Software Developer III/IV

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Software Developer III/IV

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Information Technology

UTHealth Houston General Administration

Requisition #: 2400004C

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 seek a highly motivated and experienced Full Stack Developer to join our research team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining secure and user-friendly web portals such as one for creating and maintaining a dynamic catalog of datasets with appropriate dashboards. Users of the portals will have their own profiles and will be able to manage content in the portal according to their assigned permissions, including curation, reading, and exploration. Although other full stack developers and data scientists are part of the team and teamwork is encouraged, the holder of this position is expected to have enough experience to lead projects. This role is not an entry-level position.

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 Summary:

Provides technical skills required to analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to design solutions to automate or facilitate various education, research, and business processes. Performs Full-Stack development and support for applications of moderate to difficult complexity and scope with regular supervision.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and enhance novel web portals.

  • Collaborate with the team to design user-friendly and intuitive interfaces for biomedical researchers and medical professionals

  • Implement secure authentication and authorization mechanisms for web applications.

  • Integrate and optimize databases connected to the web portals (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.) and SQL.

  • Ensure the operation, performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications.

  • Contribute to code review, testing, and deployment processes.

  • Connect local IT infrastructure with cloud infrastructure (experience is preferred).

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and best practices in web development.

  • Show willingness to learn about biomedical data science, health, and neurological disorders.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Extensive experience with front-end technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and at least one modern JavaScript framework like React or Angular. 3+ years experience.

  • Proven work experience and strong skills in at least one of the following web frameworks: Ruby on Rails or Django.

  • Strong knowledge of one of the following programming languages: Ruby, Python, or Javascript.

  • Experience in server-side runtime environments like Node.js

  • Good knowledge of SQL and working experience with databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Neo4j or other similar systems.

  • Experience in implementing web applications using the MVC framework with authentication modules that allow users with different levels of permissions to write, read, and explore data.

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

  • Three (3) year of relevant experience.

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!

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.

UTHealthHoustonhas 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 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.