Job Description

Job Title: Data Curation Analyst - Senior
Job ID: 04166508
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Health Plan
Department: HealthPlaNET Product Dev
Location: 339 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222


UPMC Health Plan has an exciting opportunity for a Data Curation Analyst - Senior in its HealthPlaNET Product Development department, located in downtown Pittsburgh at the Heinz 57 Center.

The Data Curation Analyst - Senior works within UPMC Health Plan's Population Health Management technology innovation division as part of a broad data, analytics and knowledge management team. The Analyst- Senior identifies and integrates new data sources/elements, and provides ongoing monitoring and maintenance of existing data sources.


Collectively, these data are a critical foundation that enable analytics and business intelligence assets to be delivered through proprietary organizational software systems. This curation requires creation of highly complex programming, data set infrastructure, and other advanced technical processes to integrate healthcare data elements from disparate sources throughout the UPMC enterprise and its partner organizations.


  • Adopt and promote best practices, tools, and methods set by team/department leadership.
  • Investigate data errors/variances and derive solutions with appropriate follow-up monitoring.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on status and effort related to each project.
  • Manage data, business rule definitions, and classifications for triggering clinical worklist creation.
  • Provide technical consultation and act as reference point to peers, other business areas, senior leadership and external customers.
  • Identify and define key data source dependencies for analytics and business intelligence assets.
  • Make recommendations for optimal data extraction, manipulation, and integration methodologies based upon research and analysis.
  • Meet deadlines and turnaround times set by supervisor. (These deadlines will, at times, require the employee to work until the project is completed, meaning extended daily work hours, extended work weeks, or both.)
  • Assist team leadership with distribution and monitoring of work assignments.
  • Work closely with software development teams to ensure connectivity and integrity of data assets for deployment.
  • Develop high-complexity integrated data sets to enable analysis, clinical operations, decision support, and refactoring of analytic assets.
  • Identify, implement, and maintain enhancements to clinical stratification processes.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with internal UPMC health Plan departments, and external contacts as appropriate.
  • Perform validation and ensure quality standards for high-complexity data sets created by fellow team members.
  • Maintain policies and procedures of the team/department.
  • Coordinate ongoing communication with other departments in order to manage information integrity and maintain cross-department processes.
  • Assist with orientation and process-specific training of new staff members.


  • Minimum: Bachelor's degree in information systems, data management, healthcare management, business, or related field. Master's degree or other advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of three-to-five years of work experience in information technology, healthcare, business, or research is required. Five years is preferred.
  • Experience in health insurance or healthcare industry is preferred, but those with relevant experience in other industries may be considered.
  • Data and Technology Experience: Experience and high technical proficiency in SQL and/or SAS programming is required.
  • Experience with other programming languages used in data science (such as Python or R) is valuable. Extensive experience in other programming languages may be considered.
  • Extensive experience with extraction and manipulation of large, complex data sets is required.
  • Extensive experience managing/preparing data sets for use in analysis, modeling, or business operations is required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products (particularly Excel) is required. Experience with data visualization tools (such as PowerBI, Tableau, or QlikView) is highly preferred.
  • Experience with geo-mapping software (such as ArcGIS) is valuable.
  • Other Work Skills: Advanced problem-solving skills are required.
  • The ability to effectively communicate issues and results, verbally and in writing, is required.
  • The ability to use effective time management skills, including prioritization multiple tasks, is necessary for success.
  • Attention to detail is critically important in this role.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, ambiguous/fluid environment.
  • A strong customer/stakeholder focus is expected at all times.
  • Team player that displays professionalism at all times.
  • Ability to work extra hours if required.
  • Staff Management Skills: Experience in a supervisor role is preferred.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

    UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

        Salary Range: $32.46 to $55.43 / hour

        Union Position: No

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