Senior IT Data Analyst- Central Scheduling Optimization (Katy) - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

United States

At Houston Methodist, the Senior Information Technology (IT) Data Analyst is responsible for analysis, functional documentation, configuration, maintenance, testing, and support for business intelligence and analytics applications through upgrades, new releases, and optimization implementations. This position utilizes critical thinking, attention to detail, and effective communication skills to work collaboratively with teams and to consult with business area leads and analyze issues to generate solution recommendations. The Sr. IT Data Analyst leads multiple projects, and assists in coordinating the activities of junior analysts. The Sr. IT Data Analyst communicates effectively to various stakeholders across the organization in person and through various channels to provide training and education for business intelligence applications.

The position utilizes advanced subject matter expertise in Business Intelligence (BI) with experience in business, healthcare and technology projects. Actively supports, develops and advances Houston Methodist's Business Intelligence applications. The Sr. IT Data Analyst facilitates requirements gathering sessions to understand and document complex business needs, monitors development progress, conducts quality assurance exercises, ensures deliverables are met, and manages expectations

  • Communicates (oral and written) effectively with customers, vendors, colleagues, and management about services, contact information, system availability, and information.
  • Engages customers to elicit requirements using various methods such as Agile and RAD design and development in conjunction with developers to document business case/ scope/ plan, business/functional requirements; including specifications for package solutions, and/or software development.
  • Provides user education of business intelligence applications and helps ensure access to data with the goal of reduced reliance on technical specialists in order to obtain data.
  • Provides training and mentoring for team members through formal and informal methods.

  • Facilitates gathering and documenting requirements, business rules, source to target mapping, metadata capture and decomposes high-level business and user requirements into complete, concise and consistent functional requirements suitable for use by the developer.
  • Leads the design and development of reports, dashboards, and user presentations using Business Intelligence tools including Oracle BI, SAP Business Objects, Epic Caboodle, Tableau and Epic Slicer Dicer.
  • Develops clear messaging to customers and management on plans for issue resolution, status updates and their effect on the department to customers. Partners with the Project Management Office to support all phases of project implementation.
  • Participates in managing and resolving major system outages, disaster management and change control and actively seeks opportunities to lead initiatives within the organization.

  • Ensures all reported data and information are accurate, consistent, relevant and timely. Maintains the quality and integrity of data collected for decision making and works with the other areas of the organization to ensure consistent reporting of information.
  • Performs required quality and profiling activities on the data to ensure information delivered from Business Intelligence solutions is defect free and of high quality. Develops detailed system test plans, execute system test cases and provide issue tracking and consolidation. Leads a coordinated User Acceptance Test (UAT) effort.

  • Practices good time management, professional decision making, and timely management reporting.

  • Proposes solutions to facilitate constructive discussion and fosters an environment that encourages innovation, continuous improvement and growth within the team to arrive at the most optimal solution.
  • Uses internal and external resources to stay up to date with new BI technologies and trends. Shares industry trends and best practices with team members.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Health Administration, or related discipline required

  • Six years experience as business analyst on Business Intelligence projects performing requirement gathering, documentation as well as strong Project Management technical skills, working with information technology teams on development projects using Analytics tools and technologies such as Microsoft SQL Server, SAP Business objects, Oracle BI, Epic Caboodle, Tableau
  • Experience in the Healthcare Industry preferred
  • Experience integrating new and existing clinical database environments preferred
  • N/A
  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
  • Excellent oral and written communication, listening,.facilitation and observational skills.
  • Excellent analytical and consultative skills. including the ability identify true needs and requirements
  • Ability to work with a vast array of information gathered during elicitation and analysis and adjust with to changing information and priorities
  • Advanced teamwork skills including the ability to negotiate priorities and resolve conflicts among customers, technologists and management
  • Ability to represent requirements information in graphical forms that augment textual representations in natural language
  • Ability to balance theory and practical reality in data warehousing methods/approaches.
  • Ability to evaluate, prioritize and problem solve a variety and multiplicity of tasks and ensure timely and accurate completion
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • General knowledge of health care operations including knowledge and appreciation of business concepts and requirements as applicable to a large academic, research, and/or healthcare facility
  • Knowledge of Epic clinical and financial modules preferred
  • Expert understanding of BI and data warehousing and concepts, tools functions and features
  • Expert knowledge of database architecture including advanced SQL and relational and multi-dimensional database structures and schemas



  • Uniform No
  • Scrubs No
  • Business professional Yes
  • Other (department approved) Yes

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.

  • On Call* Yes

**Travel specifications may vary by department**

  • May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area Yes
  • May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area Yes

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers. Houston Methodist consists of eight hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, and seven community hospitals throughout the greater Houston area. Houston Methodist also includes an academic institute, a comprehensive residency program, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free-standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities. Overall, Houston Methodist employs more than 27,000 employees and is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide high quality patient care.

Houston Methodist is an equal opportunity employer inclusive of women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.