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Business Intelligence Data Architect

Business Intelligence Data Architect

Milwaukee, WI, USA Req. #198
 Thursday, December 9, 2021

Interested in joining Milwaukee County? Milwaukee County is searching for authentic people who are out to change the game and bring their whole selves to work every day.


Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Behavioral Health, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Sheriffs Department, House of Corrections, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Public Works, Fleet Operations, Transportation, and at the Zoo. Our departments are also dedicated to our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities, and Veterans Affairs. Our employees also remain committed to serve the cultural, human, recreational and social needs of the entire community.

Milwaukee County offers a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community. Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If disability related accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.
Come and join our team and discover our diverse and versatile community of independent spirits and unique talents, we are redefining the way you think about Milwaukee County!
Date Closed: Open until filled.
Annual Salary Range: $83,865.60 to $99,236.80
Job Summary 
 The Business Intelligence Architect has the overall responsibility for assessing requirements and defining the strategy, technical architecture, implementation plan, and delivery of data warehouse projects for major organizations. The Business Intelligence Architect must have prior experience leading successful data warehousing implementations as well as a broad background and experience with IT application development. This individual is responsible for establishing the long-term strategy and technical architecture as well as the short-term scope for a multi-phased data warehouse effort. This person must have strong professional consulting skills and the ability to communicate well at all levels of the organization. 
  • Define key business drivers for the data warehouse initiative.
  • Deliver a project scope that directly support the key business drivers.
  • Define the overall data warehouse architecture (e.g., ETL process, ODS, EDW, Data Marts).
  • Define technical requirements, technical and data architectures for the data warehouse.
  • Recommend/select data warehouse technologies (e.g., ETL, DBMS, Data Quality, BI).
  • Find generate executive level support for the data warehouse initiative & direct the discover process.
  • Design and direct the ETL process, including data quality and testing.
  • Design and direct the information access, delivery effort, and implementation of security requirements for the data warehouse.
  • Current resident of the United States.
  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering with at least five (5) years of Technical experience with self-service BI, BI Tools, SQL, and Data integration and five (5) years of Data Architect role is required.
  • Intermediate knowledge of all related computer and software application, such as word processing and spreadsheets is required.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 20lbs and push/pull up to 20 lbs. on an occasional basis. 
  • Working overtime, weekends, on rotating shifts may be required.
Licenses/Certifications: Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Strong communication skills and business acumen. Agile BI experience. Technical experience with data modeling self-service BI, BI tools, SQL and data integration. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. Ability to multi-task. Business knowledge of healthcare - related data. Strong sense of urgency and ability to re-prioritize in a fast-paced, ever-changing landscape. Familiar with common and modern data warehouse approaches and some basic understanding of spatial data architecture concepts. Exchange of basic information with internal and/or external contacts. Maintain sensitive or confidential information. Explain and gather information, answer queries, and aide internal and/or external contacts. Persuade, conform, or recommend course of action with internal and/or external contacts. Perform with a high degree of authority in securing understanding and cooperation with internal and/or external contacts. Maintain a continuing working relationship that can have a significant effect on the success of the organization. Read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, report short correspondence and memos. Speak effectively before both internal and/or external groups. Read, analyze, and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions and procedure manuals, scientific/technical journals and procedures, government regulations, financial and legal documents. Prepare and/or present written communications that pertain to controversial and complex topics. Makes minimal decision-making responsibility. Makes decisions of responsibility involving evaluation of information; decisions may require development or application of alternatives or precedents. Understand and follow instructions. Execute decisions within limits of standard policy and procedures. Interpret and adapt to established practices and procedures using independent judgement to meet situations to which applications are not clearly defined. Perform within difficult or complex working conditions or situations not easily evaluated; decisions require considerable judgement, initiative, and ingenuity in areas there is little precedent.

Note: This position is open to those authorized to work in the United States. Appointee must establish residency in the state of Wisconsin within six months of start date and maintain throughout employment. In accordance with Section 11, Rule 3 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position. The non-competitive examination will consist of criteria deemed appropriate by the Director of Human Resources to rank applicants on the eligible list for this position.  

Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discriminationharassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Effective October 1, 2021, Milwaukee County will require all employees to have completed COVID-19 vaccinations and provide proof of vaccination or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request. All persons offered a position will be required to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request and been approved for an accommodation prior to hire