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Data Architect - Analytics & Big Data

Highmark Health

  • Company Hignmark Health
  • Home, PA
  • IS/IT
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Highmark Health

Job Description : 


This job will work closely with engineering and analysis teams to maintain, and monitor policies, standards, patterns, and models that govern and define the architecture of data in support of enterprise analytics. Enables the effective implementation of projects related to Big Data platforms as well as other analytic ecosystems. Provides guidance and education to staff on the proper analysis, consumption, and integration of Highmark Health enterprise data. Strong desire to learn new patterns and methods and to support their adoption and diffusion throughout the enterprise by working effectively with others.


  • Work closely with data engineering, data analysis, and IT support teams to architect and engineer solutions running on our Big Data and other analytic platforms.
  • Create and maintain conceptual, logical and physical data models of data assets and resources.
  • Provide training and mentorship to others in an effort to support effective adoption and diffusion of architectural guidelines, rules, and artifacts.
  • Establish and enforce data standards, patterns and optimizations to enable teams to deliver high-performance analytics. Collaborate with data science and analytic teams on future data needs, developing roadmaps, and setting expectations.
  • Work with alternative analytic data systems to incorporate them into the operational data flow for analytics teams. This may include products purchased by the organization that must be ingested or modeled/derived data maintained by analytic teams.
  • Engage with large functional efforts across multiple projects with minimal guidance. Manage relationships with customers of the function. Attend meetings with customers on a stand-alone basis or with team as needed.
  • Ensure data flows and related information is being tracked, managed and documented. Document data models and the data ecosystem at large using tools of various means. Ensure stands are met for data engineering and delivery efforts.
  • Remain current with Big Data technologies in order to recommend best approaches in order to perform current and future work. Adhere to all corporate standards, procedures, and guidelines, including audits.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Healthcare Informatics, or Software Engineering 


  • 6 years relevant and progressive experience in lieu of Bachelor degree


  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Healthcare Informatics, or Software Engineering 



  • 5 years of varied experience in supporting enterprise data initiatives (analytics, data warehousing, data modeling, data engineering, or statistical analysis)

  • 5 years of strong experience in designing and interacting with relational data stores of various types


  • 5 years of strong experience with the integration of Highmark Health operational systems and data repositories
  • 5 years of strong experience in providing training and mentorship to others to help them learn and grow
  • 3 years with Big Data platforms and related technologies (Hadoop, Cloud)
  • Knowledge/experience with FHIR US Core Data specifications/Implementation Guides
  • Experience with modeling of Clinical Data



  • None


  • None


  • Data architecture
  • SQL
  • Data Warehousing
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Experience in training and mentoring others

Language (Other than English)


Travel Required

0%  - 25%


Position Type


Teaches / trains others regularly


Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site


Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)


Physical work site required 


Lifting: up to 10 pounds


Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds


Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds


Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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Base pay is determined by a variety of factors including a candidate’s qualifications, experience, and expected contributions, as well as internal peer equity, market, and business considerations.  The displayed salary range does not reflect any geographic differential Highmark may apply for certain locations based upon comparative markets.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 

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