As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
This position is responsible for the design, development, maintenance, and support of applications (software), which support the operations of the Nemours Bioinformatics Core Facility. This position will work at several phases of the software development life-cycle and will be personally responsible for front-end application appearance and functionality: requirements gathering/specification, designing interfaces, writing code, compliance testing, documentation, maintenance, and some user support. The successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of research and technical requirements for each assigned project. The individual in this position must work well with other members of the bioinformatics core.
Ensure usability and accessibility across all projects - Coding to w3c standards for web-based applications and observing team-specified coding standards in all languages.
Provide support to Bioinformatics staff. Write, design, and produce instructional material for use by end-users.
Tests, troubleshoots, and analyzes complex system problems and determines solution. Must be willing to work during non-business hours when needed to meet project and grant-related deadlines.
Requirements Documentation & Project conception - Create documentation from initial job request through completion.
Assess and make recommendations regarding tools, languages, methodologies, and processes pertaining to the work of the Bioinformatics Core.
Keep up to date with a wide range of communications technologies (particularly those related to web-based applications), and operationalize those new technologies as they provide benefit to the work of the Core.
Interact with all members of the Core staff to develop and maintain continuity of projects.
Utilize project management skills to ensure accuracy and timeliness of work.
Respond to operational and user problems.
Provide user training as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or related field required.
Proficiency with application software testing (unit, integration, and application-level). Familiarity with QA Test Plans and QA Methodologies.
Proficiency with at least one of the following programming languages: C, C++, Objective C, Java, Scala.
Excellent interpersonal/communications skills with the ability to interact effectively with Core staff and members of other departments. Ability to work in a fast paced / dynamic team environment and possess time management skills to meet schedules.
Minimum of 6 months experience required
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.