Guilford County is centrally located in the northern Piedmont Triad and home to over 500,000 people. If you’re looking for it, it’s here – affordable, high-quality living; a thriving business environment; popular entertainment attractions; museums, historic sites, sporting events; and quality education from kindergarten through college. Enjoy the active downtown areas of Greensboro and High Point or the rural charm of 11 other towns spread across the county.

With over 2,500 employees and an annual operating budget of $600 million, Guilford County offers a wide range of award-winning community services, including a nationally accredited Emergency Ser-vices Department, our state’s first and the nation’s second-oldest full-time Public Health Department, and quality park and open spaces. Come be part of a team committed to high-quality, innovative public services.

The Budget Management and Evaluation Department actively promotes a culture of inquiry and seeks to drive the use of data across the county to support decision-making. We believe that we can be a driving force behind collaboration on issues that cut across county departments and a champion for innovation that advocates for the removal of any barriers that impede innovation.

The Data Architect is an experienced professional working closely with the Assistant Budget Director to provide recommendations for optimized data architecture based on the data storage and retrieval needs for Guilford County and within each department. The ideal candidate will have proven experience with data warehouse design, dimensional modeling, Master Data Management (MDM) and Business Intelligence (BI). A key function of this position will be to advise on best practices for data management – extraction, cleansing, alignment, storage, and governance. The Data Architect will be responsible for constantly monitoring our enterprise data architecture and quickly addressing any issues.

Skills and responsibilities

  • Provide insight into the changing data storage and utilization requirements for the county and offer solutions
  • Work closely with the Assistant Budget Director to define county-wide data documentation and storage standards
  • Analyze database implementation methods to make sure they are in line with county policies, external regulations, and adopted standards
  • Create data monitoring models for each product and work with our software and application development teams to create models ahead of new releases
  • Develop database design and architecture documentation for executive administration
  • Help maintain the integrity and security of county data assets
  • Work closely with the Assistant Budget Director to assemble large, complex data sets that meet cross-functional requirements
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and other related technologies
  • Work closely with the Assistant Budget Director to define and deploy analytics tools that utilize the enterprise data architecture to provide actionable insights
  • Work with cross-functional stakeholders to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.


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Minimum qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Information Systems or another quantitative field with 3 years of experience in a Database Administration and/or Data Architect role OR Associate Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Information Systems or another quantitative field with 5 years of experience in a Database Administration and/or Data Architect role.

Preferred qualifications

Ability to demonstrate experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, and/or evaluation of data is desirable. The ideal candidate would also have a firm grasp of R or Python. Relevant experience in government or similar agency preferred but not required.