Sr Consultant, IT-Data Platform Management

Baxter International Inc.

Deerfield, IL, USA Remote

Full time

$112-216k (annually)



Aug 20

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients.

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work.

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission.

Your role at Baxter

Nothing changes if nothing changes, which is why Baxter is transforming our global IT function—into one that will strengthen partnerships and enable smarter, more efficient and connected business processes. In the dynamic healthcare industry, we need to be ready to face new challenges and opportunities. As we learn, we must be agile and innovative to reveal new ways of working. Technology and our digital capability will help create a more efficient and innovative ecosystem to enable our employees, customers and products to drive better outcomes for patients worldwide.

We are at the critical intersection where robust IT infrastructure and networking support meets the physicians, nurses and care givers who save and sustain lives. Together, we can build upon Baxter’s rich heritage to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations. Together, we can change how IT meets healthcare. Together, we are Baxter.

This is where technology fuels purpose-driven work. Where your purpose accelerates our mission.

Your team

As a member of the Global Analytics Platforms team, individuals fulfilling this role will be responsible as a primary or secondary system owner for the architecture, deployment, and administration of one or more of the platforms that support all business groups, segments, functions, across all regions, globally. These platforms include, but are not limited to: Collibra, IBM Cognos Analytics, IBM Planning Analytics, Microsoft Power BI, Oracle APEX, Riversand/Syndigo, Starburst, or Tableau.

In this role, team members are encouraged to work both independently and in collaboration with end-users and other technical authorities, abide by defined policies and procedures including but not limited to change control and validation, dynamically adjust to an evolving technical landscape, and work closely with a variety of Baxter team members possessing a broad range of technical expertise and capabilities.

  • What you'll be doingUnderstand the technical architecture of the platforms being led.
  • Define the architecture and deployment of the various infrastructure and software components needed to enable the platform within the Baxter landscape.
  • Define, plan, and implement changes to ensure the platforms being led are optimized and perform to the expected business requirements and service level agreements.
  • Perform all required tasks to administer the platforms being led including but not limited to the installation and configuration of the application software, drivers, and/or utilities required.
  • Perform all tasks required to evaluate, plan, and implement upgrades to the platforms being led.
  • Perform all required tasks to evaluate, plan, and remediate security vulnerabilities identified within the platforms being led.
  • Finish the required qualification and validation testing of the platforms.
  • Ensure that all required application and system documentation is actively maintained and current for the platforms being led.
  • Define and implement processes related to performance tuning, security, problem identification, and resolution for the platforms.
  • Provide technical expertise including but not limited to system and application monitoring, service management, issue identification, troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and patching.
  • Understand, implement, and evangelize best demonstrated practices in the deployment, management, and use of the technologies for the platforms being led.
  • Find opportunities to streamline and automate the day-to-day administrative activities for the platforms being led.
  • Ensure that all administrative tasks, procedures, and standard methodologies within the area(s) of functional responsibility are well documented and communicated.
  • Ensure the analytical platforms are sized appropriately to meet business demand while optimizing overall platform cost.
  • Understand and apply knowledge related to the various cloud computing and deployment models, and present options to solve various use-cases.
  • Understand and apply knowledge of various software development life cycles (SDLC) to design, develop, test, and implement supportable and sustainable enterprise solutions.
  • Assist various teams engaged in data warehousing and client/server projects with best proven practices in application design, testing, security models and administration/support.
  • Apply experience as a technical authority and architect to maintain stability across the global analytics platforms.
  • Ensure that adopted change control process is applied for all system changes on validated platforms.
  • Provide level 3 and level 4 support to Baxter business users and level 1 and level 2 support teams.

  • What you'll bring
  • Extensive system administration experience on one or more analytical platforms is required.
  • Hands-on experience with AWS services essential to support daily platform operations including but not limited to the applications/services to evaluate, performance tune, troubleshoot, and apply standard processes for cost optimization.
  • Experience with a variety of security tools and technologies including Microsoft Active Directory and LDAP; experience with Okta and SailPoint preferred.
  • Experience with monitoring, upgrading, and patching global analytical platforms, taking proactive action when needed, to ensure stability and avoid outages.
  • Experience with scripting and automation technologies to automate and standardize processes, including but not limited to system upgrades, automated testing, version control and application deployment; PowerShell, Python, and Jenkins preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with any of the following platforms/applications preferred: IBM Cognos Analytics, Oracle APEX, IBM Planning Analytics, or Tableau.
  • Experience using server technologies (i.e.,) to provide standard processes to upgrade and patch platforms, as well as automated testing, version control and deployments.

  • Individuals applying for this role must have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field required.
  • 10+ years of system administration experience on one or more analytical platforms is required.
  • 2+ years of Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (or higher) experience required.
  • 2+ years of Linux (Amazon Linux 2, RedHat, etc.) experience a plus.
  • 2+ years of experience in at least one of the following technologies is required: Collibra or similar data cataloging/governance solution (i.e., Atlan, Alation, etc.)
  • Riversand/Syndigo or similar master data management solution (i.e., IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management, Informatica, etc.)
  • Starburst or similar (Dremio, AtScale, etc.)
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner or AWS Solutions Architect certification required.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all our employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. To that end, this position has a base salary range of $112,000 to $216,000 plus an annual incentive bonus, and equity target .The above range represents the expected base salary range for this position. The actual salary may vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills/experience, time in the role, business line, and geographic/office location.

The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.                                                                                EEO is the Law EEO is the law - Poster Supplement Pay Transparency Policy

Reasonable AccommodationsBaxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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