Principal Data Warehouse and BI Architect

6 months ago(7/6/2017 1:48 PM)
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Company Overview

Surescripts was founded in 2001 when the pharmacy industry and other collaborators set out to replace paper prescriptions with electronic. Today, we’re the nation’s largest healthcare information network, connecting pharmacies, care providers, benefit managers and technology partners to get the right information to the right place at the right time. We offer industry-leading solutions that digitize manual workflows and use our unparalleled breadth of data to vastly improve healthcare connectivity, patient safety and provider efficiency.


What You’re Like

You have a relentless desire to get stuff done. A true champion of the collective objective, you’re energized by applying your expertise with a group of talented people to achieve something important, together. You’re curious and passionate about new technologies and cutting-edge innovation, and you enjoy pulling together complex pieces of a puzzle to deliver a powerful and meaningful end-product. You’re a translator between people and teams that don’t use the same lingo. You don’t settle for short-term gratification—you’re into long-haul, incremental efforts that require endurance, patience and next-level collaboration.


What We’re Like Surescripts Network Technology and Operations (NT&O) is comprised of smart people who love to work towards a common goal, always delivering and operating innovative, industry-leading solutions to the healthcare marketplace. We pride ourselves on quality work that’s grounded in complete transparency and accountability. When a project goes off the rails—and they do from time to time—we rally around each other to fix it and move on. While our gratification is often the result of a months-long effort, we never tire of delivering a huge result that has an exponentially positive impact on the healthcare system—whether it’s quality, cost or patient safety.


Ok, But Here’s What It’s Really Like

Working at Surescripts NT&O, your thinking cap will always be on. You’ll be challenged by making sure that disparate, cross-functional pieces come together to create a desired result. You’ll work to quickly understand diverse technologies, and establish and maintain relationships with groups who see and talk about things differently. And best of all, you’ll work on solving problems and creating solutions that will make a difference and improve healthcare on a national scale.



The Principal Data Warehouse/BI Architect is responsible for defining, developing, and maintaining the overall target architecture for the Data Warehouse and BI ecosystem. The Principal Data Warehouse/BI Architect specializes in the data and information aspects of architecture and sets the direction for the entire data warehouse and BI architecture environment and works to evolve the current state towards the target state environment to meet business objectives. This includes oversight of all the layers of the Data Warehouse and BI architecture and Big Data architecture, including the sourcing, integration, storage and data delivery layers required to produce decision support for BI and analytics. This role ensures the architecture and technologies are fit for purpose and works with other architects in the organization to ensure the warehouse and BI approach is cohesive and coordinated within the overall Surescripts enterprise architecture.


  • Serve as the main source of knowledge of data warehouse data architecture industry practices and processes.
  • Set future state target architecture for the ecosystem of the data warehouse and BI environment and how it correlates to other information management architectures (e.g. Master Data)
  • Maintain and document all layers of the current and future state architectures      
  • Act as lead architect on large system projects for the solution architecture
  • Participate in the development of data warehouse and BI strategy to meet business needs today and in the future
  • Lead the advancement of new technologies in the analytics/warehouse space and define patterns for usage (e.g. Data Lake, Hadoop) versus traditional methods
  • Identify capability roadmap and evolution through aligning architecture to strategy
  • Oversee the cohesion, advancement and governance of the data integration/ETL, Data Architecture and BI layers of the architecture
  • Create and maintain processes and methods to promote timely, quality data warehouse delivery and execution
  • Serve as change advocate to advance data warehouse program best practices
  • Set standards and principles in the data warehouse and BI target architecture       Collaborate with development and business teams to understand enterprise needs
  • Identify inefficiencies in current architecture and processes and communicate solutions in a manner that gets support from the teams involved



  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of computer science, information systems, or computer engineering and/or 8+ years of equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of experience in a combination of enterprise information or data architecture, with at least 3 years in a leadership capacity
  • Experience working with data management strategy development
  • At least 5 years of experience data modeling – logical, physical, relational and dimensional with a major data modeling tool suite
  • Experience with creating and implementing enterprise information architecture best practices
  • Significant understanding of enterprise information management disciplines and practices


  • Architecture governance experience
  • Enterprise architecture experience
  • Experience with related information management techniques (e.g. data quality management, metadata management, data governance)  
  • Appropriate industry certifications, including CDMP or CBIP with a data management or data modeling specialization
  • Experience with big data and Hadoop  




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