Data Architect | Minnestar

Minnesota IT Services

Working Title: Data Architect 
Job Class: Systems Architect
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 04/25/2024
  • Closing Date: 05/15/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit: Department of Corrections
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $40.26 – $68.70 / hourly; $84,062 – $143,445 / annually
  • Classified Status: Unclassified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • End Date: 06/30/2027
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Professional
  • Telework Eligible: Yes – #LI-Hybrid
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: No

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Join the 2,600+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position serves our partners at the Department of Corrections (DOC). The MNIT DOC team runs many unique applications that manage the information and security of the department, supporting 4,500 employees across 10 prisons and 50 field offices located throughout the state. 

Job Summary

As a Data Architect, you will be responsible for for strategic planning and advanced IT data design, data architecture, and technology for MNIT DOC information systems, sets standards and guidelines for design activities, and guides strategic and long-range planning for information systems including software applications and complex legacy systems migration and transformation as required by Federal and State regulations and legislature. The incumbent will be critical for cross-agency consensus-building, functional design and service integration as it pertains to data and information. The position guides strategic and long-range planning to create data architectural plans for the information systems for the DOC. The incumbent is responsible for developing methods and processes for measuring the effectiveness of enterprise data and information architecture components.

This position is temporary and includes full state fringe benefits; it is anticipated to last up to three (3) years.   

This position is currently eligible for full-time telework: 

  • Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies in St. Paul, Minnesota. 
  • Only candidates located in Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) are telework eligible. 


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume.

Position requires a minimum of six (6) years of increasing responsibilities and experience with data architecture, technical architecture and the relationship of these elements to organizational needs.

Experience which demonstrates and includes the following:

  • Strong understanding and implementation experience with data architecture principles, including modeling, data integration, data warehousing, and data governance.
  • Proficiency in designing and implementing scalable data solutions in Azure.
  • Experience with the Azure stack (Azure Data Factory, ADLS, Azure Databricks, Azure ML, Azure Synapse, and Azure SQL) to help build a modern platform for data that will be sourced from a variety of analytic and operational applications.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are necessary to analyze complex data requirements, identify data-related issues, and provide optimal solutions.
  • Ability to deliver effective verbal or written messages that facilitate a mutual understanding on both parties.
  • Customer service skills that include active listening, empathy, and problem-solving.

*A Master’s degree in Information Technology or a related field substitutes for three years of experience, OR a related Bachelor’s degree substitutes for two years, OR a related Associate’s substitutes for one year.*

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in collaborative coding practices, such as pair programming, and ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment.
  • The following certifications: Microsoft Certified Azure Data Engineer and  Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect
  • Proficiency in programming languages like SQL, Python, and Spark

Additional Requirements

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:


  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • CJIS Background Check
  • Other legally required checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: $40.26 - $68.70 / hourly - $84,062 - $143,445 / annually
Compensation Type: Salaried
Location: St Paul, MN - Telework
Posted by Karla Larson on April 27, 2024