Data Architect

Location US-IA-Des Moines
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/15/2022 11:42 AM)
Job ID
# Positions
Information Technology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time



Join the Kemin team as a Data Architect!  This full-time position will work within our global team to monitor and maintain a portion of our global business intelligence (BI) platform. The primary responsibility will be supporting one or more of our BI applications, which could potentially include Power BI, SSASSRS, our data warehouse, any of our SQL servers,both on premises and on-cloud, or Power Query through Excel. In this role, you will be expected to take ownership of one or more of these systems from a Tier 3 perspective, and assist with tracking issues, coordinating training, updating documentation, assisting the development team in coordination of new features and bug fixing(if applicable), and communicating with business on status of open items. They will be responsible for understanding the future roadmap of the entire BI platform and being able to implement new features and upgrades in order to take advantage of the full functionality of the system. They will need to be able to work with a global team coordinating tasks and projects in order to keep existing systems running well and implement new technologies to move the company forward.


This position may be located at our Worldwide Headquarters in Des Moines, IA or remotely. 


We Are Kemin 


We are visionaries who see things differently and are inspired by the world around us.  


We have been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century.   


We are a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services.  


For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products to customers in more than 120 countries.   


Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.


As a Kemin team member, you’ll receive…  


  • A competitive financial package- in addition to your salary, we offer an uncapped bonus opportunity, 401k match program, and paid vacation and holidays. 
  • Robust health and wellness support- we are proud to offer a fitness reimbursement (for your whole family!), an on-site fitness center, restaurant with seasonal fresh food options (and the ability to order food to bring home), and free fresh fruit in break areas- to name a few.  
  • Continued learning opportunities- Kemin offers tuition reimbursement and recently launched a new corporate university with online and in-person training opportunities for growth and development throughout your entire career.  
  • The chance to give back to our world- Through our foundation of servant leadership, we are proud to offer ample service opportunities, including paid time off to do so. Kemin has a valued corporate partnership with both The World Food Program and Habitat for Humanity, in addition to many local initiatives. 
  • Opportunities to support our valued educators- Kemin is a proud sponsor of the Iowa Governor's Stem Advisory Council where we fund annual teacher's awards. In addition, we have a robust internship and externship program, and frequently host student tours. 





  • Lead initiatives on cloud infrastructure implementation
  • Parter with global team members on cross-functional teams 
  • Build solutions to data challenges, documenting solutions and presenting to teams
  • Serve as the primary assigned technical expert on a BI platform system by working to resolve assigned issues within that system and coordinating with teams on system solutions
  • Takes ownership of the system by understanding the platform fully
  • Act as a key point of contact for any additional team members who may also be working with the same global software system
  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic BI platform problems



  • Bachelor's degree in Data Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years' experience working on a BI platform system
  • Demonstrated experience working with PowerBI, Power Query, Azure SQL, Azure Data Factory
  • Azure DP203 certification is a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of data structures, data relationships, and data modeling practices and standards
  • Candidate must be a customer oriented, team player, have strong communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Research, understand, participate,and contribute to the goals and mission of the IT Department and the company as a whole
  • Perform all responsibilities of this position while continually presenting a positive and professional example for the rest of the team and the company
  • Ability to train users at different skill levels
  • Experience with help desk ticketing software
  • Experience with incident troubleshooting and escalation
  • Possess effective prioritizing and project management skills


Kemin is an equal opportunity employer, and all reasonable accommodation will be considered. 


A post-offer background check and drug screen is required.  Additional pre-employment requirements may be necessary based on position.   




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