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UPMC Data Engineer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


UPMC is actively hiring an experienced Data Engineer to support the Office of Health Care Innovation team. The Data Engineer will be responsible for understanding and cleansing an enormity of Clinical, Operational and Administrative data sourced from multiple medical records and ancillary systems. This data will be used to support interactive dashboards and drive the maturity of Clinical Analytics predictive models that are integrated into the workflow of patient care to drive clinical and operational improvements. As UPMC continues to increase its footprint throughout the tri-state area, the Data Engineer will also be involved in the integration of disparate systems to ensure data uniformity and consistency.

The Office of Health Care Innovation (OHI): Functions at the intersection of clinical care and research to enhance UPMC’s position as a world leader in the delivery of patient care. The OHI’s goal is to create a culture of “Learning While Doing”, by leveraging the UPMC system as a learning lab to continuously evaluate and adopt best care practices, with a particular focus on underserved communities, while paving the way for UPMC to become a leading Learning Health Care System. The OHI team works across disciplines at UPMC and Pitt, and partners with leading international experts in trial design, artificial intelligence, and clinical operations to translate and integrate research into clinical care


  • As a project needs access to data to solve an issue, the data engineer will be responsible to plan and execute the necessary steps to propose a solution to get the appropriate data.

  • As this position feeds the scrum process for the engineering teams, delivery of the work in a timely manner and at a high quality is paramount. Estimation of work effort and drive to complete on time is necessary.

  • Ability to work cooperatively and constructively with many other teams and roles. Be a problem solver.

  • Act as a data SME for common healthcare systems. Understand the data, its usage and meaning.

  • This position is ultimately responsible to address the organization's need for accurate, timely and thoughtful data analysis work using the resources within the organization.

  • Accept and sign off on Junior members work if required.

  • Participation in the Informatics group Kanban process, with appropriate attention paid to grooming, prioritization, definition of ready, definition of done.

  • Participate in implementation as needed. Can be as an advisor, or in some cases SQL or engineering work may be required (Mirth)

  • Work with Engineering on best implementation and use of the data to solve a business problem.

  • Work independently on user stories, can own and work on story grooming and execution when needed.

  • Own an area of expertise within the common healthcare systems. Act as an SME within the team and the go-to person with questions in area of expertise.

  • The data engineer is responsible document the data and sources in a way that can be executed on by an engineering group.

  • Assist in the education and mentoring of new members of the team, primarily in process and procedure.

  • Can sort out definition and execute on increasingly complex user stories or groups of like user stories.

  • Can wholly own interaction with a team or project, act as the Data Engineering group's point of contact where needed.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or healthcare-related field and 5+ years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Must have knowledge of regulatory requirements, and healthcare domain experience.

  • Relational database design and development. SQL programming fundamentals. Knowledge of Health Care Finance and Operations is desirable.

  • Prior experience with EPIC, CERNER, Imaging, or healthcare financial data a must.

  • Scripting, coding or other engineering experience a plus.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

UPMC has a Center for Engagement and Inclusion that is charged with executing leading-edge and next-generation diversity strategies to advance the organization’s diversity management capability and its national presence as a diversity leader. This includes having Employee Resource Groups, such as Women in Information Technology (WIT), Female Leadership Innovation and Growth in Health Care & Technology (FLIGHT), or PRIDE Health, that support the implementation of our diversity strategy.


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