IS Data Architect

  • Location: Portland , Oregon
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #854
  • Salary: $128,400

Required to be in or relocate to:
OR, WA, ID, UT, NV, AZ, TX, MT or WI. 

This position performs data warehouse architecture or enterprise data architecture at a senior level.  Essential responsibilities are focused on design and development of data models and ETL specifications, data analysis, system design and architecture, standards and policy administration, and vendor coordination and relations. 
 Essential Responsibilities
 Data Modeling and ETL Specifications

  • Create data models for advanced to complex subjects and provide guidance to junior architects.
  • Create advanced ETL specifications to meet business data needs.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate documentation, including current design and operation.

 Data Analysis

  • Analyze data sources; partner with leaders across the organization to effectively research and recommend solutions which balance business need and risk mitigation.

 System Design and Architecture

  • Recommend long-term data architecture goals and planning for IS and business.
  • Lead and provide direction in creating and managing advanced to complex data warehouse and analytics architectures for use as reference and as input to solution development process.

 Standards and Policy Administration

  • Author and serve as subject matter expert to define requirements, standards and best practices for data modeling, ETL specifications, and data warehouse development.
  • Monitor and continually review existing systems to ensure they are designed to comply with established standards and to empower business operations.

 Vendor Coordination and Relations

  • Conduct product and vendor research, and present recommendations to the lead developer and/or management.
  • Establish and manage effective relations with vendors and related equipment suppliers, including installation and repair of services.

 Organizational Responsibilities

  • Perform work in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Support the organization’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion by fostering a culture of open mindedness, cultural awareness, compassion, and respect for all individuals.
  • Strive to meet annual business goals in support the organization’s strategic goals.
  • Adhere to the organization’s policies, procedures, and other relevant compliance needs.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Advanced knowledge/skills of Microsoft SQL Server
  • Advanced knowledge of cloud data warehousing tools such as Snowflake or Redshift
  • Advanced knowledge/skills of ETL tools, such as SSIS or Azure Data Factory
  • Advanced troubleshooting of system performance issues and root cause
  • Advanced knowledge/skills of unit and integration testing
  • Education and/or Experience


    • Minimum 5 years’ of data warehouse architecture experience.  Experience should include most or all of the following:
    • Dimensional modeling experience
    • Metadata management
    • Data quality assessment
    • Performance tuning and optimization
    • ETL/ELT design
    • Cloud warehousing solutions
    • Proficiency with SQL
    • Health insurance
    • Systems analysis and design
    • Agile/Scrum methodology


    • Experience in health care or managed care
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