Data Architect Lead

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 01, 2016
Feb 05, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time

Health Care that Starts with You!

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At UCare, we deliver high-quality health coverage and services to help members of all ages maintain and improve their health. It's a big job that takes innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Above all, it takes a compassionate team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and our communities.


Working at UCare is more than just a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization, and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Our values of integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect permeate every aspect of our organization - from who we are and how we act, to what we do and how we do it. We owe our continued success to our employees who proudly embody our mission and values in everything they do.


Position Description

This position is responsible to plan, document, coordinate, architect and lead all activities related to the standards and integration of Enterprise Data Architecture, Data Warehousing and Data Governance principles.  This individual is also responsible to develop and maintain data architecture blueprint for the organization.  Collaborate with business subject matter experts and IS groups to document data attributes and requirements and ensure the appropriate controls and verifications are in place for good data integrity. 

·Develop and maintain an Enterprise Data Model (EDM) to serve as both the strategic and tactical planning vehicles to manage the enterprise data.  This effort involves working closely with the business and understanding of UCare's Enterprise Information Needs

·Collaborate with IS teams to ensure quality and compliance to the Enterprise Data Architecture by participating in data analysis/design activities and conducting appropriate technical data design reviews at various stages during the development life cycle.  Provide data design and modeling expertise with both relational and dimensional modeling techniques.

·Create Canonical Data Model for data integration layer.

·Define and Maintain the Data Technology Architecture (Oracle, SQL Server, NoSQL and XML), Data Integration Architecture (ETL and Data Service Bus leveraging RESTful), Enterprise Taxonomies, Namespaces and Meta-data Architecture

·Enrich and evolve DW/DM/BI Architecture.

·Contribute to data governance council.

·Establish and maintain data standards, policies and architectures.

·Provide direction, guidance, and oversight for data quality controls.

·Identify opportunities for standardizing data descriptions, integration and archiving, and elimination of unnecessary redundancy.

·Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science preferred; demonstrated experience may be considered in lieu of degree. 

Required Experience


Ten or more years of experience as a Data Architect or Data Modeler with a strong data-centric background.     Experience designing and implementing Data Architectures, Data Modeling, and Data Analysis and Profiling.  Experience in Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and Methodologies. SOA exposure. Data modeling - Conceptual, Logical, Physical and Canonical.  Experience in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence. Experience with relational database structures, theories, principles, and practices.   Data Governance, Data Quality Management, Metadata Management, and Conceptual and Logical Data Design.  Experience working with ERwin.

Preferred Experience

Experience working in healthcare.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 7th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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