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The School of Nursing has an outstanding opportunity for a part time 50%FTE Senior Computer Specialist. The Senior Computer Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of information systems for clinical medicine, public health, consumer health, and global health, in support of the Clinical Informatics Research Group (CIRG). The Senior Computer Specialist designs, writes and debugs complex systems and application-level software for a variety of projects involving secure web applications and data integration. The position also provides support to users of the group's systems. Using primarily web technologies, they develop database driven visualizations and information systems. They install and maintain software development libraries and tools, and provide analysis and recommendations for technical frameworks. This employee works independently and would be expected to seek advice in making complex technical decisions from one of CIRG Software Engineers.
The complexities of the position are driven by the goal of the group to create new and innovative research grade computing systems, and apply them to novel domains in clinical medicine, population health, and global health. The members of our team work closely and with complimentary skills; each project involves integrating technical and domain information in novel ways, resourcefully developing new methods and approaches to problem solving, and creating systems to embody those solutions.
CIRG activities support the University’s missions of research, service, and education, in that order. This position directly supports the informatics research activities of CIRG, which span both clinical, public health, and global health informatics. Some of the CIRG systems are also used operationally by UW Medicine, the State Department of Health, the CDC, and foreign ministries of health, creating a service component. Finally, the CIRG infrastructure is used to a lesser extent to support education, both directly by graduate students in health informatics and bioengineering and increasingly in support of undergraduate and graduate nursing students.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Develop, test/debug, and implement complex systems and applications that integrate and visualize health information. Work with research group members to ensure elements are compatible and achieve desired outcomes.
•Support and maintain existing software systems, including management of secure, confidential health data. Take appropriate steps to keep leadership and users informed.
•Work with faculty and other stakeholders to develop and clarify technical requirements, including providing briefings and information as needed.
•May lead students.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
•Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Science or related field. •Two to three years work experience developing software to meet specific purposes or deliverables. •Proficiency in Python, Java, C •Proficiency with collaborative software tools such as Git •Familiarity with software programming in Linux •Familiarity with database languages such as SQL •Experience developing health applications for clinical care, clinical research or public health
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
•Advanced programming skills in Python •Intermediate to advanced proficiency with system programming skills in Linux •Statistical/visual package experience in an environment such as R •Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related visualization tools
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