Senior Decision Support Analyst

Job ID: J123602
Company: Gateway Health Plan
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: May 31, 2018

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Description

CONSULTING ANALYST – COMMUNICATE & COLLABORATE

Highmark’s Financial Planning and Analysis Organization is searching for a uniquely skilled Senior Decision Support Analyst (DSA) whose skills go beyond the technical skills we use (SAS & SQL).  We are looking for a DSA with strong analytical skills – effectively you will be a Consulting Analyst.  This skillset may have been developed in the Big 4 environment or for a major, national professional services firm. 

The selected individual will have strong presentation skills with an executive presence – this role will meet with key business leadership to present and review detailed data analytics to develop meaningful insights necessary to address regulatory and business challenges for the company.

We are building a strategic Data Analytics team and this position will be key to our growth and success.  The DSA will have the opportunity to learn a great deal about the Healthcare Services industry – areas like membership, expenses, medical adequacy which involves mapping software to meet federal government standards.

JOB SUMMARY


This job works closely with customers and design teams in prioritizing data and information requirements.  The incumbent provides analysis in the development and support of projects and data analysis.  Determines how decision support systems will provide information required to make effective business decisions; translates requirements into applications that employ appropriate decision support and reporting tools.   Recommends innovative approaches to analytical investigations.  Performs modeling of data sources and flows, works with data management staff to define an operational framework that will define, develop and implement policies and security frameworks to ensure precise and secure delivery of knowledge and information.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and foster internal relationships across the corporation. 
  • Provide analytic and consultative support to a broad spectrum of internal customer areas and external business partners.
  • Mentor colleagues with less experience on both the technical and business aspects of project and consultative work.
  • Determine how decision support systems will provide information required to make effective business decisions, translates requirements into applications that employ appropriate decision support and reporting tools. 
  • Use broad experience and technical knowledge to propose solutions to complex business problems. 
  • Take the lead in driving the implementation of the recommended solutions. 
  • Take the lead in defining issues and ideas to be studied as well as the approach (methodological and technical) to be used in addressing studies and projects. 
  • Create and/or develop new methods of analysis, database design and performance measurement or, in some cases, adaptation of existing solutions to new areas. 
  • Perform modeling of data sources and flows, work with data management staff to define an operational framework that will define, develop and implement policies and security frameworks to ensure precise and secure deliver of knowledge and information.
  • Provide assistance and, depending on skill and experience, lead with interpretation of raw data, statistical results or otherwise compiled information, identify follow-up action items and prepare or assist in the preparation of written reports and/or oral presentation of findings to internal and external audiences, customer managers, clinical  staff, compliance agencies, group accounts, providers, agent plans, and brokers.
  • Develop and maintain moderate- to extremely-complex computer programs using 4GL programming languages (such as SAS, R, SQL) and other database technology (DB2, Teradata, and Oracle).
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum

  • A four-year bachelor's in or related to Computer/Information Science, Mathematics/Statistics, Economics, ,Industrial Engineering or Operations Research or related experience

Preferred

  • Strong Data Analytics skills
  • Excellent presentation skills with an executive presence
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency as a Decision Support Analyst or equivalent training and experience in a business or clinical environment with direct responsibility for applying technology.
  • An MBA degree or an advanced degree in or related to Computer/Information Science, Mathematics/Statistics, Economics, Industrial Engineering or Operations Research

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Strong technical skills in the mainframe, PC and Internet-based technologies to be effective and must be comfortable and proficient using large and complex databases.
  • Strong skills using various third-party office and report generation products such as Microsoft Office, Business Objects, Cognos, and Enterprise Guide.
  • Strong communication skills.  Must be comfortable presenting findings and offering recommendations to senior management.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY 
Does this role supervise/manage other employees?         

No

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Is Travel Required?
No

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This position adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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