As a not-for-profit organization, Mass General Brigham is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General Brigham supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.
We're focused on a people-first culture for our system's patients and our professional family. That's why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Mass General Brigham is committed to aligning our employees' personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal development-and we recognize success at every step.
Our employees use the Mass General Brigham values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration.
GENERAL SUMMARY / OVERVIEW
As a not-for-profit organization, Mass General Brigham (MGB) is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to our community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General Brigham supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.
We seek employees who bring passion, are highly collaborative, and thrive in a dynamic, diverse, and inclusive team. We work in a highly agile environment with a focus on quality and achieving real impact with our work. We are excited to have a team with a rich mix of experiences, with people who bring innovative approaches to their work, an excitement for looking at things from new angles, and a spirit of continuous improvement. Finally, we seek employees who embrace and live our core values of respect, recognition, communication, commitment, trust, innovation, and service. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply. Mass General Brigham's main office is in Somerville, MA. We are currently working as a fully-remote team due to COVID-19 and encourage applications from across the US as telecommuting becomes part of our new normal. We are committed to building an engaged, inclusive community and offer a variety of opportunities to come together virtually and facilitate learning and collaboration.
Mass General Brigham's board and system-wide executive leadership are making significant investments in enterprise data and digital health, enabling innovation and transformation in the delivery of health care, research and discovery. By building out core digital and data capabilities, we are supporting the achievement of Mass General Brigham's mission to drive growth and innovation in inpatient, ambulatory, and digital care. We are at the start of this journey and we are looking for talented individuals from across the nation to join us in transforming healthcare and in achieving the expected outcomes of this strategy: improved patient care, quality of care, patient engagement, and efficiency in the delivery of healthcare with excellence.
In the achievement of these goals, Mass General Brigham's data and analytic teams are working together to build a system-wide data ecosystem. We are both leveraging current assets and building new, integrated solutions to provide a holistic set of industry-leading data and analytic capabilities, supporting Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and real-time insights. Teams from Data and Analytics, Research Analytics, Clinical Data Science, and Information Systems are collaborating to build this new data and analytic ecosystem. To ensure success of this effort, Mass General Brigham is standing up a new Data and Analytics operating model with a goal of driving a level of standardization for data and analytic operations across the teams involved.
The value of investments in data and analytics were proven out during our response to COVID-19 as these investments were leveraged to stand up new reporting and analytic capabilities to support executive and clinical leadership on managing the pandemic. Our broad data and analytic community has come together across Mass General Brigham 's 14 healthcare sites with shared urgency, delivering analytic tools to our system that drove timely insights in both clinical and operational domains, resulting in effective delivery of critical care and in organizational efficiencies during a time of reduced resources.
Team Description The Senior Data Architect is a critical member of the Mass General Brigham Data & Analytics Organization Enterprise Data Warehouse Data Architecture team. The Data Architecture team works together with other DAO teams to design, develop, validate, maintain, and support the EDW platform and many different analytic data assets and products. Role Summary/Overview The Senior Data Architect reporting directly to the Director of the Enterprise Data Warehouse will specifically be responsible to:
• Develop and revise the most complex conceptual, logical, and physical data models • Build and maintain a deep understanding of the data and analytic landscape at Mass General Brigham including data sources, data and analytic assets and products, analytic tools and software, and master data • Act as Technical Lead on data projects and guide and mentor less senior Data Architects and Data Engineers • Determine database structural requirements by analyzing business operations, applications and data, evaluating current systems, and reviewing objectives with business partners • Create data models that conform to current standards and conventions • Apply expertise and best practices to the development and revision of data architecture standards and conventions as well as development processes and procedures • Develop and revise data dictionary definitions and provide input to data governance practices and standards • Partner with security architects to ensure compliance with data security and privacy policies and procedures
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Understands how data is used to support analytical and/or operational reporting including architectural dependencies, high-volume processing, and enterprise-level integration • Interviews business users to obtain requirements for enhancements and/or new analytic assets • Maps source system data to data warehouse models • Assists in the Development of data asset training and documentation • Helps business users select the appropriate BI tool(s) • Works with teams to integrate data across clinical, administrative, and financial source systems including the management of critical master data • Develops and tests extraction, transformation, and load (ETL) processes • Recommends standards for technology and technical processes • Present best practices and provide feedback to other Data Architects at the Data Architecture Quality Circle workgroup • Presents technical solutions to stakeholders and end users • Use/s the Mass General Brigham values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration
Qualifications • Minimum of 5 years of relevant hands on experience including data architecture design and deployment, data modelling, and database development • A strong foundation and experience in working with complex healthcare data is required, experience with Epic clinical or financial data a plus • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Experience using Erwin or similar tools for developing and maintaining data models • Expert data analysis skills to profile and understand source system data • Strong experience with SQL querying and programming
• Deep technical hands-on expertise in data warehousing, master data, big data analytics, real-time analytics, data visualization, business intelligence, NLP, and reporting • Excellent consultative skills, ability to understand business needs and translate into technical requirements and automated solutions • Strong creative problem solving with ability to craft Mass General Brigham-specific solutions to meet the wide range of business needs across the organization • Adept at establishing trusted relationships at all levels across the organization and collaborating across multi-functional teams • Understanding of capabilities of vendor infrastructure products, including SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) and MPP (massively parallel processing) system • Advanced knowledge of data warehousing architectural approaches and data modeling • Highly skilled at constructing queries using a supported query tool • Understands BI tool architecture, functions, features • Flexibility, diplomacy, and problem-solving • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization including senior business and clinical leaders and executives • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server platform • Experience with Health Catalyst EDW platform • Experience with Tableau reporting tools and platform • Experience in agile project development for data projects • Experience with Data Warehouse migration from on prem to cloud
MGB has implemented special remote working policies due to COVID-19. These policies are subject to change; however, it is currently expected that this position will work remotely (e.g. from home) full time through June 2021
If onsite: • Possible local travel to Mass General Brigham sites, vendors, and conferences • Normal office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear; use hands to finger; handle; or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop; kneel; or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 5 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception. • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
• May lead project teams
EEO Statement Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.
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