The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Application Data Architect

3 weeks agoQuincy, MA

Job Description

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is the largest secretariat in MA state government, comprised of 16 agencies with over 20,000 employees statewide. EOHHS services directly touch the lives of slightly more than 1 in 4 residents in the Commonwealth - some of our most vulnerable children, youth, adults, and elders. EOHHS provides access to medical and behavioral health care, substance misuse treatment, long term services and support, and nutritional and financial benefits to those with low incomes. We connect elders, individuals with disabilities, and veterans with employment opportunities, housing, and supportive services. We steer troubled youth towards a more successful path and do everything possible to keep children in our child welfare system safe. We support individuals who are developmentally disabled, mentally ill, blind, deaf, or hard of hearing.

EOHHS is seeking to hire an Application Data Architect to join the EOHHS Data Architecture team. The Application Data Architect will be responsible for strategic planning, technical architecture design, application development, solution implementation, and governance of Data Architecture of EOHHS applications. The incumbent will define a standardized common business vocabulary, define and document strategic requirements, and outline high-level integrations designed to meet defined strategic requirements, as well as align enterprise strategy and related business architecture.

The primary work location for this role will be at 100 Hancock Street, Quincy, Massachusetts 02171. The work schedule for this position is Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST.

This position will follow a hybrid model of reporting that combines in-office workdays and work from home days as needed. This position is expected to perform occasional after hours support as authorized and required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, optimize, and maintain conceptual and logical database models for Health and Human Services domains
  • Manage end-to-end data architect platform selection, technical architecture design, application development, testing, and solution implementation
  • Analyze system requirements to implement data migration methods for existing legacy data
  • Develop and implement an organizational data strategy in line with business processes
  • Identify data sources, both internal and external, to create a data management plan aligned with organization data strategies
  • Plan and execute big data solutions using industry standard technologies
  • Define, manage, and govern the flow of data and dissemination of information within the EOHHS Secretariat
  • Define and ensure the adoption of standards, protocols, and guidelines for Data Security, Data Accessibility, Data Integrity, Data Accuracy, Data Quality, Data Exchange, and Data Management
  • Establish and identify goals and processes for data quality improvement and resolving data quality issues
  • Define and implement Data Archival and Backup Standards
  • Review proposed data models and identify issues, risks, and mitigation steps to ensure that data modeling best practices and guidelines are followed
  • Ensure that data objects and data models support data services in a service-orientated architecture
  • Coordinate and collaborate with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and vendors to ensure proper functioning of the enterprise data system

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Three (3) years of Application Data Architecture experience in a large enterprise setting, with experience in the Health and Human Services domain preferred
  • Five (5) years of experience as a Lead Data Modeler
  • Eight (8) years of experience building conceptual, physical, and logical data models for enterprise information systems
  • Demonstrated experience with performance management and capacity planning for large scale enterprise applications
  • Proficiency in data modeling and design, including SQL development and database administration
  • Demonstrated experience implementing common data management and reporting technologies
  • Proven experience gathering and analyzing system requirements
  • Strong knowledge of data warehousing, data mining, and segmentation techniques
  • Hands-on experience with predictive data models and analytics
  • Strong understanding of text-based analysis techniques using NLP, AI, and ML
  • Understanding of risk management, disaster recovery, business continuity, IT security architecture, and IT regulatory compliance
  • Ability to work collaboratively with technical and non-technical staff as well as upper management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences across all levels of an organization

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Data Architect Certification preferred but not required


First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Please see Preferred Qualifications.

Comprehensive Benefits

When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

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Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

Client-provided location(s): Quincy, MA, USA
Job ID: Commonwealth_of_Massachusetts-22000EBN

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Health Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • HSA
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Financial Counseling
    • Pension
  • Professional Development

    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Mentor Program
    • Promote From Within
    • Internship Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program