Vice President, Data Engineering and Architecture

National University

United States Remote

Full time

$112.3-151.6k (annually)


Aug 31

The Vice President of Data Engineering & Architecture oversees the team who provides and promotes access to information in a seamless and timely manner by designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining reporting data systems. This role oversees the various data engineering-related teams within NU including data services, data management, data warehousing and data science. This position is responsible for developing and implementing a data and analytics strategy for National University (NU) and partnering with analytics and insights teams. In addition, the role is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and relevance of all data and analytics.

Essential Functions

  • Oversees National University’s Business Intelligence roadmap and goals, including but not limited to implementation and maintenance of data management, data warehousing strategy, coordinating with leaders to ensure data integrity and data utilization, resource allocation, development and implementation of departmental vision and strategy, and delivering on roadmap goals.
  • Partners with leadership to prioritize areas of opportunity to drive growth and provide data insights on the impact of strategic initiatives on the key metrics.
  • Leads complex analytical initiatives, developing tracking, combining data from multiple sources to extract meaning, reconcile assumptions, and identify logical path for action.
  • Democratize data by building and socializing decision tools (dashboards, reports); build key data sets/pipelines to empower operational and exploratory analysis.
  • Ensures data is reliable, consistent, accessible, secure, and timely to support our mission and operating cadence.
  • Assists in design, research, and develop new statistical tools/programs/products to meet business needs.
  • Delivers innovative data-related solutions.
  • Researches and identifies best practices for business data reporting and business intelligence via published literature, formalized training and professional development efforts, and industry-specific conferences.
  • Identifies staffing and training needs, evaluates staff member performance and coaches the team.
  • Administers department’s documentation of processes, policies, procedures, communication plans, project plans, and other documentation necessary for the department’s stability and accountability.
  • Provides pivotal support to the NU internal business partners and external clients by ensuring requests for data are fulfilled in a timely manner and by providing key insights through the use of data and analytics.
  • Achieves understanding of client's business problem and identifies appropriate analytic roadmaps (methods and approaches) which meet their analytic needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

This position has supervisory responsibility for the Business Data Analysis team.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline is required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Fifteen (15) years’ experience in analytics, applied data science, and reporting spanning some or all of: analytics, statistics, experimentation, modeling, optimization techniques, data engineering & architecture, and behavioral analytics.
  • Ten (10) years’ experience in Business Intelligence Dashboards and actionable analytics design.
  • Proficiency with reporting and analysis tools (e.g., MS Excel, Birst, Tableau, Power-BI, etc.) required.
  • Experience in SalesForce highly desired.
  • Experience with the Azure technology stack preferred.
  • Expertise in query design, generation, and reporting; SQL and SSRS preferred.
  • Experience in project management preferred.
  • Experience in higher education preferred.
  • Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise preferred.
  • All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications.


Competencies/Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Skilled at operating in a complex, cross-functional organization or company where your teams need to collaborate and integrate with other teams across many disciplines.
  • Ability to work closely with IT and BI warehouse architect to develop database structure. 
  • Coach the development of team members’ skills.
  • Ability to develop and manage reporting and data strategy.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with all departments and leadership.
  • Attention to detail, highly organized, and ability to execute multiple initiatives within budgeted timeframes.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly to a variety of constituents in both oral and written communication.
  • Manages multiple resources and projects concurrently to ensure successful completion of analytic projects.
  • Creates compelling presentations to tell the analytic story, demonstrating value by providing actionable insights with recommendations.

Location: Remote

Travel:  Travel <10%


Candidate receiving offers will be offered a salary/pay rate commensurate with experience that vary based on a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and competencies.  Absent exceptional circumstances, candidates will be offered a salary within this range for this position. The minimum salary will be offered based on the minimum exemption threshold based on state of residency. Base pay is one component of National University’s total rewards package, as we are dedicated to supporting the needs of the “whole you” with our holistic approach to employee benefits by offering comprehensive well-being benefits for you and your family.  For full details about our benefit plan offerings, please visit For Part-time benefits, please click here.

Compensation Range:

Annual Salary: $112,290.00 - $151,590.00National University is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. National University employs more than 5,000 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, National University is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

National University offers an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity.

National University (NU) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employee per applicable federal, state and local laws. At NU, a diverse mix of highly talented, innovative and creative people come together to make the impact of a lifetime for each of our student learners. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment, education, and admission at National University. We are focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, color, ancestry, age, family care status, veteran status, marital status, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and other legally protected group status.

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