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Semantic Data Architect

Engineering | Remote, - / +4 hrs from PDT | Contract | From $80.00 to $100.00 per hour

Job Description

JOB TYPE: Freelance, Contract Position - No agencies (See notes below)

LOCATION: Remote (TimeZone: BST, CST, EST)

HOURLY RANGE: Our client is looking to pay $80 - $100 USD / HR

ESTIMATED DURATION: 40Hrs/Week - Long-term, ongoing project


Braintrust ( is a user-controlled talent network, where you keep 100% of what you earn and get a say in how the network is run with the BTRST token. We've onboarded some of the world's most reputable brands and now we need a Semantic Data Architect for one of our clients.  



Global supply chain management is what we do but at the heart of Expeditors you will find professionalism, leadership, and a friendly environment, all of which foster an innovative, customer and technology focused approach to logistics and supply chain management.

Job Responsibilities

  • Define and lead the semantic modeling practice for the organization
  • Analyze, define, and architect the knowledge of logistics and the requirements for supply chain visibility and collaboration solutions
  • Provide comprehensive semantic models that are both human and machine readable
  • Define key business concepts, attributes, and relationships and organize them into ontologies, taxonomies and glossaries
  • Work closely with key business and technology SMEs to define and design models representing a variety of domains, including partner models, canonical and metadata models, and implementation models
  • Create and maintain effective mapping, visibility, and traceability across models
  • Determine and govern approach for managing master and reference data (e.g., canonical, partner specific data, mapping between sources)
  • Define events for transforming and mapping data inputs to canonical representations
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement opportunities for automation (e.g., XML/JSON to RDF/TTL), natural language processing, fact extraction)
  • Define and enable effective and responsive change management and governance processes
  • Establish semantic model patterns and definitions (e.g., objects, attributes, relationships, metadata)
  • Establish business domain model patterns and definitions (e.g., itineraries, locations, events, agents, rates)

Works with

  • Program management - To understand, elaborate, and implement strategy, vision, and business requirements
  • Project management - To plan and implement specific customer and data provider integrations through models and data flows and requirements
  • Development - To collaborate on the implementation of requirements balancing coding and model driven development  
  • UX - To plan and model user experience expectations, and provide traceability from the interface to data sources
  • DBAs - To collaborate on efficient/effective storage and retrieval of semantic data structures
  • ML/AI - To understand the data needs for ML/AI (data wrangling, prep, and cleansing), and collaborate on solution requirements
  • QA - To define expectations and processes for modeling data quality requirements and validating during solution implementation

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Essential Skills
  • Semantic modeling
  • Taxonomy and ontology development
  • Enterprise scale data analysis and modeling
  • Natural ability to observe, listen, ask why
  • Determining the right approach to effectively facilitate, negotiate, influence
  • Team building
  • Training, mentoring, leading others
  • Adaptable communication and the ability to explain details and concepts
  • Ability to simplify the complex, mitigate risk, deal with ambiguity


Qualified candidates will be invited to do a screening interview with the Braintrust staff. We will answer your questions about the project, and our platform.  If we determine it is the right fit for both parties, we'll invite you to join the platform and create a profile to apply directly for this project.  

C2C Candidates: This role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency. But if you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around your consulting practice, this is well aligned with Braintrust and we’d welcome your application.  

Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.