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Data Architect

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Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we liv

Job Duties

The successful candidate for this position will be able to design, implement, and maintain the university data infrastructure, including servers, databases, data warehouses, reporting solutions, and data integration.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Design, implement, and maintain the university data infrastructure, including the data warehouse.
  • Monitor performance and optimize university databases, including management of disk space, transaction logs, database compatibility, and server patches.
  • Implement and maintain security of databases and database servers.
  • Evaluate and establish backup and recovery requirements for each database.
  • Support development of data interfaces and reporting solutions.
  • Support and promote the effective use of analytics and data as strategic assets.
  • Work as a consulting resource to identify requirements and technology solutions to support data management and reporting.
  • Create and maintain system and end-user documentation.
  • Act as a mentor and resource for other data and programmer analysts.
  • Perform other duties as directed related to those listed above.

Job Qualifications

Statement of Personal & Organizational Responsibility for Diversity and Inclusion

Actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed. Participate in developmental activities to increase understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion; apply that understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the community as a whole. Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Diversity & Inclusion's Mission and Vision statements.

Knowledge and Skills Needed:

  • Bachelor's degree (in Computer Science or related field preferred).
  • Experience with database administration using SQL Server and other database management tools.
  • Experience with data warehousing and business intelligence concepts.
  • Ability to write SQL queries, implement solutions using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and develop solutions using reporting tools such as Power BI and SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Experience with cloud data management solutions, such as Snowflake or Azure SQL Database, is preferred.
  • Experience in and understanding of the academic environment is helpful.
  • Time management skills necessary to keep on-task with multiple project assignments.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Institution Description

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education and Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 387 Colleges-2022 Edition, "Best Northeastern" and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre.


Standard university benefits (vacation, medical, dental, etc.)
Application Due Date: 2022-08-12
Job Start Date: 2022-08-30
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Fairfield
State/Province/Region: CT
Institution: Sacred Heart University
Reports To: Director of Institutional Data
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Office of Institutional Data

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