The University of Washington is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1861, Washington is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast; it was established in Seattle approximately a decade after the city's founding to aid its economic development.


Mid Level

Seattle, WA 98195, USA

Not defined

22 Sep → 22 Oct

Job Description

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

This position provides opportunities to work in a rewarding environment and empower our diverse community of faculty, staff, fellows, residents, and students to read, use and act on data as the core decision process of our business. As an employee you will receive excellent benefits, have access to work/life programs and get to work alongside amazing coworkers in our Dean of Medicine IT department.

UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (NWH), Valley Medical Center (VMC), UW Medical Center (UWMC), a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children’s.

Dean of Medicine IT has an outstanding opportunity for a Junior Data Engineer to join their team.

The Junior Data Engineer (payroll title: Senior Computer Specialist) will be responsible for several aspects of data management to include: research issues and implement corrections, operational support, ETL, TSQL development, application data integration support on multiple business domains (Academic, Finance, Faculty, etc.). The Junior Data Engineer will be part of a newer team supporting existing data processes, integrating and migrating to modern technology. The position will advance our data culture by supporting our business customers, learn and explain data opportunities, further develop, and enhance our data.

This position will serve a key role, working with Dean of Medicine or School of Medicine units, vendors, UW Information Technology (UW IT), UW Medicine Information Technology (UW Med ITS), internal business and technical staff to recommend strategies, design and maintain data architecture: internal & external stores, master data management, data acquisition & integration, data delivery platforms, data propagation & distribution, data access & providers, analytic environments, predictive modeling environments, database management systems and metadata repository & services.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and enhancing these integrated systems and balance multiple competing priorities, clearly setting expectations while maintaining excellent customer relationships.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


Experience working in higher education, research, or health services organizations.
Experience working in virtual servers, containers, or cloud computing (such as Azure, AWS, or serverless computing) environments.
Experience working with reporting technologies such as Crystal, Business Objects, Tableau, Power BI, or Reporting Services.
Some experience with Java, C#, Python, R script or M query.
An understanding of contemporary IT systems, network infrastructure and their interdependencies.
Experience with data cleansing and/or ensuring data integrity.
Experience working with HIPAA, FERPA and GDPR data.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected]


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain databases, SQL Jobs, incident resolution, ETL, TSQL development, application data integration support, and assist with business intelligence solutions.
  • Research, strategize, and write proposals to advance existing systems and manage new requirements.
  • Provide best practices and guidance on all aspects of data systems to include: future plans, products, security, privacy compliance, technology, training, design, implementation, support, vendor and customer relationships, future cloud options, ETL tools, and research trends.
  • Provide DBA support as needed for backup/recovery, related tools, upgrades, migrations, connections, access and permissions when applicable.
  • Foster and maintain excellent relationships with a wide variety of internal, external business and technical partners.
  • Attend unit-wide meetings; advance technical and professional skills through continuing education, mentoring programs or personal study; and research and maintain knowledge of new technologies for departmental use.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management, related field or equivalent experience.
  • Two years related experience.
  • SQL development experience using Transact SQL.
  • Experience with an ETL technology (ex. SSIS).
  • Strong problem-solving skills, investigating and resolving issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision as an individual contributor to projects and daily work.
  • Strong sense of focus and attention to detail, flexibility, self-motivation, organizational skills, excellent written/oral communication skills, and ability to adapt to a range of technical and non-technical audiences.

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