University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
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Posted on July 7, 2020
Req #: 175739
Posting Date: 01/08/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years. 

Office of Research Information Services (ORIS), a division of the Office of Research, coordinates, develops, and supports electronic research administration for faculty and staff at the University of Washington. Goals include:
  • Improve service to Principal Investigators (PIs) and research and administrative staff, enhance their ability to obtain funding, reduce their workload, and streamline the processing of their proposals.
  • Provide authorized individuals with convenient access to timely information on the status of proposals and awards.
  • Increase the efficiency of the research community to meet growing workload and compliance demands with limited resources. 
  • Maintain the University of Washington's position as a leading public research University.

    The University of Washington’s Office of Research Information Services has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Data Integration Architect.

    The Data Integration Architect is responsible for all aspects of data architecture strategy, design, and development. The incumbent will provide senior-level data design, development, and implementation, with an emphasis on data modeling and engineering for widespread software integration capabilities.  The immediate need will be creating a data model /architecture strategy that supports the integration of research administration and compliance systems with Workday financials.  Along with the specific need to support Workday integrations, the solutions developed must be long-standing and support a multitude of existing and future administrative systems integrations.

    In support of the Office of Research's mission, this position will provide technical leadership in the data strategy and architecting the integration of electronic research information systems with other UW enterprise systems.


    Data Integration Architecture

  • Turn business goals and strategies into conceptual and logical data models by analyzing information requirements. 
  • Perform systems analysis to document current state data models and flows, to inform future state designs for an integration platform.
  • Develop and maintain new data models and data flows that represent essential data consumed and produced for various systems in the research domain. 
  • Responsible for the accurate documentation for data architectural designs that are disseminated and understood by staff with varying levels of technical aptitude.
  • Work extensively with the workday financials planning and implementation project and align use of data modeling to support a seamless integration between ORIS systems and the Workday system.
  • Provide data-centric thinking for the organization and advocate best practices around data.

    Data Engineering

  • Apply knowledge of technology options, technology platforms, design techniques and approaches across the data engineering ecosystem to build systems that meet business needs in the research domain.
  • Design data access and integration services for various research administration systems.  
  • Develop data modeling and design standards, and review data design quality for ORIS developed applications. 

    Technical Liaison

  • Participate in UW technology integration initiatives that involve ORIS supported systems (i.e. UW Finance Transformation Initiative).
  • Build strong relationships, working with diverse technical and business partner groups, both internal and external to the University of Washington.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate technical information with a wide range of people with varying levels of technical expertise.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience with data architecture strategy, design, and development.
  • Experience with data management activities and concepts including an understanding of best practices for enterprise data modeling and management.
  • Experience designing complex integrations with a focus on data modeling and data engineering.
  • Ability to lead the implementation of data-centric application development projects from beginning to end.
  • Experience in data governance capabilities, policy, process, and procedures. 
  • Excellent time and priority management ability.
  • Excellent problem-solving/analytical abilities.
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Experience working in a Scrum-Agile environment.
  • Exposure to the Workday suite of applications/modules.
  • Experience with Workday data model, security, integrations and data load capabilities.
  • Experience using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) successfully to deliver on the unit and organizational goals.


    This position contributes to a collaborative teamwork environment.  Collaboration among the Software Developers, QA team members, Customer Experience, and other team members is done in a shared space working environment, through ad hoc meetings focused on problem-solving, and the use of synchronous and asynchronous communication tools.  Non-standard working hours can be necessary.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or