The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking a Programmer to join its Technology Innovation team. Hilltop uses a data-driven approach to inform key state and federal policymakers on health care financing and delivery system reform in Maryland and other states. Hilltop’s Technology Innovation team is responsible for Information Systems and Programming, Program Management, Application Development, and DevOps. The team has developed several Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS)-based applications, including the DataPort, a business intelligence and reporting platform for use by health care policy decision makers. Clients include the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland Health Care Commission, the Developmental Disabilities Administration, and the Health Services Cost Review Commission, as well as the federal government and Medicaid agencies in other states.
Specific duties include the following:
Shell and Python scripting on Linux servers.
Supporting internal Hilltop servers and requests from staff to enhance or correct issues with the servers. These include our Wordpress, RedCAP, and Linux servers. Incumbent will collaborate with UMBC Department of IT (DoIT) when necessary to resolve requests.
Working as a member of a feature team on time-bound projects.
Day-to-day support of the DevOps Engineer and Data Manager on tasks.
Performing other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree experience with Python, SQL, SAS, or another programming language
Proven analytical skills with attention to detail
Comfortable working in both a team environment and independently
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or GSuite
Excellent verbal and written communication and time management skills.
The ideal candidate will possess the following professional and interpersonal competencies:
Strong interest in working with large data sets
Programming experience with Linux
Knowledge of large health care databases, such as Medicare and Medicaid
Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and be flexible in a fast-paced environment
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by September 13, 2021 (Applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
THIS POSITION IS GRANT-FUNDED, WHEREIN EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON THE RENEWAL OF THE GRANT.
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UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
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Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.