Job Details

Epic Project Leader (Interfaces)

Requisition #: 163132
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD
Category: Information Technology
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Dec. 16, 2017

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. Upon joining Johns Hopkins Health System, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join those who are leaders and innovators in the healthcare field.

General Position Summary:
Position divides time between lead duties and analyst duties (generally on a 50/50 basis). Lead and provide direction to assigned staff (composed of IT Specialists, Programmer Analysts, Senior Programmer Analysts, Software Engineers, and Senior Software Engineers) for all tasks by reviewing work for technical viability and for adherence to institutional standards and guidelines. Lead assigned staff to implement and integrate various departmental and enterprise wide application systems (packages and/or home grown) into the current environment or new environments; and to support production application systems (including but not limited to modification, and testing of new and/or upgraded applications, operating systems, file structures, hardware, communication devices, and productivity tools as well as performance of the application). Apply analysis techniques and procedures to gather and then translate business requirements into functional/technical specifications and designs. Using functional specifications and designs, produce all or part of the deliverables. Maintain databases and application system code.

Job Scope/Complexity:

Provide technical leadership based on extensive technical knowledge, skills and experience; influence clients towards innovative/integrated solutions. Responsible for full life-cycle of large sized complex projects which can span an entire department, division, or enterprise-wide level. For enterprise-wide level, typical projects impact the broader customer base of Johns Hopkins and its most mission critical systems. Projects often require interaction with various departments and teams both within and outside the department. Complex and large projects typically are applications/systems with 501-3000 concurrent users requiring uptime commensurate with Clinical, Business critical, Education critical or Enterprise systems. Impacts of outages will cause major disruption such as implementation of downtime procedures, major disruption of business operations, and/or cascades to more than 7 systems/applications. Disruptions are without obvious or simple workarounds. Build and maintain client relationships through positive interactions. Provide direction and leadership to junior level positions. For project work, lead diversified staff in various environments. Interface with senior level IT management, department heads, JHM personnel, vendors and consultants while leading projects. Accountable for project outcome. May have significant responsibility for portions of manager/director’s portfolio. Must achieve balance between orchestrating work of others and doing technical work.

Work requires a professional level of knowledge in Information Analysis and Delivery and managed care operations as acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Healthcare or Business Management. A Master's degree is preferred. Equivalent work experience may be substituted. Knowledge in the assigned application as well as the platform on which it runs.

Six years of related work experience with computer systems and applications. Demonstrated ability to define data analysis requirements and propose formats and strategies for answering business questions. Advanced knowledge of relational database, SQL and/or reporting software. Familiar with software development lifecycles.

  • Has responsibility for the work activities of a group of Health Data analysts/programmers, business analysts and other support staff.
  • Reviews work for completeness and technical accuracy.
  • Ability to both lead teams and work within teams to meet goals.
  • Utilizes systems configuration or programming to resolve business problems.
  • Participates in project planning to ensure effective use of technology and/or business process to meet customers' needs.
  • Allocates resources to accomplish goals and objectives through assigned staff. Establishes and monitors project and task schedules and ensures adherence to work deadlines.
  • Provides leadership, motivation, and direction to staff, builds teamwork, and fosters staff cohesion.
  • Contributes to staff evaluations.
  • Works on multiple, complex projects simultaneously.
  • Provides business analysis and requirements definitions to senior management.
  • Requires strong communication and interpersonal skills combined with technical expertise with relational databases.
  • High analytical ability to solve complex business problems.
  • Skilled in directing the work of a diversified staff in requirements definitions and report development.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and communicate appropriate timeframes for deliverables to customers.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills to interface effectively with department heads, employees, clients, consultants and staff.
  • Experience with data mining tools and software. Prefer Advanced SQL, Visual Basic, MS Office and Advanced Crystal Report Writer experience.
  • Must be able to work as a member of a problem solving team. Requires strong analytical and computational skills.
  • Work requires extensive knowledge in planning, monitoring, measuring and reporting on Data analysis and delivery projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to define data analysis requirements and propose formats and strategies for answering business questions.
  • Advanced knowledge of relational database, SQL and/or reporting software. Familiar with software development lifecycles.
  • Lead at least one large project with high level expectations or have responsibility for multiple projects.
  • Lead and provide direction to both direct reports and other teams as required as part of assigned projects.
  • Lead an assigned team of Programmer Analysts and Software Engineers as well as others to implement various departmental and enterprise wide applications in the current environment.
  • Develop and maintain project documentation to include project proposals, charter, scope document, test scenarios, project schedule, and test plans, etc.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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