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Sr. Business Data Analyst at Ascension

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Job Description

We Are Hiring

We are hiring a full-time Sr. Business Data Analyst.


This is a remote opportunity.

What You Will Do

We design, develop and build solutions to transform healthcare. Want to join us? #ascensioncareers #joinourteam #datastrategy #weareascension #datamanagement


As an Associate with Ascension, you will have the opportunity to serve as a key resource/SME in developing and delivering quality solutions to support business processes. Our goal is to improve our data offerings through consolidation and modernization of our data and platforms, while continuing to build our data expertise. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working on the most complex, high visibility projects to bring structure and alignment around the overall solution.




  • Solicit, clarify and analyze customer requirements and develop comprehensive documentation.
  • Interface with the customer to ensure project objectives are achieved.
  • Assist in planning and implementing activities required for the collection and analysis of data related to departmental business needs, including the development of data collection systems.
  • Develop and run basic queries and other data collection spreadsheets to support assigned business areas and organize them in a format for ease of review and use.
  • Assist in core operational tasks, including high level design, reporting, documentation, and systems updates.
  • Assess data integrity from source to target.
  • Work with the team to evaluate business needs and priorities, liaise with key business partners and address team needs related to data systems & management.
  • Translate business requirements into technical specifications; establish and define details, definitions, and requirements of applications, components and enhancements.
  • Participate in project planning; identifying milestones, deliverables and resource requirements; tracks activities and task execution.
  • Ensures relevant data and analytics are available to meet business needs by continuously wrangling, consolidating, and modernizing existing data solutions and platforms
  • Engages with project teams to understand a project’s needs/requirements to provide technical expertise with data and analytical tools, including legacy and cloud based, to deliver on project goals and timelines


What You Will Need


  • Knowledge of Source to Target mappings preferred.
  • Knowledge of Healthcare claims data preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, comfortable with frequently shifting priorities.
  • Ability to coordinate and lead peers through requirements, design and testing process as well as application maintenance and support.
  • Ability to work with data and reporting tools to research, organize, and summarize findings. 
  • Ability to work with large data sets from multiple data sources
  • High technical and functional aptitude for problem solving and process flow management.
  • Strong English communication skills, comfortable speaking with and translating between technical and non-technical team members at all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge of GCP (Google Cloud Platform) a plus.
  • SQL, Python or similar programming languages are a plus.

What You Will Need


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience preferred.

Additional Preferences


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in the management of data analysis, and/or decision support analytics preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience interpreting user stories and applying the appropriate technical solutions to deliver operational results preferred.
  • Strong Business Requirements Development skills preferred.
  • Participation in delivering projects using SDLC and Agile methodologies preferred.
  • Experience with fully adjudicated Medical and Rx claims, Premium, Provider, and/or Supplemental data highly preferred. Medicare Advantage experience is a plus.
  • 1-3 years of project management experience preferred.

Why Join Our Team

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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Where we are

11801 Domain Boulevard, Austin, TX 78758

Technology we use

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What are Ascension Perks + Benefits

Ascension Benefits Overview

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

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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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