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Wolters Kluwer Lead Application & Product Architect - Data Strategy in Waltham, Massachusetts

Do you want to use your skills and talent to make a meaningful impact on healthcare?

Wolters Kluwer Health is a fast-growing and innovation-driven healthcare information technology organization working on the front lines of clinical care. Our talented team of clinicians, technologists, and product visionaries collaborate to provide advanced solutions that tackle some of the most challenging problems in our healthcare system.

We are searching for a Lead Architect – Data Platforms who is passionate about technology and healthcare to build a data architecture and a data lake to synthesize data sets from multiple sources and for different use cases. This includes everything from product analytics to higher order analysis across multiple products and data sets. In addition, 3rd party data may be introduced to enrich the data lake and support development of new products and features including those driven by machine learning. You will be expected work multiple stakeholders and relevant support groups such as legal, compliance, and development operations to establish requirements, policies and specifications. You will be responsible for driving the overall effort including leading the architecture design and implementation. Key issues to address are access management, cataloging, versioning, ETL, logging, and auditing as well as the infrastructure necessary to support various analytics and AI use cases. You should be willing to take on challenges of unknown dimensions, and work hand in hand with clinicians, customers, and developers. You will need to have very strong technical skills in data sciences and a proven ability to deliver products to the market.

Reporting into the Wolters Kluwer Health CTO team, this role is crucial to the continued growth and evolution of one of the leading global healthcare technology companies.


  • Drive the effort to streamline storage, access, and analytics across Wolters Kluwer Health data assets

  • Work Data Scientists and Business Intelligence experts to design and build massive reservoirs for big data

  • Design, develop, and drive implementation of the architecture necessary to support multiple use cases for data access, synthesis, and analysis while addressing issues such as access controls, cataloging, versioning, logging, and auditing.

  • Engage with stakeholders and relevant support groups such as legal, compliance, and devops to establish requirements, policies, and specifications

  • Work with BUs to establish ETL pipelines and supporting technologies for various analysis use cases

  • Evaluate technologies to support the proposed architecture and stay current on backend technologies to make recommendations on those that best serve proposed use cases

  • Establish and execute data curation policies and procedures

  • Document architecture, policies, procedures

  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • 10+ years work experience relevant to this position

  • Working experience on Designing, development and tuning of enterprise database environments

  • Experience with multiple data backend technologies such as key-value stores, big data repositories, relational, graph, and no-sql databases and more.

  • Familiarity with big data repositories and enterprise solutions such as Redshift, Snowflake, and BigQuery

  • Experience with cloud technologies and deployments

  • Experience with data modeling and ETL tools

  • Expert in SQL with abilities to optimize queries as well as tune database performance

  • Significant software engineering skills

  • Demonstrated ability to function within a team of multiple disciplines

The following is highly desired, but not required:

  • Familiarity with shell scripting

  • Experience with Health data specifications such as HL7 and FHIR

  • Experience in healthcare

  • Experience or understanding of health terminologies such as SNOMED, ICD-10, LOINC, and CPT

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to relay and simplify complex concepts

Up to 5% travel might be needed


Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.