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Associate VP-Data Engineering


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Quick Facts

St. Louis, MO, US

Job benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Health-care and dependent-care flexible spending account
  • Vacation and paid time off, sick days, holidays, and bereavement leave
  • Work from a cool urban campus
  • 403 (b) savings plan with company match
  • Innovative and creative workplace concepts
  • Company-paid short- and long-term disability plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program through LifeWorks

Job description

We Are Hiring

Associate VP-Data Engineering

Why Join Ascension?

Join a team that's putting Digital at the center of healthcare delivery

We are changing the way patients and caregivers work together, helping data to drive exceptional care, and making our world class health system accessible to everyone. The end game for our transformation is a completely reinvented, agile company that will deliver healthcare in a new Digital way. Our projects span the digital ecosystem and include the implementation of IoT, machine learning, advanced analytics, predictive algorithms and automation across the entire healthcare value chain.  Were building a startup environment to inspire innovation and creativity in order to fundamentally change the way we deliver healthcare.  We are looking for the best to be a part of an extraordinary and insightful team to help solve the complex problems of a tech enabled future.  At Ascension Digital, youll get the opportunity to be creative and to turn great ideas into reality. Free thinking team members with an aspiration to change the world should apply immediately.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. 

What You Will Do

Ascension Digital is looking for a recognized leader in data engineering. As the Data and Engineering Services AVP you will be responsible for providing leadership in partnership with the CDO in creating the critical connections between Ascensions diverse data platforms. You will lead the team to architect and scale data across the organization to unlock innovative digital experience and distinctive analytics insights.


Lead a team of data engineers, architects, and integrators to develop, construct, test, and maintain data structures and large-scale processing systems

Provide input to the Data Governance group on methods for improving reliability and cleanliness of data in Ascensions distributed environment

Work with Ascensions Apps & Platform teams to discover new data acquisition opportunities

Ensure Data Engineers appropriately build pipelines to transport data from source systems to analytical environments

Ensure that data pipelines are scalable, repeatable, and secure, and can serve multiple users within the company

Enable big data and batch/real-time analytical solutions that leverage emerging technologies

Translate complex functional and technical requirements into detailed architecture, design, and high performing software

Work with Data Science Lead and developers to make sure that all data solutions are consistent

Ensure all automated processes preserve data by managing the alignment of data availability and integration processes

Develop standards and processes for integration projects and initiatives

Provide coaching and career development opportunities for data engineers

Work with architecture group to ensure consistency of and adherence to data models across Ascension

What You Will Need


Minimum of 5 years of experience in data-related fields

Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering, or related field

Understanding of data transport tools, methods, and technologies

Experience having worked in industry data science (e.g., machine learning, predictive maintenance) preferred, and ability to select correct data solution based on latency and size of data

Capability to architect highly scalable distributed systems, using different open source tools

Experience leading a team of Data Engineers

Other skills

Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Demonstrated experience with agile or other rapid development methods.

Demonstrated experience with object oriented design, coding and testing patterns as well as experience in engineering software platforms and large scale data.

Experience in developing presentations and communications to be shared with stakeholders.

Expert knowledge of data modeling and understanding of different data structures.

Experience using big data batch and streaming tools.

Brings a high-energy and passionate outlook to the job and can influence those around them.

Able to build a sense of trust and rapport that creates a comfortable & effective workplace.

Passion for innovation and can do attitude.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Technologies is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Please click the link below for more information.   http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf   EEO is the Law Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdf

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