Data Architect

Position: Data Architect

Job ID: 163470

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Enterprise Reporting

Talent Area: Information Services

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research toaccelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it trulyshowsinthesmilesofourpatient families,employees andour numerousaccoladessuchas beingconsistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation byU.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s BestPlacestoWorkfortenconsecutiveyears.Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas MedicalCenter with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological ResearchInstitute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, acomprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital WestCampus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital TheWoodlands,the firsthospitaldevotedtochildren’s carefor communitiesnorthof Houston.Wehavealsocreatedthenation’sfirstHMOforchildren,establishedthelargestpediatric primarycarenetworkinthecountryanda globalhealth programthat ischannelingcare tochildrenandwomenallovertheworld.TexasChildren’sHospital isalso academically affiliatedwithBaylor CollegeofMedicine,oneofthelargest,mostdiverseandsuccessfulpediatricprogramsinthenation.To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visittexaschildrenspeople.orgfor career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all of our patients and families that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create alasting legacy for future employees of this great organization. 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 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.


Experience with the following is preferred:

  • Java Script, .Net, Python, Unix scripting, PowerShell, Oracle Cloud
  • Experience in Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server, stored procedures, SSIS package development
  • Practical experience working with Business customers understanding their domain and translating to practical solutions to help those customers meet their data needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to reverse engineer complex systems, data sets and queries to make incremental improvements

Responsibilities :

  • 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


  • 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
  • Required Bachelor's Degree in computer science, business administration, healthcare administration or business or technology field. Preferred Master's Degree in computer science, business administration, healthcare administration or business or technology field
  • 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
  • Master's Degree in computer science, business administration, healthcare administration or other business or technology field may substitute for two (2) years

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