Title:  Software Engineering and Programming Associate

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Mon-Fri, 8 am -5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $77,029 - $108,419
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  15066


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 coordinating application projects, as well as interpreting specifications and requirements into code. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed in order to meet the goals and objectives of Baylor.

Job Duties

  • Coordinates and participates in the implementation and maintenance of software applications supported by the 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).
  • Conversant in software validation and regulatory requirements for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, HIPAA, FISMA, and other federal regulations.
  • Provides on-call support as needed.
  • Provides project leadership. Provides education, direction, and guidance to individuals assigned to projects under the leadership of this position.
  • Assists with the recruitment and training of junior members of the software development team.
  • 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, and delivery dates and coordinates the timely implementation of the schedule.
  • Helps anticipate possible problems and takes a proactive role in their solutions.
  • Designs test procedures and test data to debug coded software applications prior to their delivery to clients.
  • Documents software applications developed by the Office of Research IT, including the maintenance of data dictionaries.
  • Participates in the development and review of documentation for software applications.
  • Responsible for the accuracy, understandability, and maintenance of these documents.
  • Advises, trains and assists clients in the use of software applications developed and supported by the Office of Research IT.
  • Assists in developing training materials for users.
  • Shows interest in continual learning of additional technical skills and software programming skills and staying current with the state of technology.
  • Continues education in computer science and information technology in order to propose and implement state-of-the-art concepts and technical solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree. Four years of relevant experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field and no experience may also be considered.
  • Knowledge of programming with object-oriented languages like C#.
  • Knowledge of Internet-based applications and development like ASP.NET, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, and Bootstrap.
  • 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.
  • Must 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.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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