The California Department of Food and Agriculture is seeking an Enterprise Data Architect who has expertise in Software Engineering, Information Security Engineering, Information Technology Project Management, and System Engineering domains.

“The role and responsibilities of the EDA impacts the entire CDFA organization; therefore, the EDA will report directly to the Chief Information Officer to ensure alignment at the CDFA organizational level,” the job posting says. The data architect’s responsibilities will include:

• Develop a long-term, departmentwide vision for data architecture and standards consistent with CDFA’s strategic plan and needs.
• Document and maintain the data architecture and environment to ensure the documentation and environments remains current with CDFA’s needs.
• Develop a data management road map.
• Work with the OITS Customer Delivery Unit, the Software Development Unit, and infrastructure staff to develop policies that govern application development and project management to ensure IT solutions developed by CDFA staff meet state data security requirements and achieve long-term data veracity.
• Develop, document, and maintain a Data Governance Plan for the Department, CDFA division leadership, and individual division business program leads.
• Lead CDFA divisions and their business program leads to develop and document processes for governing the identification, collection and use of metadata.

The job is classified as an Information Technology Specialist III, and the annual salary range is $89,652 to $120,144.