IT Data Architect Mgt V

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7204700 (Ref:hh-64723BR)

Posted: January 6, 2024

Job Description

Position Description

The Associate Director of Business Intelligence (BI) reports to the Principal Data Architect and plays a central role in the analysis, design, development, governance, and performance tuning of BI Solutions at Harvard Medical School. This is both a management position and a technical leadership role on the Data Architecture team. This person will manage the BI Development Team as well as all servers and software used for BI Solutions.  The position has responsibility for the nightly load into our BI servers, and is responsible for rapid remediation of any issues that may arise.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the BI Development team.  Responsible for effective staff management, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment
  • Collaborate with the BI team to develop and enforce BI design standards and best practices.  
  • Manage established partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders. Onboard new stakeholders.
  • Advise and collaborate with more than 20 HMS stakeholder departments on Business Intelligence solutions. Our stakeholder list has been steadily growing over time.
  • Share in-depth knowledge as a resource to staff and community.
  • Function as a BI and Tableau subject matter expert.
  • Responsible for all work related to BI Development and BI Operations, including Tableau Administration and Architecture.  
  • Responsible for the proper and timely operation of all data flows into our BI Servers.
  • Responsible for the security of our data, ensuring appropriate access to data based on an individual’s role.
  • Act as primary contact with the various infrastructure teams that support our BI Servers:  DevOps, DBA, Windows Ops, Network, Security, and others. Collaborate with them on upgrades, patching, and server and software configurations.
  • Measure and manage BI performance. Coordinate code reviews to improve quality and learn from each other. Assist team members with solution optimization.
  • Assist with budget planning, monitoring, and vendor contracting as required.
  • Collaborate with University-wide leadership to formulate processes, policies and procedures.
  • Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct.
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of seven years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience
  • Supervisory experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and equipment
  • Advanced Tableau development skills
  • Advanced Tableau administration and architecture skills
  • Advanced knowledge of BI technologies and development methods
  • Advanced communication, technical and project management skills
  • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
  • Must take a collaborative approach to team management
  • Must have excellent presentation and communication skills
Additional Information
The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values
EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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Job posting number:#7204700 (Ref:hh-64723BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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