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Employment Type:
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Job Category:
Information Services
Programmer / Analyst I
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Job Description

Provides assistance in the design, implementation, testing and documentation of software and database applications that support the mission of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children's Center for Global Child Health. The application specifications must integrate into the software systems supported by Research Informatics. This position is responsible for assisting in coordinating application projects, as well as interpreting specifications and requirements into code. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed in order to meet the goals and objectives of BCM and Texas Children's.


1. Participates in the implementation and maintenance of software applications supported by Research Informatics. Knowledgeable in understanding, integration and use of programming languages (e.g. C#, C++, Visual Studio .NET, JAVA), database management systems (e.g., Access, ORACLE, SQL Server), Internet Tools (e.g., ASP.NET and Javascript) and graphical software (e.g. PowerPoint) to propose and develop solutions to application projects.

* Develops and implements code to realize system design for software applications including database applications, web-based applications and related software applications. Designs test procedures and test data to debug coded software applications prior to their delivery to clients. Produces system flow charts to describe existing and proposed systems.
* Develops a realistic schedule complete with required resources, delivery dates and coordinates the timely implementation of the schedule.
* Helps anticipate possible problems and takes a pro-active role in their solutions.
* Maintains developed/implemented systems and re-evaluations when requirements and resources change. Analyzes existing system logic to diagnose deficiencies and/or make enhancements.
* Shows interest in continual learning of additional technical skills and software programming skills, and staying current with the state of technology.

2. Documents software applications developed by Research Informatics, including the maintenance of data dictionaries.

* Participates in the development and review of documentation for software applications.
* Responsible for the accuracy, understandability and maintenance of these documents.

3. Advises, trains and assists clients in the use of software applications developed and supported by Research Informatics.

* Assists in developing training materials for users.
* Participates in BCM/TCH workshops and seminars in order to identify existing and to anticipate future software application requirements.

4. Continues education in computer science and information technology in order to propose and implement state-of-the-art concepts and technical solutions.


* Bachelor's or Master's degree in Management Information Systems or equivalent technical experience.
* No experience required. This is considered an entry level job for employees with a Bachelor's or Master's degree.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

* Preferred knowledge in programming with object oriented languages including Fortran, Visual Basic, C++, C# and Java.
* Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and programming with MS Office applications. Knowledge of Microsoft Access and SQL Server.
* Ability to take given specifications and generate code for functional applications.
* Capable of participating in software/hardware release and installation tasks.
* Ability to test and debug developed applications.
* Must document all program and application development.
* Ability to develop good user interfaces. Experience in Windows and UNIX operating systems.
* Experience in Internet-based applications and development.
* Ability to listen and ask appropriate questions.
* Communicates with investigators and staff using effective verbal and writing skills.
* Capable of working as a member of a team, maintaining one's composure in stressful situations.

About Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine, one of the nation's top academic health sciences centers, is committed to advancing human health through the integration of patient care, research, education and community service. The only private medical school in the Greater Southwest, Baylor College of Medicine was founded in 1900 and is today an internationally respected medical and research institution known for excellence in education, research and patient care. The College consistently ranks among the top of the country's 125 medical schools. For 2007, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the College No. 10 on its list of top medical schools. Baylor College of Medicine also is listed 13th among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding, and No. 1 for research expenditures in biological science by the National Science Foundation.