Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Data Architect


Full Time

New York

Full Time / New York

Data Architect

Data Architect


Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the nation’s leading women’s health care provider, educator, and advocate, serving women, men, teens and families. For over 100 years, PPFA has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks a dynamic and effective Data Architect. The incumbent will be tasked with the design and implementation of data solutions that support the Business Intelligence needs of PPFA and the overall data architecture of PPFA technology systems. In addition, the chosen candidate will be responsible for defining data standards and models for warehouse architectures and should have experience analyzing system requirements and implementing migration methods for existing data.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for evaluating and leading the selection of all infrastructure components related to data management, including, but not limited to: software, platform(s), relational database management systems, ETL software, metadata management tools. In partnership with IT, BI, Development, and other key stakeholders identify the optimum database design solutions. Develop database architectural strategies at the modeling, design and implementation stages that meet business or industry requirements. Manages crisis situations and responses that involve complex technical hardware and software challenges. Produce ETL design guidelines to ensure data integrity and management of the ETL infrastructure for the Business Intelligence system(s). Lead the integration efforts in merging BI platforms with enterprise systems and applications. Design conceptual and logical data models and data flows. Facilitate and support system feasibility studies, proof of concepts, pilot project(s) and testing. Define, develop and institute robust, quality processes to implement data changes and database modifications. Working with partners across IT and Information Security, ensure the integrity and security of PPFA’s data systems. Monitor and enforce license agreements using appropriate tools and processes.

REQUIREMENTS / TECHNICAL EXPERTISE Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or equivalent. 5+ years of relevant experience, gathering and analyzing system requirements. Knowledge of data mining and segmentation techniques. Familiarity with data visualization tools.

PERSONAL QUALITIES /OTHER ATTRIBUTES Collaborative work style; able to facilitate amongst diverse communities and individuals; can inspire top performance in others; willingness to pitch in/ jump in. Able to translate technical concepts and ideas into relatable language for less technical stakeholders and audiences. Comfortable being an individual contributor and / or part of a team when work requires. Experienced mentoring and coaching support staff. Comfortable in ambiguity; able to create clarity and understanding. Experienced in getting to “yes” in a collaborative, consensus driven style. Enjoys operating in a fast-paced and demanding environment; a nimble and flexible style. A direct and open style; creative, out-of-the- box thinker that can translate concepts and ideas to broader audience. Deep appreciation for mission of PPFA. Diplomatic style; and high emotional intelligence. Integrity, independent thinking, and personal courage.

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

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