Are you looking to make a global impact by working on open source software and emerging standards for healthcare? Come join on one of the highest profile projects across the field of biomedical informatics and health IT.
The Computational Health Informatics Program (www.chip.org) at Boston Children's Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, is seeking an experienced full stack web developer to join the SMART Health IT team ( http://smarthealthit.org ). As a member of the team that has literally defined the national standards for healthcare data APIs and populational level clinical data and created a number of widely adopted open source projects in the space, you will be at the center of data innovation in healthcare.
Working on grant funded research projects, including developing new protocols and standards
Developing and maintaining variety of CLI tools and libraries in NodeJS (or Python)
Developing, deploying and maintaining web servers (NodeJS) and/or database servers (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Presto) on Heroku, AWS, Google Cloud or on dedicated RHEL VMs in the hospital network
Developing and maintaining web applications (React, React Native, jQuery, Bootstrap, LESS, SCSS, etc...)
Employing in-depth usage of SMART (OAuth 2) and FHIR (REST) APIs
Analyzing data, generating, exporting or converting patient data in various formats
Merging pull requests, fixing issues and providing support for the community on the SMART on FHIR mailing list.
Scoping development work for new contracts and grant submissions
Being involved in presentations, papers and reports for grant-funded research projects
Attending health IT events to promote and support the SMART on FHIR community
In order to qualify you must have:
Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience, plus at least 5 years of experience in real-world software development
Live and breathe full stack web development using open-source development and tools, can discuss the pros and cons of various web application toolkits
Write quality code: source control, testing, and clear documentation are all musts
Experience with NodeJs, HTML, React, CSS, SQL and other technologies used in web development (OAuth experience is a plus)
Background with healthcare data formats and APIs like FHIR, SMART, and HL7 v2 are a strong plus
Comfortable doing basic system administration in a Linux environment to deploy applications
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Sharing a link to your work on GitHub is a plus
Strong background in software engineering - can build high-quality, scalable applications with robust tests and documentation
Experience with backend development including NodeJs and SQL
You love freedom and dislike being micromanaged. Given context, you're capable of self-direction
Motivated to explore new technologies and learn
Passionate about open source and interested in having your work widely used around the world
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Internal Number: 3147245
About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.