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Institute for Informatics
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  Job posted:   Tue Mar 13, 2018
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Institute for Informatics
Job Type/Schedule
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Position hours are generally Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Department Name/Job Location
This position is in the Washington University Institute for Informatics. The position is located at the 4444 Forest Park Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Essential Functions
This position provides technical and analytical work to develop, design, and/or support applications for research and clinical functions of scientists and clinicians. Employees participate in the design and development of informatics solutions using software engineering expertise to include maintenance, modification, or novel implementation of complex inter-related applications/solutions. Solutions link technical knowledge with research and/or clinical solutions and involve participating in design and development, and implementation of simple single systems or interfaces that inter-connect enterprise applications. Duties include participating in designs, developing code based on the architecture and technical design finalized and approved by more senior technical staff, creating and performing unit tests, mentoring junior software engineers and other technical staff and students, and playing a more active role in test case planning for components and functions developed by the employee. Employees should be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
1. Applies advanced knowledge of software engineering principles (e.g., object-oriented programing and n-tiered application design) and core concepts (e.g., data structures, algorithms, computer architecture, operating systems, and databases) to develop and write original software to meet research-based needs.
2. Utilizes experience of scientific and mathematical concepts in the design of single software applications or interfaces.
3. Applies scientific and mathematical concepts to ensure sound implementation of software based on design and architecture approved by more senior technical personnel.
4. Applies core computer science concepts in the development, testing, and documentation of software units.
5. Implements client and web-based applications using enterprise scale languages such as C, C++, C#, .NET, and Java.
6. Determines when to employ other programming languages (e.g., PHP, Python, and Perl) as required to implement application components or interfaces.
7. Identification of and comprehension of new technologies to develop prototypes or working code in existing applications using such novel technologies.
8. Mentors junior software engineers and other technical staff and students in computer science-related tasks.
9. Participates as a member of the technical team in the review of new features of an existing application or of requirements and use cases of a novel application or interface.
10. Participates as a member of the testing team to plan test cases within components developed by the employee and review test cases proposed by more junior technical staff.
11. May lead code reviews of more junior technical staff.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field and 5 years of progressive experience as a Software Engineer, Programmer Analyst, or related position to include 5 years of experience performing gap analysis, proof of concept for software products, preparing test plans; performing data modeling; performing data migration, and writing PERL, Java, PHP and shell scripts.
**Planning and Organization**: Possesses expertise in industry best practices as well as change management planning; manages day-to-day work of other technicians and/or analysts.
**Project Management**: Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects on all levels.
**Technical Knowledge**: Demonstrated ability to interact and serve as a technical lead to others; possesses advanced technical knowledge of applications systems analysis and programming; ability to problem solve complex technical issues for architectural design for stable technologies.
**Critical Skills and Expertise:** Knowledge of varied hardware and software equipment. Must have previous programming experience. Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated organizational ability.
**Technical Solution Development:** Ability to research and implement new technologies in specialty or related area; knowledge of computer equipment capacity and limitations in order to devise or modify procedures to solve complex problems; knowledge of system development and/or maintenance technologies needed to support and maintain the infrastructure on which assigned applications reside.
**Technical Support**: Ability serve as a key resource in solving problems of high complexity to other analyst, technicians and project managers; ability to recommend solutions to technical problems.
**Consultancy Skills:** Ability to consult and collaborate with others on issues and requests that require implementation or creation of a custom solution.
Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree, and/or 5-7 years of experience.
Salary Range
The hiring range for this position is $68,577 - $89,190 annually.
Department Summary
**Washington University Institute for Informatics:**
The modern healthcare and life sciences environments have experienced a fundamental shift towards trans-disciplinary, integrative, and data-intensive approaches to basic, clinical, and translational research. These developments have been coupled with the widespread use of information technology platforms in order to re-engineer of healthcare delivery and achieve greater value alongside improved outcomes and safety. The complex data, information, and knowledge needs associated with these trends requires a comprehensive and systems-level approach to Biomedical Informatics research, education, and practice. In response to the aforementioned factors, Washington University (WU) has created the Institute for Informatics, providing an academic and professional home for informatics science and practice. The Institute spans The School of Medicine (SOM) as well as partnerships with the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Institute for Public Health, the Brown School, the Olin School of Business, the Innovations Incubator at BJC HealthCare, and the Cortex Innovation Community. The institute engages in innovative research, workforce development, and informatics service delivery targeting a variety of critical areas of need.
* Retirement Savings Plan
* 22 vacation days
* 8 Paid Holidays
* Sick Time
* Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
* Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
* Free Life Insurance
* Health, Dental, Vision
* Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
* Long Term Disability Insurance
* Flex Spending Plan
* Other Benefits
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EOE Statement
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
*Job Title:* Senior Software Engineer - Institute for Informatics - 39554
*Job ID:* 39554
*Location:* Medical School
*Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
*Regular/Temporary:* Regular

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