Job Summary:

Acxiom has long been known as both an innovator in data marketing and as a trusted marketing partner to many of the world’s largest companies. Recently, Acxiom made a commitment to further invest in Acxiom product development to revolutionize the way that businesses utilize the vast amount of digital and off-line data available for marketing purposes. The explosion of new data elements produced through e-commerce transactions, mobile device usage, loyalty programs, social networking, on-line activity, etc. is often overwhelming for a company to sift through to make informed marketing decisions. Acxiom is committed to “refining” this data overload and transforming the way that companies deliver intelligent and appealing marketing offerings in a manner that respects consumer privacy.

A critical part of this product investment is the Enterprise Architect role, which is responsible for setting direction of the technical roadmap, and the supporting technical architecture, for the corporation for the marketing services and data products. This corporate view covers multiple products and applications and involves evaluating factors such as market and technology trends, business goals, corporate vision and cost considerations. The Enterprise Architect focuses on identifying solution patterns, as well as evangelizing and enforcing standards, in order to increase reusability across the company. The Enterprise Architect may also be called upon to provide domain expertise, performance analysis and remediation recommendations, in order to ensure clients/projects are properly serviced.

This role is about designing or diagnosing n-tier secure real-time & analytical applications that range from 4 nines to 5 nines of availability and recognized as an expert using SOA methodologies or light-weight programming stack where appropriate. Application range from commercial / open source to internally developed applications.

Responsibilities:
*Responsible for creating technical reference architectures, standards, and providing input on the technical/reference architecture.
*Audit the standards created by the Architecture Review Board / Delivery Review Board, Solutions Review Board.
*Reviews infrastructure and software architectures and designs and makes recommendations on viability, improvements, and adjudication input when conflicts or disagreements arise.
*Assist with enterprise architectures that are added to the corporate standards for future design/client implementations.
*Responsible for creating and providing input on the marketing services enterprise technical roadmaps, including: identifying the capability that is the focus of the roadmap, identifying critical system requirements and their targets; assessing major technology areas; assessing multi-national impact (if applicable); performing prototyping / POC of the new technologies, identifying technology drivers, targets, and helping with technology direction; providing technical alternatives; providing time & cost implications.
*Accountable for providing input on large scope solutions or internal project architecture that are outside the corporate standards.
*Responsible for owning enterprise architecture deliverables, including: review of the requirements and assumptions; systems infrastructure diagrams; enterprise Software component architecture (3rd party and Acxiom developed); high-level dataflow, process, and interaction diagrams; initial financial analysis (if GPE Architecture-driven process); reviewing and providing feedback on development artifacts.
*Responsible for developing enterprise architecture standards and providing facilitation, communication, and education around those standards.
*Accounts for multi-national deployment requirements when and where applicable.
*Collaborates on Enterprise Continuous Improvement.
*Responsible for lab & technology pioneering, including POC, database, technology evaluation and certification.
*Responsible for staying up-to-date with emerging industry/technology trends.
*Responsible for covering several EA architecture domains (Security, Infrastructure, Accountable for understanding Acxiom development methodologies as well as other processes across the company (i.e. procurement, data center, etc.) in order to accomplish tasks.

Required Skills:
*Application frameworks Real-time & Batch
*Virtualization & Grid Marketing Solutions
*Application & Solution Availability
*Systems Management
*Database API
*GUI, Global, Release, Data Management, Operations, Capacity Management
*Parallel Processing
*Security Architecture
*ITSM / ITIL
*Big Data Analytics
*Expert in Java
*VMware (architecture)
*IBM, Cisco
*Database experience with Oracle, Microsoft, DB2, PostGres, MySQL
*RHEL, Windows
*Desktop skills / applications (Windows, MS Office Suite / Visio)
*C or other development language
*Parallel programming concepts and systems

Software:
*SOA Suite - BPMS, BRMS. ESB, Messaging, etc.
*Enterprise portal / UI development
*Data modeling
*Business Intelligence Analytics & Reporting
*Global software development
*Software development life cycle and development methodologies

Data Management:
Application & Availability Systems Management (e.g. CA)

Nice to have:
*Real time skills plus hadoop experience
*NoSQL experience (Cassandra, Mongo, CitrusLeaf)
*Low-latency (sub 80ms)
*Ad Network experience a plus

About Acxiom:

Acxiom's expertise managing consumer data drives on-line, off-line and mobile marketing decisions for more than 7,000 global clients with worldwide annual revenue of $1.4 billion.

Interested in Acxiom? Learn about our Equal Opportunities, job postings and more @ Acxiom.com.

Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

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