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Mayo Clinic | Rochester, MN
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Job Description

Department: Office of the CTO

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary:

Principal Technologist for Data and Advanced Analytics

Mayo Clinic is seeking a technology leader to establish strategy and guide implementation of platforms, tools and vendor partnerships for data aggregation and analysis in healthcare and medicine, including use of advanced statistical methods and machine learning for medical decision support. This position takes direction from Mayo's CIO, CTO and Vice Chair of Enterprise Technology Services, with accountability to the Mayo practice and Mayo Clinic Research through Mayo's Center for Translational Informatics and Knowledge Management.

The position is responsible for developing and guiding a portfolio of in-house technical capabilities, along with collaborative efforts with technology and health IT vendors. It will serve as a key contributor to a robust and innovative business and technology plan that will serve Mayo Clinic enterprise-wide.

The Principal Technologist will report to the Chief Technology Officer. This role will have leadership responsibility for all aspects of developing Mayo Clinic's data and analytics investment and their implementation. Specific areas of focus include:

  • Provide a data and analytic roadmap of opportunity and investment informed by Mayo Clinic Strategic Plan
  • Understand the role of Mayo knowledge and the use of analytics in algorithmic decision making and knowledge delivery
  • Ongoing evaluation and assessment of technologies, vendors, and products as related to analytics, machine learning, and data processing
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop a reference advanced analytics architecture and to develop infrastructure and capabilities for data provisioning, processing, and analytics
  • Advise on implementation of "Analytics as a Service" as an opportunity to utilizing existing solutions or provide licensing and commercialize opportunities for decision making
The successful candidate will have:
  • Strong customer-facing, change management and transformation skills,
  • IT Experience and understanding of big data, statistical and machine learning, and cloud and high performance computing, applied to medical and health care problems
  • Ability to develop and communicate technology strategy and technology decisions with Senior Practice and Research leadership and Senior IT leaders.
  • Ability to think in both "product" and internal architecture terms to ensure investments provide sustainability and capability for Mayo Clinic's practice and business opportunities.
  • Exceptional business acumen and ability to simplify and communicate complex topics in business language

Responsibilities: Responsible for technical architecture and recommendations in data and analytic domains. Works to ensure that the technology objectives and solutions of the enterprise are aligned to the business mission, strategy, goals, and processes. Ability to establish, maintain, and communicate a technology vision within an Information Technology discipline. Builds a critical mass of support at all levels of the organization and across departments for a given technical direction through talks, articles, blogging, demonstrations, or interpersonal communication. Participates in major technical decisions, develops technical proposals that consider alternatives and business case, gains needed institution approvals, and works effectively across departmental organizations gaining consensus of stakeholders. Possess and maintains a strong working knowledge of multi-platform technical environments and fluent with current industry trends and directions. Serves on appropriate committees, acts as a resource to institutional committees, on an ad hoc basis, provides consultation in their area of expertise, and facilitates institutional work groups. Must be customer focused and possess excellent communications and interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of personnel at various levels within and outside the institution.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in information technology or related technical field plus ten years of progressive technology leadership experience required.

Administrative experience must include working with corporate leadership, administrators and technology staff with demonstrated ability to partner with senior leadership. Exceptional technical acumen, business acumen and ability to simplify and communicate complex topics in business language. Experience in information technology architecture, software product development and acquisition, development and management of database systems, infrastructure and operations for data networks and computer hardware acquisition and deployment. Excellent communication and team building and collaboration skills. Demonstrated ability to develop architectural designs and provide pragmatic and effective leadership for their development and implementation.

Additional Qualifications: Advanced expertise in multiple data and analytic technologies. Advanced project and deliverable consistency through repeatable and reliable performance. Advanced initiative and self-motivation to complete tasks and assignments on time. Experience working in healthcare technology. Must be able to work independently and able to lead and mentor in a team environment. Master's degree in applicable field (data science, medical informatics, statistics, computer science or machine learning) preferred.

License or Certification: TOGAF 9 Professional Certification is Preferred

Benefit Eligible: Yes
Exemption Status: Exempt
Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $5,165.60, based on a full-time position.
Hours/Pay Period: Full Time

Recruiter: David Binder

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 "Best Companies to Work For".

Site Description: Every year, more than 1 million patients from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries choose Mayo Clinic for their medical care. Mayo Clinic has a legacy of inspiring hope and contributing to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research.

Mayo Clinic has campuses in Rochester, MN; Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ; Jacksonville, FL; and throughout the multistate network of Mayo Clinic Health System. Each campus is an integral part of its community and reflects Mayo Clinic's deeply held values.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Category: Information Technology
Job Posting Number: 85036BR

About Mayo Clinic

Company Description

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." More than 3,800 physicians and scientists and 50,900 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has sites in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz. Mayo Clinic also serves over 70 communities through Mayo Clinic Health System with locations in MN, IA, GA, and WI. Collectively, these locations care for more than 1 million people each year.

Company History

Perhaps it was fate, perhaps happenstance or maybe even luck. Whatever you decide, this is certainly a story about being at the right place at the right time -- a moment in history when scientific discovery made possible the creation of modern medicine. It's also a story of an extraordinary family -- Dr. William Worrall Mayo, a frontier doctor, and his two sons, Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles H. Mayo, and the great institution they built, Mayo Clinic. It's the story of a deadly tornado and the partnership that evolved between the Mayo family and the Sisters of Saint Francis. It's a story about unusual dedication, willingness to face a hostile and harsh environment, a story of discovery, sharing, collaboration, selflessness and generosity. It's also a story of how people came together in a small town on the edge of America's Great Plains and built the first integrated medical practice and how that practice developed a model dedicated to providing the best care to every patient every day.

Mission & Values

Mayo Clinic has a legacy of inspiring hope and contributing to health and wellbeing by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Working Here

What if a career could change your life?  Whether you are a nursing student, starting your professional life, or already have a substantial career in Nursing, you may sometimes wonder if you are doing the work you were meant to do.  As a Mayo Clinic Nurse you will become a vital member of a dynamic health care team, where you’ll experience the exceptional environment of one of the world’s cutting edge health care institutions.

Perhaps you imagine being part of a team where your colleagues inspire you to stretch and grow beyond your boundaries. Maybe you are looking for a purpose in life that gives you an opportunity to be part of a lasting legacy. Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first.  You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect – and most importantly, a life-changing career.

Hiring Information

Mayo Clinic has a multidisciplinary, team-oriented work environment that presents opportunities that may rarely be experienced elsewhere.  Each year more than a million patients from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries come to Mayo Clinic for care.  Mayo Clinic teams cared for 1,113,000 individual patients in 2011 at campuses in Minnesota, Florida, Arizona and Mayo Clinic Health Systems, a network of clinics, hospitals, and health care facilities serving communities in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Georgia.  A variety of specialty opportunities exist within hospital inpatient, Perioperative and perianesthesia, and ambulatory care areas depending on location of interest.


Mayo offers a wide variety of benefits for employees. They include paid time off, tuition assistance, relocation assistance and excellent health care coverage.

Honors & Awards

In 2012, FORTUNE named Mayo Clinic to its 15th annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list. This is Mayo Clinic's ninth consecutive year on the list. The Department of Nursing at Mayo Clinic in Rochester has been a Magnet status recipient since 1997.

Mayo Clinic is an affirmative action and equal opportunity educator and employer.