Application Specialist (Reporting Solutions)

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 days ago(3/15/2018 4:25 PM)
Requisition ID
Professional - Data Management & Analytics

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.


For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

MSK is seeking an Application Specialist to support the installation, analysis, design, development, testing, documentation and implementation of reporting solutions for the Reporting and Analytics department.   This individual will work with senior managers to understand and analyze requirements and develop solutions using Business Intelligence and SQL Server tools and underlying technologies.


You Will:

  • Work with business users to understand their business processes; gather and document requirements; translate requirements into functional specifications for dashboards and reports
  • Design and optimization of dimensional data models to support reporting infrastructure
  • Identify project risks and impediments; notify management; proactively work with other members of the team to complete assigned tasks as defined by project scope and timelines
  • Assist in the development of data governance processes which entails documentation and implementation of data quality policies, procedures and standards to ensure a high level of data integrity
  • Create ad-hoc queries and reports
  • Develop test plans to assure the functionality and integrity of reporting solutions
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to identify system deficiencies, analyze problems and solutions to conclude and implement corrective action.
  • Configuration and upgrades of software and servers

You are:

  • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Able to work effectively in an environment notable for complex, sometimes contradictory information
  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational
  • Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals
  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding
  • Resilient in recovering from setbacks and skilled at finding detours around obstacles
  • Able to operate effectively, even when things are not clear or the way forward is not obvious
  • Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situations


You Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Health Administration or equivalent experience
  • 2-4 years experience developing reporting solutions against relational and dimensional underlying data in a multi-platform environment
  • Strong proficiency in SQL and deep knowledge of relational database design principles
  • Experience with data visualization and analysis tools (Tableau, Splunk)
  • 3+ years experience with relational database management systems and ETL processes
  • 3+ years experience with Microsoft SQL Servers
  • 2-4 years in the healthcare industry
  • Data governance experience a plus
  • Tableau experience a plus
  • Experience with DB2 a plus



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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