Manager, Data Architecture

Main Office: Off Site (MOO)




The Manager, Data Architecture is responsible for the growth & management of a team of developers & engineers who build & implement modern data warehouse solutions to support BI processes & procedures for the company. They're a hands-on leader who works in close collaboration with data teams, business users, & project teams, to design, develop, & refine modern data strategies and solutions that strategically align to the BI, data & analytics needs across the portfolio.


  • Coordinates team member selection and development and ensures team members comply with appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to Suns Timekeeping Policy by reviewing, verifying accuracy, approving and submitting direct report(s) time recorded.
  • Partners with Team Relations on team member counseling and recommendation of termination when appropriate.
  • Conducts team member performance reviews and recommends compensation adjustments.
  • Oversees the design, development, & implementation of a new, upgraded Azure data platform including enterprise data lake & data warehouse in alignment with strategic objectives & organizational goals
  • Identifies & implements continuing improvements to maintain the highest level of integrity & accessibility for ongoing data needs
  • Develops & maintains relationships with architects, developers, project teams, vendors, & business experts to ensure data management solutions are supported
  • Obtains a thorough understanding of Suns data & current-state data warehouse structures to complete analysis & identify dependencies & opportunities for improvement
  • Works in close collaboration with business experts, developers, analysts & project teams to understand data requirements, integration needs, constraints, & performance requirements
  • Oversees the creation of technical & design documentation that is thorough, accessible & continuously maintained
  • Collaborates with business leaders & the BI team to develop & implement data governance & data management strategies
  • Ensures data management platform & structure maintains compliance with industry best practices, SOX & other compliance requirements, SOD, audit logging, & data risk management
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Continues to build Suns enterprise data lake & data warehouse using Azure data platform technologies including Databricks, Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse, & APIs


  • Bachelor's Degree in Data Management, Information Technology, Computer Science or related (Required)
  • 6 years of related work experience in data architecture, data management & development
  • 3 years experience with database redesign & transition
  • 2 years leadership experience and direct oversight of team members in a medium-large, diverse organization
  • Hands-on design & development experience with multiple data technologies, including data warehouse, big data, data integration & ETL
  • Familiarity with data exploration/data visualization tools like Tableau, PowerBI, Looker, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex technical language & communicate concepts & problems into understandable terms
  • Prior experience in manufactured housing or real estate industry (Preferred)
  • Prior experience with NetSuite, SAP, &/or Salesforce (Preferred)
  • 6 years experience in database technologies - SQL Server, Oracle, SAP, etc. (Required)
  • Advanced knowledge of database development & data management technologies, application development & data integration technologies
  • 2 years of experience with modern data platform & Big Data architecture using tools - Azure Databricks, Data Factory, Synapse, Data Lake & Data Warehouse (Required)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with & advise senior leadership


At Sun Communities, you will be part of an industry-leading organization where you will be challenged, inspired, rewarded and transformed. We place a high priority on our team members, and this is a big part of what sets us apart. We will ask you to give us your very best every day, and will challenge you with interesting work, stretch assignments, a collaborative and supportive work environment and plenty of learning and growth. In exchange, we will reward you with great pay, advancement opportunities, paid time off, great benefits, and flexibility.

  • Comprehensive Medical and Prescription coverage with 4 plan options so you can choose the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family
  • Comprehensive Dental and Vision Plans
  • On-Site Fitness Center with Free Personal Training & Group Fitness Classes
  • Voluntary Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance and Dependent Life
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with Sun matching contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Legal Assistance Plan
  • Pet Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program providing financial support to team members who further their formal education
  • Vacation RV Site Discounts for team members when visiting SunRV Resorts across the nation
  • Team Member Perks & Discounts program with hundreds of discounts on things like travel, merchandise, mobile phone service, and more
  • Up to six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth of a child, adoption, or placement of a child
  • Paid Time Off including ten holidays, vacation, personal, sick time, bereavement and pay for jury duty


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Southfield, MI, US

Employment Type:  Regular
Classification:  Full Time
Job Reference:  128338

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