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Center For Health Information And Analysis Software Test Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

The mission of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is to monitor the Massachusetts health care system and to provide reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access, and outcomes. CHIA also acts as a principal repository for health care data collected by the state and is responsible for the Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database (APCD) and Acute Hospital Case Mix Database.

The Center’s staff is currently working remotely, but will transition to a hybrid work model in 2022. At that time, all staff will be expected to work in the Center’s office at 501 Boylston Street, Boston, on at least two designated days per week.

The Software Test Engineer (“Engineer”) is a key member of CHIA’s software Quality Assurance organization and our Data Operations and Technology team.

Specifically, the Engineer will:

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute quality assurance/testing activities including manual and automated functional, integration, regression, and performance testing of CHIA’s Hospital Data Products.

  • Design and document test cases, create test files in accordance with CHIA data submission guides, build and execute queries against hospital medical data in MS SQL Database Servers.

  • Examine and verify data file verification processes using SQL queries.

  • Using CHIA and industry standards for individual hospital data sets, determine completeness, accuracy, and consistency of data verification and error flagging processes across multiple file types.

  • Perform quality assurance activities for software lifecycle deliverables including, but not limited to, test plans, business and system requirements, design, deployment, and project management documents.

  • Provide critical thinking, problem solving, and attention to detail and quality.

  • Always remain committed to data quality, integrity, and security.

  • Document issues found in data edits and applications for corrective action; track the progress and results of quality assessment.

  • Perform troubleshooting of data issues and identify resolutions to technical, process, and logical problems.

    Preferred Qualifications at Hire:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher. Equivalent work experience may be applied to education.

  • Three years’ experience working for a health data organization performing quality assurance activities.

  • Ability to work independently in a fully remote, hybrid, or in-person work environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of SDLC models.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of HIPAA policies and working with PII and PHI sensitive data.

  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively on an IT team with diverse skillsets.

  • Commitment to complying with data security requirements and ability to assist in identifying potential data security risks.

  • Effective at managing competing priorities and can work independently with little or no supervision.

  • Excellent communication skills: verbal and written, along with excellent documentation skills.

  • Ability to stay well organized, detailed and process oriented when under pressure to meet development deadlines.

  • Experience with Microsoft DevOps / Azure preferred.


    This position will remain open until filled. The anticipated full time salary range for this position is $73,194.94 - $105,581.06 commensurate with experience.

    Total Compensation:

    As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Extended Illness program participation

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

    To apply visit: http://www.chiamass.gov/join-our-team/

    Bargaining Unit: 06 NAGE, TPL B

    Posted: 5/12/2022

    At CHIA, we are committed to earning a reputation as a great place to work and build a career. So if you’re excited to be part of a diverse and innovative team responsible for identifying opportunities to improve health care in Massachusetts, come join us! To apply and for more information visit: https://www.chiamass.gov/join-our-team/

    CHIA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Tonya Bourassa 617-701-8127.

    Information submitted by applicants is collected through the JazzHR Platform, your submission of application materials constitutes your express consent for this information to be provided to JazzHR for processing. Please do not include any personally identifiable information with your application materials other than that specifically requested by CHIA. CHIA requests basic information such as name, address, telephone number, and email address. You may also self identify race/ethnicity, gender, disability and/or veteran status if you so choose. However, you should not provide more detailed personal information such as your date of birth or Social Security Number with your application materials.

    In compliance with federal laws, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    CHIA has adopted Executive Order #595: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Executive Department Employees

    As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or boosters prior to the finalization of the hiring process. Details relating to complying with this requirement will be provided to finalists.

    Finalists who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for a reasonable accommodation.

    Executive order can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/august-19-2021-executive-department-employee-vaccination-order

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