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Platform Operations-Data Engineer



Health Catalyst



Minneapolis, MN, US


Health Catalyst is seeking a skilled data warehouse professional to join its Minneapolis DOS Operations team as a Data Engineer. This role will participate in multiple aspects of operational support and development for the Health Catalyst DOS Platform, including a balance of individual and collaborative work all performed within a team setting focused on accountability, mutual support and operational excellence. The Data Engineer will have the opportunity to participate in a diverse mix of projects and assignments to meet our team's responsibilities, which include the following:

  • Development and maintenance of both source and shared subject area content
  • Deployment and upgrades of the DOS platform and Health Catalyst applications
  • Scheduling, management and trouble-shooting of data refresh processes
  • Maintenance of systems and applications that interact with the DOS platform
  • Deployment of code and data structures to the production environment
  • SQL and database performance tuning
  • Monitoring and intervention to preserve or enhance platform health
  • Process development and improvement.
  • Effective engagement and communication with our customers

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Source mapping, ETL development, data analysis, data validation, quality assurance and peer reviews
  • Perform core operational support tasks on a daily and weekly cadence
  • Lead or assist in deployments, testing or upgrades involving the DOS platform, Health Catalyst applications or supporting systems, applications and data sources
  • Lead or assist in the development of project requirements and training content
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of standards and processes
  • Actively collaborate in team, client and project meetings, and with other Health Catalyst teams
  • Independently manage assigned project work and associated deadlines, effectively escalating roadblocks and issues to team members and leadership as needed

Required Skills:

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both team members and customers
  • Ability to adapt to change and learn new technologies quickly
  • Ability to prioritize assigned work, leading moderately complex projects, managing customer expectations and escalating issues when needed
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working under general direction
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to take initiative
  • Exhibited behavior of Health Catalyst's cultural attributes

Highly Desired Skills, Experience and Interests:

  • Working knowledge of data warehousing, relational databases (SQL Server, Oracle, etc), data modeling and ETL or ELT concepts
  • Experience with creating Structured Query Language (SQL) scripts or stored procedures
  • Experience with ETL development and tools, such as SSIS
  • Experience or interest in SQL and database tuning
  • Experience or interest in systems administration, networking solutions, software and hardware deployment and systems maintenance
  • Experience or interest in cloud computing services, such as Azure
  • Healthcare industry and/or clinical background
  • Experience working with healthcare data; functional understanding of how these data are produced, consumed and transformed
  • Functional understanding of Agile or iterative development and project management methodologies

Education & Relevant Experience:

  • BS/BA in computer science, information technology, business or related field or equivalent work experience.  Minimum 3 years experience in technology or related field.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job function.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned by Health Catalyst.

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