Functions as a member of the software application development team at the Center for Inherited Disease Research, a high-throughput production genomics facility under contract to the NIH and providing fee-based services to Hopkins physicians and scientists. Responsibilities include collecting and analyzing user requirements, designing and building data and function flows, and participating in programming work involving extremely large and ever-increasing quantities of genomic data. Central to the position is development of automated storage, retrieval, and analysis pipelines that incorporate state-of-the-art bioinformatic techniques and statistical methodologies applicable to Genome-Wide Association Studies and high-throughput sequencing projects; the implementation of complex Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS); and participation in the formulation of procedures and protocols as they relate to functional areas.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Leads and participates in major life cycle software development, including user requirements collection, analysis, functions design and program coding, and system implementation and maintenance.
Regularly develops complex software using both established and novel design choices.
Performs application and system programming work at high level.
Develops and deploys technology to support complex bioinformatics software solutions, including client/server, distributed, and dynamically generated Web applications, using Java, Python, C#, C++, Scala, and/or other programming languages as well as necessary technologies, such as RMI and Sun (Oracle) Grid Engine, and the Django Web Framework.
Designs and implements database schemas and/or object-relational mapping, for example, using technologies such as Hibernate, JDBC, or NoSQL technologies.
Creates detailed technical documentation.
Co-authors posters and peer-reviewed publications; represents the CIDR software development team at conferences and other professional gatherings.
Participates in application, database, and software development, troubleshooting, and maintenance.
Examines and evaluates emerging technologies related to genotyping, studies of inherited disease, computer science, and the discipline of bioinformatics.
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Biology/Biochemistry, Mathematics, or Physics.
Three years of related work experience with computer systems and applications. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
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.
Master's degree in a related field.
Minimum of three years paid, collaborative software development experience, using at least one scripting language (e.g., Perl, Python, shell) and at least one object-oriented programming language (e.g., C++, Java).
Working knowledge of biology, genomics, and implementation of bioinformatic algorithms. Additional education may substitute for some experience.
Database programming experience with a major RDBMS is required; background in biological sciences preferred.
Experience configuring and administering application servers (e.g., Apache Tomcat) is helpful, as is proficiency with source code repositories such as git.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Able to work in a demanding and dynamic team environment as well as independently, managing and prioritizing projects without input of supervisor.
Thorough knowledge of software development methodology, principles of relational database design and user interface design, and familiarity with Unix/Linux and Windows operating systems are essential.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex technical information clearly.
Working knowledge of biology, genomics, and implementation of bioinformatic algorithms.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time;
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction;
Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard;
Communication skills using the spoken word;
Ability to see and hear within normal parameters; Ability to move about workspace.
Lift, carry, move supplies, computers, etc.
Classified Title:Sr. Programmer Analyst Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range:$59,280 - $81,430/Annually Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exempt Status:Exempt Location: School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Department of Genetic Medicine Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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