Data Architect - Austin 20% travel

Data Architect

The Data Architect has a real passion for data and its consistent use across applications. The Data Architect is also proficient and ever-mindful of optimal SQL & database performance. Ideally, the Data Architect is an experienced enterprise software designer who is broadly proficient with software design methods and specifications. With these skills, the Data Architect will work with all of the software development teams and Product Management team members to oversee, as well as contribute to, the data model design and implementation for all applications.

The candidate must have excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills. The candidate needs to work very well with others in order to be able to maintain a friendly and collaborative rapport with most anyone. The candidate should have the ability to think creatively and be able to tackle and resolve challenges collaboratively, knowing when to compromise and when not to.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

Provides guidance on data architecture matters.

Ensures that industry-accepted data architecture principles, standards, guidelines and concepts are integrated with those of allied disciplines and coordinated roll-out and adoption strategies are in place.

Implements programs to achieve competitive advantage.

Oversees enterprise-wide modeling efforts.

Stays apprised of best practices for physical design for at least two major

Database Management Systems platforms on the technology tool stack and ensures this knowledge is reflected in work practice documentation.

Ensures cross-team collaborations are in place to support an integrated approach to sharing across technical disciplines.

Ensures that a governance process is in place to support effective modeling tool usage.

Develops a formal portfolio of data architecture services.

Ensures Data Architecture work is part of the overall process of developing concepts, defining formal projects, planning and initiation of projects.



Requires a BA/BS degree in related field; 7 years of data management experience; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background.

MS/MA degree preferred.

2+ years' experience in Healthcare payer, Medicaid and/or Medicare

7+ years' data analysis and modeling experience required.

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Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at

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