Mercy University Hospital

Data Scientist (Grade VII) Permanent Full time

Job description

Data Scientist (Grade VII) (Permanent FullTime)

The Mercy University Hospital is undergoing a process of infrastructure modernization and we are looking for a Data Scientist to lead the strategic design, implementation, support and integration of a new data analytics and business intelligence (BI) platform based on Microsoft Azure. This includes the development and delivery of predictive statistical models, high-level analytical reports and end-user self-service reporting tools.

The post holder will report to the Head of the ICT Department.

Responsibilities - The post holder will be responsible for;

  • Planning, designing and developing innovative data analytics and BI solutions.
  • Providing guidance for data quality and business reporting.
  • Developing and documenting coding and naming standards, templates and metadata.
  • Designing and managing development environment which facilitates change management by having comprehensive version control and structure
  • Providing technical and functional development of reporting solutions and data analysis.
  • Ensuring enterprise data environment is optimised to address business requirements by designing and creating tables, diagnosing and repairing user and performance issues, and testing, monitoring and tuning software.
  • Collaborating with the Local/Regional and National ICT teams in implementing business solutions.
  • Preparing training material for all business managers, power users, and end users.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, BIS, Business Administration, Computer Sciences/Information Technologies or related field.
  • Project Management certification desirable.
  • A minimum of six years experience in Information Technology working in an advanced business applications / data analytics / software engineering role.
  • Expert in Structure Query Language (SQL), ideally with MS SQL Server experience
  • Expert in one or more programming languages such as Python, R, C# or Java.
  • Experience in complex business applications, data discovery, dimensional modelling/data warehousing, relational databases, BI and Enterprise Reporting tools.
  • Experience with requirements/process analysis, conceptual and detailed design, configuration, testing, training, change management, software development and support methodologies.
  • Experience with BI metadata design and development as well as BI User Interface design and development such as interactive Dashboards and Scorecards.
  • Experience on Cloud based delivered services essential
  • Experience with web/cloud development using mobile technologies.
  • Previous administrative experience of at least 2 years

Closing date for applications is Friday 26 th November 2021

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