Consulting Application System Engineer
Corporate Main Campus - Nashville, TN

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This is a hands-on technically focused consulting level position within the Revenue, Benchmarking, and Analytics development team. The position is responsible for implementing and supporting Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) using HCA IT&S enterprise data integration tool called DMExpress. In addition, the team’s skill sets are expanding to encompass QlikView to support staff augmentation with business partners.

A qualified candidate must demonstrate a history of successful execution using one or more data integration tools such as SQL Server Integration Services, Data Stage, Informatica, DataFlux or similar. Direct DMExpress experience is preferred but not required. Knowledge and prior successful implementation using one or more Business Intelligence reporting tools is also preferred.

The successful candidate will have the ability to review requirements and craft technical design documentation that allows for future scalability, interoperability, and reduced maintenance. The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to establish effective working relationships and manage multiple priorities. The candidate must demonstrate a clear history of technical growth and positively inspiring teams toward their goals.

The candidate will be responsible in maintaining support for one or more third-party applications and includes product installation, configuration, testing, upgrades, and patch releases. The candidate will partner with system engineers and the vendor in the design, configuration, and future capacity of the related infrastructure.



Interpret business requirements and translate them into technical design specifications

Extensive knowledge and expertise in using the DMExpress tool set to develop and test complex Extract Transform and Load (ETL) routines that meet enterprise coding standards and best practices

Mastery of ANSI SQL across one or more relational database platforms

Create and maintain complex UNIX scripts and parameter files necessary to the ETL processes

Cross train across many business intelligence tools and expand beyond data integration into data modeling, data warehousing, and reporting

Application & Systems Administration

Install and/or upgrade third-party software on various hardware platforms and operating systems

Knowledge/proficiency with Windows 2003-2008 server systems and some administration

Collaborative design & development with system engineers for root cause analysis

Support of physical database implementation required by third-party software

Develop technical drawings that illustrate abstract technical concepts, architectures, infrastructures and strategies

On-call support for production systems and job streams, some 7x24 on-call support

Troubleshoot, coordinate, assist, and advise in recovery from application failures

Some programming skills would be helpful – Shell scripting, Windows scripting, .NET

Ability to collect and analyze performance metrics

Project Management and Team Building

Lead medium and large scale development projects involving multiple departments

Build strong relationships within the department, with other technical people, and with our business partners.


More than 7 years related experience


College Graduate Preferred

Technical Training

Technical Experience

Software Development Skills:
Data integration tools, Unix Shell Scripting, Relational database management systems, and Data Modeling.

Hardware/Operating Systems:
Windows Operating System (XP, 2000\2003 server, IIS,WINS,DHCP)

Experience with one or more of the following: SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Teradata

Business Intelligence:
Experience with one or more of the following: QlikView, Microstrategy, Business Objects Dashboard Builder and/or Excelcius, Cognos, SQL Reporting Services

Special Qualifications

Knowledge about healthcare revenue cycle, patient accounting, contract modeling, and/or costing.

Experience in leading off-shore sourcing activities with ability to speak and communicate in native Indian languages.

Must be willing and able to travel as necessary to support operations based in multiple overseas locations.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Prolonged sitting at CRT

Some travel required (up to 20%)

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