University of Utah Data Architect in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 03/05/2019
Requisition Number PRN19811B
Job Title Data Architect
Working Title Data Architect
Job Grade G
FLSA Code Computer Employee
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00728 - U of U Medical Group
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 60,700 to 101,649
Open Until Filled Yes
The Data Architect will have direct reporting responsibility to the Director, Analytics within the University of Utah Health Medical Group. This role feeds the analytics life cycle by extracting, cleaning, and transforming data and data products into substrate that can be leveraged by those who seek insight from enterprise data. Develops programmatic solutions in response to technical needs such that they meet requirements and design specifications. Ensures organizational data is organized, managed, and stored in a manner that facilitates business enablement and intelligence. Designs and builds relational databases for data storage or processing. Develops strategies for warehouse
implementation, data acquisition, and archive recovery. Cleans and maintains the database by removing and deleting
old data. May evaluate new data sources for adherence to the organization’s quality standards and ease of integration. Provides tutorship to other analysts on these principles. Assists team leads in developing training pathways for technical analysts to improve these team skills/competencies. Integral component in identifying opportunities for and publishing technical knowledge management. Ensures data quality and provides guidance to best practices. Provides data architect and consultative services for both analytics products and innovation teams.
Healthcare Domain Knowledge
•Speaks fluently with healthcare vocabulary, healthcare policy issues, common abbreviations, and organizational mission.
•Leads process mapping of operational workflows.
•Develops collaborative relationships across care and business roles and engages appropriate care providers to understand business workflow.
•Able to identify the most knowledgeable care providers to understand business workflow and communicate to others.
•Generates a wide variety of approaches to solving problems while both tolerating ambiguity and embracing failure as a learning opportunity.
•Maintains a clear personal strategy to maintain fluency and awareness of the latest healthcare and health analytics advancements.
•Asks appropriate questions prior to delving into the data.
•Implements a structured methodology to solve problems.
•Communicates insights such that the organization can effectively and efficiently operationalize the recommendations
•Communicates effectively findings both visually and in plain language as to make them useful to non-analytic stakeholders.
•Ensures the privacy and protection of data and its responsible use in decisions.
•Documents, drives improvement, and champions consistency in data naming standards, definitions, aliases, standard calculations, and derivations.
•Follows the data processes surrounding Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols and
Protected Health Information (PHI).
•Understands how decisions during theEHRbuild process impacts the ability to collect and retrieve business data.
Analytical Product Management
•Maintains and monitors processes and procedures to ensure organizational performance and effectiveness
•Forecasts resource allocation of projects and prioritize tasks. Support trade-off decisions
that right-size effort to project need.
•Implement technology solutions that will enable or augment the quality, expediency,reliability, and longevity of data and analytic products and services.
•Collaborates and engages with subject matter experts and knowledge workers to support business projects.
•Fosters opportunities to collaborate between individuals and teams.
•Facilitates and participates in brainstorming strategic and tactical actions for solving business problems.
•Proficient with standard office productivity tools, such as MS Office.
•High expertise in data architecture, data warehousing and relational database management systems.
•Advanced knowledge ofETLprocesses.
•Familiarity with analytical scripting language (Python, R, Java etc.) preferred.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalency in a related area and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Please note: This is a Category H benefited position. For further details please visit https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/planH_SOM.php or
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.