Lead Application Software Developer - Scientific Computing

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Lead Applications Developer of Scientific Computing designs and develops applications, provides supervision and coordination, directs and checks the work of other software developers. The incumbent will lead the design, development and deployment of a search tool for medical record and research data. Specific responsibilities are listed below.

  • Work with research stakeholders to understand requirements for data discovery and  search tools for electronic medical record, genomic and other research databases and data. Develop use cases.
  • Design new and/or hybrid search solutions using off-the-shelf software. Test, deploy and evolve solutions.
  • Incorporate semantic technology and ontologies as appropriate.
  • Develop scalable and reliable software.
  • Mentors and assists other developers and performs code reviews. Develops a timeline and milestones for software programming projects.
  • Assumes the responsibility for coordinating the activities of software programming with the other groups.
  • Assists management in determining computer systems requirements. Propose system and software designs to meet user requirements.
  • Develop and monitor metrics to assess the quality of the software and production services.
  • Assist with the development of user surveys to actively solicit and respond to user feedback.
  • May perform management functions in the absence of the manager and may act as a project manager/leader.
  • Develop specifications for complex front-end software applications for web services such as a cohort query tool for a data warehouse, a research application portal, and other back end services.
  • Analyze user requirements and envision system features and functionality
  • Plan, design, implement, troubleshoot and maintain software applications. Set expectations on features and priorities throughout the development life cycle
  • Complete application development by coordinating requirements, schedules and other activities.
  • Troubleshoot development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms.
  • Create documentation for all software
  • Design and conduct tests for the software. Assess software performance and troubleshoot end-to-end issues.
  • Evaluate approaches and technologies and propose alternatives. Recommend solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of custom development and purchase alternatives.
  • Follow best practices for software development.
  • May be involved in providing assistance and training to other programmers
  • Enhance organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests. Resolve conflicting requirements by proposing alternatives
  • Update job knowledge by researching new technologies and software products and languages, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations. Keeps abreast of hardware and software developments, including theory and technique.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Minimum seven years of experience in programming with increasing administrative and leadership responsibilities, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Knowledge and experience in high level languages such as Java, Spring, SQL, JavaScript frameworks/libraries such as Vue and JQuery is required.
  • Database development and SQL tuning experience. MS SQL Server or Oracle preferred.
  • Experience developing data discovery tools or building search applications using ElasticSearch or Solr is preferred.
  • JBoss/Wildfly and nginx experience is a strong plus. Tomcat and Apache experience is a plus
  • DevOps experience is a plus (Jenkins, Ansible, or other CI/CD tools).
  • Knowledge and experience in ASP.NET, C# and IIS is a plus
  • Must have experience and ability to write complex, clean software
  • Must be flexible in considering and learning all technology options (tools, methods, programming languages)
  • The ability to communicate effectively and manage multiple conflicting priorities simultaneously
  • Experience with healthcare, research and/or genomic data.

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion 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 healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have 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 hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai 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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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