University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Software Engineer

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 1 week ago(11/6/2018 3:08 PM)
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    Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional
  • Overview



    This position will be working within the Quantitative Methods Core (QMC) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS).  The QMC provides sophisticated data management and biostatistical assistance to faculty/Principal Investigators at UMMS investigating and evaluating all types of biomedical research.  Specifically, this position requires the ability to meet with investigators and biostatisticians, determine best data management and systems integration approaches, and create the needed systems for the proposed research.”


    Under the direction of the Director or designee, the Software Engineer functions in all phases of applications development. This position is responsible for the analysis of user needs, software and database design, programming and life cycle development of all business and clinical applications. The Software Engineer will work with other engineers in the design and development of software applications that support the demands of UMMS academic, research and business 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 an developer that is in touch with new trends and is very familiar with rapid development. The position requires individuals to be detail oriented, organized, independent, responsible and accountable.




    • Facilitate code reviews, support business processes, and participate in problem analysis and consultation.
    • Work independently within guidelines, provide technical consulting on complex projects considering equipment capacity, limitations, operating time and desired results required.
    • Enhance and make recommendations to Agile/ITIL/SDLC methodology.
    • Work directly with the user and/or vendors to articulate and document user application needs.
    • Design, develop, and implement, software solutions for UMMS IT customers.
    • Develop and maintain proper technical and user documentation for each system in a consistent and structured manner.
    • Identify and learn 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
    • 2+ years of related experience
    • Experience with object-oriented/scripting languages and full stack development: UI, middle-tier, and backend.
    • Strong object-oriented analysis, design and programming skills
    • Experience building and consuming web services and API’s.
    • Solid interpersonal skills, with ability to work well with people of all levels of information technology expertise and comfort in varied organizational relationships.
    • Experience with relational and non-relational database management systems, SQL coding and Object Relational Mapping tools such as Entity Framework.
    • 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



    • 2+ years demonstrated experience with multiple technology disciplines: including windows environment
    • HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, Javascript (including jQuery, bootstrap, AngularJS)
    • Development experience with Web development and Mobile Apps
    • Knowledge of FTP and HIPAA compliant ANSI formatted EDI transactions
    • Experience with cloud technologies and services.
    • Experience working in / Knowledge of Agile/Scrum framework
    • Experience with MVC Development and WebAPI
    • Experience with Visual Studio 2013/2015 Team System.


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