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Universe/Reports/Dashboard Developer - Epic Cogito Business Analyst

at Harris Health System

Posted: 12/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 148793

Job Description

About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

The Universe Developer will develop solutions from information stored in Enterprise Data Warehouse, analyzes techniques for implementing major, complex integrated system projects. Perform complex professional and advisory functions in maintaining BusinessObjects Enterprise servers, both virtual and physical, to access appropriate information stored in databases and generate a wide variety of dashboards or reports, including management and ad-hoc reports. Developer will collaborate with project managers, business analysts, architects, and other team members, representing the Business Objects development team to implement solutions and oversee deployment.


Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:

Bachelors Degree in related field or 5+ years of equivalent experience in a similar position in Information Technology / Information Systems industry.

Work Experience:

5+ total years of experience of some combination below:
3+ years of experience with SAP BusinessObjects BI development, including current BI 4.0 version.
Experience with Dashboard Design development, Universe development, Web Intelligence report development and understanding data models.
2+ Production support experience working with business users on SAP BusinessObjects BI.

Communication Skills:
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)

Other Skills: Analytical, Design, P.C., MS Word, MS Excel


  • Strong critical thinking skills, including system and business analysis, problem analysis and resolution. Must be able to understand technical concepts of the system environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and a customer service attitude.
  • Must be extremely well organized and thorough.
  • Ability to view a problem or issue as a potential opportunity; strive for continual process improvement and approach daily tasks with a positive attitude and deep desire to elevate the customer experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of Data Warehousing concepts and principles.
  • Ability to analyze data logically in defining, evaluating, and solving difficult technical or operational problems.
  • Strong work ethic and passion for data warehouse/business intelligence.
  • Knowledge and understanding of business process maps, system diagrams, logical data models, business requirements, gap analysis, report specifications and other documentation as required for project analysis, planning and design.


• Works with the Cogito project manager and Business Intelligence developers to identify and develop appropriate solutions for various reporting needs
• Reviews and approves existing Reporting Workbench templates and creates any needed additional templates
• Works with reporting subject matter experts to identify the needs of report consumers
• Works with subject matter experts and business intelligence developers to design specifications for custom report requests
• Designs, implements, and maintains an enterprise-wide Reporting Workbench and Radar security policy
• Maintains the Cogito Catalog and associated metadata records
• Responsible for setting up in-scope SlicerDicer data models and working with the BI developers to design custom filters per end user request
• Assists the principal trainer with developing training curriculum and training power reporting users.

• Identifies subject matter experts to attend reporting content design sessions
• Facilitates report content design and establishes report scope and prioritization
• Assists with translation of end-user workflow-based report requests to specific data points required for report development
• Facilitates and maintains the Cogito Catalog
• Facilitates requirements gathering for all extracts

• Builds Radar dashboards for report consumers
• Builds Reporting Workbench reports, templates, and extracts for the application
• Develops reports and dashboards to support clinical and revenue initiatives long-term

• Creates data for report testing and ensures that all application dashboards and reports are tested
• Ensures that consumers are satisfied with reports and distribution tools
• Performs post-live volume testing and evaluates overall consumer happiness with reports

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

Job Category

Information Technology

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