Application Engineer

  • HCA
  • Brentwood, TN, USA
  • May 24, 2019

Job Description

SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time


The Physician Services Group (PSG) is responsible for several lines of business, including Physician Practices, Hospital-based physician services, Urgent Care Services, Graduate Medical Education, and Health 2 You. PSG currently has over 3,000 providers and 800 physician practices. PSG is growing rapidly in the Urgent Care setting, with 90 Urgent Care Clinics currently and over 300 projected by the end of 2018.

The Graduate Medical Education program is projected to double in size, to become the largest in the World by the end of 2020 with over 5,000 residents.  PSG IT&S will need to handle the demands of such rapid growth. PSG IT&S supports centralized departments supporting the lines of business, such as Financial Services, Accounting, Human Resources, Information Protection and Security, Ethics & Compliance, Quality and Government Programs, Coding Operations and HIM, Ambulatory EHR, Management Services, Marketing and Digital Services, Physician Development, and Practice Operations.


The Application Engineer is a part of the Physician Services Group organization of HCA.  This technically-focused position with the Data Management and Business Intelligence team is responsible for designing, developing, testing and deploying our business intelligence solutions across the enterprise. This goal will be achieved by working with cross-functional business teams and utilizing MicroStrategy, Teradata, and other database platforms and tools. The Application Engineer  is responsible for application creation, administrative tasks, and supporting dashboard and report solutions development at PSG.

The Application Engineer will collaborate with Business Customers, Department Heads, and Project teams, provide leadership regarding application design, as well as support and develop subject matter knowledge for internally developed applications. The Application Engineer is responsible for application creation, administrative tasks, and supporting dashboard and report solutions development.


1-3 years' relevant work experience; on call rotation required

Experience in data acquisition, data cleansing and parsing required.
Experience in data analysis, modeling and visualization required.
Experience with a business intelligence platform (e.g., Tableau, Qlik, MicroStrategy) preferred.
Experience in Teradata SQL or experience in other ANSI SQL languages (e.g., MSSQL, Oracle, Postgres) required.
Experience in the areas of data structures and data warehousing required.

Experience in full life cycle development required.
ETL experience a plus.


Strong analytical and design skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Independently works with customers on a 1:1 basis, as well as in teams.
Contribute to the design, construction and implementation of software and analytics solutions in the BI development environment.
Works to build technical knowledge by taking advantage of internal team mentoring and attending professional development opportunities.
Ability to apply fundamental concepts and principles gained through experience to solve both straightforward and moderately complex problems.
Self-driven learner of technology and programming.


Knowledge of Clinical and Financial Applications.
Knowledge of EMR or Practice Management Systems such as E-Clinical Works, Epic, GE Centricity, NextGen, etc.
Actively participates in application design sessions.
Works independently with general supervision.


Demonstrates continual learning and improvement of knowledge and expertise in the health industry data standard as well as industry applications and tools.
Ability to create clear and concise documentation on design and operational topics. 
Partners with colleagues and customers to achieve meaningful discussions regarding data outputs and feedback on usage activities to improve Data and Analytics output.


Bachelor's Degree required