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Senior Data Architect - Watson Health - KY

Lexington, KY 40507
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Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Watson Government Health and Human Services is currently searching for a Senior Data Architect to join our government health and human services project team.

*Must be able to travel weekly or relocate to Frankfort, Kentucky

The Senior Data Architect designs relational databases and develops strategies for data warehouse implementations following industry best practices (e.g., Inmon, Kimball). Evaluates new data sources to assess quality and determine integration approach. Conducts data risk assessments, identify and document data mappings/ lifecycle, and helps build an enterprise data governance model, policies and programs.

The successful candidate will interact and communicate with senior leadership, technical staff, management, subject matter experts, and supporting team members, as well as the customers, on a broad range of technical, programmatic, and project-related requests and issues. This candidate will also elicit, document, normalize, characterize, and visualize data across the enterprise and project, and will review and interpret the needs of State organizations, including how to apply them to the design and development of databases and data warehouses.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Conducts data requirements assessment and design sessions with customers
  • Works with analysts to establish clearly defined business requirements
  • Works with data suppliers to establish input and interface specifications.
  • Performs data analysis for source system data.
  • Creates conceptual, logical and physical models for healthcare data warehouse implementations.
  • Designs and manages data models in data modeling product.
  • Develops third normal form and dimensional models that adhere to data warehouse best practices.
  • Designs time-variant models that support both point-in-time (historical) and current state analysis.
  • Generates DDL from model for RDBMS (Oracle, Teradata).
  • Provides professional documentation describing data architecture.
  • Represent the EDW team and collaborate with the customer and other agencies to conduct data risk assessments, document data mappings/lifecycle, and help build a data governance model, policies and programs.
  • Represent the EDW team and collaborate with ongoing customer enterprise wide MDM and metadata projects
  • Understands customers Data Management program and environment and identifies the next generation of processes and products to refine and extend the lifecycle of the program.
  • Develops the approach for the implementation of Data Management lifecycle components (examples include master data management, conformance with reference architecture, metadata strategy, data warehousing strategy, data classification programs, data quality,)
  • Collaborates across the organization to understand the value of these components and obtains alignment in the approach and benefits
  • Leads project teams, or acts in a consulting capacity, in the implementation of the data management lifecycle components
  • Provides direction and reviews solutions with regard to data architecture, working with software development teams and enterprise and application architects to ensure consistency and coherence with the enterprise architecture.
  • Based on knowledge of data centric technology trends in the marketplaces, determines their applicability to the customer; evaluates and recommends data related technology products based on Truvens overall directional goals.
  • Demonstrates an ability to quickly identify the most likely problem area in a complex, integrated data environment

Successful Candidates will possess the following:
  • Medicaid, MMIS or related experience with a state agency
  • Demonstrated experience directing multi-discipline technical teams producing Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) solutions
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for interacting and collaborating with developers, analysts, and business staff throughout the organization.
  • Demonstrated success and ability to communicate clearly in writing to document data requirements and translate into technical solutions
To learn more about what we are doing please check us out:

Data integration - Data Warehouse - Data modeling - Data Governance - Medicaid - MMIS - Claims - data analytics - Frankfort, Kentucky - Erwin

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Must work in Frankfort, Kentucky five days a week
  • 7 years experience as a data architect for multi-terabyte data warehouse projects
  • 7 years experience with ERwin Enterprise Data Modeler Suite OR equivalent.
  • 7 years experience in logical data modeling - relational and dimensional.
  • 5 years experience in data governance analysis
  • Insurance-related data modeling experience.
  • Understanding of industry best practices in data warehousing design and development.
  • Ability to express complex technical information in a user-friendly language and style; present information effectively in one-on-one, and small group settings, including executive management..
  • Understands the importance of maintaining the physical and technical security and privacy of HIPAA Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Ability to lead/mentor less experienced data modeler(s).

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience with State government agencies and their supporting data architectures.
  • Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Resource Management, Information and Communications Technology, or related field from an accredited college/university preferred.
  • Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) - Master Level.

About Business Unit
IBM Watson Health is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming global health and revolutionizing many aspects of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government sectors. We aspire to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the worlds most pressing health challenges through data and artificial intelligence insights.

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Location Statement
IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-11-06 Expires: 2019-12-06

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