MD Anderson Cancer Center Data Integration - Sr Applications Systems Analyst in Houston, Texas

Data Integration - Sr Applications Systems Analyst

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Information Technology at

Enterprise Dev & Integration 710495

Requisition #: 112087

The Data Integration Senior Application Systems Analyst has the responsibility to elicit, analyze, validate, specify, and manage integration needs and skills to support the development of interfaces within the institution. This is accomplished by working closely with project stakeholders, customers, users and the vendors. The Data Integration Senior Application Systems Analyst will serve as the conduit between the business, information technology and vendors in gathering, documenting and developing functional Integration/ Interface requirements and specifications and then create the interface using the Cloverleaf integration engine to meet specifications. The Data Integration Senior Application Systems Analyst will be considered the subject matter experts on systems integration, and will lead the development decisions, implementation and modification of integration solutions that best meet user needs and comply with institution standards.

The Data Integration Senior Application Systems Analyst works with other Data Integration team members to provide primary and back-up support for all Integration applications. The DI Senior Application Systems Analyst may also provide technical expertise in the implementation of other integration solutions. The DI Senior Application Systems Analyst scope is limited to the interfacing technology and the high availability solutions we have in place. The integration scope addresses the application-to-applications requirements for sharing data, processes, and movement of data within the institution.

*Ideal candidates will have data integration and/or web services experience**

Analytical Ability/ Reasoning

Be an analytical thinker and problem solver, able to analyze and review interface specifications and be able to develop interfaces/ integration solutions, using interface engine technologies (e.g. Cloverleaf) and relevant languages (e.g. HL7/ Tcl scripting).

Planning and Organizing Skills

Experience with HL7 standards (ADT, Orders, Results, Charges/ Billing Integration) and knowledge of healthcare systems, and able to define and execute unit and systems tests for interfaces/ integration solutions.

Customer Relationships

Work with internal customers and external teams (partner application vendors) to bring Integration/ interface projects to successful completion

Knowledge of Data Communications Concepts

Have a strong knowledge of data communications concepts (TCP/IP, HTTP, and SFTP).


Must have strong team working skills and the ability to work within a multi-discipline environment, meeting integration/ interface development timelines.

Technical Expertise/ Programming Knowledge

Individual needs a strong knowledge of scripting languages such as the KSH, Perl, Expect and TCL programming language

Communications Skills (Oral & Written) &Interpersonal Skills

Individual must have demonstrated excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, and being able to work closely with internal and external customers. This person must have good conflict resolution, interviewing and listening skills.

Problem Solving Skills

Participate in the Data Integration Team’s on-call rotation. This includes maintaining and monitoring the existing runtime live interfaces and resolving downtime issues when they occur, by having an understanding and experience with troubleshooting Cloverleaf, Unix platforms, personal computer systems, networks, operating systems, applications, utilities, file structures, web technologies. Finally, provides onsite “go-live” support.

Development & Continual Learning

Individual will need to promote professional growth and development through leadership activities and continuing education and training

Adaptability & Flexibility

Perform other duties as required.



Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.

Required Certification




Five years experience in analysis/design/project management/programming. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

Preferred Experience

Data Integration

Web Services


Cloverleaf experience

Leadership experience.

Project management experience.

Experience implementing and supporting custom developed applications in a healthcare environment. Experience working in and a well-rounded knowledge of the MD Anderson IT environment

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.