Harvard University Applications Professional IV in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46643BRAuto req ID:46643BRJob Code:I0758P Applications Professional IV Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Senior Software EngineerSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:30-Apr-2020Salary Grade:058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications:MA/MS in computer science or related field is preferred. Ideal candidates will have professional experience with end-to-end development (front-end, web services, database design) and building transactional workflow systems. Experience working with Agile methodologies (continuous integration, unit testing, iterative development) is highly desirable. Candidates should be comfortable collaborating with technical leadership, sponsors, and end-users. Prior experience in the development of biomedical informatics applications and scientific software is highly desirable. The SMART IRB team seeks applicants who value people, customers, teamwork, trust, quality, integrity, preparedness, and product excellence.Additional Information:This is a term position, through April 30, 2020, with a strong possibility for renewal.

SMART IRB Senior Software Engineer

This posting is a grade 58 and does not require as much competence and experience as the requirements listed on Requisition #­­­­46640BR, Lead Software Engineer, grade 59, and #46645BRPrincipal Software Engineer, grade 59. Only one of these requisitions will be filled. The grade and role will depend on the incumbent's skills and experience.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complementary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Department:Harvard CatalystPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Information Technology School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:Plan and conduct comprehensive applications/web development for complex projects; typically work as part of a team to implement complex business solutions. Perform expert coding: design, develop code at an expert level, and manage development projects, teams, programs. May manage multiple projects simultaneously.Typical Core Duties:

  • Participate fully in software development life cycle

  • Research, design, and implement technical solutions to deliver business requirements

  • Identify opportunities to improve and simplify applications portfolio and implement related enhancements

  • Contribute to creation and maturing of software development best practices and new technologies

  • Draw on relationship and technical skills to act as technical liaison to internal and external clients and to mentor junior staff

  • Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years' post-secondary education and/or relevant work experience

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Job-Specific Responsibilities:Join us in developing high profile tools that enable world-class Harvard researchers to bring cutting-edge scientific discoveries to patient care!

Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center at Harvard Medical School and the SMART IRB program are developing web-based workflow systems used by researchers and institutions across the United States to streamline the initiation of clinical research studies through Single IRB Review.

If you join our team, you will:

• Augment a new, high-profile application

• Work with smart and creative people

• Solve interesting software engineering and computer science problems

• Use industry-leading technologies

We are looking for a full stack Senior Software Engineer who is familiar with Agile software engineering practices and tools. Is passionate for development and delivery of quality software and is capable and enthusiastic about working with product owners, designers, engineers, and testers. The Senior Software Engineer has the following responsibilities:

• Work closely with our designers and product owners to manifest evolving requirements into a working application

• Design, code, deploy, maintain, and improve end-to-end web applications using Ruby-on-Rails, JavaScript, HTML, SASS/SCSS/CSS, ERB/HAML (or other templating languages), MySQL, Postgres, and related frameworks and tools

• Develop appropriate unit tests, adhere to coding standards and best practices, and implement a cohesive end product




Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number 3 UL1 TR002541-01S1.