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Database Architect / Lead Database Administrator

Coralville, IA

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Position DescriptionUI Health Care Information Systems is seeking an experienced database professional to architect and manage the migration of data into a new vendor-supplied Caboodle data warehouse model from Epic Systems.  


Job duties include:  
•Provide ongoing support (modifications, enhancements) to existing custom data warehouse structures.
•Design and implement data warehouse structures when new subject areas are added to the warehouse.
•Support the implementation of the Caboodle data warehouse (from EHR vendor, Epic) by:
-Administration of vendor-supplied Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) processes
-Creation of vendor and non-vendor-supplied database objects
-Participate in the integration of non-Epic sourced data
•Work directly with data consumers, subject matter experts as well as other data warehouse architects in order to ensure optimal design decisions.
•Contribute to the development of a mechanism for metadata management that can serve as a data dictionary describing definitions and lineage of data elements in the warehouse.
•Aid in troubleshooting performance problems, backup/recovery strategies, security models, etc.

Position to be filled as either Database Architect (PID5) or Lead Database Administrator (PID4) based on candidate qualifications.  

Salary and Benefits:
•Permanent salaried position located at the UI Health Care Support Services Building, Coralville, IA.
•Salary range is $95,000 to commensurate for Database Architect; $80,000 to commensurate for Lead Database Administrator
•Generous fringe benefit package including 24 days paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.
•The University of Iowa is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to "Build a Career | Build a Life." For more information about local work/life resources including dual-career support please visit https://worklife.uiowa.edu/

Education Required:
A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or MIS or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience Required:

To be eligible for Database Architect Level (PID5)

•Typically 7 - 10 years of experience working directly with relational database systems using SQL and SQL procedural languages. 
•Thorough understanding of relational database design fundamentals and the ability to write and interpret highly complex SQL DML and DDL statements.
•Experience interpreting query execution plans in order to identify opportunities for improved performance in a very high-volume database environment.

To be eligible for Lead Database Administrator Level (PID4)
•Typically 5-7 years of experience working directly with relational database systems using SQL and SQL procedural languages. 
•Ability to interpret query execution plans in order to identify opportunities for improved performance in a very high-volume database environment.

Other Requirements for either Level:
•Experience interpreting, modifying and creating complex custom database stored procedures and functions
•Extensive experience with Microsoft SQL Server.
•Experience working directly with data consumers and subject matter experts to effectively translate analytic requirements into technical database design specifications.
•Advanced problem-solving abilities.
•Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and strong interpersonal skills.

Desirable Qualifications (either Level)
•IT work experience in the healthcare industry.
•Understanding of basic business principles (e.g. General Ledger, A/R, etc.)
•Experience with Microsoft’s SQL Server Integration Service ETL tool.
•Working knowledge of OLAP data structures using Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.
•Experience implementing source/version control in SSIS.
•Practical experience working with the Epic EHR and Clarity and Caboodle analytic platforms.

To apply, visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu and search for Requisition #70891.

Applicable background and credential checks will be conducted.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability or status as a protected veteran.  

Posted 04/12/17

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