The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking a DevOps Engineer (Senior Programmer) to join its Technology Innovation team. Hilltop uses a data-driven approach to inform key state and federal policymakers on health care financing and delivery system reform in Maryland and other states. Hilltop’s Technology Innovation team has developed several Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS)-based applications, including DataPort, a business intelligence and reporting platform for use by health care policy decision makers. Clients include the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland Health Care Commission, the Developmental Disabilities Administration and the Health Services Cost Review Commission, as well as the federal government and Medicaid agencies in other states.
The DevOps Engineer will be responsible for both operations support of existing products and new product development. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
Infrastructure planning, testing and development; overseeing permissions to infrastructure; and reporting to the CTO with recommendations for cloud adoption, then executing plans
Incorporating security as a first-class property of all operations and product development
Maintaining master lists of third-party organizations’ staff and service accounts as part of security monitoring and compliance activities
Performing continuous integration with third parties through secure channels and automating data distribution and acquisition in accordance with governing data use agreements
Architecting cloud-based solutions to achieve efficiency gains in production processes, providing cost-effective storage and enabling innovation
Collaborating closely with the Data Manager to develop new SQL components and working closely with analysts and other managers for quality control
Developing and managing the continuous deployment of new SQL and Tableau components both on premises and remotely
Bridging the gap between software development (including production-grade SAS and SQL programs) and IT operations and acting as a liaison with UMBC’s Department of IT Linux and Windows groups
This position will include access to protected health information (PHI), and the successful candidate will be required to complete training and must handle all PHI appropriately according to Hilltop policies and all applicable laws and regulations.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Master’s Degree with course work in statistical analysis, advanced data modeling, computer science, information systems, health policy, human computer interaction or equivalent, as well as five years of experience with ETL, applications and SQL programming and supporting and deploying production code (SQL, SAS, SSIS).
Note: A Bachelor’s Degree with seven years of experience with databases, applications and SQL programming and supporting and deploying production code, may be substituted for the Master's Degree and required experience.
Desire to work in a collaborative environment and solution driven to see the big picture
Must have strong analytical skills and a strong attention to detail; programming experience with SQL and ETL tools, such as Informatica, SSIS, and reporting tools such as SSRS and Tableau
Must have production experience with SQL, SAS, and Python, and integration with requirements tracking tools/version control systems such as git
Be comfortable working in both a team environment and independently
Excellent verbal and written communication and time management skills
A commitment to quality, an intense customer focus, and the ability to work independently on tasks, as well as within ad hoc multi-disciplinary agile project teams in a fast-paced environment
Have a portfolio of work available on github or equivalent
Experience with CI/CD using gitlab and Microsoft DevOps team collaboration application
Familiarity with the CMS Chronic Conditions Warehouse (CCW), Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), or other health care data sets and quality measures
Experience supervising a team of developers
Professional certifications in SQL and/or other programming language
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by September 17, 2021 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
NOTE: THIS POSITION IS GRANT-FUNDED, WHEREIN EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON THE RENEWAL OF THE GRANT
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UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
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Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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