The Software Engineer if responsible for the creation, implementation, maintenance, performance, production support and documentation of various departmental and enterprise-wide application systems. This includes but is not limited to the installation, modification, and testing of new and/or upgraded applications (packages or home grown), 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.
Responsible for full life cycle of medium to large sized complex projects; strong technical skills; strong ability to
understand complex business processes. Develops solutions based on extensive technical knowledge, skills and
experience; influences client towards innovative/integrated solutions.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The responsibilities listed below 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
ANALYSIS AND REQUIREMENTS GATHERING
1. Define complex 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.
2. Gather complex system requirements by meeting with clients and researching existing technology to
understand the business requirements and possible solutions for new applications.
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
1. Develop detailed tasks and project plans by analyzing project scope and milestones for complex projects in
order to ensure product is delivered in a timely fashion according to software lifecycle standards.
2. Write functional/technical specifications from the complex system requirements, putting them into functional
and technical descriptions for use by programmers and business analysts to develop technical solutions.
3. Develop/change data input, files/database structures, data transformation, algorithms, and data output by
using appropriate computer language/tools to provide technical solutions for complex application
4. Document code and associated processes by adhering to development methodologies, adding code
comments and appropriate documentation to various knowledge-base system(s) to simplify code
maintenance and to improve support.
5. Provide monitoring and guidance in application design and development to more junior staff.
6. Provide thought leadership in designing and developing innovative integrated solutions.
TESTING AND DOCUMENTATION
1. Create and document complex test scenarios using the appropriate testing tools to validate and verify
2. Test all changes by using the appropriate complex test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as
expected and errors are handling in a meaningful way.
3. Author and maintain documentation by writing audience-appropriate materials to serve as technical and/or
4. Mentor junior staff in testing tools and technologies by reviewing their work.
IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE
1. 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.
2. Monitor changes and resolve complex problems by responding 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.
3. Provide support by investigating and resolving issues, including complex issues to ensure prompt, effective
Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science, Information Technology, or closely related IT field of study.
Five years of related work experience with computer systems and applications; Direct programming
experience while pursuing education may count towards related experience; Significant undergraduate programming coursework or independent project can be considered as related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may
substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula:
Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of
experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college coursework may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Knowledge in the assigned application as well as the platform on which it runs.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Must possess all requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities as posted in the supplemental section.
2. Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
3. Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.
4. Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
5. Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
6. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
7. Ability to communicate effectively in the service of users and colleagues.
8. Writes and communicates clearly and concisely.
9. Possesses sound documentation skills.
10. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
11. Must demonstrate exemplary customer service skills.
Classified Title: Software Engineer Working Title: Software Engineer Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: $69,140 - $95,005/ Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Up to 37.5 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002853-SOM OB GYN General Administration Personnel area: School of Medicine
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