Highmark Health DATA ARCHITECT in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


DATA ARCHITECT - Data Governance and Quality

At HM Health Solutions, we are looking for forward-thinking talent who are ready to make an impact on the way the health care world looks at data. At HMHS, your work can help customer-facing staff actually improve the lives of members/patients.

The data architect role provides leadership in designing, architecting, improving and managing data, analytics, and insights platforms to support the health care enterprise teams. This position is a high value, highly visibility role and will be critical to developing new data-driven decision-making capabilities within HMHS.

In addition to the technical responsibilities, this person will work with key business units and customer teams on performance reporting, senior-management initiatives and requests for analysis, both standard and ad-hoc. In addition, the data architect will lead in our data management strategy across our Enterprise Health Solution and HMHS. An ideal candidate has a strong background in data governance and quality coupled with strong business acumen for translating business needs and requirements into meaningful solutions, patterns, and designs.


  • Lead all stages of design, build, analysis, coding, testing, and integration of structured and unstructured data to deploy a new data and analytics platform for forecasting teams, business management, and key partners

  • Leads development efforts of new end-user self-service business intelligence tools through the sourcing, loading, synthesizing and reporting new metrics and analytics, while developing sustainable maintenance processes

  • Assures designs and project activities are in compliance with data policies, architecture, security and quality guidelines and standards

  • Drives innovation and integration of new technologies into organization wide projects and activities in the supplies forecasting space

  • Lead maintenance and adaptation of existing tools and reports to support business management processes and performance management

  • Provides guidance and mentoring to less experienced staff members

Knowledge and skills

  • Advanced data architecture, data governance and data quality skills

  • Experience with data engineering tools, languages, frameworks to mine, cleanse and explore data

  • Experience in automating ETL processes

  • Extensive experience designing data systems/solutions to manage complex data in complex, distributed and massively parallel systems

  • Evaluating and selecting forms and processes for database architecture testing and methodology, including writing and/or supervision on execution of test plans, debugging, and testing scripts and tools

  • Strong business acumen

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to lead and influence cross-functionally and across organizations and regions

  • Demonstrated teamwork skills

  • Results driven and self-motivated

  • Technical skills considered to be a plus include: Oracle and Teradata databases, SQL, data warehousing, SAS, JSON, COGNOS, Hadoop

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field

  • Master’s Degree - preferred

  • 10 - 15 years in multiple IT disciplines

  • 5 - 7 years in Business discipline

Certifications – Preferred

  • RHIA - Registered Health Information Administrator

  • CDMP – Certified Data Management Professional

Employee Referral Level: 2


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