FirstBank Data Architect in Lakewood, Colorado

Requisition Number 18-0604

Post Date 6/25/2018

Title IT Professional

Title Detail Data Architect

City Lakewood

Location Headquarters

State CO

Description Do you enjoy setting the technical direction and strategy of your organization to help align with business goals? Do you have expertise in data modeling and PL/SQL development?

Continued growth at FirstBank and technical advancements have contributed to Information Technology's expansions that are paving the way for additional improvements that will benefit the customers and employees. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about technology and possesses strong attention to detail to join our team. The growing IT staff works in a highly collaborative environment with a strong focus to continue to support FirstBank's commitment to our customers and employees.

As a Denver Post Top Workplaces award winner seven years in a row (2012-2018), FirstBank provides many great benefits for being a part of our family. From competitive salaries, employer-contributed retirement and health plans, some reduced fee banking services, paid time off, employer paid basic life insurance, short-term and long term disability policies, to holiday parties and more, you will be appreciated and made to feel at home at FirstBank.

FirstBank provides a high-paced work environment with different projects landing on your desk routinely. From building the back-end of new products, improving current products and designing internal systems, to managing our security systems, maintaining and improving infrastructure and much more, no week is the same. This is a challenging position that comes with great rewards.



•Participates in technical domain and business discussions relative to future architecture direction, aligning architectural strategy with business goals

•Contributes to the analysis, design, and development of a roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state

•Enforces policies, standards, guidelines and procedures governing enterprise data

•Maximize the data resources by reducing redundancy, enabling accessibility within security boundaries, fostering corporate understanding of the meaning of the data

•Takes part in governance process and procedures, reviewing exceptions and escalating to IT Management, if necessary

•Reviews the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements

•Reviews variances to the architecture to accommodate project needs to ensure project as well as downstream system needs are considered

•Integrates business knowledge and experience with technology changes and advances

•Develops and presents data models and views

•Develops and maintains physical data model based on project and service considerations

•Participates in the implementation and integration of leading edge technologies

•Works closely with project and subject area management to ensure alignment of plans with what is being defined and delivered

•Provides technical guidance and leadership for BI staff, developers, and testers

•Researches and evaluates emerging technology, industry and market trends

•Perform other duties and projects as assigned

Salary Commensurate with Experience


•Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with a minimum of three years related work experience

•Non-degreed personnel will have a minimum of seven years related work experience


•Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or another technical field

•Degreed personnel will have a minimum of three years of data-related work experience with increasing architectural responsibility


•PL/SQL Development

•Strong organizational skills; experience participating in large projects and balancing responsibilities of multiple projects

•Process design/re-design skills to participate in business requirements analysis

•Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with various teams (BA/Developers/Support/Business)

•Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

•Strong presentation skills

•Strong technical problem-solving skills and customer service skills

•Conversant in the application of agile development methods

•Experience and good understanding of the design of databases, data warehouses and multidimensional databases

•Able to implement, and maintain security controls in the database; understands operating system security controls


Work is performed in an office environment with moderate noise levels and light to heavy traffic. An individual in this position:

• Frequently remains stationary throughout a typical business day

• Frequently operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer

• Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, and other rooms

• Occasionally positions self to access drawers and shelves of various heights

• Frequently reaches for and handles paperwork and files

• Constantly communicates with customers, coworkers, and management in-person and on the phone

• Must be able to exchange accurate information

Work Hours Monday through Friday

Part Time No

  • FirstBank is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.

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  • FirstBank will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with FirstBank’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)