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Data Architect

Apex Systems New Orleans Contractor
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This job is responsible for guiding the technical direction of Data applications and solutions, ensuring alignment with the business strategy.  Responsibilities include designing, developing, and implementing solutions to business problems.  Additionally, this job is responsible for evaluating and assessing emerging technologies and analyzing complex business issues to discern implications for systems implementation and support.  This job is additionally responsible for being the escalation point for technical staff to resolve performance issues and complex Data issues.

Job Description


Required – Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Preferred – Master’s Degree

Work Experience

Required - 8  years’ related Data experience within the relevant healthcare and technology discipline(s), including planning and leading medium to large, complex HIT projects

Required – 5  years’ experience in Data Integration or System Integration utilizing Industry Best Practices

Required – 2  years of Data Warehouse experience

Preferred - 5  years’ experience in architectural design of enterprise systems or applications in a Data Warehouse or Data Architecture environment


Preferred – Project Management and/or certification in area of expertise

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Technical knowledge of systems development life-cycle (SDLC) with a solid understanding of challenges associated with the implementation of information systems, from initial concept through development, testing, implementation and operational support.

Excellent knowledge of Data Architectures and their role in a Healthcare Environment

Working knowledge of SOA integration, integration lifecycle, and enterprise integration services.

Ability to understand and interpret technological impact to clinical operations including risk management, change management, configuration management, business continuity, safety and analytics.

Ability to plan and lead medium to large, complex HIT projects.

Ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders, SMEs, peers and leadership to develop solutions and secure stakeholder support.

Ability to take initiative and remain accountable for achieving results.

Critical thinking skills, ability to accurately analyze information and make sound decisions.

Excellent time management, presentation, and organization skills.

Job Duties

Guides, defines, and documents the technical standards and roadmap of Data applications and solutions (integrated process, applications, data and technology) ensuring alignment with the business strategy.

Designs, develops and implements solutions to business problems in accordance with enterprise architecture, IS standards and best practices.

Promotes adoption and creation of industry best practices for Data integration architecture frameworks, tools, standards and guidelines.

Communicates decision points for meeting target criteria, including the rationale and structure of each decision.

Serves as an advocate to stakeholders, advising on a range of topics from tactical issues to broader, strategic technology initiatives and providing technical guidance.

Works to further business goals through evaluation and assessment of emergent technologies including prototyping, proof of concept, and making recommendations for adaptation when appropriate.

Analyzes complex business and competitive issues and discerns the implications for systems implementation and support.

Works directly with business owners and subject matter experts to plan optimal solutions for business problems and opportunities. Provides preliminary workload estimates in all phases of systems development activities.

Plans and manages medium to large-scale team projects, successfully addressing expectations, technological capabilities and constraints and cross-technology and cross-platform issues.

Other related duties as required.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178


Recommended skills

Systems Development Life Cycle
Risk Management
Systems Integration
Project Management
Configuration Management


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