Specialist Arlington, Virginia


For more than 19 years, financial institutions in the Federal, private and public sectors have called on FI Consulting to address complex and high-stakes analytical challenges that are closely scrutinized by executives, auditors, regulators and stakeholders. We help clients succeed by applying our core strengths in business applications of Data Management, Analytics, Modeling, and Business Architecture to gain insight into finances, loans, performance, manage risk, and improve operations.

FI Consulting is a fast-moving, high-growth firm with huge potential. FI offers variety, challenge, responsibility and the opportunity to realize your leadership potential.

FI’s Data Management Domain encompasses the methodologies, tools, and approaches that transform client data into a valuable asset, including data strategy and governance, data quality, and data architecture and modeling. FI’s Data Domain Leader is responsible for driving the development and growth of this critical part of our business. The Data Domain Leader works closely with peer Domain Leaders as well as FI’s delivery, sales, and executive teams.


  • Clearly define the Data Management Domain in terms of the business problems that the domain solves, the methodologies/tools/technologies used to solve them, and value propositions.
  • Define the desired future state of the domain—including priority development areas—and create and execute plans to achieve it.
  • Actively monitor the market and synthesize a point of view on the best solutions and approaches to solve business problems. Understand advantages and disadvantages of competing approaches.
  • Be active in the data community by speaking at conferences, writing whitepapers, and participating in panel discussions
  • Design and implement solutions to solve client problems within the domain
  • Develop and implement training approaches to grow FI’s capabilities within the domain
  • Play a key sales role by exploring client problems and advising on solutions
  • Lead technical solution development for proposal writing efforts
  • Identify talent and mentor future domain specialists and leaders
  • Act as a leader and owner, inspiring others internally and externally to follow your vision
  • Secure and protect company and client data and information and prevent its improper disclosure.

Required qualifications

  • Leadership aptitude
  • 7+ years of experience delivering data management and analytics projects
  • 3+ years of experience managing projects and teams
  • Experience implementing Enterprise Data Management (EDM) and corporate data governance strategies, standards, and policies
  • In-depth knowledge of data structures, data warehouse concepts, and data modeling
  • Experience designing data architectures including relational, document, and graph
  • Experience implementing data security protocols
  • Experience developing and automating extraction, transform, and load (ETL) processes including using enterprise data integration tools (Informatica, Matillion, Talend, Alteryx)
  • Experience using and evaluating enterprise database platforms (Oracle, IBM, SAP HANA, SQL Server, PostgreSQL)
  • Experience supporting and governing critical metadata management
  • Experience with cloud-based data infrastructures (AWS, Azure, Snowflake, or GCP) including native storage and tooling solutions
  • Experience writing SQL and one or more general purpose languages such as Python, R, Java, or Scala
  • Familiarity with big data tools (Hadoop, Spark, Presto, Kafka, Cassandra)
  • Familiarity with graph databases (RDF, property, and accompanying databases)
  • Understanding of software engineering processes and principles
  • Understanding of industry trends related to methodologies and technologies, including new and emerging cloud technologies
  • Ability to coach and mentor all levels of team members
  • Ability to articulate highly technical information in a simple, concise, clear, and understandable manner

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in the financial services industry, including model risk management, credit risk, CCAR, CECL, and fraud detection.
  • Familiarity with container based environments (Docker/Kubernetes)
  • Familiarity with Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO)
  • Ability to converge graph database capabilities with data mining, machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), visualization and other graph user interface techniques
  • Familiarity with graph embeddings and ability to train neural networks and deep learning systems
  • Proficiency in SPARQL and other graph query languages and prior work with graph databases
  • Familiarity with API design in Java or Python, including REST and GraphQL
  • Familiarity with implementing machine learning models in Python, SAS, or R
  • Working experience with a data catalog/data governance platform such as Collibra or Solidatus
  • Experience working with DCAM and ACT-IAC maturity models
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools and techniques
  • Prior consulting experience

Successful candidates will possess: 

  • Desire to deliver exceptional value to FI’s clients and teammates and take the necessary steps to enable their success
  • Proactive and innovative approaches to problem solving and solution development
  • Drive to always look for ways to improve processes
  • Reliability, trustworthiness, honesty, and commitment
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly, and to take on a broad range of analytical and management tasks
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and technical writing skills
  • Ability to confidently interact with all levels of our clients’ organizations
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment

Additional Requirements:

  • Authorized to work in the United States as a permanent resident or US Citizen.  We are not able to sponsor or accept any visa holders at this time including H1B.
  • Successfully pass a background investigation and drug screening.
  • Reside in the DC Metro area within 30 days of hire.
  • Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine or exemption. 

Our Company Values & Operates on:

  • A Commitment to Creating Value for our Clients and our Employees
  • A Flat Management Structure that is Still Led by one of the Original Founders
  • An Emphasis on Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Employee Development and Career Growth
  • Continuous Improvement
  • An Entrepreneurial Culture that Rewards Finding, Developing, and Owning Business

FLSA Designation - This is an exempt position. FI Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. FI Consulting participates in E-Verify.