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Software Engineer

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Not Specified
Posted date
Jan 6, 2017

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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full-time position with Health Policy & Management; 37.5 hours per week; Monday – Friday

Responsible for the creation, implementation, maintenance, performance, production support and documentation of various departmental and enterprise-wide application systems. This includes but is not limited to the installation, modification, and testing of new and/or upgraded applications (packages or home grown), operating systems, file structures, hardware, communication devices, and productivity tools. Apply analysis techniques and procedures to gather and then translate business requirements into functional/technical specifications and designs. Using functional specifications and designs, produce all or part of the deliverables. Maintain databases and application system code. Responsible for full life-cycle of medium to large sized complex projects. Develop solutions based on extensive technical knowledge, skills and experience. Influence client towards innovative/integrated solutions.

Responsibilities listed below are typical examples of the work performed by this position. Not all duties assigned to this position are included, nor is it expected that everyone in this position will be assigned every job responsibility.

ANALYSIS AND REQUIREMENTS GATHERING:

Define complex business/clinical/education problems by meeting with clients to observe and understand current processes and the issues related to those processes. Provide written documentation of findings to share with the client and other IT colleagues. Gather complex system requirements by meeting with clients and researching existing technology to understand the business requirements and possible solutions for new applications.

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT:

Develop detailed tasks and project plans by analyzing project scope and milestones for complex projects in order to ensure product is delivered in a timely fashion according to software lifecycle standards. Write functional/technical specifications from the complex system requirements, putting them into functional and technical descriptions for use by programmers and business analysts to develop technical solutions. Develop/change data input, files/database structures, data transformation, algorithms, and data output by using appropriate computer language/tools to provide technical solutions for complex application development tasks. Document code and associated processes by adhering to development methodologies, adding code comments and appropriate documentation to various knowledge-based system(s) to simplify code maintenance and to improve support. Provide monitoring and guidance in application design and development to more junior staff. Provide thought leadership in designing and developing innovative integrated solutions.

TESTING AND DOCUMENTATION:

Create and document complex test scenarios using the appropriate testing tools to validate and verify application functionality. Test all changes by using the appropriate complex test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handling in a meaningful way. Author and maintain documentation by writing audience-appropriate materials to serve as technical and/or end-user references. Mentor junior staff in testing tools and technologies by reviewing their work.

IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE:

Implement changes by adhering to the change management policies and procedures for any given project to communicate to all parties the nature, significance, and risk factors of the solution. Monitor changes and resolve complex problems by responding as they occur, by reviewing all processing and output of the newly implemented solution, and by proactively ensuring the solution works successfully in order to satisfy the customer requirements and to provide a smooth transition to the new solution. Provide support by investigating and resolving issues, including complex issues to ensure prompt, effective service.

Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. Additional experience may be substituted for education. Five years of related work experience with computer systems and applications.

Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills. Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively. Ability to prioritize conflicting demands. Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule. Able to work collaboratively in a team environment. Must be able to communicate effectively in the service of users and colleagues. Writes and communicates clearly and concisely. Possess sound documentation skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Demonstrated exemplary customer service skills. Strong technical skills and ablilty to understand complex business processes.

**JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.**

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge in the assigned application, as well as, the platform on which it runs.

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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