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Enterprise Systems Engineer

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Position Information

Working Title Enterprise Systems Engineer
Classification Title Systems Specialist
Position Number J0084846
Hours Per Week 40
Department Enterprise Analytics
Campus Location Kansas City Metro
Student Position
Position Summary

The Center for Medical Informatics and Enterprise Analytics (
seeks highly motivated individuals with a passion for system administration, scientific discovery, and improving healthcare. This position is primarily responsible for implementation and production support of all technical aspects of the Linux and Windows server environments hosting the data warehouse and enterprise analytics (e.g., Qlikview) applications as well as medical informatics applications in support of the Kansas University Medical Center. This includes interacting with clinical systems (Ex.EPIC, Cerner), administrative systems (PeopleSoft), data warehouses and analytics packages, national terminology vocabularies (UMLS, RxNorm, LOINC, FDB), clinical research systems (Ex. REDCap), and external registries and state/national datasets. This position works with the larger analytics team, development, team, and source system owners and has mixed emphasis (75%/25% split) on both (1) systems deployment/monitoring/administration as well as (2) developing software solutions using largely open source frameworks.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, other technology-related discipline or equivalent relevant experience.
- The applicant must have strong knowledge of LINUX/UNIX and familiarity with the Windows Operating System.
- The applicant must have experience defining, developing, deploying and administering applications on LINUX systems.
- The applicant must have experience programming in at least one higher level language (C, C++, Java) or with scripting languages (Python, Ruby, Perl).
- The applicant must have experience working with database driven applications (ex: Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, MS SQL Server) and be fully versed in relational databases, their design, and accessing data using SQL. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel).

Preferred Qualifications

- Knowledge of Linux containers (Docker), Amazon Web Services and VMWare.
- Knowledge of Qlikview or other business intelligence frameworks.
- Knowledge of administrative, academic, and financial systems and workflow.
- Knowledge of medicine, medical informatics, and healthcare systems.
- Experience in Apache/JBoss/IIS web server administration.
- Experience with configuration management systems (Jenkins) and monitoring (WhatsUpGold).
- Experience using version control systems (ex: bitbucket, Subversion, CVS, Mercurial).
- Experience with TRAC for milestone management and documentation.

Environment Office
Physical Requirements Sedentary
Probation Status

Subject to the regulations of the State of Kansas, the Board of Regents and the University of Kansas Medical Center, I understand and agree that I may be subject to a probation period and during the probation period I serve at the pleasure of the Executive Vice Chancellor of KUMC and my employment may be ended at any time during that period.

Hiring Range
EEO Statement

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Under general supervision, deploy, monitor and administer applications and systems that support Medical Informatics and Enterprise Analytics functions. Administer LINUX systems across VMWare, AWS platforms while working with Central IT (Information Resources) and other KUMC departments and leveraging automation when possible. Responsible for overall health of systems by developing and maintaining patch/update cycles and system backups – data recovery processes.

Description of Job Duty

Under general supervision, formulates/defines specifications for complex software. Designs,
codes, and conducts benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs. Adhere to internal software installation/backup. Adhere to quality and programming standards. Adhere to common design patterns. Applications generally deal with original program development that integrates with institutional programs (both commercial such as Qlikview/Peoplesoft and research such as i2b2/REDCap). Competent to work at the highest technical level on all phases of software systems programming. May have responsibility for the evaluation of new and existing software products. May assist other programmers to effectively utilize the developed software, as a member of a larger programming team.

Description of Job Duty

Ensure appropriate documentation for all development and modification; both software and operational procedures. Provide full documentation of code, to include higher-level block diagrams and functional level textual descriptions. Identify complex logic area and documents the design tradeoffs and approach taken. Work with the Director of Engineering and Product Experience to develop practical standard operating procedures and publication of informatics methods with the larger research community via

Description of Job Duty

Ensure the integrity and security of institutional data. Ensure system level compliance with security practices by working with other teams in KUMC. Adhere to confidentiality and security policies and procedures. Ensure appropriate change control processes by documenting new processes and modifications. Performs design reviews and technical reviews when appropriate.

Description of Job Duty

Provide technical assistance to users. Provide expert level support for problem determination and resolution. Communicate effectively and collaboratively with other workers and customers. Provide on-call support during and after business hours. Maintain familiarity with emerging techniques and technologies related to current assignments.

Description of Job Duty

Other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Engineering and Product Experience at the Center for Medical Informatics and Enterprise Analytics.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter