Application Developer (Python / Django)- Biomedical Informatics in Cincinnati, OH

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Less than 5 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Division of Biomedical Informatics at Cincinnati Children's is seeking an experienced application developer for creating software solutions to improve child health. This position supports critical medical research to identify the causes and cures of pediatric disorders, including childhood cancer, heart defects, and rare diseases. Our Division is a diverse and dynamic community of data scientists, technologists, biomedical scientists, and clinicians that work together in a fast-moving and innovative environment to co-create electronic methods for diseases of children. Cincinnati Children's is the nation's leading pediatric hospital for research innovation, with over 400 data and implementation scientists focused on solving some of the most challenging problems in healthcare.


·Application Development

Produce software that delivers requested functionality by following the Development Lifecycle. Deliver quality software by possessing a working knowledge of modern modular programming techniques for construction, testing and implementation of customer needs. Convert detailed requirements and designs into language processable by computer. Perform software testing, correct program errors, using methods such as modifying program or altering sequence of program steps.

·Application Design

Confers with customer and stakeholders involved or affected by the application to resolve questions of program intent, data input, output requirements, and inclusion of data quality and internal checks and controls. Prepares, or receives from business analyst, detailed use cases and activity diagrams to illustrate the customer needs and the sequence of steps that the software must follow that describe input, output, and logical operations involved. Collaborates with customers and if appropriate, the business analyst to obtain and analyze project specifications (use cases and activity diagrams). Proposes a viable overall design approach by analyzing the possible courses of action and associated impacts.


Participates in formal reviews with use cases and activity diagrams to understand the problem to be solved. Analyzes, reviews, and rewrites programs to increase operating efficiency or to adapt program to new requirements. Evaluates and recommends software and hardware to meet specific business needs or requirements.


Actively participate in the development of functional and technical design documents such as user interface wire frames and working prototypes, database designs using entity relationship models and/or object relational modeling. Compiles and writes documentation of program development and subsequent revisions.

·Project Management

Develops documents and presents project implementation plans. Appropriately and effectively communicates project status to all necessary parties. Actively utilizes project and time management skills to complete projects within specified timeframes

QualificationsSkills & Competencies

·Communication - Intermediate

Good verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills

·Diversity Appreciation

Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself


Skill designing, developing and programming using Python and consuming web services on Linux server environments. Strong knowledge of relational databases and database programming.


Skill with Django and Django REST Framework; knowledge of React and other Javascript frameworks. Familiarity with basic server administration concepts is a plus.


·Bachelor's Degree in information systems, computer science or information technology OR Closely related discipline AND 3 years related experience OR

·Master's Degree AND 1 year related experience


Job Professional/Non-Clinical