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Sr. Business Intelligence Architect - Decision Support (Full Time) - Sacramento, CA #4675025

Company: Sutter Health

Date: 03/14/2018

Category: Customer Service

City: Sacramento, CA

The Sr. Business Intelligence Architect is responsible for making recommendations to the Business Intelligence Manager (BIM) and the Director of Decision support (DS), for the architecture, infrastructure, and research & development in new technologies for Decision Support. The Sr. Business Intelligence Architect will work as a senior member of Decision Support’s Business Intelligence (BI) team. This includes formal modeling, in depth understanding and evolution of proprietary and third party frameworks and technologies, prototyping, analysis of project requirements to influence technical design at the project level to maintain consistent architecture vision.

The Sr. Business Intelligence Architect (BIA) will be involved in all aspects of the project life cycle, from the initial kickoff through the requirements analysis, design and implementation. Primary responsibility of the BIA will be to work with the BI team to implement enterprise-level applications and system designs. The BIA works across several development teams to realize product architecture including; researching, analyzing, designing, proposing, and delivering solutions that are appropriate for the business and technology strategies. Additional responsibilities may include identification of major system interfaces and development of module reuse and components on an enterprise-wide scale.

Expectations include technical leadership and assistance with the specifications for the design patterns, development standards, best practices, coding styles and other development guidelines.


  • A bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Health Care Administration, or other related field and/or equivalent experience is required.


  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in database administration, report development, custom software or scripting development, and web-based technologies is required.

  • Minimum of 10 years’experience in client/server environment.

  • Experience managing and/or supporting projects, project planning and coordination of resources.

  • Software Support experience in the healthcare industry is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with IDX data structure and analysis is strongly preferred.

  • A combination of education, training, application software support, installation projects and experience in a healthcare related field is preferred


  • Deep and broad understanding of databases, data structures, platforms, and technologies.

  • Thorough understanding of database administration, replication, T-SQL, developing tables, views, stored procedures, triggers and constraints in a MS SQL Server setting.

  • Strong Development skills in object oriented programming including supporting scripting languages for MS based frameworks or products.

  • Knowledge of Data warehousing concepts, development, and ETL processes.

  • Solid understanding of reporting tools such as MS Access, Crystal Reports

  • Conceptual understanding of Business Intelligence Reporting Tools such as , Cognos Impromptu, Business Objects, Microsoft Analysis Services

  • Knowledge of Healthcare industry concepts including Managed Care line of business, Provider Organizations, and Claims/Encounters processing.

  • Knowledge of Windows operating systems and MS Office tools/applications.

  • Knowledge of Client/Server concepts and how they work within network environments.

  • Knowledge of healthcare coding standards including ICD-9 Diagnosis, Procedure Codes, and RVU’s.

  • Extensive experience working in a financial and productivity reporting environment.

Special Skills:

  • Define software development guidelines, standards and processes.

  • Educate teams on the technical roadmap and help meet the strategic objectives.

  • Help design complex systems at the component level, make strategic technology choices, and directly supervise the quality of designs and implementation inside and between components.

  • Assist in creating and reviewing formal specifications, schemas, domain models and technical design documents based on product requirements.

  • Collaborate effectively with end users and department managers to solve complex problems spanning their respective areas and resolve technological disagreement with informed, rational debate.

  • Ability to be flexible in responding to rapid change.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Communicate complex technical issues in terms clearly understood by IT and non-IT practitioners.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize as necessary to complete projects.

  • Ability to enlist cooperation while solving complex problems in environment that may be resistant to change and not under incumbent’s direct authority.

  • Solid customer support and service skills.

  • Ability to understand user and technical application documentation.

  • Comprehensive understanding of IDX data extremely beneficial.

  • Strong Analytical & critical thinking skills

Organization: *Sutter Medical Foundation - Central

Title: Sr. Business Intelligence Architect - Decision Support (Full Time)

Location: California-Greater Sacramento Area-Sacramento

Requisition ID: SMF-C-1804453

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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