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Job Req ID:  16439

Sr. Software Engineer

General Position Summary:
The Johns Hopkins Technology Innovation Center (TIC) is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join its team as full-stack developer.

The Senior Software Engineer is 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.

The ideal candidate will possess technical expertise in engineering, building, and deploying enterprise class systems and applications, have a deep understanding of the software development lifecycle and associated operations and best practices, along with a breadth and depth of understanding of related development and automation tools and techniques.

In this role, the Senior Software Engineer will work collaboratively and, in some cases, oversee other software engineering professionals to build, deploy and operate complex clinical and enterprise systems. The Senior Software Engineer understands the “big picture” and possesses the soft skills necessary to coordinate with various multidisciplinary teams spread across multiple geographic locations to accomplish development and deployment objectives.

In addition to writing code, the candidate should also have a strong background in server administration and must be comfortable developing custom scripting and configuration as code to support deployment and infrastructure automation, containerization, and monitoring. Must have the ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services, specifically Azure. Experience building and deploying native and hybrid mobile apps to the respective Apple Store and Google Play Store is a plus, but not required.

The Technology Innovation Center (TIC) is uniquely positioned within Johns Hopkins to help design, build, and deploy novel enterprise, departmental, and clinical applications that strive to improve workflow, outcomes, and patient care. Our applications focus on turning data and algorithms into useful visualization tools, improving workflows such as patient hand-off, rounding, and cross-team collaboration, and helping patients with medication adherence, data gathering, and overall clinical education.

Our development languages include:

Our development platforms include:

Our database technologies include:

Our DevOps and CI/CD stack includes:


Spring Boot


Angular JS



On-premise Windows & Linux


Microsoft Azure




Microsoft SQL Server









Microsoft Azure



Our team frequently works with data from multiple sources including our Enterprise EMR (Epic), researcher curated data, and other IT systems. The applications we design, build, and support are critical to our healthcare operations and require high-availability, 24/7 monitoring, and on-call support.


Job Scope/Complexity:

The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for full life-cycle of large/long-term highly complex projects. Typically manages multiple projects of varying complexities.  Based on expert technical knowledge, skills and experience, develops broad-based solutions involving multifaceted technologies and business processes.  Leads overall strategy, design and architecture for solutions. 


Job 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 responsibility.



  1. Define highly 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.
  2. Gather highly 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 highly complex projects in order to ensure product is delivered in a timely fashion according to software lifecycle standards.  Direct lower level staff by reviewing tasks and milestones for adherence to quality of deliverables.
  2. Write functional/technical specifications from the highly complex system requirements, putting them into functional and technical descriptions for use by programmers and business analysts to develop technical solutions. Direct lower level staff by reviewing their completed work.
  3. Develop/change data input, files/database structures, data transformation, algorithms, and data output by using appropriate computer language/tools to provide  technical solutions for highly complex application development tasks.  Direct lower level staff by reviewing their work.
  4. Document code and associated processes by adhering to development methodologies, adding code comments and appropriate documentation to various knowledgebase system(s) to simplify code maintenance and to improve support.  Direct lower level staff by reviewing their work.
  5. Provide monitoring and guidance in application design and development to more junior staff.  Give direction and leadership in techniques and tools to lower level staff.
  6. Provide experienced leadership for strategic planning in designing and developing comprehensive innovative integrated solutions.



  1. Create and document highly complex test scenarios using the appropriate testing tools to validate and verify application functionality.
  2. Test all changes by using the appropriate highly complex test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handling in a meaningful way.
  3. Author and maintain documentation by writing audience-appropriate materials to serve as technical and/or end-user references.
  4. 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.
  2. Monitor changes and resolve highly complex problems requiring the highest level of technical expertise 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.
  3. Provide support by investigating and resolving highly complex issues to ensure prompt, effective service.


Focus and Responsibilities of this Position

The Senior Software Engineer will serve clients across the enterprise as assigned with an emphasis on web application development, deployment, and maintenance for enterprise projects using Java, Angular JS and Microsoft SQL Server.  The Senior Software Engineer may also be asked to work with other application technologies such as: .Net, C#, PHP, Node.js, MongoDB.  A close working relationship with customers will be required to define requirements for application design, testing, deployment, and maintenance.

The Senior Software Engineer will focus efforts on enterprise related projects. Application development will utilize agile development techniques as well as following department defined continuous integration protocols for application documentation, testing, and deployment.  The Senior Software Engineer will be expected to use Jira, Confluence, BitBucket, and Bamboo as tools for following the protocols for continuous integration and continuous delivery.


Required Education:
Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Electronic Engineering, or a related field. Additional experience may be substituted for education.


Required Experience:
Six years of related work experience with computer systems and applications. Additional education may substitute for experience.


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


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (KSAs):

  1. Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
  2. Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.
  3. Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
  4. Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
  5. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively in the service of users and colleagues.
  7. Writes and communicates clearly and concisely.
  8. Possesses sound documentation skills.
  9. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  10. Must demonstrate exemplary customer service skills.
  11. Must demonstrate full stack development capabilities.
  12. Experience leading the design, build and implementation of at least one enterprise application and four mid-sized applications.
  13. Familiarity with cross-platform development tools and techniques.
  14. Expertise with production use of 3-4 development languages and/or frameworks.
  15. Experience taking ownership of four or more established applications.
  16. Experience setting up development operations (DevOps) for at least four projects.
  17. Experience with CI/CD tooling, build tools, and associated process automation.
  18. Familiarity with Git workflows such as Gitflow, feature branching, and forking.
  19. Experience with RESTful API concepts and developing distributed software systems.
  20. Experience presenting to customers, leadership, and other technical groups or associations.
  21. Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
  22. Desire to provide technical leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship.




Classified Title: Sr. Software Engineer 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 60007476-IT@JH Technology Innovation Center 
Personnel area: University Administration


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 jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. 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.


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