Application Functional Lead

Position: Application Functional Lead

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Information Services

Shift: 8a - 5p

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We are searching for an Application Functional Lead – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll provide technical services to analyze, design, and deliver clinical/business solutions while lending expertise to activities related to answering technical consulting questions, both individually or as part of a team. You will serve as a subject matter expert associated with content, processes, and procedures of enterprise applications.


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Responsibilities :

  • Works with technology teams to investigate system performance and data issues
  • Develops a sense of urgency when key deliverables are jeopardized and facilitate problem-solving/meetings to address obstacles
  • Analyzes and coordinates designing of new & existing data applications and architectures of data warehouse applications
  • Manages the data warehouse and provides database and data mining technical support
  • Generates new ideas, concepts, and models to improve the methods of obtaining and evaluating quantitative and qualitative data
  • Provides written explanations of approach and analysis in plain language that supports the conclusions and observations in collaboration with others
  • Interprets data and develops recommendations based on findings
  • Uses visualization techniques to display data and the results of the analysis in clear, straightforward presentations that can be understood by non-technical readers
  • Evaluates and refines the statistical methods and procedures used to obtain data to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy
  • Builds predictive models using data mining methodologies
  • Analyzes and mines business data to identify patterns and correlations among the various data points
  • Coordinates new development and makes sure it is consistent and well-integrated with existing information data structure
  • Leads and engages during business analysis, information acquisition analysis/design, data access analysis/design, archive/recovery strategy, security, and change management
  • Appraises effectiveness of systems flow, data usage, and manual or automated processes to identify ineffectiveness or inefficiency of the system
  • Develops, designs, and modifies technical specifications for the Integrated Delivery System
  • Coordinates the design and analysis during the implementation of new systems and the modifications of existing systems
  • Controls system configuration and development process by establishing standards, measuring work in process, interpreting results, and taking corrective action
  • Performs independent programming for segments of complex problems according to the technical specifications and standard system implementation techniques
  • Analyzes system performance and optimizes programs, reports, and indexes
  • Defines the post-implementation continuous improvement efforts to enhance performance
  • Initiates and implements new programming techniques, methods, procedures, approaches, and standards


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or information technology
  • Master's degree in computer science or information technology preferred
  • 8 years of application design and implementation
  • Must be efficient, self-motivated, and innovative (thinks outside the box/researches better ways to display data)
  • Experience performing analyses and presenting of data
  • Ability to extract data from multiple data sources like Tableau and SQL Server, using SQL
  • Prior experience in data analysis or business intelligence including data warehousing, business intelligence tools, and techniques/technology.
  • Experience with functional testing/validation.

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