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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center IT Sr. Programmer Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts

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IT Sr. Programmer Analyst

Department Description:Position is located at 1135 Tremont St.

Job Location:Boston, MA

Req ID:38042BR

Job Summary:Develops and maintains Billing & Reimbursement system including interfaces from and to both internal and external sources as well as supports a number of COBOL interfaces to SQL data marts.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Executes each phase of the System Development Life Cycle (requirement needs, analysis, develop specifications, writing code, unit testing, system testing, implementation and post implementation monitoring) as needed on assigned tasks.

  • Operates as an individual contributor or team member depending on size and scope of assignment.

  • Communicates application needs to both IS and non IS Groups within the organization and to external customers supplying data to or receiving data from this system.

  • Contributes as a major programming resource for the interfacing of data from the mainframe to numerous external and internal data repositories.

  • Modifies and supports mainframe batch programs using JCL.

  • Provides assistance and direction to more junior team members.

  • Works on tasks as assigned by the Group Project Manager.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • 5-8 years related work experience required.

  • Strong working knowledge of COBOL and MVS JCL in a TSO/ISPF IBM mainframe environment

  • Highly experienced with IMS database and VSAM and GSAM file structures.

  • Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with File-Aid for IMS data access and manipulation software

  • Familiarity with EXPEDITOR debugging software.4 and with Change Control software, preferably ENDEVOR.

  • Previous experience with Patient Accounting and Hospital Financial applications.


  • Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.

  • Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.

  • Independence of Action:Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.

  • Written Communications:Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

  • Team Work:Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally