Applications System Engineer IV

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Location: Woburn, MA
Job ID: 159871-1A
Date Posted: Apr 21, 2020
Category: Information Services

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Shared Services, our team uses a coordinated approach to delivering administrative and operational services across Lahey. Our Shared Services colleagues leverage resources across the organization to ensure we provide high-quality, high-value care to the communities we proudly serve.  The Shared Services team includes colleagues who focus on business and network development, legal services, facilities and real estate, human resources, information technology, finance, philanthropy and marketing and communications. 


About the Job

Under minimal supervision from the IS Applications Manager, works with a team of Applications Systems Analysts and Applications Systems Engineers to perform a variety of IT tasks. The tasks include partnering with end-users on system related projects, producing technical specifications, producing high quality computer programming code, conducting meetings, adhering to IT system change management processes, completing system and volume tests, troubleshooting/supporting existing production systems, leading and/or participating in system upgrades, and leading and/or participating in new installations.  Takes initiative to handle tasks independently.  May also provide oversight of team members’ work on specific projects as determined by the IS Applications Manager.  In addition to working on Lahey Hospital and Medical Center’s mission-critical enterprise and departmental systems, projects/installations may encompass work on the Lahey Health Systems initiatives across affiliations.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Delivers high quality computer programming code and assigned work within established timeframes.
  • Works with the user community to fully understand business requests.  May develop functional business requirements as needed that adhere to standard IT Project Methodology.   May Advise on system features and/or facilitates communication either within IS or with vendor(s) on options to address the business requests.  
  • Produces technical specifications, data conversion, and/or mapping criteria as determined for assigned projects from which programs will be written.    May include cross-team coordination and cooperation within the AD Dept. or across IS.  Remains current on vendors’ changing technologies.
  • Utilizes computer programming skills in the development and support of high quality code within established coding standards.  Develops and maintains associated technical documentation.  Conducts unit testing.  May participate in the development and execution of user test plans.  If needed, possesses the ability to coordinate and drive the execution of the test plan.    Includes effective Issues List Management.
  • Runs effective meetings.  This includes scheduling, preparing an agenda, and insuring that timely minutes are distributed to all invitees.
  • Supports assigned production environments: troubleshoots technical application issues, documents and manages incoming requests whether handled internally in IS or with a vendor.   Understands the interdependencies, internal workings, integration points, and connectivity of assigned systems.  Also, provides back-up support for other team members as needed.
  • Participates in on-call (rotating) coverage.
  • Provides training and mentoring to other team and/or department members.  May also provide oversight of team members’ work on specific projects as determined by the IS Applications Manager.
  • May produce, contribute to and /or maintain project plans.   (Projects assignments are usually moderate and routine in scope.).  Facilitates activities to insure that project milestones and deadlines are met.  Manages and tracks to milestone schedules and deliverables.  Reports on status of projects.
  • Participates in ongoing system, technical, and industry related classes and seminars.



  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business, or related field is preferred.  In the absence of a Bachelor’s Degree, 8 years in addition to the experience shown below.


  • 10 years proven experience working in an Information Services Dept. or software vendor organization within the healthcare industry.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Stong technical diagnostic and programming skills.  Excellent communications skills (written and oral), presentation skills, interpersonal skills, project management skills,.  Working knowledge of the IS System Lifecycle.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of products. Possesses advanced knowledge of system design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation. Must be able to manage/multi-task on several large assigned projects incorporating all aspects of IS.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is comprised of world-class academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, leading community hospitals, a renowned orthopedics hospital, and comprehensive ambulatory centers. Through our focus on population health, our clinically integrated network of affiliated providers, as well as vital services such as behavioral health and home care services, we are able to provide a new model of care that improves the health of all those we serve. With more than 9,000 nurses, 4,300 physicians and more than 35,000 employees, our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Beth Israel Lahey Health is committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.