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Johns Hopkins University Software Engineer in Baltimore, Maryland

General Summary/Purpose

The Software Engineer if responsible for the creation, implementation, maintenance, performance, production support and documentation of various departmental and enterprise-wide application systems. 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.

Responsible for full life cycle of medium to large sized complex projects; strong technical skills; strong ability to

understand complex business processes. Develops solutions based on extensive technical knowledge, skills and

experience; influences client towards innovative/integrated solutions.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

The responsibilities listed below are typical examples of the work performed by this position. Not all duties

assigned to this position are included, nor is it expected that everyone in this position will be assigned every job



  1. Define 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.

  1. Gather complex system requirements by meeting with clients and researching existing technology to

understand the business requirements and possible solutions for new applications.


  1. Develop detailed tasks and project plans by analyzing project scope and milestones for complex projects in

order to ensure product is delivered in a timely fashion according to software lifecycle standards.

  1. Write functional/technical specifications from the complex system requirements, putting them into functional

and technical descriptions for use by programmers and business analysts to develop technical solutions.

  1. Develop/change data input, files/database structures, data transformation, algorithms, and data output by

using appropriate computer language/tools to provide technical solutions for complex application

development tasks.

  1. Document code and associated processes by adhering to development methodologies, adding code

comments and appropriate documentation to various knowledge-base system(s) to simplify code

maintenance and to improve support.

  1. Provide monitoring and guidance in application design and development to more junior staff.

  2. Provide thought leadership in designing and developing innovative integrated solutions.


  1. Create and document complex test scenarios using the appropriate testing tools to validate and verify

application functionality.

  1. Test all changes by using the appropriate complex test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as

expected and errors are handling in a meaningful way.

  1. Author and maintain documentation by writing audience-appropriate materials to serve as technical and/or

end-user references.

  1. Mentor junior staff in testing tools and technologies by reviewing their work.


  1. 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.

  1. Monitor changes and resolve complex problems 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.

  1. Provide support by investigating and resolving issues, including complex issues to ensure prompt, effective


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science, Information Technology, or closely related IT field of study.

Five years of related work experience with computer systems and applications; Direct programming

experience while pursuing education may count towards related experience; Significant undergraduate programming coursework or independent project can be considered as related experience.

Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may

substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula:

Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of

experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college coursework may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge in the assigned application as well as the platform on which it runs.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Must possess all requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities as posted in the supplemental section.

  2. Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.

  3. Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.

  4. Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.

  5. Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.

  6. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

  7. Ability to communicate effectively in the service of users and colleagues.

  8. Writes and communicates clearly and concisely.

  9. Possesses sound documentation skills.

  10. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  11. Must demonstrate exemplary customer service skills.

Classified Title: Software Engineer

Working Title: Software Engineer ​​​​​

Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE

Starting Salary Range: $69,140 - $95,005/ Commensurate with experience

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Up to 37.5 hrs/ week

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus

Department name: 10002853-SOM OB GYN General Administration

Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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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.