Enterprise Data Architect at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Miami, Florida

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations supports and promotes the mission, purpose, and priorities of the University of Miami through fundraising and engagement by building and nurturing strategic philanthropic relationships to improve and transform the lives of individuals and communities. We are committed to values central to the Division- Service, Gratitude, Trust, and Partnership-which guide our strategic thinking, decision-making, and day-to-day interaction with each other and our stakeholders.

General Overview:

The Enterprise Data Architect has accountability for strategic design, data modeling, management and support of the application database landscape and architecture for the Division of Development and Alumni Relations to maximize the effectiveness, availability, and accuracy of data.
An understanding of fundraising and fundraising concepts along with the ability to apply this knowledge to data architecture is fundamental in this role. The incumbent works collaboratively with business stakeholders to design, implement, and test data-centric applications, data warehouses, and data integration environments.

Areas of focus include a robust medical fundraising data model, grant information integration, modeling for intelligent analytics and data structure to support other reporting needs.


  • Defines, creates, and implements the strategically aligned data architecture roadmap for the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, including short-term, mid-term, and long-term plans and objectives.

  • Defines and documents the technical architecture of the Division's databases, data warehouse and BI, including the physical components and their functionality.

  • Manages SQL Server databases; ensures high levels of performance, availability, sustainability and security of the division's data assets.

  • Assist developers and data analysts with query tuning and schema refinement.

  • Defines, documents and manages data security to ensure the Division's data assets are protected and security configurations are in alignment with applicable internal polices and government regulations.

  • Provides guidance and integration for BI products and services.

  • Participates in the delivery of numerous key business objectives, including ease of information access, and regulatory and enterprise reporting.

  • Works with business and system analysts, business and technical data users, data warehouse and system design developers, ETL developers, and other stakeholders to execute project tasks.

  • Maintains and enforces best practices to facilitate optimized ETL, transfer of information, data modeling, and warehouse design.

  • Develops and recommends integration architectures that minimize data redundancy and maximize "use in place" data.

  • Translates business requirements into technical designs to meet business criteria for successful BI implementations.

  • Establishes data and architecture standards for all BI initiatives across the Division.

  • Assists in development and maintenance of standards for naming, describing, governing, managing, modeling, storing, cleansing, and transforming data.

  • Evaluates new data sources for adherence to the organization's quality standards and ease of integration.

  • Troubleshoots and resolves performance issues with overall data infrastructure.

  • Reviews and suggests improvement to the data architecture processes, policies, and vision.

  • Explores new and emerging technologies and stays current on the capabilities of vendor products.

  • Coordinates resources needed for the development, integration, administration, and evolution of the data warehouse.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field required, Master's Degree in relevant field preferred

  • 8 years relevant work experience including data architecture and database administration related activities that involved data modeling, data security, requirements and process mapping; data warehouse development and design; data governance, and/or data visualization development.

  • A combination of education/experience may be considered.

  • Medical implementation experience strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience serving as data architect on large complex projects from start to finish.

  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server and relational databases including the use of SQL (Structured Query Language) to query databases and extract relevant data.

  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft SSMS, SSIS, SSRS.

  • Experience with Tableau Prep Builder or similar data preparation tool for collection, exploration and cleansing of data for use in analytics and reporting.

  • Experience working in higher education and/or medical fundraising environment preferred.

  • Advanced understanding of Microsoft SQL database security best practices and implementation.

  • Understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms.

  • Knowledge of Blackbaud product suite preferred; specifically, BBDW and BBCRM.

  • Ability to establish goals, and objectives that support the strategic plan.

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Word and Excel.

  • Skilled in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

  • Commitment to the University's core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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