The Pathology Department is seeking a Programmer Analyst who will participate in the creation, implementation, maintenance, performance, production support and documentation of various departmental and enterprise-wide application systems or websites. This includes but is not limited to the analysis, design, modification, and testing of new and/or upgraded applications, operating systems, file structures, hardware, communication devices, and productivity tools. Applies analysis techniques and procedures to gather and then translate business requirements into functional/technical specifications and designs. Using functional specifications and designs, produces all or part of the deliverables. Maintains databases and application system code.
Typically understands project life cycle and has responsibility for sections of life cycle. Under guidance, responsible for full life cycle of small and/or parts of a large project. Once priorities are set, perform tasks independently with regular process updates. Examples can easily be found in existing code, methods or online. Typically, concepts used are simple and standard.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Analysis & Requirements Gathering
Under guidance define business/clinical/education problems by meeting with clients to observe and understand current processes and the issues related to those processes. Provide written documentation of findings to share with the client and other IT colleagues.
Gather system requirements by meeting with clients and researching existing technology to understand the business requirements for new applications.
Design & Development
Develop detailed tasks by analyzing project scope and milestones for projects in order to ensure product is delivered in a timely fashion according to software lifecycle standards.
Write functional/technical specifications by taking the provided system requirements, putting them into functional and technical descriptions for use by programmers and business analysts to develop technical solutions.
Develop/change data input, files/database structures, data transformation, algorithms, and data output by using appropriate computer language/tools to provide technical solution for application development tasks. (verify if this statement means programming).
Document code and associated processes by adhering to development methodologies, adding code comments and appropriate documentation to various knowledge-based system(s) to simplify code maintenance and to improve the support.
Testing & Documentation
Create and document test scenarios using the appropriate testing tools to validate and verify application functionality.
Test all changes by using the appropriate test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handling in a meaningful way.
Author and maintain documentation by writing audience-appropriate materials to serve as technical and/or end-user references.
Implementation & Maintenance
Implement changes by adhering to the change management policies and procedures for any given project to communicate to all parties the nature, significance, and risk factors of the solution.
Monitor changes and resolve problems by responding to problems as they occur, by reviewing all processing and output of the newly implemented solution, and by proactively ensuring the solution works successfully in order to satisfy the customer requirements and to provide a smooth transition to the new solution.
Provide support by triaging and resolving issues to ensure prompt, effective service.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
The responsibilities listed above are typical examples of the work performed by this position. Not all duties assigned to this position are included, nor is it expected that everyone in this position will be assigned every job responsibility.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
One year of related experience.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Experience with computer and applications.
Experience with business requirement gathering.
Experience in web site design, content management systems, user interfaces, site mapping.
MS/MSE degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Data Sciences; Art as Applied to Medicine or related degree. Assembler, QBasic, Visual Basic, C, C++, C#, Objective-C (apps).
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of Craft CMS.
Must possess all requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities as posted in the supplemental section.
Must demonstrate critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.
Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
Ability to communicate effectively in the service of users and colleagues.
Writes and speaks clearly and concisely.
Possesses sound documentation skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Must demonstrate exemplary customer service skills.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 80% of the time. The employee is required to operate computer keyboard and mouse for a significant portion of the workday (repetitive motion).
Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts and results. Visual acuity may be required to distinguish fine gradation of color.
May transport equipment and supplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area to another (example: moving computer equipment or file boxes). May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/lifting aides. In some areas, workspace is limited.
While the daily work location is within an administrative office.
There are work activities in the laboratory environment.
Exposure to toxins and infectious agents exist, but potential for personal injury or harm is minimized if established safety and health precautions are followed.
Must refer to and are expected to comply with procedure manuals, follow proper laboratory protocols and safety policy/procedures, and be familiar with material data safety sheets in assigned work areas.
Able to read and understand all Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) guidelines applicable to assigned work area. Working in laboratory where there may be discomforts due to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations, and working around lab equipment. Research areas may include animal, human, human products, DNA, and radiation protocols. Use of personal protective equipment may be advised or required.
Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Johns Hopkins Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.
Laboratories operate 24/7 with schedules on day, evening, or night shift. Rotating schedules which may include weekend work and holiday assignment. On call or call back support by IT staff is required, including during times of declared emergency.
Classified Title: Programmer Analyst Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC Starting Salary Range: $51,210 - $70,480 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Pat Pathology Informatics Personnel area: School of Medicine
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