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Associate Vice President - Data Engineering will be responsible for creating the critical connections between Ascension's diverse data platforms. The Data Engineering team owns our enterprise data lake, data warehouse and associated pipelines that convert raw data into dependable and easy to use data sets that enable decision making, key performance measurements, and analysis. This role leads the data engineering discipline for finding and incorporating data into models from the core systems of record and additional external data sources, enabling the Data Science team to develop breakthrough insights. Not only are we looking for an experienced leader to run the team, we are looking for an innovative and thought leader to help us become a more data-driven organization.
What You Will Do
  • Define the strategy for how Ascension approaches data engineering, working cross functionally to ensure key stakeholders, business and product requirements are aligned.
  • Lead the Data Engineering team, including day to day execution and long term planning to standardize, develop, construct, test, and maintain data structures and large-scale processing systems.
  • Enable big data and batch/real-time analytical solutions that leverage emerging technologies.
  • Proactively look for ways to improve data. This may include introducing new tools or technologies, making process improvements, leading or organizing training.
  • Solicit new project ideas, prioritize them for impact, and drive execution across the organization.
  • Work with Data Science and analytics leads to making sure that all data solutions are reliable and consistent.
  • Works closely with the Data Governance group on methods for improving reliability and cleanliness of data in Ascension's distributed environment.
  • Ensure all automated processes preserve data by managing the alignment of data availability and integration processes.
  • Provide coaching and career development opportunities for data engineers.

What You Will Need
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:
  • 7 years of experience required.
  • 10 years of experience preferred.
  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Additional Preferences
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a data-focused role with 5+ years of management experience for data engineering or data analytics teams.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related field.
  • Proven leader who has delivered highly scalable, complex and real-time data solutions in a fast paced agile environment.
  • Deep understanding of tools, methods, and technologies on Cloud and On-premise data platforms.
  • Proven experience to architect highly scalable distributed systems, using different open source tools.
  • Healthcare or life sciences experience is preferred.

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Why Join Our Team
When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.
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While the Ascension network expands across the United States, a common bond unites our caregivers at each ministry: the desire to provide compassionate, personalized care for all — especially those most in need. To ensure we are caring for the needs of our quality associates, we offer affordable, accessible care through our comprehensive benefits program. With many choices, you can select the plans that best meet your needs, providing security now and in the future

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An Insider's view of Ascension

What is your vision for the company?

“I work with a bunch of creatives in the human-centered design field; we live in a constant state of curiosity and are always challenging assumptions. Our team focuses on uncovering the challenges that our patients and caregivers face and we ultimately hope to provide solutions to address any pain points"

Esha Bhargava

VP Experience Research, Clinical Products

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

“My goal is never to tell my teams how to do something. I want my teams to feel empowered to own their solutions in addition to the creative process it takes to get them there. When a team’s software exceeds the mark, I ensure they receive the recognition they deserve as part of their commitment to supporting our healthcare communities.

Michael Behm

Director of Software Engineering

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