Manager of Data Warehouse Development

Location: Boston, MA

Department: The Center for Health Information and Analysis

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

The mission of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is to enhance the transparency of the Massachusetts health care system and to provide objective, reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access and outcomes. CHIA is the agency of record for Massachusetts health care information and acts as the principal repository for health care data collected by the Commonwealth and is responsible for maintaining such data in a secure payer and provider claims database, known as the Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database (MA APCD).

Reporting to Director of Data Transformation & Release, the Data Warehouse Development Manager position presents an opportunity to work with a team on the cutting edge of medical claims analysis and health care reform in Massachusetts.  

This position will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.  The full time salary range for this Manager of Data Warehouse Development is $80,000-$95,000 annually.

Specific duties include:

  • Manage a team of data warehouse developers
  • Lead by example when performing development and implementation tasks
  • Implement industry standard agile techniques in management of the development work
  • Serve as an expert on APCD and claim level based data and enthusiastically share the knowledge with interested parties
  • Collaborate with internal and external business partners to meet their needs
  • Develop processes to simplify and/or automate routine tasks to clean, standardize and enhance data
  • Manage development resources for the All Payer Claims Data (APCD) and Case Mix Warehouse applications
  • Perform modeling, system design and monitoring of main database updates, data aggregations, release datasets, and ETL graphs
  • Oversee and adapt process for agile data warehouse development
  • Administer, maintain develop and implement policies/procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of the database environment
  • Assist with the automation, configuration, deployment and performance tuning of database maintenance and enhancement processes
  • Work closely with developers in adopting agile development process
  • Oversee and perform modeling and implementation of schemas, databases and marts
  • Write and maintain scripts to inject agile techniques and methods into data warehouse development process
  • Manage development of Stored Procedures, and Functions as required
  • Manage development of complex programs, queries, stored procedures, views, triggers and functions
  • Manage development of business intelligence dashboards


  • At least 5 years database and/or data warehouse programming experience with at least 3 years leading software development teams  
  • At least 1 year of experience modeling and designing relational, normalized databases & marts, semantic layers and dashboards
  • Experience in designing and building data structures from granular normalized transaction level to de-normalized data warehouse aggregations
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server / Oracle / DB2 or Netezza
  • Enthusiastic, positive and entrepreneurial approach to complex technical challenges
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Knowledge of or desire to learn health care systems, policies and health care related data
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server 2008/2012 tools - Management Studio, SQL Server Profiler, SQL Reporting Services – or similar tools using Oracle / DB2 or Netezza
  • Working experience with BI Software, preferably OBIEE
  • Experience working in Linux and Windows
  • Experience in implementing command-line level automation
  • Experience in software delivery using agile methods (such as Scrum), including sprint delivery and continuous integration (will train if not experienced in agile methods)
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