Programmer Analyst III/IV - School of Biomedical Informatics

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Programmer Analyst III/IV - School of Biomedical Informatics

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Information Technology

UTHealth Houston School of Biomedical Informatics

Requisition #: 2300018E

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 hiring immediately for a Programmer Analyst III to join the McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth in Houston, TX 77030. In this position, you will work in the Analytics Research Center (BIG-Arc) under the direction of Dr. Elmer Bernstam. The ideal candidate will assist with leveraging biomedical data for clinical/translational research and clinical care by obtaining, integrating, analyzing, and making sense of data. This work is done through existing tools (e.g., NLP, REDCap, etc.) and the creation of new tools (e.g., eMPI, BIGTXT, etc.), as well as services (e.g., enhanced subject recruitment, HIPAA and security, IRB, and data access), programming and application development (e.g., multiple project-specific applications for researchers), and research (e.g., CTSA-funded projects, data visualization, record-linking, scanned documents, precision oncology, and decision support, etc.). BIG-Arc is a component of the national network of CTSA Groups.

Once you join us you wont 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 Summary:

Provides the technical skills involving writing and documenting moderate to complex applications and programs.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Designs and documents the program or series of programs which will best meet the needs of the client/user.

  • Ensures that the specification provided are thorough and detailed in order to avoid problems in coding development.

  • Adheres to the departmental standards for program specifications and ensures the documents are approved by the client and supervisor.

  • Consults resources materials as needed.

  • Codes moderate to complex programs and ensure that the programs conform to departmental standards.

  • Thoroughly and adequately tests all functions of the program prior to submitting it to the lead analyst or manager for quality review and verification.

  • Prepares the proper paperwork and follows correct procedures for implementing new programs or changes in production.

  • Responsible for the maintenance of completed/existing programs and systems.

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

  • Three and a half years of programming experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds 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.

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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.

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.

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In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​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’sHoustonrules 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.