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RIA Programmer II

Date: Dec 9, 2018

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Company: CHOP

Job Description

Req ID: 22601

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute is recruiting a new team to build a data and informatics program called “Arcus” that will link clinical and biological data and provide world-class computational tools to solve the most challenging problems in child health.   Recognizing the central role of data to the future of pediatric research, CHOP leadership and the Board of Trustees committed to a funding plan, and Arcus was launched in July 2017.  The Arcus team integrates with major scientific initiatives in the Research Institute Strategic Plan: Lifespan, Rare Diseases, Novel Devices and Therapeutics, and Precision Health.  We seek mission-oriented professionals with interest and expertise in the areas of biomedical science, library science, data education, data science, cloud computing, data privacy, and security.

Job Responsibilities

The Analyst/Programmer II in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHi) develops and implements innovative software and applications that solve challenging problems in the collection, management, analysis and interpretation of biomedical, genomic and clinical data. This role will work on a small team focused on architecting and implementing a cloud-native “data platform” to support the goals of Arcus.


We are looking for highly creative people who share our mission to advance child health and who will thrive in a continuous learning environment, acquiring and applying both new technical skills and biomedical domain knowledge.  Specifically, the Analyst/Programmer II will:


1. Innovate solutions that have a high impact on data-intensive clinical and translational research.
2. Design, test, and maintain software implementing these innovative as part of the Arcus data platform.
3. Build and deploy applications via a continuous integration and delivery pipeline.
4. Manage and scale applications using container technology and cloud hosted managed services.
5. Disseminate novel software through academic and non-academic channels as open source.
6. Continuously learn about a wide variety of biomedical domains in order to translate domain requirements into high-impact technical solutions.
7. Communicate with clinical and biomedical researchers to discover use cases.
8. Mentor junior staff, student workers, co-ops, and research trainees (fellows, post-docs). 

Required Education and Experience

1. BS/BA required, Masters preferred in computer science, biomedical engineering, information science, or related field. 
2. At least three years of programming experience with progressively more complex projects.
3. Demonstrated track record of continuous learning and adoption of new languages and frameworks.
4. Very good communication skills with both management and team members.
5. Experience in healthcare and/or biomedical, genomic data management issues is preferred.

Additional Technical Requirements

1. Experience using Go in production is strongly recommended.
2. Proficient in at least one additional language, such as Python, JavaScript, or any functional language.
3. Expert knowledge of one or more database technologies, relational and/or non-relational database.
4. Experience with using continuous integration and delivery.
5. Experience with working in cloud environments and container-based technologies.
6. Frontend design and/or user experience skills are a plus.
7. Experience with domain-driven design and related patterns is a plus.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Phone: 866-820-9288



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