The Hilltop Institute (www.hilltopinstitute.org) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking a Programmer Specialist 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 & Compliance team develops programs to transform, standardize, and load data into a central repository and relational databases. Data sets include Medicare and Medicaid administrative data, hospital discharge data, nursing home assessment data, and long-term services and supports (LTSS) assessment and program participant data. Hilltop conducts programming to restructure and format data to support evaluations of health care quality and performance measures, conduct program evaluation, and perform rate setting. The team maintains the Maryland Department of Health Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) SQL Server and Tableau®-based decision support system, called the DataPort, to meet the reporting needs of health care policy decision-makers. Clients also include 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.
Hilltop seeks a programmer specialist with SAS, SQL, Tableau®, and WordPress programming experience with health care data to join Hilltop’s Technology and Compliance engineering team as a full stack engineer. The specialist must have proven analytical skills, and an understanding of data security and management, at scale. Hilltop’s engineering team is at the forefront of knowledge in working with large Medicaid and other health-related databases.
Why Work at UMBC?
UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full-time roles. Tuition remission is also available.
The Programmer Specialist will be responsible for developing and managing multiple programming projects.
Specific duties include the following:
Developing and maintaining Hilltop’s Medicaid (MMIS), Medicare, LTSS assessment, nursing home assessment (federal Minimum Data Set, or MDS), and inpatient and outpatient hospital discharge data
Supporting analysts’ and programmers’ requests
Performing other duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity, Data Science, Computer Science or a closely related field. Must have proven analytical skills with attention to detail; be comfortable working in both a team environment and independently; be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint or GSuite; and have excellent verbal and written communication and time management skills.
Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity, Data Science, Computer Science or a closely related field.
The ideal candidate will possess the following professional and interpersonal competencies: a strong interest in working with large data sets, experience with GitHub/Git, and familiarity with Python and UNIX/Linux; a knowledge of large databases, such as Medicare and Medicaid databases, and data modeling techniques; the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and be flexible in a fast-paced environment; and excellent interpersonal skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.