Enterprise Data Architect I

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Information Technology


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. 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 to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is a full service statistical and data management center focused on HIV prevention research. SCHARP has an annual budget of over $40 million, more than 180 employees and is currently managing over 40 active phase I – III clinical trials in over 150 clinical sites around the world. SCHARP is seeking an Enterprise Data Architect I.


The Enterprise Data Architect is responsible for designing and managing conceptual and logical data models for SCHARP. The Data Architect collaborates with stakeholders to convert requirements for data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting into data-centric solutions. The Data Architect works with others to ensure the performance, quality assurance, security, and integrity of enterprise data and reporting systems. The Data Architect also provides technical leadership on the strategy, implementation, and use of enterprise data systems.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Develop the enterprise data strategy and architectural standards for maintaining the performance, quality, data security and compliance of clinical datasets.
  • Analyze and translate requirements into detailed specifications in the form of logical data models, data mappings, and data quality metrics.
  • Works with Data Standards to define standard datasets (e.g., SDTM) for consumption (e.g., reporting, analytics, pipelines).
  • Supervise ETL/ELT Programmers who convert source data to SDTM and other standardized datasets for consumption.
  • Establish ETL/ELT best practices for data conversion, integration, and verification (i.e., quality control checks).
  • Responsible for enterprise data warehouse design decisions and operations; help direct data warehouse feature development.
  • Manage documentation that describes enterprise data life cycle from source systems to data consumers.
  • Develop, maintain, and support enterprise data standards and data architecture policies and procedures.
  • Assist in maintaining and enhancing metadata and related infrastructure.
  • Partner with Business and Technology teams to evaluate and implement improvements to enterprise data platforms.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or a combination of commensurate education and work experience.
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience as Data Architect. OR, at least 8 years’ experience in data curation, management, or analysis.
  • Experience working in relational database management, data warehousing, business intelligence, and reporting systems.
  • Experience supervising ETL/ELT programmers.
  • Experience gathering and documenting requirements.
  • Experience developing, documenting, and maintaining data models, standards and guidelines.
  • Experience writing extract-transform-load (ETL) or extract-load-transform (ELT) automation.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in matrixed environments.
  • Ability to set goals and work independently.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science, or a scientific or technical field.
  • Experience with CDISC data standards (e.g., CDASH, SDTM, ADaM, and controlled terminology references).
  • Functional knowledge of the Clinical Data Lifecycle.
  • Experience implementing data governance.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).


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.

The annual base salary range for this position is from $106,427 to $168,223 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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