Data Warehouse - Technology Specialist I

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Dept Research Informatics - Req # 2456826


The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is looking for talented experts in biomedical informatics and data science with the responsibilities and qualifications listed below. At ISMMS, our vision is to transform biomedical research and healthcare delivery into a data-driven, evidence-based, patient-tailored discipline. By maximally leveraging information from patients around the world, we deliver premier precision care optimized for each patient, while discovering breakthrough, next-generation treatments through insights derived from cutting-edge analytics applied to unprecedented amounts of patient-derived data. We promote a core set of values – designed to promote our future vision of team-oriented, data driven global biomedical research: 1) Do good for the patient, 2) Simplify, 3) Share openly, 4) Focus, 5) Synergize, 6) Contributions, not politics, and 7) Deliver.   

What You’ll Do:

Technology Specialist designs, implements and maintains data warehousing and data management solutions to support aggregation of heterogeneous biomedical data sets and execution of analytical requirements. This includes building source system data ETL processes, verifying data accuracy, and designing complex interactions between data fields within the data management solution. Technology Specialist develops data set processes for data modeling, mining, and production, and create custom software components and analytics applications. Technology Specialist is expected to anticipate business needs by designing and building custom queries and front-end reports that provide actionable insight to end-users.

Technology Specialist may work on many of the cutting-edge research areas at Mount Sinai, including:

  • Designing, maintaining, and enhancing data warehousing systems
  • Designing, building and maintaining ETL feeds for new and existing data sources
  • Ensuring ongoing accuracy of data ETL feeds, monitoring for changes in the source systems which may alter inbound data
  • Building appropriate linkages and relationships between data fields within data warehouse
  • Creating and maintaining source-of-truth relationship tables for key fields to be referenced throughout a data warehouse.
  • Implementing a standard nomenclature for use within a data warehouse, in accordance with established Business Intelligence policies.
  • Documenting all metadata regarding data source, field type, definition, etc. for each field and table created.
  • Serving as a subject matter expert on data sources, structure, or definitions.
  • Working with knowledge management and NLP experts to optimize data and information usage.
  • Working with Information Systems teams to optimize the data warehouse through hardware or software upgrades or enhancements.
  • Structuring data in a way that is easy to understand, query, and display.

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and programming proficiencies and proven expertise in high-dimensional data analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Developing, designing, and automating regular reports accurately and on a timely basis
  • Designing and building ad-hoc reports that provide actionable and meaningful information
  • Responding to analytics inquiries from various entities by identifying data that will provide appropriate and actionable answers.
  • Identifying, analyzing, and interpreting trends or patterns in complex data sets and connecting those trends to actionable insights and business needs.


What You’ll Bring:

  • Masters or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Biomedical Informatics or other relevant quantitative discipline.
  • Hands-on experience (5+ years) in a variety of warehouse implementation and management technologies, techniques, and concepts
  • Experience with database development tools in Microsoft environment (TSQL, SQL 2008 or above, Visual Studio 2012 or above, C#, SSIS, SSRS)
  • Familiarity with Azure, AWS, and NoSQL database systems, such as MongoDB and CouchDB
  • Proven ability to work with experts in natural language processing and knowledge management
  • Good organization and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to productively work as a member of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required
  • Working experience with genetics or statistics analysis software and online resources or other biomedical data analysis is a plus
  • Knowledge and experience with software engineering best practices such as: version control, code review, unit/regression testing, continuous development/continuous integration.


Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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