Senior Health Data Migration Engineer

Full time @Greenhouse jobs posted 12 months ago

Job Description

About Blue Water Thinking

Guided by our principles of value generation, continuous innovation, customer-centricity, and vested collaboration, Blue Water Thinking proudly supports our Federal clients in achieving their Agency goals.

Founded by a decorated twenty-eight year Veteran of the United States Army, Blue Water Thinking understands and supports the mission of our Nation’s war fighters, Veterans, their families and caretakers.

Leveraging our executive team’s military experience and private and public sector consulting expertise, Blue Water Thinking takes an integrated “one-team” approach and brings to bear best-fit solutions,  thought leadership, and grit to meet our client’s transformational needs.

Fueled by our values of integrity, respect, professionalism, stewardship and customer service, the Blue Water Thinking team understands the power of the human connection, collaboration, humility and loyalty to one another, our clients and industry partners.

Lastly, our formula for success is simple:  Build something good, take care of our people, keep our clients satisfied, nurture our work ethic and reputation, build long-lasting partnerships, enjoy what we do and give back as much as possible.

Job Description

We are seeking someone to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization Integration Office (EHRM-IO) as a Senior Health Data Migration Engineer.


  • Assess the current EHRM data migration requirements; maintain and update the strategy to meet the requirements. Review error and trace logs. Track messages by domain and reconcile table counts with Cerner. Review secure data message transmission logs. Track the number of records sent per message by domain. Monitor Queue Depth by service/process/operation. Track retry attempts and suspended messages. Validate and update data integration reports in support of VX130 data domains.
  • Review, update, and maintain Cerner to CDW, VistA, Millennium or Cloud Database data mappings for potential data migrations. Evaluate and integrate data from multiple sources, which requires data mapping from one data source to another minimizing any data loss. Document VistA Extraction and monitoring process and update existing documentation quarterly. Interpret Cerner’s Data model to be used for the construction of API’s, queries, and reports that will be consumed by internal or external applications.
  • Review Domain adds to Ensemble Production. Validate edits made to Domain record type, schema version, status, and payload size via the GUI Interface and Rule Builder. Validate Ensemble data flows built using VX130 ClassBuilder. Validate the load of Cache/IRIS Objects, SQL Tables or other storage structures
  • (Historical Pulls) in all regions/districts for classes in all environments with VistA or Data Syndication data.

Minimum qualifications:

  • 15+ years of professional work experience, to include experience with InterSystems IRIS in a healthcare environment
  • Experience with IRIS is a requirement for this role such as:
    • InterSystems (InterSystems makes IRIS)
    • Cache (Cache is the former version of IRIS)
    • Ensemble (Integration engine – enables you to develop, configure, deploy, and manage code)
    • Prior experience in development as a Developer/ Software engineer
  • Be able to create strategies and plans for integration of multiple IT systems/subsystems into an operational unit, ensuring full functional and performance capabilities are retained.
  • Able to coordinate with development and user teams to assess risks, goals and needs and ensure that all are adequately addressed.
  • Experienced in introducing new hardware or software into a new or existing environment while minimizing disruption and mitigating risks.
  • Able to be cost conscience as well addressing goals.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or equivalent, or an additional 8 years of relevant experience may be substituted for degree requirements

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in the VA
  • Experience implementing EHR
  • Experience with VA and DoD legacy health data, and private sector health data
  • Experience with Extraction, Transformation, and Loading of data between systems
  • Knowledge and experience handling VistA data


Must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis
Must be able to obtain and maintain the required Public Trust clearance for this role

Salary Range:

$105,000- $125,000


Our Commitment to Diversity

Blue Water Thinking, LLC (BWT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, $ex, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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