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Cloud Data/DevOps Engineer (Enterprise Data & Digital Health)

Company: Partners Healthcare
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Job Description:

About Us:

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 Statement

Mass General Brigham's Enterprise Data and Digital Health (EDDH) initiative is working to expand access to digital tools and technologies that address significant health care challenges. By providing resources and coordinated support, EDDH is helping to take innovative care solutions that have been successful at our academic medical centers and make them available to all institutions across the system. EDDH will advance foundational investments in data, analytics, technology, AI, and machine learning. In addition, as we respond to increasing healthcare market pressures and learn about new opportunities to advance patient care, research, and education, digital health is vital to the future of the system and growth strategies. The EDDH initiative will work to further engage patients in their health care journeys and enable Mass General Brigham's future, providing world-class clinical care with the best possible experience for patients.

Position Summary:

The Research Information Science & Computing (RISC) group of Mass General Brigham plays a critical role in ensuring the success of this initiative. Our focus is on accelerating the digital transformation of healthcare by redefining how data is used to improve patient outcomes. To better enable researchers and clinicians, we are building tools, repositories, and new data workflows optimized for data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.


We are looking for Cloud Data/DevOps Engineer who can utilize a wide array of modern codebase and cloud services to build solutions that are slated for continuous improvements in functionality, infrastructure, and operations. The role is a hands-on technical position to facilitate agile development of the Patient Data Science Repository (PDSR) using CI/CD practices to run pipelines to manage and scale our growing data assets. Understanding of complex data relationships and business requirements, as well as design principles, methodology and standards in delivery, monitoring and support is essential. S/he must be a skilled developer with extensive experience using Microsoft Azure and SQL Server to perform complex data analysis, design and code complex stored procedures, and performance tune existing databases. Central to the role will be managing the distribution and replication of data across many environments including between different RDBMS instances and into the Azure Cloud.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, highly qualified individual who demonstrates great attention to detail, feels comfortable working both independently and as part of a team, and can quickly get up to speed on a complex data infrastructure. The ability to successfully grasp new concepts to work with Big Data using cloud technologies is vital.

This position will report to the RISC manager with additional oversight from technical leads on each project. She/he will also be working closely with other developers, analysts and research-based teams around the enterprise.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

---Design and implement data workflows ensuring proper database architectures, coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures
---Create and maintain automated solutions spanning the code management, build, package, deploy and delivery functions of DevOps.
---Maintain and improve CI/CD and automated testing pipelines.
---Successfully manage the day-to-day usage and provisioning of cloud and hybrid resources based on the project needs
---Move implementation through development phases, from project initialization to deployment, supporting
---Update, deploy, and monitor systems developed by the team, passionately looking for opportunities to improve performance, reliability, and automation
---Identify, evaluate, recommend, and implement new tools and methodologies to optimize processes
---Create integration strategies and methods, which improve system performance, monitoring, and future scalability and high availability
---Diagnose and resolve database performance issues
---Interface with RISC leadership, managers and IT colleagues to describe the DevOps processes
---Work closely with the RISC leadership, RISC managers and IT colleagues to support corporate/functional business and information needs.
---Follow processes to ensure HIPPA and institutional compliance in all aspects of the work





---Bachelor's/Master's degree in computer science or a healthcare related informatics field
---7 years of practical hands-on experience with the development and implementation of large-scale enterprise-level data warehousing and supporting business intelligence initiatives using enterprise-class RDBMS, preferably MS SQL Server, particularly focused in Star Schema Data Modelling
---Experience with key DevOps technologies including Docker & OpenShift as well as DevOps experience in Azure, including Hybrid, Serverless, IaaS, Automation, and tools for CI/CD services.
---Wide-ranging experience in deploying, debugging, and managing systems in cloud environments such as Azure
---Strong experience with highly-scalable and distributed databases and the key issues affecting their performance and reliability
---Experience in database design and programming, including mastery of complex queries and SQL optimization using advanced SQL programming skills
---Knowledge of cloud foundation principles and standards; hands-on experience working with Microsoft Azure products & solutions is ideal
---Experience understanding complex data warehousing performance management
---Preferred experience working with data/Big Data for healthcare including genomics, imaging and EHR
---Successful track record of delivering results on scope, on time, on budget
---Thorough Security and Governance experience and skills
---Knowledge of HIPPA and privacy regulations regarding patient data security and/or research related practices is a plus



Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required

---Extensive Azure experience, including: Azure Data Factory, Event Hub, Azure VMs, Virtual Networks, Log Analytics, Azure Synapse, Azure Functions, Azure Databricks, Azure DevOps, ARM Templates, Azure DevOps Pipelines.
---Strong MS SQL Server T-SQL, Stored Procedures, and SQL development and performance tuning
---Experience of C# .NET programming an advantage
---Strong analytical skills; the ability to derive logic from data structures and source code
---Understanding of data validation, QA principles and their utilization
---Ability to design, implement, and manage complex data workflows
---Able to tune data workflows and storage solutions to improve performance and end-user experience
---Able to work in a highly-collaborative team and provide valuable insight
---Able to document requirements and complex data schemas
---Excellent oral and written communication skills
---Able to inform the project management process with thoughtful and accurate timeframe estimates
---Able to work efficiently under pressure and to manage to tight deadlines or shifting priorities
---Familiarity with medical terminology and healthcare concepts is a significant plus

Working Conditions

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. Potential for 100% remote work past June 2021 based on departmental needs.

If onsite:
---5-10% travel outside of Boston may be required
---Possible local travel to Partners 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.


Supervisory Responsibility
No supervisory responsibility.

Fiscal Responsibility
No fiscal responsibility.

Keywords: Partners Healthcare, Somerville , Cloud Data/DevOps Engineer (Enterprise Data & Digital Health), Engineering , Somerville, Massachusetts

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