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Information Technology
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UTHealth Houston School of Public Health
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240000H0 Requisition #

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are looking for a Full-Time Python Web Software Developer IV to join the Center for Health Care Data as part of the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX. This position will support The Texas All Payor Database (TX-APCD)  which hosts administrative claims data for the state of Texas and is administered by the Center for Health Care Data (CHCD) at the UTHealth School of Public Health.  This position is one of several that play a key role in building the foundational components of the APCD, offering great opportunities to engage in ground-breaking work.  Ideal candidates are creative problem solvers who are focused on building innovative and high-quality solutions in a big data environment.  This role will develop core data services foundational to the operations of the TX-APCD, performing full-stack development and support for applications of moderate to difficult complexity and scope with general direction.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:  

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees  
  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year) 
  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue! 
  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service) 
  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan! 

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as... 

  • Free financial and legal counseling 
  • Free mental health counseling services 
  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs 
  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc. 
  • Resources for child and elder care 
  • Plus many more! 

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Develops and implements complex applications, application databases, and interactive Web interfaces according to design specifications and departmental standards; establishes test plans and data; validates and verifies functions in applications; and prepares necessary forms and documentation for implementation.
  • Designs and implements a high-performance web application programming interface (API) for master data and metadata access and management, otherwise known as the TX-APCD Operations API
  • Provides guidance and support for all developers and development teams using the TX-APCD Operations API, including code samples and integration patterns.
  • Designs and implements a security framework for access to the TX-APCD Operations API, managing the visibility of operational data, while also controlling the consistency of data updates.
  • Ensures adequate monitoring of service endpoints to measure service availability, and monitoring of service access for auditability.
  • Interviews clients/users for problem definition and analyzes user needs using techniques like wireframing and prototyping, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis7.   Writes development specifications that are thorough and detailed, adhering to development standards for program specifications, and ensuring that specifications are approved by both clients and supervisor.
  • Works with and coaches team members and other teams in the solution of complex problems, improving code quality and performance.
  • Maintains, revises, and updates current application code or configuration including troubleshooting, fixing bugs, and improving functionality.
  • Resolves problems that arise with existing production applications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • Experience with computer hardware, software and programming.
  • Excellent technical and general communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience with Web development technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with the Open API specification and the development of RESTful APIs
  • Experience with one or more Javascript frameworks such as ReactJS, Angular, Node.js or Vue.js
  • Experience with at least one of the Python web frameworks such as Django, FastAPI, or Flask
  • Experience developing high-performance JSON-based RESTful services
  • Familiarity with the JSON Schema specification
  • Experience with testing methodology and tools

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, a related field, or related experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

  • Five (5) year of relevant experience.
  • Python Web experience is highly preferred. 

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit http://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.


https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.


UTHealth Houston has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.
 
In addition, all UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s Houston rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements. 


Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.

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