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Enterprise Data Architect (Remote Eligible)

Job ID 2108

Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Learn more about our benefits here:

At Mathematica, we take pride in our commitment to diversity. Building an inclusive culture that draws on the individual strengths of employees from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, abilities, and experience is key to our success.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our organization as an Enterprise Data Architect. The candidate will be responsible for leading and managing our database team, ensuring efficient and secure data management, and contributing to the strategic direction of our database systems. The data architect is responsible for designing, creating, managing, and optimizing Mathematica’s enterprise data architecture. This role is critical in establishing a solid foundation for enterprise data management within an organization, ensuring that data is organized, accessible, secure, and aligned with business objectives. The data architect designs warehouses, file systems and databases, and defines how data will be collected and organized.


  • Interprets and delivers impactful architecture plans improving data integration, data quality, and data delivery in support of business initiatives and roadmaps.
  • Designs the structure and layout of data systems, including databases, warehouses, and lakes.
  • Selects and implements database management systems that meet the organization’s needs by defining data schemas, optimizing data storage, and establishing data access controls and security measures.
  • Defines and implements the long-term technology strategy and innovations roadmaps across analytics, data engineering, and data platforms.
  • Designs and implements processes for the ETL process from various sources into the organization’s data systems.
  • Translates high-level business requirements into data models and appropriate metadata, test data, and data quality standards.
  • Manages senior business stakeholders to secure strong engagement and ensures that the delivery of the project aligns with longer-term strategic roadmaps.
  • Simplifies the existing data architecture, delivering reusable services and cost-saving opportunities in line with the policies and standards of the company.
  • Leads and participates in the peer review and quality assurance of project architectural artifacts across the EA group through governance forums.
  • Defines and manages standards, guidelines, and processes to ensure data quality.
  • Works with IT teams, business analysts, and supervises? data analytics teams to understand data consumers’ needs and develop solutions.
  • Evaluates and recommends emerging technologies for data management, storage, and analytics.

Position Requirements:


  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science, engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in design and implementation of data models for enterprise data warehouse initiatives.
  • Experience leading projects involving data warehousing, data modeling, and data analysis.
  • Design experience in relational, dimensional, and analytical projects using SQL data platform technologies, and ETL tools for both on-prem and cloud-based solutions.
  • Strong ability in programming languages such as Java, Python, and C/C++.
  • Strong understanding of data security protocols, with a focus on monitoring and safeguarding reporting and analytics environments, as well as ensuring the proper treatment of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data.
  • Deep knowledge of data science languages/tools such as SQL, R, or SAS.
  • Proficiency in the design and implementation of modern data architectures and concepts such as cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP), real-time data distribution (Kafka, Dataflow), and modern data warehouse tools (Snowflake, Databricks).
  • Experience with database technologies such as SQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Hadoop, or Teradata.
  • Understanding of entity-relationship modeling, metadata systems, and data quality tools and techniques.
  • Ability to think strategically and relate architectural decisions and recommendations to business needs and client culture.
  • Ability to assess traditional and modern data architecture components based on business needs.
  • Experience with business intelligence tools and technologies such as ETL, Qlik, Power BI, and Tableau.
  • Ability to regularly learn and adopt new technology, especially in the ML/AI realm.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to synthesize and clearly communicate large volumes of complex information to senior management of various technical understandings.
  • Ability to collaborate and excel in complex, cross-functional teams involving data scientists, business analysts, and stakeholders.
  • Ability to guide solution design and architecture to meet business needs.
  • Prior experience in ERP transformation is advantageous.
  • As a federal government contractor, all staff working in our central ITS group with access to corporate computer systems are required to successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of employment.

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $100,000 - $140,000. This position is eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance. To apply, please submit a cover letter (optional), resume, location preference, and salary expectations.

As a federal government contractor, all staff working in our central ITS group with access to corporate computer systems are required to successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of employment.

STAFFING AGENCIES AND THIRD-PARTY RECRUITERS: Mathematica is not accepting candidates for this role or any technical role from staffing agencies or third-party recruiters. Please do not contact technical or senior staff at Mathematica or share unsolicited resumes. All agency inquiries go through the talent acquisition team and will be routed accordingly.

Available Locations: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Remote

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

At Mathematica, we understand the importance of building relationships with colleagues. If you’re not located near one of our offices but would like opportunities to meet up with co-workers, we offer coworking spaces where available. Ask your Talent Acquisition partner for more information about this opportunity and whether it’s an option in your area.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a background check. Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. Additionally, if you participate in/complete the application process and are denied, Mathematica may choose to terminate your employment.

Although Mathematica does not require vaccination from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, various projects or agencies may require documentation of vaccination (or an approved exception/accommodation).

We take pride in our employees and in their commitment to excellence. We encourage staff to collaborate in developing creative solutions to difficult problems and to share the responsibility and enjoyment of carrying out complex projects. This collegial spirit has helped us earn our reputation for innovative and high quality work.

One of Mathematica’s core values is a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work is more robust because it is informed by a variety of diverse perspectives, and our mission to improve societal well-being is strengthened by a greater understanding of issues and challenges facing the populations we serve. Mathematica’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is woven into our everyday actions, policies, and practices—including decisions regarding recruitment, training, compensation, and promotion. We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

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