Data Warehouse Architect

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Information Technology


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.


The Data Platform Team within SCCA Information Technology is responsible for designing, developing, and supporting SCCA data systems, for both operational and analytical purposes.
The Data Architect is an experienced technical leader on the Data Platform who advances the strategic use of data at SCCA in cancer care, research, education, and operations. The Data Architect collaborates with other Data Platform team members, IT leaders, and functional subject matter experts to define and implement a strategic plan for the enterprise data and analytics platform.
This role will contribute to a strategic vision to enable a modular, reliable, robust, and scalable data platform that supports data-driven decision making and analytic capabilities. The Data Architect will achieve this by partnering closely with UW Medicine colleagues and translating SCCA functional and technical requirements into an executable roadmap. As part of this effort, the Data Architect will increase the data maturity of SCCA and document and demonstrate sound data principles including architecture, technology, and processes.
Finally, the Data Architect is responsible for the reduction of technical debt through planning and the creation of best practices in Data Platform design, development, maintenance, and operations. This role will support the implementation of the data catalog and metadata, oversee efficient data management, optimize data pipelines, and
rationalize data sources in order to optimally provide an enterprise data function.


  • Build a strategic roadmap of data and architecture requirements aligned with the goals of the organization and that support SCCA clinical, business, and research priorities.
  • Collaborate with SCCA and cross-organizational IT architects to integrate the data warehouse architecture vision with UW Medicine/Fred Hutch data platforms, clinical/business applications, technical infrastructure priorities, and enterprise architecture plans
  • Create/maintain architectural diagrams showing key data entities, an inventory of the data needed to implement business architecture vision, and data lineage identifying data source-to-target mapping
  • Create/maintain data architecture principles and logical/physical data models in support of existing data requirements and intended future state architecture
  • Develop high-level integrated designs to meet SCCA's strategic data requirements and guide SCCA technical teams in the planning and execution of migration strategies to emerging technologies, including cloud
  • Develop and manage enterprise data repository including business and technical metadata
  • Review functional requirements and designs to ensure the data warehouse environment is architecturally sound, compliant, scalable, and reflects leading technical and operational practices
  • Remain current on emerging technologies and recommend solutions to continuously improve the capture, storage, and retrieval of SCCA data assets
  • Implement strategies to integrate diverse data from multiple source systems, operational databases, and third-party vendors into the data warehouse
  • Collaborate with internal SCCA IT and DBA teams to monitor data warehouse capacity, integrity, performance, and scalability
  • Collaborate with internal SCCA IT and DBA teams to maintain historical data archive and decommissioning legacy data assets
  • Collaborate with internal SCCA IT and DBA teams to coordinate troubleshooting and continuous improvement to the data warehouse performance and service
  • Contribute thought leadership to the design, development, testing, and support of the Data Platform while maintaining interoperability of source systems



  • B.Sc degree in quantitative field (Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, etc.), or equivalent training or professional experience
  • Strong experience in major enterprise architecture frameworks (e.g., TOGAF, ITIL, etc.) and data standards relevant to SCCA
  • Expert experience in data model design, including designing conceptual/logical/physical data models using major enterprise data modeling tools
  • Expert experience in architecting data warehouse/platforms, designing efficient data extract, transform and load pipelines, data processing and data mining, and data security
  • Strong knowledge of modern data architecture and emerging trends
  • Strong knowledge of leveraging data modeling constructs, methodologies and practices to ensure flexible, scalable, maintainable, and high-performing production databases
  • Strong experience in strategic data planning, standards and procedures
  • Experience in dealing with large and complex data sets
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with the business: technical and non-technical teams.
  • Ability to work independently, manage competing priorities and to adapt to new and changing technologies


  • M.Sc degree in quantitative field (Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, etc.), or equivalent training or professional experience
  • Agile Certification
  • Experience with Cerner and/or Epic healthcare systems
  • Familiarity with healthcare financial and/or clinical data
  • Familiarity with HIPAA regulations and data warehousing security best practices
  • Familiarity with healthcare and/or clinical data, ideally in oncology
  • General knowledge of cloud architecture and platforms
  • Experience with leading data management technologies including master data management, data catalog, data quality, etc.)

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists. 

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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