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Data Architect


United States
Base Salary
120k-138k USD
The University of Texas at Austin

Job Description

Job Posting Title:

Data Architect


Hiring Department:

Data to Insights


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Aug 31, 2026





Job Details:

General Notes

The Data to Insights (D2I) Initiative at UT Austin is an investment to build a trusted, integrated, and scalable information infrastructure that transforms complex UT data into valued insights for data-informed decisions.

As a team member in the Data to Insights (D2I) Initiative, you will work with a cross-campus team using the latest cloud technologies to build a next-generation data ecosystem that will improve decision-making and advance the university’s mission. We believe the best ideas arise from collaborative work among colleagues from varied backgrounds and experiences. If you’re the type of person who loves to learn and wants to know your work has meaning, you may find your career home at UT Austin. Please note that this position is currently funded through August 31, 2026.

The University of Texas at Austin provides an outstanding benefits package to staff, including:

  • Competitive health benefits (Employee premiums covered at 100%; family premiums at 50%)
  • Vision, dental, life, and disability insurance options
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas (a defined benefit retirement plan)
  • Additional voluntary retirement programs: tax sheltered annuity 403(b) and a deferred compensation program 457(b)
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Training and conference opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Athletic ticket discounts
  • Access to UT Austin's libraries and museums
  • Free rides on all UT Shuttle and Capital Metro buses with staff ID card

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This position requires you to maintain internet service and a mobile phone with voice and data plans to be used when required for work.

This position provides life/work balance with typically a 40-hour work week and travel generally limited to training (e.g., conferences/courses).


The Data Architect works closely with the Chief Enterprise Data Architect to augment data architecture and management, increase capacity for complex projects, and improve overall alignment with business objectives. The Data Architect leverages their creativity to solve complex problems and build effective relationships through open communication.


Data Architecture:

  • Cloud Architecture and Data Strategy
    • Design and implement robust and scalable cloud-based data solutions, to meet executive priorities.
    • Develop and maintain a comprehensive data strategy that aligns with enterprise goals.
  • Documentation, Standards and Best Practices
    • Develop and implement standards and best practices related to data architecture, under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Enterprise Data Architect.
    • Manage architectural standards for the AWS cloud-based UT Data Hub and Integration Hub.
    • Ensure data management processes meet compliance, quality, and efficiency standards.
    • Create and deliver artifacts, technical documents, and architectural designs that align with business needs.
  • Technology Evaluation and Implementation
    • Research and and recommend new technologies to enhance our data capabilities.
    • Lead proof-of-concept projects to assess new data technologies and tools.
    • Stay abreast of industry trends and advancements in data architecture and cloud technologies.

Communication & Collaboration:

  • Work closely with D2I Analytics, Functional and Technical teams, Data Modeling Group, Major Programs, and operational areas, as well as with campus partners to ensure alignment on architectural decisions and standards.

Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or equivalent professional experience.

  • Proven experience in data architecture, preferably in a large enterprise environment.

  • Strong expertise in AWS cloud services and solutions (e.g., S3, Glue, AWS Data Pipeline).

  • Proficient in data modeling and designing scalable, high-performance data architectures.

  • Knowledge of ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes and data integration tools (e.g., Informatica, AWS Glue)

  • Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL databases.

  • Solid understanding of database design and data structures.

  • Proficient in cloud data architectures.

  • Strong aptitude for troubleshooting and problem-solving

  • Team player, comfortable communicating cross-functionally and across management levels.

  • Self-motivated and able to organize work independently in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field

  • Certifications in AWS and other cloud technologies

  • Experience with big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark)

  • Familiarity with data governance and compliance requirements

  • Knowledge of Agile software development methodologies (Kanban, Scrum).

  • Experience with issue tracking systems (JIRA).

Salary Range

$120,000 - $138,000

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

  • Use of manual dexterity

  • Up to 100% remote at employee discretion with office work environment also an option. Majority of team is located in Austin, TX, and working remotely with infrequent in-office presence.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

Advice from our career coach

As a successful applicant for the Data Architect position at UT Austin, you should be familiar with cloud technologies, data strategy, and data architecture in a large enterprise environment. To stand out as an applicant, consider the following tips:

  • Highlight your experience with AWS cloud services and solutions, such as S3, Glue, and AWS Data Pipeline.
  • Showcase your proficiency in data modeling and designing scalable, high-performance data architectures.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of ETL processes, data integration tools like Informatica and AWS Glue, SQL, and NoSQL databases.
  • Emphasize your ability to troubleshoot, problem-solve, and work independently in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Describe your experience with technology evaluation, research, and implementation to enhance data capabilities.
  • Illustrate your strong communication skills and experience collaborating cross-functionally and across management levels.
  • Consider obtaining certifications in AWS and other cloud technologies, as well as experience with big data technologies, data governance, Agile methodologies, and issue tracking systems.

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Apr 19, 2024


120k-138k USD

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