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Senior Data Architect, Data Science

Job Requisition ID:  46565


Eastman’s current hiring policy encourages and prefers new hires be fully vaccinated before reporting to work in this role when possible. 


Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2021 revenues of approximately $10.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit



This is a senior-level role that will be responsible for architecting solutions and leading implementation of those solutions in accordance with data management best practices within Eastman Data Science. As part of this role, you will interact with data scientists, machine learning engineers, data engineers, BI analysts, and business users, as well as external software vendors.


The role includes strategic planning to develop a robust data architecture for Data Science and leading the execution of initiatives – including implementations of specific tools – data engineering, and data visualization for projects and large company initiatives.


This position can be fully remote, onsite (Kingsport, TN), or hybrid


Curate and validate data in support of machine learning, operations research and statistical model development and operation.

· Apply best practices in securing analytic models and output.

· Integrate advanced analytics with Eastman’s enterprise data warehouse as it transitions into a cloud-centric, automated data lake house.

· Understand and translate requirements between data scientists and data engineers.

· Acquire, transform, and present data from relational, NoSQL and API-based data sources in support of project objectives.

· Streamline and improve user integration with advanced analytic solutions.

· Advocate for greater use of advanced analytics within Eastman solutions.


Functional Skills and Capabilities


· Expert in developing and tuning complex analytics queries (SQL, DAX)

· Proficient with relational, graph and document database systems

· Proficient in scripting languages (Python, R) for use in data transformation

· Experienced ETL/ELT developer (Azure Data Factory, Apache NiFi, Apache AirFlow)

· Experience with data preparation for Data Science needs

· Experience developing Power BI dashboards, custom visuals and M-script is a plus

· Working knowledge of data virtualization (Denodo) is a plus

· Working knowledge of Azure Synapse is a plus

· Communication (written and oral) to a variety of audiences (one-on-one, groups, leadership)



Education and Experience


· B.S. in Computer Science, or comparable field providing in-depth knowledge of data architecture domain, M.S. in Computer Science is preferred

· 5+ years of experience as a data architect, data/BI engineer, or data quality analyst

· Hands-on experience with data transformation, cleaning, and pipelining frameworks

· Hands-on experience with relation and non-relational databases, structured and not-structured data

· Understanding of data science techniques and workflows

· Coding, data analysis and visualization experience


Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

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