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Informatics Developer I


Department Description: The Division of Clinical Informatics, created over 40 years ago by Drs. Howard Bleich and Warner Slack, was among the first academic divisions in the world to concentrate on the use of computers for patient care, teaching, and medical research. The goals of the Division have been to improve the quality and reduce the cost of medical care, to enhance the quality of medical education, to improve the relationship between doctor and patient, and to explore innovative approaches to research through computing.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 28026BR


Job Summary: The Informatics Developer I works on a variety of projects and assignments to support, maintain, and improve sofware developed by the Division. The individual is responsible for designing, developing, testing and enhancing clinical and non-clinical web sites and database driven web-based applications.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Collaborate with other Software Engineering and Managerial staff throughout most phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), including analysis, solution design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance.
  2. Assist in the creation of technical project documentation including detailed technical design specifications.
  3. Develop, unit test, document, and deliver high quality solutions in response to complex business requirements.
  4. Participate in code reviews to ensure effectiveness, performance, maintainability, and compliance with standards.
  5. Investigate, trace, and debug system issues; identify root causes and make required software changes to resolve problems
Required Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree required.
  2. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  3. Familiarity with developing database driven web applications and experience with PHP Drupal, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JSON, and source-code control systems (bitbucket, Subversion, github).
  4. Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems.
Competencies:
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally

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