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Geisinger Health System Data Solutions Architect Senior in Danville, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Learn and help continuously improve and enforce our policies and procedures to ensure the mission and vision of the team is met. Takes a hands-on role in development and data management functions and will ensure high-quality development practices are followed and business needs are met on time, within budget. Design, build, and implement various components of the Unified Data Architecture including data models, semantic layers and metadata views, data manipulation and transformation packages, visualization/reporting applications, and other software/hardware that impacts the services the team provides.

Job Duties

  • Provides onboarding, training and mentoring to staff in alignment with achieving these objectives.

  • Works with senior leadership, operational and clinical departmental leaders, departmental analysts and Business Strategy and development staff to understand requirements, promote awareness and effective use of the Unified Data Architecture.

  • Responsible for the execution and facilitation of all projects, following the appropriate Software Development Lifecycle and ensuring tollgates are appropriately completed.

  • Tasks can include scoping, profiling data, collecting requirements, collaboratively designing databases, analytics and other assets, building these assets when necessary, performing testing, training and deployment activities and facilitating post-go live assessments.

  • Works on projects of moderate to high complexity within two or more development environments.

  • Responsible for working with source system data managers and stewards as well as operational and clinical leaders to understand source applications and processes and to identify and correct all source system data integrity issues.

  • Requires direct observation of the associated data capture process flows.

  • Leads activities related to the Hadoop platform including but not limited to the design, build, installation, and configuration of Hadoop platform components; the load of disparate data sources; rapid prototyping; pre-processes using Hive and Pig; and HBase-related deployments.

  • Performs research and analysis of operational, financial, and clinical data, including medical algorithms and complex statistical analyses to provide insight into health care expenditures, medical and economic outcomes, cost containment, and other strategies.

  • Summarizes and presents findings and recommendations to the appropriate audiences.

  • Functions as a super user in areas of programming, priority analytic methodologies, clinical healthcare operations or data reporting and management tools.

  • Actively participates in the valuation processes related to project requests and ROI realization following project completion.

  • Provides quality assurance oversight of project-related data flows and stores including the review of data entry, loads, transformations, extractions, merges, and other production jobs.

  • Collaborate with data stewards, subject matter experts, and project sponsors in data enrichment processes.

  • Develops and delivers training programs to internal and external customers.

  • Provides leadership in the development and maintenance of a knowledgebase that includes all relevant attributes, statistics, and data elements associated with all data systems acquired into and built on top of the UDA.

  • Provides input to management for annual budget preparation, operational and capital budgeting and ongoing evaluation and reporting of budget variances.

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

Position Details


Bachelor's Degree-Technology Related Degree (Required), Master's Degree-Technology Related Degree (Preferred)


Minimum of 6 years-Healthcare (Required), Minimum of 6 years-Related work experience (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.