Understands end to end change impact by managing linkages from information capabilities to technical assets (operational + analytical).
  • Leads the development and maintenance of a conceptual model for information capabilities for a given domain.
  • Provides consultation and guidance regarding the usage of the enterprise integrated logical model for use in development.
  • Sets the direction regarding appropriate data sources to be used in solution development and delivery. Minimum requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Information Architecture, Information Management, Information and Data Science, Information Studies or a related technical field; OR 4 years of related experience in information management (in addition to the minimum years of experience required) may be substituted in lieu of degree.
    • 8 years of experience in information and/or data architecture to include strategy, planning, and delivery oversight OR If Advanced degree, 6 years of experience in information or data architecture.
    • 3 years of direct and/or indirect management experience.
    • Direct hands-on experience with modern data architecture environments (Cloud, Hadoop, NoSQL, etc.).
    • Proven ability to embrace new technologies of the future and operationalize these to deliver value (Data Virtualization, Cloud).
    • Extensive experience working with data analysis tools and leveraging reporting and data analysis that molds the way user experiences are designed.
    • In-depth knowledge of architectural principles and extensive experience applying principles to business solutions.
    • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations. When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.

      Preferred experience:
      • Knowledge and experience with Information Management Disciplines such as Data Quality, Data Lineage, Metadata Management, and Data Governance.
      • Knowledge of Cloud Technologies such as AWS, GCP, and Azure.
      • Knowledge and experience working across multiple organizational entities
      • Experience in conceptional modeling utilizing tools such as Erwin and IDA.
      • Knowledge of analytical environments and tools
      • Modern data architecture experience (Cloud, Hadoop, NoSQL, etc.)
      • Proven ability to embrace new technologies of the future and operationalize these to deliver value (Data Virtualization, Cloud). The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.


        USAA has an effective method for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this skill is: $135,200 - $243,500

        Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

        Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average.

        Shift premium: will be addressed on an individual-basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours.


        At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

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