Data Platform Infrastructure Lead

  • Location: Durham, North Carolina
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #5138

DataStaff, Inc. is currently seeking a Data Platform Infrastructure Lead to fill a long-term contract opportunity with one of our direct clients in Raleigh, NC.

This position will require compliance with any COVID-19 vaccination policies that are promulgated by DataStaff, Inc.’s client and/or state, and local laws.

*The job will be on-site


  • Work with CDO leadership and staff to define strategic and tactical direction for the Data Office to develop and maintain necessary infrastructure for data collection, storage, retrieval, and analysis
  • Manage a team of technical staff
  • Identify opportunities for process automation across business units with focus on DHHS strategic plan areas
  • Meet with business unit staff to understand pain points and how DO might assist, or suggest directions for them to pursue on their own
  • Stay up to date on new technologies and products in the field of data and information technology
  • Liaise to maintain awareness of DIT capabilities, services, and opportunities for synergy
  • Evaluate areas and use cases for data modernization, e.g. use of APIs
  • Stay up to date on data-related federal rules and guidance, e.g. data standards, interoperability, information blocking, etc.
  • Coordinate with other Data Office leads to align on how infrastructure works together with, and enables, Data Governance, Reporting, and Analytics
  • Coordinate with staff to promote and ensure IT best practices
  • Coordinate with staff to maintain awareness of initiative on both sides across multiple business areas

Required Skills:

  • 5 years- Familiarity with modern data infrastructure tools and platforms, e.g. relational databases, NOSQL databases, data warehousing, Data Lakes
  • 5 years- Programming experience
  • 5 years- Experience developing, maintaining, and/or using APIs
  • 5 years- Past experience managing a team
  • 5 years- Experience with agile development and the software development life cycle
  • 5 years- Masters or higher in informatics, computers science, data science, or related field preferred. 10+ years of experience.

Desired Skills:

  • 5 years- Past experience in deployment of an enterprise data and analytics platform
  • 5 years- Experience with health and human services data, including clinical, research, public health, and/or human services.


This opportunity is available on a corp-to-corp basis or as a W2 position with a competitive benefits package. DataStaff, Inc. offers medical, dental, and vision coverage options as well as paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave. As many of our opportunities are long-term, we also have a 401k program available for employees after 6 months.

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