Job Information

University of Utah Data Architect in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/08/2022

Requisition Number PRN30050B

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

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60,700 to 101,649

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

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.


1. Participate in or lead the project team as the data management

knowledge expert.

2. Contribute to the design of protocols, forms, and data processing plans.

3. Troubleshoot and implement solutions to issues that arise during

the development, management and close out of

research studies.

4. Develop timeline for data deliverables, and ensure they are completed.

5. Manage and/or complete all study level data extraction and

management activities with a high degree of quality.

6. Work with the Manager of the data management core to create, modify

and implement data management processes and best practices.

7. Provide in-house expertise on big data related technical subject matter.

8. Deep knowledge of SQL and Python’s pandas data frame package are essential.

9. Perform extract, load, and transfer processes on large and complex

data sets.

10. Knowledge of Python-based machine learning packages is key:

decision trees, neural networks (pyTorch and TF).

Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

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.


The successful candidate should be familiar with the

field’s major concepts, practices, and procedures. He or she should

demonstrate an ability to initiate and drive projects to completion

with minimal guidance and the ability to communicate the results of

analyses in a clear and effective manner. A basic understanding of

statistical analysis is expected. In this role, the data scientist

will be expected to rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan

and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is

expected. Prior experience with complex health data strongly


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

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.