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Enterprise Data Architect

Nashville, TN

Classification: Contract to hire
Duration: 3-months
Job ID: 16380907
Location: Onsite - Nashville, TN
At CereCore, our heart for healthcare is interconnected with our knowledge of technical solutions, creating a vital link that ultimately drives the delivery of high-quality care. CereCore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Healthcare.  

CereCore is seeking a Enterprise Data Architect to join our team in Nashville, TN. This individual will work for the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.


This role will report directly to the Director of Enterprise Technology & Architecture focusing on the company’s enterprise data strategy shaped by established guiding principles. This individual will directly collaborate with and influence key stakeholders across all HCA services lines to mature data platform capabilities and existing software applications. This individual will translate strategic business objectives and vision into reference architecture, shape technical and non-functional requirements, and lead data driven project teams to enterprise scale solutions built for the future.

The ideal candidate will possess advanced knowledge of best practices to support modern data integration, data pipelines, data storage, streaming, emerging data science and advanced analytics platform technologies and capabilities, cloud native infrastructure and services, and software development lifecycle (SDLC) standards such as CI/CD, change management, and Quality Assurance(QA) processes. This includes, but not limited to, generative Artificial Intelligence(AI), Machine Learning(ML), Internet of Things(IoT), and enterprise scale analytics. Additionally, the position will evangelize public cloud policies, standards, and best practices in partnership Information Protection to ensure consistency and adherence across state/federal regulatory and privacy requirements.

The ideal candidate will champion the delivery of well-governed, high quality clinical and operational data products integrated with generative AI/ML functions as part of a broad enterprise platform. This will be the key focus area to ensuring data trustworthiness and utilization across all stakeholders and domains within HCA Healthcare.

This position will be expected to work with entities outside of HCA to stay abreast and informed of trends and opportunities that might improve or affect HCA’s direction relative to the use and deployment of data architectures, inclusive of both on-premise and cloud-based capabilities.

As a member of the Enterprise Technology & Architecture team, this individual will participate and facilitate activities such as Architecture Reviews, consult on technical design and process guidance, and work directly with ITG leadership in the selection and review of technologies.


Responsibilities:  ​

  • Ability to influence by simplifying technology concepts for business stakeholders.
  • Willingness to demo small POCs in a sandbox environment to prove out enterprise viability, interviewing stakeholders for use cases and high-level requirements.
  • Self-monitoring ability to prioritize and set incremental goals with the capability of pivoting approaches to find what works.
  • Guiding ITG product teams on technology roadmaps, serving as a lead change agent in the identification of emerging technologies and adoption strategies, where necessary.
  • Serving as a lead architect on data initiatives, working closely with all project stakeholders to establish and validate designs that honor the current data strategy.
  • Extracting and translating business strategy into architectural requirements in support of modern data platform capabilities.
  • Continuously building strong relationships with ITG leaders, Business leaders, product managers, project managers, and other technical domain experts.
  • Understanding long-term business objectives and suggesting technical strategies to meet those objectives.
  • Effectively communicating design considerations, direction, methodology, and decisions directly with customers and stakeholders to ensure projects follow Enterprise Architecture standards.
  • Highlighting architectural anti-patterns and blockers related to the project activities and work with Project Manager, Solution Architect and technical teams to resolve.
  • Collaborating across multiple development teams to align data architecture to strategy.
  • Working with security, networking, and cloud engineering to ensure that data solutions meet all established policies.
  • Defining a data migration or bridging strategy for existing systems that need to migrate to a next generation application software platform.
  • Assessing data management industry trends and ever-changing technologies to ensure developed solutions are following both internal and industry “best practices”.
  • Demonstrating strong personal and organizational leadership skills.

Position Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or other related field; or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years’ relevant experience in Technology, IT/IS
  • 5+ years’ experience with relational, multi-dimensional, and analytic database technologies
  • Extensive experience in architecture, construction, and implementation of data-intensive solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including a desire to drive work and lead within a highly-matrixed, team-oriented environment.
  • Independent operators are not sought and will not be successful in this position
  • Extensive experience with relational database management systems; Teradata, Oracle or SQL Server preferred
  • Significant experience with data modeling tools, PowerDesigner Studio or ERWin preferred 
  • Advanced SQL skills, including the ability to write, tune, and interpret SQL queries; tool specific experience in the RDBMS's listed above is ideal 
  • Experience interfacing data from multiple systems using both message-based and batch ETL methods
  • Willingness to mentor and train junior team members
  • Adeptness to learn new assignments, technologies and applications quickly and manage multiple assignments simultaneously 
  • Experience with Cloudera Distribution (preferable), Hadoop and open source technology
  • Experience in operationalizing Data Governance, Data Stewardship and Data Quality
  • Extensive experience in interaction with business and technology stakeholders in conceptual
CereCore was formed in 2001 as a shared service business within a large hospital operator. We focus solely on helping healthcare organizations align business and IT strategies to improve processes and patient care. 

Awards and Recognition Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We believe excellence in healthcare starts with a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and each other.  We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion across all areas of our organization.  We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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