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 Senior Python Application Developer - full-time role with Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
Python - VICTR

This is a full-time position with Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Salary range for this role is $85k-105k depending on skills and experience.

Please review the role and either email resumes to

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be the Data and Research Center for the Precision Medicine Initiative “All of Us” Research Program, a landmark study of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors affecting the health of a million or more people. This initiative requires the development and maintenance of web applications and APIs to support participants, health provider staff, and researchers.

We are looking for a Python developer with experience using modern web application frameworks who will work on a data repository and API that is central to the “All of Us” Data and Research Center. All of our applications are continually evolving, requiring flexible software architecture and the ability to rapidly refactor and modernize. The collaborative nature of this project requires excellent communication skills and the ability to understand and refine requirements.

Core Skill Preferences
• Either:
o Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of web application development experience
o 9 years of web application development experience
• Experience with and knowledge of:
o Object-oriented Python programming
o MVC frameworks
o Relational databases (MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, etc.)
o REST API architecture

Preferred experience
• Flask, SQLAlchemy, and Alembic
• Google Cloud (App Engine, Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage, Datastore, etc.)
• Git, GitHub pull requests, and continuous integration

Expected Performances
In your pivotal role as a Sr. Application Developer, you will develop and modify software under occasional guidance; design, code, and perform benchmark testing, as well as debugging and documentation of programs. You will implement small projects or components or large projects. You must have the ability to solve medium to complex problems through the following technical core competencies:
a. Application Development: Demonstrates proficiency of programming and other development tasks independently and without support from others for moderate to difficult applications. Has conducted all of the tasks and activities required to complete the applications development phase and participated in the process of fully implementing the system. Able to successfully debug complex routines. In terms of structured programming, has used structured code to produce modules of straightforward logic.
b. Applications Development Standards and Procedures: Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate knowledge of applications development standards and procedures in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Is attentive to existing applications development standards and procedures, and may recommend improvements to existing applications development standards and procedures within the work area.
c. Applications System Analysis: Has some training in or light exposure to basic systems analysis tasks. Participated in one or more systems analysis tasks such as: collection of documents, user interviews, file analysis, process flow charting, functional process modeling, data modeling, feasibility, prototyping, and evaluating existing systems. Able to analyze information and verify its completeness. If applicable, has knowledge of the concepts of structured functional specifications, modularity and partitioning.
d. Applications System Design: Demonstrates the ability to conduct systems design tasks in a team environment or independently to build or enhance a simple system. Has conducted the basic phases of systems design including preparing design and file specifications, preparing testing, conversion, and implementation plans, designing system architecture and process flows, and preparing program requirements and specifications. Creatively generates multiple potential solutions. In terms of structured systems design, if applicable, has participated in the structured design of one or more conventional, relatively uncomplicated data processing systems as a member of a project team. Is familiar with standard methods for functional decomposition. Has participated in structured design walk-throughs.

About the Department:
The mission of the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), which is of strategic importance to our institution and its research operation, is to remove impediments to translational science so that innovations reach the people who need them more quickly. We are a workforce united not only by common purpose but also by common values.
In collaboration with the VUMC Human Research Protections Program (HRPP), the Translational Research Navigator II assists with the optimal application of the Federal, State, and local laws, guidance documents, VUMC Institutional policies, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures while meeting the objectives of the VUMC research community. Consults on complex research and regulatory issues in conjunction with the team(s) to identify solutions and develop improvement processes. The TRN II researches topics of departmental, institutional or strategic importance.

Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments:
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments.
• US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
• Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
• Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
• The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
• National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
• Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
• Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
• American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
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