MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Software Systems Specialist (C#, .NET, VBA or ASP.NET) in Houston, Texas
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.
The Sr. Software Systems Specialist is responsible for providing technical production support and system administration to ensure optimum system performance and resolution of technical issues that impacts the utilization of applications/systems throughout the institution. The Sr. Software Systems Specialist provides technical expertise in defining, developing, implementing, and supporting solutions for business/clinical/lab applications at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center specific to Data Management Systems.
Data management activities
a. Experience in implementing and supporting custom developed and commercial applications in a healthcare Lab and Research environment.
b. Strong working knowledge of developing and maintaining applications written in C#, .NET, VBA or ASP.NET, including build and unit testing frameworks.
c. Strong skills installing and configuring Windows software environments suitable for Clinical usage and clinical lab including VBA and Oracle.
d. Extensive experience working with SQL and reporting tools. Knowledge of relational databases as a backend data storage tier for applications.
e. Knowledge of Release Management tools and adherence to versioning control.
a. Provides application development and support for software applications in support of the Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Laboratory. Responsible for data analysis and data integrity with SCTCT lab applications.
b. Identifies and resolves application issues effectively and in a timely manner.
c. Proactively assesses system functioning and is able to recognize impending problems and correct them before work processes are disrupted.
d. Implements software upgrades as available and necessary.
e. Analyzes application needs in the laboratory and configures current applications or develops new applications to support them. Incorporates feedback from the appropriate departmental personnel as applications are configured or developed.
f. Seeks input from other MDACC technical resources and/or vendor input to resolve application issues when appropriate.
g. Develops expertise in the applications used in the supported departments. Becomes knowledgeable regarding the departmental work processes and the overall IS environment in the department. Uses this knowledge to ensure that systems operation contributes to optimization of work processes and patient care.
h. Creates and maintains thorough electronic documentation regarding software applications and technical environment.
i. Develops and enforces system standards to comply with governmental regulations and institutional Policies and Procedures.
j. Recognizes the nature of system issues that arise and notifies the appropriate IS organization as needed. Facilitates priority response from the various IS organizations to resolve issues that result in downtime for end- users who are involved in direct patient care or other mission-critical activities.
k. Coordinates and participates in the development of plans for contingency, back out, and recovery, as well as conversions/cut-overs.
l. Provides end user application support during the hours of operation - Responds to support calls in a timely manner, providing priority response to support calls from users who are involved in direct patient care or other mission-critical activities.
m. Supports end-users by answering their questions, assisting them in using the applications appropriately, and troubleshooting application issues that they report.
n. Learns and understands laboratories business needs.
o. Uses knowledge of the applications to leverage its functionality to support customer needs.
a. Expertise in best practices
b. Develops expertise in the best practices utilized by the SCTCT Informatics Support team, as documented in "System Life Cycle Guidelines." Utilizes industry best practices in the acquisition, development, implementation, and maintenance of institutional information systems.
Required: Bachelor's degree.
Required: Three years of experience with complex mainframe/database application programming or report writing experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.
Experience in implementing and supporting custom developed and commercial applications in a healthcare Lab and Research environment.
Strong working knowledge of developing and maintaining applications written in C#, .NET, VBA or ASP.NET, including build and unit testing frameworks.
Strong skills installing and configuring Windows software environments suitable for Clinical usage and clinical lab including VBA and Oracle.
Extensive experience working with SQL and reporting tools. Knowledge of relational databases as a backend data storage tier for applications.
Knowledge of Release Management tools and adherence to versioning control.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Requisition ID: 141470
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
Work Week: Days
Fund Type: Hard
Pivotal Position: No
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 59,600
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 74,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 89,400
Science Jobs: No