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Providence Health & Services Big Data Architect – PSJH in Renton, Washington


Providence is calling a Big Data Architect - PSJH to Providence Health & Services in one of the following locations: Renton WA (Preferred), Portland, OR.

The Big Data Architect has experience building and operating Big Data solutions with a proven track record in driving business success by architecting, designing, adopting and applying big data strategies and architectures. They assist with technology roadmaps, documenting best practice gaps with precise steps of how to get there. They will ensure that each new iteration of functionality conforms to best practices, which demonstrate easily understood business value, and that design impacts are fully understood across all dimensions of our operation. The Big Data Architect must be a consensus builder across a highly- technical cross-functional team.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Drive the technical design of large scale data platforms, utilizing modern and open source technologies, in a hybrid cloud environment

  • Set standards for data engineering functions; design templates for the data management program which are scalable, repeatable, and simple

  • Design and build modular software components that can be used by less senior developers

  • Serve as a consultant and leader on all aspects of a modern and flexible SDLC approach, applied to data engineering, analytics and data science efforts

  • Be a teacher and mentor to less-senior technical team members

  • Be able to consult on complex data engineering efforts and lead project teams through the solution design process

  • Research, evaluate and formally recommend third party software and technology package

  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and projects in the modern data management/engineering space

  • Function as escalation point for developers.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Management, Information Services or Equivalent educ/experience.

  • 5 years industry related experience.

  • Have a deep understanding of information systems and their applications to data management processes.

  • Fluency in at least 2 object oriented language, preferably Java and Python; familiarity with functional languages as well.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Management, Information Services.

  • Strong understanding of data security principles; thread detection/avoidance; multi-layered defense strategies.

  • Commercial software development experience

  • Deep understanding of indexing and searching

  • Experience Architecting Big Data platforms

  • Strong knowledge of cloud data processing architectures

  • Proficient in SQL; experience with Hive and Impala

  • Experience with API design, DeployR/Parallel-R, MPI and CUDA parallel processing frameworks

  • Knowledge and ability to build data science and machine learning applications from end-to-end

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Information Technology

Location: Washington-Renton

Other Location(s): Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 226344