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Sand Cherry Associates

Cloud Data Architect, MS Azure

13 April 2024
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£52000 - £98000 / year

Job Description

Company Profile 


At Sand Cherry Associates, we excel in the design and delivery of strategic customer-centric initiatives through digitally-native, data-empowered solutions.  Our client’s confidence in us is centered on exceptionally skilled, high-energy talent working with the support of the full Sand Cherry team.  Finding the right match for this role is a critical aspect of continuing that success.  



We are looking for a seasoned data architect with exceptional experience in Microsoft Azure and optimizing data flow within a BI environment.  The developer will work to support a Sand Cherry Healthcare client with their database administrative and development needs.  Please note that all candidates MUST authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship or C2C. East coast candidates preferred.



Duties & Responsibilities 


  • Responsible for the design, structure, and maintenance of data, usually organized in relational databases 
  • Determines end user requirements for data usage including analytics and visualization 
  • Ensures the accuracy and accessibility of data relevant to client’s organization or project 
  • Identifies and creates connections to relevant data sources from within the organization as well as third party sources including government data sources 
  • Assists in defining how data will be stored, consumed, integrated and managed by different data entities  
  • Assesses existing data architecture and data management processes to determine gaps and means of optimization 
  • Creates vision and documents resource requirements for organizational structure to support all phases of client data initiatives 
  • Supports BI reporting and analytic requirements including GIS data visualization 
  • Defines supplemental data collection methods including manual survey processes as necessary 
  • Defines user access models for internal and public models and techniques to allow user inquiry and presentation of quantitative and visual findings from data analytics 
  • Leverages strong skills in data modeling and logic  
  • Creates effective quality and data integrity standards and processes 
  • Aggregrates data from various sources to uncover cross-functional insights



Desired Skills and Experience 

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related 
  • 5-7 years of experience in cloud data architecture  
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Azure or AWS
  • Proven ability to write SQL code and have familiarity with SQL server
  • Proficiency in ETL and ELT tools and techniques including Azure Data Factory
  • Excellent scripting and programming skills including Python and R 
  • Proven ability to work with team members in a robust BI environment 
  • Proven ability to document and adhere to business requirements 
  • Proven ability to communicate with clients at any level 
  • Data-oriented, well-organized personality 
  • Experience with cloud system administration and governance
  • Experience working with various data sources and formats including APIs, SFTPs, and flat files
  • Experience implementing cloud solutions from inception to steady state
  • Azure DP-900, DP-203, AZ-305 (these are certifications)


Our team is unique — we are passionate about what we do. At Sand Cherry, our consultants know they are impacting and shaping our clients’ industries. We recognize our employees for their contributions. Our culture is one of the most friendly and communicative in the consulting industry. Sand Cherry is not a top-heavy organization. We offer the opportunity to be part of a digital workforce. Discover the experience that only comes with self-responsibility in the workplace. Our team members manage their own workloads and are expected to deliver exceptional work for our clients. Professional career growth is one of our main priorities, as we affirm that investing in our consultants and empowering our people will also deliver the best results and value for our clients.