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Job Req ID:  56518

Sr. Programmer Analyst

General Summary/Purpose:

Develops an automated AI-based pipeline in our slide scanning workflow in order to redirect our current manual review of slides to instead support quantitative IHC scoring.


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.


Job Scope/Complexity:

Under limited guidance, responsible for full life cycle of small to medium sized moderately complex projects. Demonstrates strong ability in technology and/or strong understanding of the business/clinical/education process.  Builds and maintains client relationships through positive interactions.


Develops automation, data management, image analysis, and AI-based pipelines in our slide scanning workflow in order to optimize our digital pathology initiatives.



Duties and Responsibilities:

  •   Develop image analysis solution to ensure whole-slide image quality in an automated fashion and computer vision algorithms to analyze and manage digital images of histology.
  •   Work with IT team to integrate this functionality into file delivery.
  •   Validation and continuous monitoring responsibilities.
  •   Develop IHC scoring pipelines, interoperability with image management systems, reporting, and workflow optimization.
  •   Manages projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  •   Works with faculty, staff, and students to advance clinical activities


Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  •   Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, programming/bioinformatics or related field.
  •   Three years 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  •   Experience in the digital pathology space is preferred.
  •   MS/MSE degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Data Sciences. Experience in digital pathology or digital imaging is preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •   Solid skills in image analysis and computer vision algorithm design.
  •   Write solid, maintainable code that can be reused and is documented; following best practices for version control of code.
  •   Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, both development and maintenance.
  •   Strong communication and team interaction skills.
  •   Must have ability to manage multi-project workload.
  •   Proficiency in python and working in Linux working environments.
  •   Strong skills in image analysis and computer vision algorithm design.
  •   Machine learning experience is a plus.
  •   Developing maintainable code that is reusable and is well documented
  •   Following best practices for version control of code.
  •   Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, both development and maintenance.
  •   Strong communication and team interaction skills.



Classified Title: Sr. Programmer Analyst 
Working Title: Sr. Programmer Analyst 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD 
Starting Salary Range: $59,280 - $81,435; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30a-5:00p 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003054-SOM Pat Pathology Informatics 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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