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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to deliver to the world timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence to improve health policy and practice. IHME carries out its mission through a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Costs and Cost Effectiveness; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. Our vision is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base so all people live long lives in full health. IHME is committed to providing the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems. This requires creativity and innovation, which is cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Full Stack Web Developer on our Enterprise Data Management Team. The EDM team is team oriented, supportive, friendly, and extremely technical, working within the cadence of Global Burden of Disease (GBD) work and public releases. The EDM Team is looking for an experienced developer who can leverage PHP, Python, various frameworks and other technologies to create custom web applications and internal tools, many of which support the workflows of IHME staff. The developer is responsible for implementing and modifying features and performing routine maintenance and support for IHME’s sites, web applications, and tools.
Website and Application Development and Maintenance
Develop new websites and extend functionality of existing sites for Institute projects
Build reusable code and libraries for future use and improve existing code and its design by applying appropriate refactorings
Test code, features, business rules, and integrations
Automate testing by writing test code
Install and maintain application dependencies
Write and maintain thorough documentation of all programs and procedures
Troubleshoot and fix website, application, and server issues
Document and fix bugs
Work closely with Project Managers and other staff members to collect requirements, estimate work, and ensure that projects are delivered according to schedule
Plan for, coordinate, and execute software deployments
Assist with design for new websites and features
Become familiar with the components of IHME data tools and their purpose
Explore new technologies and make recommendations as to their adoption
Learn cutting-edge methods and how to apply them
Communicate clearly and effectively while contributing as a productive member of the Technology team and the Institute as a whole
Participate in the overall community of the Institute, carrying out duties as required
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience plus a minimum 2 years’ experience as a full stack web developer
Outstanding interpersonal skills, including a strong team ethic
Experience implementing Web UIs from conceptual designs
Experience querying and manipulating data and structures in an RDBMS such as MySQL
Experience with the Unix/Linux command line and CLI tools
Experience with source code management tools such as Git
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with unit testing, continuous integration, and CI tools such as Jenkins
Experience with Drupal 7 or 8 module development, configuration, and migration
Experience with user-centered design
Experience consuming and implementing Web APIs
Experience with Docker or other containerization technologies
Experience with Agile development methodologies
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Weekend and evening work sometimes required.
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