At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), the Director, Data Warehouse and Data Architecture will be a critical member of the Informatics and Analytics leadership team, supporting the development and implementation of our enterprise data warehouse and its underlying data architecture in support of DFCI’s mission to improve cancer care and research. This role requires significant hands-on technical skills, plus leadership and communication skills, and solid understanding of healthcare analytics, data warehousing, and DFCI’s core business functions.
The primary responsibilities of this role are two: (1) integrate vocabulary/terminology, requirements, and architectural constraints from multiple domains (research, clinical, operations) to produce combined data models and an integrated enterprise data architecture, and (2) establish and oversee excellent data warehouse support services, serving as the primary liaison for users in the Informatics & Analytics team and across DFCI, to ensure appropriate needs analysis, effective technical implementations, reliable data delivery and exceptional data quality and usability. Secondary responsibilities include facilitating the technical development and implementation activities related to setting up and operating the new DFCI data warehouse (DW).
Given this role is new to DFCI and will require significant visibility, the role will report initially to the SVP of Informatics and Chief Health Information Officer, with two important matrix relationships to the Technical Director of Informatics Engineering and the Vice President of Analytics. Other key stakeholders will include the Senior Director of Bioinformatics and Data Science, the Director of Research Data Services, and the Partners Healthcare DFCI-site CIO. This position will work with the Director of Research Data Services and the technical team to implement policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of all warehouse data and supporting applications. As such, it is expected that the individual will understand healthcare data warehousing concepts and has experience in integrating data from healthcare systems. The focus areas of this work will be broad and include obtaining and integrating data from financial, administrative, research and clinical systems.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This role oversees the implementation of different aspects of the Informatics & Analytics strategy:
1 - Data integration strategy
2 - Policies and procedures of data warehouse access
3 - Develop a support function (Informatics & Analytics team and DFCI users in general).
The responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:Strategic design of the DW to support Informatics strategic initiatives
Data and Terminology Management
Management and Training Functions
Access, Policy & Security
Hires, manages, and mentors team of data architects, data analysts and data/ETL developers
This role will supervise of the Data Warehousing team, initially 4 direct reports, plus 3 matrix reports.