Applications Developer V - Data Architect

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Applications Developer V - Data Architect

  • 498437
  • Technology
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Jan 12 2023 at 14:20 CST
  • Information Technology

Job Summary:

The Applications Developer V (Data Architect) is responsible for supporting TCU’s Data Warehouse technologies and working with campus stakeholders to develop data models and intelligence delivery systems to allow for strategic and tactical data informed decisions.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Engages with stakeholders to gather/determine requirements, priorities for reporting and analytic solutions in support of campus initiatives.
2. Designs, develops and communicates appropriate data structures and architectures including star schema and data mining models.
3. Supports business and technical staff regarding the content and use of data warehouse objects.
4. Maintains table structures, programs, scripts and documentation and develop Data Management strategy.
5. Implements sound data modeling and database design across all phases of development from conceptualization to database optimization; using skills that extend from SQL development to database administration.
6. Serves as lead developer for the TCU Data Warehouse project.
7. Develops and implements data models and scripts.
8. Develops and implements ETL processes and scripts.
9. Evaluates and recommends technologies used in the data warehouse environment.
10. Troubleshoots daily issues and performance problems and makes recommendations for changes to prevent reoccurring problems.
11. Manages projects by identifying and analyzing project needs; identifying project time line; articulating and managing all phases of the project through to conclusion; documenting results and procedures required for project maintenance; updating applicable records; identifying projects, analyzing results and recommending changes to programs; developing models; making recommendations for changes and/or improvements; confer with users; research options for streamlining and improving processes; develop and implement changes to produce desired results.
12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelors’ degree.
• 8 years’ experience working in an Information Technology environment.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Experience developing business intelligence and reporting solutions using any major industry standard tool (e.g., PowerBI, Tableau, etc.).
• Experience in higher education and their associated data landscapes or strong conceptual knowledge of a higher education systems (e.g., PeopleSoft).

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of relational database design, logical data modeling, data warehousing, and relational database management systems; preferably MS SQL Server or Oracle
• Knowledge of industry trends including data mining, visualization, and predictive modeling; experience with designing models to support enrollment prediction and forecasting is a plus.
• Knowledge of project management techniques and implementation.
• Knowledge of Oracle/PeopleSoft.
• Skill in data warehouse modeling,ETL, and data analysis..
• Skill in analyzing data quality.
• Skill in components of Microsoft Office to include Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
• Skill in Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL Development, such as stored procedures and complex views.
• Skill in BI Tools, preferably Tableau or PowerBI.
• Skill in .Net development.
• Skill in the use of Microsoft Windows navigation.
• Skill in leadership practices and techniques.
• Skill in oral and written communication techniques.
• Skill in analyzing and organizing information.
• Skill in writing, developing presentations and presentation techniques.
• Ability to develop data quality test.
• Ability to train and lead staff.
• Ability to design and implement programs.
• Ability to troubleshoot issues and formulate and implement operational improvements.
• Ability to work successfully as a member of a team serving a common goal.
• Ability to analyze process flow and develop procedures and specifications to allow automation, increased efficiency, and policy compliance.
• Ability to understand complex data sets and facilitate data integration needs between different software packages and systems.
• Ability to test complex data integration tools and software packages for accuracy; reliability, and adherence to software specifications.
• Ability to analyze information and make recommendations to improve, streamline processes and be in compliance with policies; broad understanding of information technology, networking, computer systems and hardware, customer service, application development and information security.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and operational activities simultaneously.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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