Highmark Health Manager Data Analytics - Big Data in Lansing, Michigan


General Overview:

The Manager Data Analytics – Big Data is responsible for growing the department’s staff of data engineers by coaching, mentoring and hiring practices to build a high performing team. The incumbent will manage a blend of contract vs. full-time staff to achieve departmental goals as well as act as a change agent and pioneer for overall adoption of new technologies and approaches to Big Data Analytics. The incumbent will lead the Health Plan Payor Advanced Analytics and Reporting team’s strategy, roadmap, engineering and adoption of Hadoop and Big Data technologies. Leveraging all current and emerging technologies and tools (both open source, and traditional) to increase the number of production-grade use cases up and running on the new technology stack.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Plans, organizes, staffs, directs and controls the day-to-day operations of the department; develops and implements policies and programs as necessary; may have budgetary responsibility and authority.

  2. Performs management responsibilities to include, but are not limited to: involved in hiring and termination decisions, coaching and development, rewards and recognition, performance management and staff productivity.

  3. Provides leadership for analytic efforts, including complex studies, simulations, testing, etc. to solve unique problems or questions identified by executive management and various business unit partners.

  4. Develops and implements business plans, policies, and procedures related to providing business intelligence solutions. Manage implementation and administration of business intelligence reporting tools.

  5. Monitors and report out to management on the status of departmental projects: anticipates and identifies issues that could inhibit achieving the project goals and objectives, and implementing corrective actions and mitigation strategies.

  6. Other duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Statistics, Information Technology or other related area.

  • Five years of experience in healthcare informatics, analytics, business intelligence or statistics with responsibility for:

  • Consultation and application of analytic capabilities in the solution of business problems

  • Project management

  • Leadership of professional analytic staff in a business, clinical or technology function

  • Five years of experience solving business, financial and/or clinical problems. This includes using technologies and analytical methodologies, preparation of related recommendations and presentations of findings to various levels of management and external parties.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Existing Experience engineering a Big Data infrastructure and production-grad use cases for Analytics

  • Experience maintaining an analytics framework with a Hadoop Ecosystem and related tools such as HDFS, MapReduce, Hive, Yarn and Python

  • Working knowledge of application development lifecycle, advanced analytical methodologies, business intelligence tools and infrastructure and overall system support

  • Management experience or similar experience in a supervisory capacity or role

Referral Award Payout Level: 3


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