Title:  Programmer/Analyst I

Division:  Office of Research
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8 am - 5 pm (tentative)
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $55,779 - $65,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  6320


The Office of Research IT (ORIT) provides a broad range of data systems, resources, and services to support the research and data needs of basic, clinical and translational investigators at Baylor College of  Medicine and its affiliate institutions.

The major goals of the ORIT are to:
•Provide data systems and tools for management and conduct of clinical trials.
•Design, build and maintain data systems for patient registries, research collaboratives and biobanks/tissue banks.
•Design and develop reports for research study staff, sponsors and Data Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMB).
•Design and develop apps (support both iOS and Android platforms), auxiliary tools and systems to automate work flow and data driven processes.


Provides assistance in the design, implementation, testing and documentation of software applications that support the Baylor College of Medicine (Baylor) research mission. This position is responsible for interpreting specifications and requirements into code. 


Office location:  Neurosensory Center, Texas Medical Center

Job Purpose

Programmer Analyst I under immediate supervision, performs analysis of requirements, system design, programming, testing, implementation, problem solving, enhancements and required maintenance.

Job Duties

•Participates in the implementation and maintenance of software applications supported by Office of Research IT.
•Proposes and develops solutions with the knowledge and understanding of how to integrate and use programming languages (e.g. C#), database management systems (e.g., SQL Server), Internet Tools (e.g., ASP.NET and JavaScript) and graphical software (e.g. SSRS).
•Develops and implements code to realize system design for software applications including web-based database applications and related software applications.
•Maintains developed/implemented systems and re-evaluates when requirements and resources change. Analyzes existing system logic to diagnose deficiencies and/or make enhancements.
•Produces system flow charts to describe existing and proposed systems.
•Develops a realistic schedule complete with required resources, delivery dates and coordinates the timely implementation of the schedule.
•Helps anticipate possible problems and takes a pro-active role in their solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, or a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

•Master's degree in a related field.
•Preferred knowledge in programming with object-oriented languages like C#.
•Preferred knowledge in Internet-based applications and development like ASP.NET, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap.
•Preferred knowledge in database design, development and using database technologies like Microsoft SQL Server and T-SQL.
•Experience in Windows and UNIX operating systems.
•Ability to take given specifications and generate code for functional applications.
•Capable of participating in software/hardware release and installation tasks.
•Ability to test and debug developed applications.
•Ability to document all program and application development.
•Ability to develop good user interfaces.
•Ability to listen and ask appropriate questions.
•Communicates with investigators and staff using effective verbal and writing skills.
•Capable of working as a member of a team, maintaining one's composure in difficult situations.


•Applicants may be asked to provide school transcripts to document GPA.
•Applicants may be asked to demonstrate coding ability in a pre-employment skill assessment test.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.