Data Science Analyst (ATLAS/Back End Engineer), Global Health

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Roles & Responsibilities:

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai seeks to improve the health of people and the communities they live in, both in the United States and abroad. Its mission is to drive lasting global health impact at scale for the poor. The Arnhold Institute serves as a global arm of the Mount Sinai Health System. It leads research on the design of more equitable and effective care models that are disseminated through digital products, training systems and input on policy design. Broadening the understanding and purview of global health makes its hidden infrastructure visible so that new solutions can be developed, and impact can be scaled.


By recognizing common problems faced by diverse communities globally, the Arnhold Institute creates new opportunities for learning, research, and action. The Arnhold Institute designs, accelerates, and replicates health care models that put people first and drive meaningful impacts on health and wellbeing. By combining innovative thinking with intellectual rigor and data science, the Arnhold Institute is making maximum use of both human and technological resources.


The Arnhold Institute for Global Health (AIGH) is looking for an effective, organized, experienced, software engineer to work on the ATLAS software platform and to help us advance research, implementation, and support of our technology-driven global/precision public health solutions and innovations in the United States and around the world.


The Back-End Engineer develops, designs, tests, implements, and documents original software code to meet the specific needs of the ATLAS initiative, as well as related development projects within AIGH. This position is part of a collaborative team to support the overarching goal of developing ATLAS as the premiere, high-quality, innovative, and fully performing software and service platform to advance the mission of the Arnhold Institute and to support the delivery of health and allied services to the global community. This position reports to the Senior Software Engineer.

The Back-End Engineer will:
  • Work from functional specifications to develop and modify software features for the evolving ATLAS platform
  • Participate in the full life cycle of platform and application development
  • Write well-designed, testable, and efficient JavaScript (Node.js) code
  • Write software tests to ensure product quality
  • Analyze and integrate ATLAS with third party APIs and data sources
  • Prepare clear, well-organized, and complete documentation, coordinated with other team members and partners
  • Meet deadlines, milestones, and performance goals as set by the ATLAS team and managers
  • Provide input on the technical requirements for ATLAS features and capabilities
  • Conduct code reviews for/with colleagues
  • Deploy code to the AWS platform and ancillary servers and provide systems administration as required
  • Provide technical assistance to users of the ATLAS platform and other ATLAS tools
  • Participate in meetings and presentations in support of ATLAS
  • Collaborate with technical staff and leadership to ensure the ATLAS platform and allied efforts meet AIGH mission, are of superior quality, and technologically sustainable
  • Participate in ATLAS and AIGH meetings
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, informatics, or equivalent discipline
  • 3 years of professional software engineering experience
  • Experience developing production quality code in JavaScript (Node.js), Java, Python, or similar languages
  • Experience with back-end frameworks such as Express.js or Koa
  • Excellent, applied knowledge of relational databases, such as PostgreSQL
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git
  • Experience with health information implementation, training, and support
  • Work in non-profit or academic health care environment experience a plus
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills
  • Well-developed ability to work individually, and as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to take direction from others on the team and from managers
  • Creative approach to problem-solving grounded in existing and aspirational use cases
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet project management goals

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story!


Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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