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Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85287
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Data Architect

Arizona State University

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Campus: Tempe



Job Description:

Under administrative direction, performs work of considerable difficulty with responsibility for the designing, creating, and managing data architecture and analysis, including determining how data will be stored, consumed, integrated, analyzed and used by different entities, as well as using or making meaning of such data thus achieving the Decision Center’s mission and purpose of significantly improving student outcomes through the use of data, applying the resources of ASU and significantly involving stakeholders.


Salary Range:

$135,000 - $165,000 per year; DOE


Close Date:



Essential Duties:

  • Leads efforts to create a data infrastructure and subsequent analytic modeling that describe the current pre-K through employment education system and sub-systems.

  • Develops effective data architecture of the DC Ed Ex database that not only satisfy immediate project requirements but also provide a coherent, reliable architecture to help the Center grow and align to strategic vision.

  • Develops a long-term data utilization plan for the Center’s data and data system.

  • Develops and implements plans to use predictive modeling, trend analysis and other data analysis techniques to explore data and to answer specific research questions.

  • Promotes the use of shared infrastructure and applications with data partners to improve information flows.

  • Ensures that projects do not duplicate data or diverge from each other. Develops, uses and promotes the appropriate standards, security, privacy and governance policies.

  • Leads projects and works with teams to conduct the secure collection, cleaning, standardization, transformation and storing of data from various sources and creates and deliver simple, elegant solutions to complex problems within project deadlines.

  • Provides post-implementation and on-going support.

  • Develops an analytics data ecosystem in an immature data environment, and develops ongoing, incremental data architecture strategies that facilitate migration toward a mature analytics data architecture.

  • Translates business strategy and vision into a data strategy through partnerships with key stakeholders.

  • Utilizes effective project planning techniques to break down projects into tasks and supervises their accomplishment and ensures deadlines are met.

  • Prepares and oversees the preparation of reports, dashboards and presentations.

  • Collaborates with the team in order to improve the effectiveness of computational models through the use of data analysis and feedback from education stakeholders.

  • Assumes or coordinates other projects or duties as assigned or directed.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field AND eight (8) years of experience in the area(s) of data architecture or database management, OR any equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience as a data scientist or similar position.

  • Experience creating models of complex systems.

  • Experienced in database development and architecture.

  • Experience in working with large administrative or other data sets.

  • Evidence of having a history of successful collaboration with other units or organizations.

  • Evidence of effective communication skills in writing, speaking and leading teams.

  • Experience in using statistics and data science for social good.

  • Experience in developing enrollment projections, models for retention purposes


Working Environment:

  • Develops Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse (75%);

  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (10%)

  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (15%)

  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.

  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.


Department Statement:

The Decision Center for Educational Excellence facilitates data- and evidence-driven decision making to improve the outcomes achieved in Arizona’s education systems, from pre-K through employment. The Center analyzes and visualizes data on Arizona’s educational and employment outcomes and the factors that shape those outcomes, and convenes educators, policy makers, and business and civic leaders to: uncover insights into the state and trajectory of educational systems; explore innovations and practices that could improve student outcomes; and facilitate collaborative decision-making to strengthen Arizona’s schools and economy.


ASU Statement:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree


AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/relocation-services.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Fingerprint Check Statement:

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.


Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ see Req Id# 56541BR or go directly to: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=3924326


Posted: 2019-10-29 Expires: 2019-11-28

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