Software Systems Specialist II - BT-Biomedical Informatics


Job Number: 65220
Category: Information Technology
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 354002 - DS-Biomedical Informatics
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

High school graduation supplemented by successful completion of vocational training in computer programming and five (5) years computer operation and programming experience, including at least one (1) year as Software Systems Specialist I or equvalent.

Job Duties

  • Participates in analysis of software system problems of moderate complexity and formulates and implements solutions to such problems.
  • Performs programming, testing, and documentation.
  • Recommends development of system routines needed for efficient use of computer system resources; designs approved routines; oversees implementation.
  • May specialize in specific area of system software, such as telecommunications or information systems with responsibility for implementation and maintenance.
  • Periodically participates in planning of enhancements and modifications to software; identifies impact of such changes.
  • Trains Software Systems Specialists I as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

Software Developer

VDJServer is a single-page Javascript web application using bootstrap for UI/UX and backbone to interface with a cloud computing REST API for running research data analysis jobs on the supercomputer. We are expanding VDJServer as part of an international consortium to become a data repository with corresponding UI for researchers to query existing data and to publish their own data. We are looking for a talented web developer to contribute to this development effort and to enhance the existing VDJServer platform with new functionality.

Desired skills:

  • Strong programming skills
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, SASS, and other web interface technologies
  • Familiarity with service-oriented technologies, REST, Node.js, JavaScript, JSON
  • Source code management, Continuous Integration and Delivery GIT, Docker etc.
  • Linux, shell scripting, Python
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Education: BS in Computer Science, Math, or other related subject or equivalent qualification

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