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Data Architect

Position Type:  Full-Time, Salaried

Department: 1160 DAS-IMSD

Compensation Range:  $79,794.83 - $94,414.09
Closing Date:  Open until filled

Job Summary

The Business Intelligence Architect has the overall responsibility for assessing requirements and defining the strategy, technical architecture, implementation plan, and delivery of data warehouse projects for major organizations.  The Business Intelligence Architect must have prior experience leading successful data warehousing implementations as well as a broad background and experience with IT application development.  This individual is responsible for establishing the long-term strategy and technical architecture as well as the short-term scope for a multi-phased data warehouse effort.  This person must have strong professional consulting skills and the ability to communicate well at all levels of the organization.



  • Define key business drivers for the data warehouse initiative.

  • Deliver a project scope that directly support the key business drivers.

  • Define the overall data warehouse architecture (e.g., ETL process, ODS, EDW, Data Marts).

  • Define technical requirements, technical and data architectures for the data warehouse.

  • Recommend/select data warehouse technologies (e.g., ETL, DBMS, Data Quality, BI).

  • Find generate executive level support for the data warehouse initiative & direct the discover process.

  • Design and direct the ETL process, including data quality and testing.

  • Design and direct the information access, delivery effort, and implementation of security requirements for the data warehouse.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:  Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering with at least five (5) years of Technical experience with self-service BI, BI Tools, SQL and Data integration and five (5) years of Data Architect role is required. Intermediate knowledge of all related computer and software application, such as word processing and spreadsheets is required.

Licenses/Certifications: Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Strong communication skills and business acumen. Agile BI experience. Technical experience with self-service BI, BI tols, SQLand data integration. Ability to work in a fast paced, high growth environment. Ability to multi-task. Extensive business knowledge in multiple healthcare related areas. Strong sense of urgency and ability to re-prioritze in a faced paced, ever-changing landscape. Extensive knowledge of Kimball and Inmon approaches to data warehousing. Exchange of basic information with internal and/or external contacts.  Maintain sensitive or confidential information.  Explain and gather information, answer queries, or provide assistance to internal and/or external contacts.  Persuade, conform or recommend course of action with internal and/or external contacts.  Perform with a high degree of authority in securing understanding and cooperation with internal and/or external contacts.  Maintain a continuing working relationship that can have a significant effect on the success of the organization.  Read, write and comprehend simple instructions, reports short correspondence and memos.  Speak effectively before both internal and/or external groups.  Read, analyze, and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions and procedure manuals, scientific/technical journals and procedures, government regulations, financial and legal documents.  Prepare and/or present written communications that pertain to controversial and complex topics.  Makes minimal decision-making responsibility.  Makes decisions of responsibility involving evaluation of information; decisions may require development or application of alternatives or precedents.  Understand and follow instructions.  Execute decisions within limits of standard policy and procedures.  Interpret and adapt to established practices and procedures using independent judgement to meet situations to which applications are not clearly defined.  Perform within difficult or complex working conditions or situations not easily evaluated; decisions require considerable judgement, initiative and ingenuity in areas there is little precedent.


Special Instructions:  This Original Examination is open to all applicants within the United States.  Hired candidate will be required to become a resident of the state of Wisconsin within 6 months of hire.  In accordance with Rule III Section 11 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position.  The non-competitive examination will consist of a review of candidate materials, education and related experience.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.