Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nurse Family Partnership - Data Quality Analyst

The mission of the Nurse-Family Partnership is to empower first-time mothers living in poverty to successfully change their lives and the lives of their children through evidence-based nurse home visiting.  Our vision is that:  Children are healthy.  Families thrive.  Communities prosper.  Cycles are broken.

Position Description
The primary purpose of the Data Quality Analyst is to work collaboratively and in partnership with other departments to promote quality assurance, analytics, reporting, evaluation and quality improvement, with the goal of measuring and ensuring the quality implementation of the NFP program. This position is responsible for data management for the NFP National Service Office.

This position is based in the NFP National Service Office in Denver, Colorado.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in the planning and implementation of data management activities
Maintain and safeguard paper data files and electronic data systems
Coordinate and participate in quality assurance activities
Assist in the design and testing of data entry programs
Ensure that data in the data warehouse is clean:
Coordinate data cleaning efforts in the data warehouse, including problem data and logic checks
Collaborate with IT related to data integrity and the data warehouse
Recommend procedures to maintain data validation at input
Create and maintain documentation on data processing and organization
Help develop requirements, participate in database design, and write complex stored procedures for Microsoft SQL Server databases and/or SAS datasets
Write complex database queries and import and export data as necessary
Analyze and resolve application and data-related problems as required, ensuring the integrity, availability, and continued use of the mission critical applications and databases
Provide the second level of technical support for applications and coordinate the resolution of application and database problems with the Technical Support staff and the Information Technology department
Create technical documents
Create and maintain documentation on data processing and organization
Ability to present data effectively to internal and external stakeholders with appropriate messaging based on context
Embrace customer service by listening, supporting, and following through with assignments with quality and efficiency
Communicate difficult and/or sensitive information tactfully
Exhibit sensitivity, openness, and a spirit of inquiry into other world views and cultural orientations; support department and organizational strategies, policies, practices and processes which foster an inclusive environment and build cultural awareness
Other duties as assigned
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
Experience with large-scale relational databases, adherence to strict guidelines or protocols
Minimum of 5 years of experience working with MS  SQL, writing stored procedures and complex queries
Minimum of 3 years development experience in SSIS
Familiarity with HIPAA requirements
Experience with data integrity and data cleaning
Strong knowledge of databases, data structures and data queries
Familiarity with MS Windows and Office
Excellent customer service and communication skills with both internal and external customers
Strong attention to detail
Ability to be innovative and creative in solving problems and working logically
Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize appropriately.
Understanding and knowledge of Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases
Ability to work independently and manage certain tasks with minimal supervision

Supervisory Responsibilities
This positiondoes not have any direct reports.
Core Organizational Values

Scientific integrity will lead our decisions.
We seek excellence through a culture of learning.
Respectful, collaborative, caring relationships are the foundation of every interaction.
We promote and embrace inclusivity and diversity.
We foster an environment of accountability to make extraordinary changes in the lives of the families we serve.
We seek to set the standard for evidence-based and home visitation programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Statement

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

EchoStar - Senior Systems Architect

EchoStar's Digital Broadcast Centers provide advanced online video delivery and satellite video delivery for broadcasters and pay-TV operators across North America. Through our network of 6 uplink centers, these world-class facilities are also home to EchoStar's 24/7 traffic, technical operations, and satellite access centers. This team is comprised of experienced professionals dedicated to providing customers with an unparalleled level of service delivering content and programming for over 100 customers every day, including over 16 million subscribers.

EchoStar is seeking a driven Senior Systems Engineer to fulfill the duties of a System and Solution Architect by providing technical and operational system design for a mix of computing hardware and software platforms.  The role of this candidate is to assume technical responsibility for the overall architectural and engineering design of complex, real-time, mission critical environments directly supporting 16+ million subscribers. This team has adopted the Scaled Agile Framework model to manage their work and projects.  In conjunction with other architects, the incumbent for this role will help establish, validate, and drive the common technological and architectural vision for the Software and Systems Engineering team.

The location of this position is flexible and could reside at the facilities in Arizona, Colorado or Wyoming.

  *  Work with customers, stakeholders, product managers, and product owners to understand and maintain a high level understanding of the conditional access system requirements
  *  Determine and communicate the Nonfunctional Requirements for the system
  *  Evaluate design alternatives and perform cost benefit analysis
  *  Develop and maintain appropriate models and documentation necessary to describe how the system does what it is intended to do
  *  Define and split architectural epics into features
  *  Present the technological vision of the system during release planning to include domain models and exemplary use cases
  *  Serve as a resource to help the teams make appropriate system and component level design decisions during implementation
  *  Work with enterprise architects to establish the architectural runway

Basic Requirements:
  *  Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related technical degree and at least 8 years of relevant professional experience
  *  At least  6 years of experience performing general Linux and/or Windows system administration including installation, maintenance, upgrade, configuration, performance tuning, troubleshooting and resolving operating system issues
  *  2 or more years of experience with advanced Linux/UNIX Commands
  *  2 or more years of experience with writing code/scripts in basic programming/scripting languages
  *  2 or more years of experience with EMC Storage Area Networks (SAN) and VMWare
  *  At least 1 year of experience with AIX to include virtualized systems
  *  At least 1 year of experience in an Agile environment
  *  At least 1 year of experience in an Agile environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  *  Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related field
  *  At least 1 year experience with a Conditional Access System, to include system requirements definition, system design, and business use case analysis
  *  Experience with performance testing of systems and applications
  *  Ability to manage 3-4 concurrent projects and corresponding activities and tasks
  *  Experience with CA Release Automation platform and associated tools and technologies
  *  Experience with Agile at Scale, SAFe, Lean Systems Engineering, and Kanban
  *  At least 3 years of experience using test automation tools like Jenkins, ReadyAPI, SOAPUI, etc

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite operations, video delivery solutions, and engineering services. Headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional locations world-wide, EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has pioneered advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for over 30 years.

Together with our three subsidiaries - EchoStar Technologies, EchoStar Satellite Services, and Hughes Network Systems - we offer employees the opportunity to explore the boundaries of what is possible in the fields of engineering and the business functions transforming this engineering into revenue - over three billion dollars' worth!

At EchoStar we know the excitement of new endeavors. We pride ourselves in not just our engineering expertise, but as pioneers forging technological change to improve the lives of our customers. We are Connecting the World in new and exciting ways, and offer you the opportunity to learn more about how the EchoStar family of companies could be the right destination for you!

EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.

For additional information, please contact:
Patty Comer