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University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus - School of Medicine

Data Science to Patient Value (D2V)

Temporary Software Development Professional

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Nature of Work

The Data Science to Patient Value (D2V, Program is seeking a Software Development Professional for a temporary 8 month position. D2V is a multidisciplinary research initiative that focuses on Big Data methods, their applications to medicine and health care delivery, and ultimately, the achievement of high value health patient-centered health care. The mission of the Informatics core is to create and sustain access to high-value data assets that are discoverable, accessible, and reliable, by providing informatics expertise and tools to facilitate research in data sciences and discovery.

The Software Development Professional will be expected to work independently and in collaboration with other members of D2V. They will provide professional and scientifically rigorous data software development expertise to D2V initiatives and scientific projects. This may include designing and testing software, processing workflows, tool development, data management, data integration and person level linkages, and data/metadata repositories. The Software Development Professional will also be expected to develop solutions to challenges that arise for D2V cores and projects and disseminate results to a variety of audiences with varying levels of data informatics expertise.

This position performs a variety of complex tasks and requires thorough knowledge of desktop and web-based application programming tools and techniques. It also requires superb communication and customer service skills.

Professional Field

Information Technology, Informatics, Information Sciences, Computer Science, Data Science, Biostatistics, BioInformatics

Supervision Received

The Software Development Professional position is supervised directly by Toan Ong, PhD.

Examples of Work Performed

As a key member of a critical team within D2V, this position encompasses a wide variety of responsibilities. Some specific examples include:

As a software developer:

  • Develop, write, test, and debug software systems and databases according to software development best practices.

  • Create requirement, design and testing documentation as necessary to support complex software development efforts.

  • Create system and software technical designs as well as implement improvements to existing user interfaces, web services, reports, etc.

  • Actively keep abreast of technical trends in IT and Research Informatics, surfacing ideas for technical direction, system improvements, and new service opportunities.

As a team member:

  • Track and resolve technical support requests from users.

  • Conduct code reviews on the development efforts of other programmers.

  • Consult with team members and other developers on bugfixes and optimal software designs.

  • Meet with customers and team members to review outstanding requests for system enhancements and fixes, prioritize them, and agree upon plans to complete them.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Superb communication and customer service skills working with non-technical users and stakeholders

  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member with other software developers

  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence and latitude

  • Exceptional skills in object-oriented software development and data modeling

  • Proficiency in JAVA software development, debugging, and troubleshooting

  • Knowledge of graph theory and multi-threading software development

  • Experience in Python, SQL, JSON

  • Experience using Cloud Systems: Google Cloud Platform and Google BigQuery

  • Experience with software development lifecycle tools: GitHub

  • Experience creating documentation and testing procedures

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services at .

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in a computer science, computer programming or closely related field AND at least one (1) years of professional experience in the areas listed under “Examples of Work Performed” and “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.”

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with secure web services, like REST and web API

  • SAS and R coding experience

  • Experience with XML

  • Server deployment experience

  • User interface design experience

  • Knowledge of record linkage methods

Job: Professional Support Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Professional Support Services


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Sep 14, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Chan Voong

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00778745

Req ID: 19209

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.