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Epic Data Engineering Architect

System Offices - Telestar 620292 Full Time 2990 Telestart Court, Falls Church, VA, 22042, US

Job Description

The Data Engineering Architect will assess client requirements, detail their current data needs, and design a data strategy for developing and implementing data intake, refresh and governance processes. This role is responsible for proper designing and creating necessary data architecture design across the Enterprise in a federated user/departmental environment, including data modeling, implementation of data marts and warehouses, populating data structures using proper ETL processes to support data flows from EPIC as well as other non-EPIC source systems.The Data Engineering Architect is responsible for designing, developing and operationalizing strategies that guarantee smooth and timely delivery of software products or update activities for Epic and other assigned applications. Provides project management for on-going loads of Epic Interim Updates (IUs) and Special Updates (SUs), Release Authorizations (RA), and major releases including monthly Epic production downtimes. Responsible for the environmental strategy for all Epic environments. Sets up and maintains Release Authorization user and team security. Coordinates any equipment upgrades that Epic utilizes. Advises on the infrastructure strategy design, evaluation, purchase, testing, installation and maintenance of the hardware and software for Epic systems infrastructure necessary to ensure optimal performance.Leads project teams and implements project plans in accordance with established goals and measures. Serves as a consultant to executive leadership, stakeholders, and others to provide decision support for enterprise architecture initiatives, policies, and procedures. Facilitates problem resolution, escalations, and system-wide troubleshooting and support with demonstrably superior level of proficiency.

Job Responsibilities
  • Lead the organization to build and develop the overall Data Architecture for the enterprise.
  • Support the team on their day-to-data needs for data contents and the proper modeling of such data
  • Provide ETL design and implementation for the construction of data marts/warehouses
  • Analyzing the use of data and interpreting data directly against requirements to support project needs
  • Contribute to data governance and assist in enforcing data standards
  • Capturing source data characteristics and abstracting them into consolidated data repository with proper data lineage and change control – including data from internal and external sources, also on premises or from the Cloud.
  • Determining the logical design characteristics and information management strategies necessary to store, move, and manage data from a wide variety of database and system platforms.
  • Responsible to create, vet and publish data sources for common use with various BI tools (currently Tableau, Crystal and EPIC reporting products).
  • Gathering, documenting, and designing data integration and data visualization requirements for projects for small organizations through large corporations.
  • Assist BI content creators to rapidly generate impactful, interactive visualizations with consistent and proper data elements

Additional Requirements


Minimum Bachelors Degree. Masters Degree preferred.


Minimum of 7+ years experience working with BI developers and end users. Experience in a healthcare environment.

Preferred: 8 or more years experience. Expertise in project management tools such as critical path analysis.


Advanced certifications in IT specialties within 6 months.

Preferred: Multiple Epic certifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Substantial experience in SQL and SQL scripting; familiar with EPIC Clarity and Caboodle models and design.
  • Very strong knowledge of ETL process
  • A 3+ years of experience in working with BI users & tools such as Tableau.
  • Experience in implementing best practices in end-to-end data governance for the organization.
  • Proven track record in converting various source system databases into data warehouses and/or data marts for heavy use in data visualization tools.
  • Strong executive presence and ability to interact with business users/leaders while retaining an ability to interact with all levels within the organization.
  • Familiar with software development life cycle and project management tools (such as Agile and JIRA)
  • Ability to break problems down into discrete steps or activities.
  • Strong knowledge of capabilities, functionality, and behaviors of BI reporting/data discovery tools.
  • Practical application of data domain knowledge including data lineage, data governance, metadata, etc.
  • Strategies for optimizing data structures to perform well in an environment with large number of end users.
  • Exhibits strong task and project management skills to ensure tasks and projects are completed in a successful, timely manner.
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, to be able to work with users and other team members to be a contributor to build out best practices on data life cycle, data quality, data lineage and content governance to support all enterprise platforms.