Johns Hopkins University Sr. Programmer Analyst in Baltimore, Maryland

Classified title: Sr. Programmer Analyst

Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Status: Full time

Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/: 37.5 hours

Department name: ICTR

Personnel Area: School of Medicine

Responsible for the creation, implementation, maintenance, performance, production support and documentation of Clinical Research applications. This includes but is not limited to the installation, modification, and testing of new and/or upgraded applications (packages or home grown), operating systems, file structures, hardware, communication devices, and productivity tools. Applies analysis techniques and procedures to gather and then translate business requirements into functional/technical specifications and designs. Using functional specifications and designs, produces all or part of the deliverables. Maintains databases and application system code.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Define moderately complex business/clinical/education problems by meeting with clients to observe and understand current processes and the issues related to those processes. Provide written documentation of findings to share with the client and other IT colleagues.

  • Gather moderately complex system requirements by meeting with clients and researching existing technology to understand the business requirements and possible solutions for new applications.

  • Write functional/technical specifications from the moderately complex system requirements, putting them into functional and technical descriptions for use by programmers and business analysts to develop technical solutions

  • Develop/change data input, files/database structures, data transformation, algorithms, and data output by using appropriate computer language/tools to provide technical solutions for moderately complex application development tasks

  • Document code and associated processes by adhering to development methodologies, adding code comments and appropriate documentation to various knowledge-based system(s) to simplify code maintenance and to improve support

  • Create and document moderately complex test scenarios using the appropriate testing tools to validate and verify application functionality.

  • Test all changes by using the appropriate moderately complex test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handling in a meaningful way.

  • Author and maintain documentation by writing audience-appropriate materials to serve as technical and/or end-user references.

  • Implement changes by adhering to the change management policies and procedures for any given project to communicate to all parties the nature, significance, and risk factors of the solution.

  • Monitor changes and resolve moderately complex problems requiring the highest level of technical expertise by responding as they occur, by reviewing all processing and output of the newly implemented solution, and by proactively ensuring the solution works successfully in order to satisfy the customer requirements and to provide a smooth transition to the new solution.

  • Provide support by investigating and resolving moderately complex issues to ensure prompt, effective service


Bachelor's in Computer or Information Science or related discipline and three years work experience. Experience in data conversion, Python, R, or comparable technology and familiarity with SQL.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


  • HTML /CSS / JavaScript


  • Familiarity of JavaScript frameworks such as Angular.js and Bootstrap.js

  • Familiarity with Windows managing Windows services

  • OO Programming

  • Knowledge of the clinical research domain

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.