MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Business Systems Analyst - Big Data in Houston, Texas

This position is responsible for leading and participating in the gathering and documenting functional, technical, integration and data requirements in order to design, develop, test, implement and support enterprise data integration, data warehousing, Big Data and reporting. This position will also be responsible for leading and mentoring other junior business analysts as well as working on process improvement for functional and technical analysis.

* Ideal candidates will have experience in Healthcare Data Warehousing, SQL, and Data Analysis. *

*In order to be adequately prepared and trained to build, test and optimize the Epic system, MDA requires that Epic certification be obtained within 120 days of completion of the assigned, required training classes. Required certifications must be maintained as assigned.*

Business Analysis Leadership & Mentoring

  • Defines business systems analysis methodology. May participate, or even lead, the development of departmental strategies, policies, procedures, and/or standards related to business systems analysis.

  • Identifies and leads business systems analysis performance improvement initiatives, including defining improvement metrics.

  • May contribute to the development of plans for contingency, backout, recovery, conversions/cut-overs and decommissioning of systems.

  • May serve in various committees such as architecture committees, vendor strategic partnership discussions, etc.

  • Mentors/coaches associate and/or junior level Business Analysts.

  • Provides positive feedback to team members when they make a positive contribution.

Requirements Gathering, Stakeholder Management

  • Gathers and documents business, data integration, and analytical/reporting requirements for data warehouse systems, Big Data Platform, and Business Intelligence solutions.

  • Determines whether integration effort can be performed within the task deliverable or requires Business Intelligence efforts.

  • Identifies stakeholders and formulate engagement plans.

  • Maintains effective relationships with customers, vendors, project team members and management.

Acts as a liaison between the business customers and technical resources.

  • Serves as a trusted technical/business subject matter expert and advisor to business customers.

  • Communicates problems/issues that may arise in determining solution feasibility and alternatives to the project manager or manager.

  • May design and develop training materials and coordinate training sessions for customers.

-Promotes institutional data management strategies.

Complex Data Analysis, Data Curation, Solution Design & Integration

  • Performs complex data profiling and analysis (including feasibility studies, functional requirements analysis, process workflows). Designs simple to complex queries using structure query language.

  • Conducts data curation activities, including cleansing, standardizing, harmonizing (combining), and grouping data, as well as defining metadata and monitoring quality.

  • Converts requirements into comprehensive detailed technical design specifications (source to target mappings, integrations, databases, data flows, transformations, interfaces, visualizations, reports, etc.) for data integration and analytical solutions.

  • May develop initial data integration workflows (ETL/ELT) using self-service data preparation/integration tools and big data technologies.

  • May coordinate or assist in creating data models or developing visualizations and reports.

Testing, Implementation & Support

  • Performs and/or assists in activities related to the assessment, implementation, testing, and support of data integration in data warehouse systems, Big Data Platform, and Business Intelligence solutions.

  • Plans, develops, and executes comprehensive testing efforts, including test plans, and test scripts. Performs high level data validation to determine if code is working correctly.

  • Triages and provides immediate support to the user community. Coordinates effective and timely issue resolution, documentation, and risk mitigation, seeking input from other MDACC resources and/or vendors as appropriate.

Other duties as assigned

Education Required:

Bachelor's degree.

Certification Required:


Preferred Certification:

Epic Clarity

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)


Five years experience in domain, project management , workflow analysis or Epic software. May substitute require education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis or completed years of college on a one to one basis.

Preferred Experience:

Experience with Epic Clarity, Oracle HDWF, Big Data, and/or Hadoop.

Genomics knowledge

Experience in data warehousing and business intelligence.

Project management experience.

Onsite Presence: Is Required

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 78,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 98,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 118,200