Data Architect

Position: Data Architect

Job ID: 165880

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Executive Comp & Benefits

Talent Area: Information Services

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

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.

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We are searching for a Data Architect.  The role is to ensure high level of data quality across the enterprise through the creation and management of sound data management processes. This individual is responsible for establishing metadata and registries, standardizing data naming, establishing consistent data definitions, associated business rules and monitoring overall data quality. The Data Architect will sponsor the evaluation and selection of all infrastructure components (such as software) for data management systems.
Think you’ve got what it takes?


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

• Bachelor's Degree computer science, business administration, healthcare administration or business or technology field
• Seven (7) years of experience in data warehouse/business intelligence and internet/client server systems including three (3) years of RDBMS experience in data types, change control implications, performance optimization and full life cycle phase
software development Additional Experience.
• Master's Degree in computer science, business administration, healthcare administration or other business or technology field may substitute for two (2) years.

• A broad IT industry knowledge with depth in multiple areas including application development, servers, networks and databases; a working knowledge of a variety of hardware and software environments; full understanding of architecting
internet and client server systems ; and full understanding of architecting integration and communications platforms.
• Process mapping, group presentation, written and verbal communication, analytical, and organizational skills.
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to a stringent timeline.
• Ability to apply knowledge of how the industry uses IT to address business challenges using, for example, technical standards and infrastructure, cross-industry trends that impact IT investment, industry-specific roadmaps, and IT enablers.


• Leads the Data Governance Program for Texas Children's.
• Translates business needs into detailed requirement specifications.
• Facilitates enterprise systems design and architecture.
• Manages data integrity.
• Analyzes system problems and modifications.
• Participates in committees as an IS representative.


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