Analytics Architect

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Unit Description

Are you a Tableau Jedi that tells compelling stories with data?  Do you create blended data pipelines because they make things easier and solve multiple problems at once? Do you have a passion for algorithms that affect change? Can you stitch together python or java code to prep data for a SaaS API or Spark?  Are you a burgeoning Data Scientist who wants to apply those skills to help improve health outcomes for large populations? 

Our Analytics and Data Innovation team is looking for an Analytic Architect that can combine data science, data architecture, and advanced analytics to tackle new challenges and help reshape healthcare.  We are building our next-generation healthcare data platform by utilizing technologies like Big Data, Tableau, Alteryx, Spark, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Machine Learning and AI to take business intelligence to the next level.  We’re a team at the forefront of healthcare analytics that pushes the envelope and brings industry-leading concepts to healthcare organizations around the world.  Join our team, help us realize our vision and build the foundation for a new paradigm in healthcare analytics.

Care Site Description

SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization headquartered in Broomfield with facilities located in Colorado, Kansas and Montana. SCL Health operates:

  • 9 hospitals
  • 4 safety net clinics
  • 1 children's mental health treatment center
  • 190+ ambulatory service centers

Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health—and hope—to our patients. Our ministry is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.



SCL Health is building a Center of Excellence around advanced analytics and is looking for an Analytics Architect. This role will be responsible for building the data as a service and presentation layers from the data lake and other sources and creating a strategy on how to bring these capabilities to the enterprise. This role will interface with the business and help scope gaps in analytic capabilities and formulate a plan on how to address those at the enterprise level. This role will also be responsible for creating and maintain a catalog of analytic capabilities and educating key constituents on those capabilities. This is modeled after:


Essential Functions

  • Build an analytics center of excellence across a multi-hospital and ambulatory system.
  • The analytics architect leverages knowledge of the organization's information, application, and infrastructure environment as well as the current technology landscape to design a holistic and optimized analytics platform.
  • Work with system architecture and interface to access data for analysis.
  • Work with the data lake team to identify data lake data and reporting team to surface analytics.
  • Promote data analytics to other departments, coordinate business intelligence needs.
  • Delivery of scheduled data analysis: Research and analysis identifying trends, uncovering opportunity. Perform statistical analysis as needed.
  • Foster other data analysts around the organization: Present regular user group forums where analytics skills are taught.
  • Manage data dissemination organization wide through an enterprise server (Tableau Server). Including multi-site and user role administration.
  • Present data visualizations and dashboards at varying levels of detail to a variety of audiences.
  • Develop ad-hoc research methodologies, and analysis projects.
  • Work with Clinical Business Intelligence team to scope targeted projects.
  • Support Data Governance throughout the organization.



Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Mathematics, or Statistics - will also take other majors with experience in Healthcare analytics


Master's Degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Mathematics, or Statistics - will also take other majors with experience in Healthcare analytics




More than 10 Years; SQL, SAS, or other structured relational database toolsets.


More than 10 years; Experience with Tableau, Alteryx, SAS, and Spark.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Required :

  • Healthcare data industry experience - prefer both clinical (acute and ambulatory) and revenue cycle data familiarity.
  • Knowledge of national healthcare data set resources, and health data standards.
  • Ability to write project requirements, specifications. Ability to create process and data models.
  • Strong analytics tools skills such as: Excel, Tableau, Alteryx and SAS.
  • Knowledge of data visualization standards and methodologies, and data reporting.
  • Relational database and SQL query experience, including data wrangling (cleaning, blending).
  • Basic programming training and experience - Python, Java, Javascript, SAS or other languages.
  • Familiarity with non-relational database, "big data" evolving data processes such as Hadoop, HDFS.
  • Strong communication skills. Ability to conduct meetings and other define tasks.


  • Possesses a working knowledge of statistics, programming and predictive modeling.
  • Has strong critical thinking skills and the ability to relate them to the healthcare challenges facing SCL Health.
  • Shows strong knowledge of basic and advanced prediction models.
  • Possesses a combination of creative abilities and business knowledge.
  • Possesses strong exploratory analysis skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to bridge the gap between data science and business management.
  • Has the ability to think and research creatively.
  • Displays exceptional organizational skills and is detail oriented.
Organization: Corporate, Various Locations
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Lakewood
Department: SYS-STSC-Analytics&Data Innov
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 6/16/2017 10:59:55 PM
FTE: 1
Job Number: 17004362
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