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Kiewit Corporation Cloud Data Architect - Kiewit Technology Group in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 127740

Job Level: Senior Level

Department: Information Technology

Market: Corporate Home Office

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

As a Cloud Data Architect at Kiewit, you’ll play a pivotal role in the design, development and implementation of Kiewit Technology Groups’ Kiewit Data Platform (KDP) initiative. The goal of the KDP is to provide an enterprise-wide data infrastructure foundation that will supply the business with high quality, certified data sets that will support and enable the future of the business. Working with a cross-functional team of architects, you’ll help craft a vision for the KDP as a whole as well as it’s specific components such as data lake, cloud data warehouse, streaming and ingestion systems, etc. This is a unique opportunity to help lead a transformation from a traditional on-prem infrastructure to a cloud-based enterprise data platform that will serve as the foundation for the next 5-10 years of digital transformation efforts at Kiewit.

At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative. We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too.

District Overview

Kiewit Technology Group’s (KTG) mission is to deliver project schedule and cost certainty by employing technology designed by and for the construction industry. Our team deploys apps to the field that increase profitability by maximizing the way we use our people and resources in daily operations. KTG uses the Kiewit Management System (KMS), which includes systems and tools that manage every part of Kiewit’s business and lifecycle of a project, to improve planning and day-to-day execution in the field by giving our people real-time data to make faster, smarter decisions. Every day our employees make an impact the efficiency of the iconic projects Kiewit builds and you can too.


This position will be based out of Omaha, NE, or Lenexa, KS. These are shared service centers in a professional office setting.


  • Drive analysis, design, development and implementation of the Kiewit Data Platform and its key components including data warehouses, data lakes, ingestion, and movement

  • Help establish, evangelize, and maintain the vision and roadmap for the Kiewit Data Platform

  • Develop the transition plans and roadmaps to migrate from our legacy infrastructure and systems to the new KDP architecture

  • Work with the data engineering team, data scientists, data analysts, and business partners to understand various data needs and implement scalable platform-wide solutions leveraging the KDP

  • Provide forward-thinking technology leadership in developing innovative solutions with a strong emphasis on continual improvement in automating our infrastructure and software release processes

  • Stay current with cloud and data technology and trends and optimize our cloud infrastructure for Kiewit’s evolving needs.

  • Mentor junior technology team members in best practices, technical options, and expediting technical solutions

  • Document and communicate complex concepts effectively to a diverse group of stakeholders


  • 7+ years of experience in designing/architecting and maintaining enterprise data systems

  • Strong experience with data warehouses, enterprise data movement technologies such as Informatica, ETL/ELT tools, and analytics platforms such as Power BI

  • Significant experience designing, developing, implementing and/or operating cloud infrastructure environments in one of the three major cloud providers: Azure, AWS or GCP

  • Experience with Teradata and BTEQ scripting is preferred

  • Extensive experience working with data using SQL, particularly in Microsoft databases and environments

  • Previous experience working with modern cloud data technologies such as Snowflake, AWS Redshift, Azure Synapse, Databricks, etc. is a big plus

  • Knowledge of and experience with Machine Learning platforms, tools, and libraries is preferred

  • Previous experience aligning technology roadmaps with strategic business goals and initiatives

  • Proven ability to develop great relationships with co-workers, credibility with leadership, and rapport for getting things done with stakeholders

  • Experience with multiple relational and NO SQL databases

  • Ability to set technical direction for a project or application

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Company: Kiewit