Programmer Specialist (Job # 494345)
Technology Innovation Team
The Hilltop Institute (www.hilltopinstitute.org) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking a Programmer Specialist to join its Technology Innovation team. Hilltop uses a data-driven approach to inform key state and federal policymakers on health care financing and delivery system reform in Maryland and other states. Hilltop’s Technology & Compliance team develops programs to transform, standardize, and load data into a central repository and relational databases. Data sets include Medicare and Medicaid administrative data, hospital discharge data, nursing home assessment data, and long-term services and supports (LTSS) assessment and program participant data. Hilltop conducts programming to restructure and format data to support evaluations of health care quality and performance measures, conduct program evaluation, and perform rate setting. The team maintains the Maryland Department of Health Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) SQL Server and Tableau®-based decision support system, called the DataPort, to meet the reporting needs of health care policy decision-makers. Clients also include the Maryland Health Care Commission, the Developmental Disabilities Administration, and the Health Services Cost Review Commission, as well as the federal government and Medicaid agencies in other states.
Hilltop seeks a programmer specialist with SAS, SQL, Tableau®, and WordPress programming experience with health care data to join Hilltop’s Technology and Compliance engineering team as a full stack engineer. The specialist must have proven analytical skills, and an understanding of data security and management, at scale. Hilltop’s engineering team is at the forefront of knowledge in working with large Medicaid and other health-related databases.
The Programmer Specialist will be responsible for developing and managing multiple programming projects.
Specific duties include the following:
- Developing and maintaining Hilltop’s Medicaid (MMIS), Medicare, LTSS assessment, nursing home assessment (federal Minimum Data Set, or MDS), and inpatient and outpatient hospital discharge data.
- Supporting analysts’ and programmers’ requests
- Performing other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, Data Science, Computer Science, or closely related field. Master’s degree in one of these disciplines is a plus. Must have proven analytical skills with attention to detail; be comfortable working in both a team environment and independently; be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or GSuite; and have excellent verbal and written communication and time management skills.
The ideal candidate will possess the following professional and interpersonal competencies: a strong interest in working with large data sets, experience with GitHub/Git, and familiarity with Python and UNIX/Linux; a knowledge of large databases, such as Medicare and Medicaid databases, and data modeling techniques; the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and be flexible in a fast-paced environment; and excellent interpersonal skills.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is full-time, offers opportunity for professional growth, and includes the full university benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified candidates. Note: this is a grant-funded position wherein employment is contingent upon the renewal of the grant.
Will remain open until position is filled, but for best consideration apply by November 13. Submit a cover letter (indicating Job # 494345), resume, and the contact information for three professional references to the Programmer Specialist Search Committee at:
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*Note: The cover letter, resume, references, and examples should be included in separate attachments.
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October 30, 2023