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Employment Type:
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Job Category:
Information Services
Hospitals & Clinics
Big Data Projects Manager
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UW medical center | Seattle, WA
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Job Description

The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.

The department of Information Technology has an outstanding opportunity for a BIG DATA SERVICES PROJECTS MANAGER. This position will plan for and manage new strategic technology projects. In conjunction with faculty, this position will identify internal and external data sources and establish methods to incorporate/ integrate these sources as datasets for utilization by faculty, students and campus administrators to acquire data management and analysis proficiencies. This position will also coordinate the face-to-face and online IT training for current and new students to enhance their technological proficiencies which may include basic knowledge and skills in big data, email and calendaring system, web design and office productivity and other applications as appropriate.

Specific responsibilities:

• Participate in the planning and implementation of new strategic technology initiatives at University of Washington Tacoma and manage new technology projects for implementation.

• In conjunction with faculty and campus administrators, identify internal and external data sources and establish methods to incorporate/ integrate these sources as datasets for utilization by faculty, students and staff to acquire data management and analysis proficiencies. Acquire or develop the software and/or tools for data mining and predictive analytics to integrate various data sources to support data driven decisions with a focus on predictive analytics and data mining models platforms.

• Design a Big Data Management curriculum that will be offered on a bi-weekly basis, including the following:

o Introduction to Big Data Management

o Sources of Big Data

o Determining the Scope and Appropriate Use of Big Data

o Tools to Mine and Analyze Big Data

o Report design and acquiring Infographic Skills

o Troubleshooting Big Data Problems

• Design and build a Big Data website for educational programming and research.

• Provide selected intervention counsel to help individual faculty, students and campus administrators with their Big Data projects.

• Collaborate with campus-wide colleagues to utilize big data sets to develop cloud-based analytical solutions to derive business insights and solve end-users’ operational and strategic problems including student learning analytics. Work on data mining of internal and contracted systems, market analysis and research information systems creation and maintenance.

• Consult with academic and administrative units and IT internal personnel to incorporate Canvas Analytics, Recruitment Plus, Ellucian Recruiter, SIS, SDB, financial, HR and all other internal data sources into the big data analytical solutions

• Work closely with the Academic Database Analysts, Web Administrator, Drupal Programmer and other IT internal technical resources to design and implement additional data marts and analytics structures to support reporting and analytics needs across campus

• Develop and deliver student technology training for the campus, including undergraduate and graduate new student orientations, registration sessions, program orientations and freshman core sessions; Manage student technology training by planning and coordinating technology workshops including supervision and hiring of student trainers to teach the workshops; Work collaboratively with other campus units to design and deliver staff technology training by planning, coordinating and conducting one-on-one group sessions, if appropriate

• Research, write and produce clear documentation and other instructional and technical materials for IT; Build and maintain some portion of IT web pages including the Big Data web site; create multimedia and online tutorials, design student orientation materials

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.


• Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, information technology, instructional technology, or a related field plus six years’ experience in Information Technology, to include at least four years’ experience in data mining/predictive analytics.

• Working knowledge of statistical analysis packages (SAS), and various software supporting data collection and analysis Processes

• Demonstrated working knowledge of the web and social media environments

• Knowledge of cloud-based solutions and big data trends and issues; data warehouse architecture and experience with BI reporting tools, including dashboards and the data needs in higher education

• Ability to plan, manage, and administer complex projects and establish effective and cooperative relationships

• Effective intra-organizational management and communication skills to manage relationships with all levels

• Effective demonstrated teaching skills; ability to make compelling presentations; Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.

• Excellent marketing skills.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


• Master's degree

• Project management experience in Post-Secondary Education industry

Condition of Employment:

A satisfactory outcome from criminal background verification is required prior to hire.

Application Process

Part of the application process for this position includes completing an online cover letter assessment, as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.

About UW medical center

UW Medicine operates in a multifaceted and dynamic environment which is subject to intricate legal and regulatory requirements governing clinical, teaching and research activities. In recent years, academic health centers across the nation have seen a dramatic increase in the number and complexity of regulations from state and federal agencies, greater external scrutiny and progressively costly sanctions. In response to the complicated compliance environment, all components of UW Medicine have established compliance offices (including the practice plans, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Hall Health Primary Care Center, UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center, UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics, and the School of Medicine). Collectively, these offices are responsible for the development and implementation of compliance programs for issues such as professional fee billing, hospital facility billing, clinical research billing, HIPAA privacy and information security, and other regulatory requirements. In order to establish an institution-wide perspective, compliance directors meet bimonthly with the UW Medicine Associate Vice President/Chief Compliance Officer and attend the UW Medicine Board Compliance Committee meetings. Core elements of UW Medicine compliance programs include: Committment and support from executive leaders Institutional policies, standards and expectations Education and outreach Routine monitoring and auditing Timely and appropriate responses to compliance issues On-going assessment, analysis and response to emerging risks and regulatory developments Mechanisms (including hotlines) which invite and enable the safe reporting of compliance concerns Timely investigation of reported concerns and protecting of complainant rights Implementation of appropriate sanctions and corrective actions to address noncompliance when it occurs Process improvement projects as needed to enhance compliance efforts Regular evaluations of program effectiveness The commitment to compliance is imbedded in the expectation that all members of UW Medicine will meet the professional, ethical and regulatory standards associated with their individual roles. Faculty, staff, residents and students are all expected to maintain current knowledge of rules and regulations related to their work, comply with UW Medicine policies and procedures, act in a professional and ethical manner, and contact appropriate institutional offices when questions or concerns about compliance arise. UW Medicine's commitment to effective compliance programs demonstrates a deep awareness of its accountability to the public and the people it serves. Its commitment to professionalism, integrity, and ethical standards are all directly linked to UW Medicine's mission of exemplary patient care, teaching and research. If you have questions about compliance programs at UW Medicine, or need more information about your rights and responsibilities, please contact a compliance director.