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Appl Integration Analyst Sr

Req #:  219281
Facility:  Support Centers
Department:  Information Systems
City:  Oak Brook
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Our Corporate Support & Operations Services are equally committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

Responsible for the design, coding, implementation, and support of enterprise~wide application interfaces. Works with clients and vendors to develop detailed interface specifications and programming requirements to support their business needs. Integration Services provides application analysis, design and development support. This includes web application development, enterprise application integration, and mainframe computing. Integrates corporate, regional, and departmental business processes and information to improve workflow, increase quality, and decrease costs within the enterprise.


  • Serves as a mentor to other team members on technical and non~technical job functions. Instructs, directs and checks the work of other Integration staff.
  • Analyzes complex business problems and constructs practical solutions for project stakeholders. Provides influential recommendations to clients for application integration, system improvement and architecture.
  • Translates conceptual design business solutions into detailed application interface specifications.
  • Develops, executes, and coordinates detailed test plans to ensure that unit, regression, integration and stress testing is completed successfully.
  • Assists management in preparing project timelines and budgets. Ensures projects are completed successfully within budget and deadlines.
  • Keeps all project stakeholders apprised of project status and outstanding issues.
  • Constructs documentation necessary for change control, maintenance and support of application interfaces.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision and can manage complex projects consistently.
  • Participates in 24x7 production support 'on call' hot pager rotation and can solve the majority of issues independently.

Position Requirements:

  • Education Required:  Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent knowledge) in Computer Science or related field.
  • Experience Required: Typically requires 5 years of experience in Application integration utilizing interface engine technology.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Certification Addendum
  • Team members will obtain within 6 months and maintain annual educational requirements for EPIC certification(s) as required by department.
  • Knowledge and experience to include interface engine technology such as: Sybase eBiz, eGate, Quovadx Cloverleaf, Cerner Open Engine, and IBM WebSphere MQ Series.
  • Thorough understanding of industry standard message formats. Examples include: HL/7, X12 or XML.
  • Full life~cycle application development utilizing I.T. methodologies. Programming language examples include: ODL (Sybase), Java, COBOL, TCL, CCL or Perl and Operating systems (Unix, Windows), communication protocols (TCP/IP, FTP), relational database management or network management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Has the ability to explain technical terminology in a non~technical manner that is understandable to the customer.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills to resolve both technical and process related issues.
  • Strong team player with a positive attitude.
  • Licensure, Registration and/or Certification Required:
  • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
  • Must have functional vision and ability to use a computer the majority of the day.
  • Position requires some travel. May be exposed to road and weather hazards.
  • Generally exposed to a normal office environment.
  • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.
  • This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.