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Information Engineer - Analytics, Full-time, Days

Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medicine Corporate Job REQID 115332 Job Function Information Technology Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Annual Employee Salary Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Northwestern Medicine is powered by a community of colleagues who are purpose-driven and committed to our mission to deliver world-class care. Here, you'll work alongside some of the best clinical talent in the nation leading the way in medical innovation and breakthrough research with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

We recognize where you've been, and we support where you're headed. We celebrate diverse perspectives and experiences, which fuel our commitment to equity and culture of service.

Grow your career with comprehensive training and development opportunities, mentorship programs, educational support and student loan repayment.

  • Create the life you envision for yourself with flexible work options, a Reimbursable Well-Being Fund and a Total Rewards package that support your physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being.
  • Make a difference through volunteer opportunities we offer in local communities and drive inclusive change through our workforce-led resource groups.

From discovery to delivery, come help us shape the future of medicine.


The Information Engineer reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

Working in Analytics at Northwestern Medicine, we help our clinical and administrative leadership through the development of thoughtful, highly engaging analytics products that will impact the clinical and financial areas of our health system. We do this by engaging with our customers to understand opportunities for improvement and then applying the right analytic solution to drive that improvement. Our health system looks to us to be thought-leaders, which requires us to be analytical problem solvers by nature. We also strive to develop a deep understanding and empathy for our internal customers and communicate the value and purpose to stakeholders. Through tenacity and resilience, we will strive through ambiguity, drive impactful projects, and overcome challenges.

Northwestern Medicine is looking for a data driven, business-minded; results oriented Information Engineerto join our team. The Information Engineer uncovers insights that drive strategy and optimal decision making for the executive team and leaders across the organization. In this role, you will be charged with understanding the ‘who, what, and whys’ of our business - working cross-functionally to realize the value of NM’s data assets.

To succeed in this role, you must be innately curious, deeply analytical, highly driven, and a strong communicator. Some of those qualities include but are not limited to: 

  • Be a Data Champion! Effective analysis is only possible with good data - be an advocate of data accessibility, accuracy and quality.
  • Be Curious! Find data nuggets, trends and other analytical goodies that help support our mission, vision, and values and advance our department as a whole.
  • Be a Team Player! Collaboration is what makes us great – come prepared to work with a diverse cross-section of technical and business professionals.
  • The Information Engineer is responsible for delivering data warehouse and analytic solutions to the health system using descriptive and inferential statistics, data science, visualizations, and storytelling.
  • Serves as a functional and content expert of pipelines to synthesize raw data into actionable information.
  • Applies knowledge of relational database skills including advanced SQL knowledge and the ability to create complex queries and stored procedures.
  • Designs and develops information delivery components including dashboards, reports, and cubes.
  • Ensures reporting and analytical solutions are consistent with approved NM reporting and visualization standards.
  • Provides facilitation, analysis, design, and execution of analytical solutions and ensures those solutions are leveraged by users and across teams. Creates, documents, and communicates the integration approach of all the components of the solution.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field. Actively explores emerging technologies.
  • Independently works with business users to gather and scope requirements and recommend solutions to meet business needs.
  • Assists with ETL design and development including data analysis, source-target mapping, quality profiling, change data capture, program performance.
  • Evaluates data quality and interprets results in a clear, concise manner.
  • Develops documentation on requirements, decisions, design, modifications, and any associated maintenance. 
  • Owns analytics projects and is accountable for collaborating with the business to gather and execute on requirements, which exceed customer expectations.
  • Works collaboratively with and supports multi-departments efforts and projects.
  • Mentors staff at all levels and seen as subject matter expert through sharing skills, experience, knowledge, and expertise analytic tools, solutions, storytelling, and use of visualizations.
  • Participates and contributes to overall training development, maintenance, and facilitate trainings both internally and externally as needed.
  • Performs other duties and functions as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five or more years of experience in a role querying and/or analyzing data
  • Minimum of 3 years with data visualization tools such as but not limited to: Tableau, SSRS, Microsoft Power BI, etc. 
  • 2+ years mentoring staff at all levels, sharing skills, experience, knowledge, and expertise analytic tools, solutions, storytelling, and visualizations
  • Experience using SQL for data extraction, manipulation, and reporting
  • Previous experience working in an Agile environment
  • Strong knowledge of relational database skills including advanced SQL knowledge and the ability to create complex queries and stored procedures.  
  • Experience using the Microsoft stack (SSRS, SSMS, SSIS, SSAS)
  • Demonstrated competency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and/or Access
  • Ability to effectively translate and present technical solutions in business or management terms.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple-priorities
  • Effective problem solving and critical thinking skills


  • Experience developing, designing and supporting applications and relational databases 
  • Experience using a software package for statistical analysis (R, Python, etc)
  • Previous experience working with Epic Clarity data
  • Previous healthcare experience, ideally with a health system

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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