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Senior Software Engineer

Company:
Harvard University
Job Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Category:
Programmer/Analyst
Harvard Medical School

54425BR

Job-Specific Responsibilities
Development Technology is seeking a highly motivated Senior Software Engineer to join our Service Team. This role will focus on developing new applications, functionalities, and supporting existing applications, collaborating very closely with AAD staff members and cross-functional teams to deliver innovative, cost effective, and timely solutions.

Specific job duties include:
1) Performing full application development lifecycle including gathering initial requirements, functional analysis, design, development, testing, documentation, maintenance & support of applications and reports.
2) Utilize PLSQL stored procedures and functions within packages, triggers and libraries. May leverage Oracle AOP, Dynamic SQL, ref-cursors, bulk collection, explain plans, materialized views, shell scripting, and performance tuning.
3) Apply knowledge of Object Oriented Programming, API development and API Management.
4) Will contribute to the technical direction of development team and help set and improve best engineering practices.
5) Hands-on experience with oracle Apex (css, Javascript, jquery) and web services
6) Employ REST design principle for developing web services, etc.
7) troubleshoot critical production issues and attempt to provide solution with quick turnaround
8) Provide architectural guidance and leadership on best practices regarding software development, user interface design frameworks, high performance messaging solutions, server side development, integrations and tools and technologies.
9) Work with the business and systems team to identify the right architecture for implementing new solutions, products and modules.
10) Develop technology blue-prints for solutions, products and services.
11) Be hands on with development on more complex deliverables (as required).
12) Participate and/or monitors different technology industry standards groups to maintain strategic relations and represent HMS interests.
13) Support development and governance of technology and architecture best practices and the solutions for adoptions.
14) Draw on relationship and technical skills to act as technical liaison to internal and external clients and to mentor junior staff
15) Research and evaluate new technologies/tools/software products to determine feasibility and desirability of incorporating their capabilities in line with the technology strategy of the organization.
16) Proactively research, evaluate, and test emerging technologies and tools and present/document essential steps to integrate them into solutions/applications.
17) Support the systems and business teams for estimates, analysis, design, development, performance, scalability and benchmark test guidance and providing subject matter expertise in technology and design.

Typical Core Duties
  • Participate fully in software development life cycle
  • Research, design, and implement technical solutions to deliver business requirements
  • Identify opportunities to improve and simplify applications portfolio and implement related enhancements
  • Contribute to creation and maturing of software development best practices and new technologies
  • Draw on relationship and technical skills to act as technical liaison to internal and external clients and to mentor junior staff
  • Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct
Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of five years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
* Experience designing interactive Oracle APEX applications
* Ability to develop software in Java, Javascript, PLSQL or other programming languages
* Experience developing web applications using at least one popular web framework
* Experience with test-driven development
* Proficiency in software engineering tools
* Ability to document requirements and specifications
* Excellent knowledge of relational databases
* BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field
* Strong Interpersonal, facilitation, and consensus-building skills
* Excellent verbal, written, presentation communication skills
* Proven ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with all organizational staff levels
* Experience with higher education fundraising is a plus
* Strategic approach to problem solving as well as the ability to develop and communicate a sound plan
* Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to link product design and features to strategic objectives
* Experience with both agile and lean development methodologies

Certificates and Licenses
  • Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred
Working Conditions
  • Work is performed in an office setting
Additional Information
This Staff role is starting as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while the Massachusetts COVID-19 state of emergency restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments' business needs.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

We are committed to cultivating aninclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Job Function
Alumni Affairs and Development, Information Technology

Location
USA - MA - Boston

Job Code
I0758P Applications Professional IV

Sub-Unit
*

Department
Alumni Affairs and Development

Time Status
Full-time

Salary Grade
058

Union
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening
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EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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