University of Massachusetts Medical School

Software Engineer Associate

Job Location US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/4/2018 12:07 PM)
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Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional



We're seeking a highly motivated, dynamic and positive Associate Software Engineer to join our Data Science & Technology (DST) division.  The position will be responsible for supporting and development effort of research customer-based solutions at the University Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). These will include but not be limited to research administration and clinical research solutions.  The Associate Software Engineer will provide ongoing production support and development of these systems.  The Associated Software Engineer will be a member of the DST team with the goal of ensuring quality deliverables that achieve customer satisfaction.


Under the direction of the Director or designee, the Associate Software Engineer functions in all phases of applications development. This position assists with analysis of user needs, software and database design, programming and life cycle development of all business and clinical applications. The Software Engineer - Associate will work with other engineers in the design and development of software applications that support the demands of UMMS research customer needs.  They may also participate in the evaluation and research of 3rd party software and conduct feasibility studies to determine appropriate solutions. \Performs duties in a manner consistent with a complex, diverse, dynamic hardware and software environment and serves a complex medical/education community. This position requires a developer that is in touch with new trends and is familiar with rapid development. The position requires individuals to be detail oriented, organized, independent, responsible and accountable.




  • Participate in code reviews, support business processes, and assist in problem analysis and consultation.
  • Follow Agile/ITIL/SDLC methodology, including assisting with inspections and post implementation reviews required.
  • Contribute to technical design, code, testing, and debugging efforts.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of proper technical and user documentation for each system in a consistent and structured manner.
  • Ensure quality control through testing and debugging software for accuracy, completeness, and system integrity.
  • Interact effectively and professionally (verbally, written, etc.) with users, customers, vendors and management to ensure delivery and use of application is consistent with agreed upon project goals.
  • Development of skills and expertise in present and emerging technologies by participating in formal training when possible and by independent self-teaching and tutorials.
  • Perform other duties as required.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent experience
  • 0-2 years of related experience
  • Experience with development/software frameworks, and SDLC methodologies
  • Object-oriented analysis, design and programming skills
  • Experience working in / Knowledge of Agile/Scrum framework
  • Solid interpersonal skills, with ability to work well with people of all levels of information technology expertise and comfort in varied organizational relationships.
  • Understanding of web services and API’s
  • Experience using modern development processes/tools and developing through the complete Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent problem solving skills required.

Additional Information


  • 0-2+ years demonstrated experience with multiple technology disciplines: including windows environment
  • HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, Javascript (including jQuery, bootstrap, AngularJS)
  • Experience with Visual Studio 2013/2015 Team System.
  • Development experience with Web development and Mobile Apps
  • Experience with cloud technologies and services.
  • Experience with MVC Development
  • Experience with SQL Server database management, SQL coding and Object Relational Mapping tools such as Entity Framework


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