Department: MED-NU-CATS Institute Salary/Grade: ITS/78
Develops, codes, tests, and debugs new software or enhancements to existing software. Typically works with senior staff, but may coordinate smaller or less complex projects independently. Designs and implements basic technical solutions ensuring that business needs and requirements are met. Performs basic system integration tasks. Provides estimation for assigned tasks.
This developer position will reside in CDSI/NUCATS, but will focus on the development and maintenance of software applications in support of the NUgene Project, a resource for genetic research (www.nugene.org). The incumbent’s main focus will be enhancing applications supporting biorepository operations while working collaboratively with clinical, scientific, and IT personnel from NUgene; an affiliated technical team. A successful candidate will become part of a team of developers working on applications that support the Feinberg School of Medicine.
Participates in the development of new goals and strategies based on interactions with primary user.
Develops plans for software deployment on heterogeneous systems.
Collaborates with user to develop workflow and best practices.
Partners with user in designing features for technology.
Responds to customer inquiries via phone, online, in-person, etc.
Creates and maintains code documentation.
Grants system access to new user.
Evaluates feature/upgrade/change requests and recommends action.
Participates in interview process for new hires.
Identifies database and software performance issues, and makes adjustments.
Researches and develops new algorithms and statistical techniques designed for analyzing data based on customer needs.
Develops and maintains software infrastructure, via patches, bundles, releases and maintenance packs.
Codes software applications adhering to designs supporting internal business requirements or external user.
Completes tier 3 troubleshooting.
Designs databases and data structures.
Prioritizes tasks within project.
Meets with business analyst/stakeholder to determine requirements.
Opens tickets with vendors.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree, or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
2 years relevant experience.
Please see information in tables below.
Infrastructure (extends across applications):
Code Repositories (Git, Subversion)
Linux Operating System
Mac OS X Operating System
Oracle and Oracle RAC
Programming Languages and Frameworks:
Database design/ data structure
Collaboration and teamwork
Iterative & incremental development
Scrum project framework
Workflow development & documentation
Write proposals and project charters
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
Team Player: ability to build effective collaboration and trust in a team environment.
Multi-tasking: ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Attention to detail: must be able to manage a complex project and maintain accuracy while working on complex tasks.
Experience working in a University environment.
Experience with support of researchers and scientists.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40072
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.