Data Architect

Position: Data Architect

Job ID: 152395

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Information Services

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8-5

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Data Architect - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will ensure a high level of data quality across the enterprise through the creation and management of sound data management processes. You will establish metadata and registries, standardize data naming, establish consistent data definitions, associated business rules, and monitor overall data quality. The Data Architect will sponsor the evaluation and selection of all infrastructure components (such as software) for data management systems. You will also serve as a subject matter expert concerning content, processes, and procedures associated with enterprise data acquisition and business intelligence plans.


Think you’ve got what it takes?


Highly prefer extensive data warehousing experience and SQL/ETL knowledge.

Proven experience with demonstrated responsibilities establishing metadata and registries, standardizing data naming, establishing consistent data definitions, associated business rules and monitoring overall data quality highly desired.

Desire extensive data warehouse experience, ETL experience and experience in working with various front end reporting tools. 

Experience with Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and QlikView for creating front end reports a big plus.

Big Data analysis experience a plus.  

Proven experience with demonstrated responsibilities ensuring high level of data quality through the creation and management of sound data management processes desired

Proven experience making routine decisions regarding controlling the system development process, assigning proper system development responsibilities to team members, development of analysis and design of system and programs, development and maintenance of system problem analysis and resolution techniques highly desired.

Responsibilities :

  • Leads the Data Governance Program
  • Translates business needs into detailed requirement specifications
  • Facilitates enterprise systems design and architecture
  • Manages data integrity
  • Devises, coordinates and conducts mass data-cleansing initiatives for the purpose of purging and eliminating corrupt or redundant information from corporate databases
  • Analyzes system problems and modifications
  • Participates in committees as an IS representative
  • Communicates with IS management of the goals, problems, and solutions of the designated committees
  • Prepares and participates in "deep dive" technical evaluation meetings
  • Investigates processes to understand data and communications flow within the organization


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business administration, healthcare administration or business or technology field required
  • Master’s degree in computer science, business administration, healthcare administration or business or technology field preferred
  • 7 years’ experience in data warehouse/business intelligence and internet/client server systems including three years of RDBMS experience in data types, change control implications, performance optimization and full life cycle phase software development required
  • Master’s degree in computer science, business administration, healthcare administration or other business or technology field may substitute for two years

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