Applications Programmer II

September 14, 2020
Neurology / Memory and Aging Center
Full Time
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The Programmer is a core resource at the center of our innovative and impactful technology program at the Memory and Aging Center that is critical to bringing next generation research tools to researchers in the space of degenerative brain diseases and the biology of healthy aging. This position is a rare opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to neurological clinical research via a health technology position. The Programmer will be responsible for designing, writing and testing code, databases and queries that will be critical to the mission of the technology program. In addition, the Programmer will work as a part of a cross functional team of researchers, technologists, and programmers to define, implement and improve existing and new tools with an emphasis on timely delivery and stakeholder satisfaction.

The Programmer will apply professional programming concepts for small to medium-sized projects or portions of larger projects. Resolves a variety of programming design and implementation issues. Works on programming assignments of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.

Key activities involve the development of server/OS/desktop/mobile applications and services including researching, designing, developing specifications for designing, writing, modifying, testing, debugging, troubleshooting and maintaining source code. Also having direct or related involvement in designing related databases, user interfaces, integration to other systems/applications, content or multimedia processes. Work includes analysis and design to post-production processes, quality assurance, maintenance and documentation. The immediate project will involve a heavy front-end component; many of the projects involve knowledge and experience with full stack development.
A successful candidate will be comfortable with changes to direction, follow the leadership of the Product Owner/Technology Architect, work well with senior Programmers and external consultants as well as have a focus on user sensibilities. Having an easy-going attitude with a clear communication style is a must. The Programmer will report to the Technology Manager for career direction and UCSF departmental guidance; daily work/projects will be guided by the Technology Architect in conjunction with Technology Manager.

The Memory and Aging Center at UCSF is an interdisciplinary team of neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuroscientists, genetic counselors, nurses, social workers, administrators and technologists. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care for individuals with cognitive problems, to conduct research on causes and cures for degenerative brain diseases, and to educate health professionals, patients and their families.
The Memory and Aging Center (MAC) is an internationally renowned clinical research center with over 200 full time employees with offices and clinical research space located in the Sandler Neurosciences Building and multiple other buildings on the UCSF Mission Bay Campus. The MAC provides clinical care for patients suffering from neurodegenerative disease processes; from this clinical population, external referrals, and direct recruitment efforts we enroll patients into more than 50 structured research protocols and/or treatment trials. We are a California Alzheimer’s Research Center and a federal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.