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Stanford University Software Developer 3 in Stanford, California

Software Developer 3

School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States

Information Technology Services

Post Date Jun 29, 2022

Requisition # 94297

At the Stanford Center for Biomedical Research(BMIR) we develop cutting-edge ways to acquire, represent, and process information about human health. To handle the ever-increasing data in healthcare and biomedical research, our faculty, students, and staff investigate and create novel computational, statistical, organizational, and decision-making methods. Our research advances the state of the art in semantic technology, biostatistics, and the modeling of biomedical systems to benefit clinical and translational research as well as patient care.

BMIR seeks a Software Developer 3 to perform advanced and diverse user interface and user experience (UI/UX) development work involving multi-project and broad responsibilities. Successful candidates should be able to contribute to all project phases, from systems analysis through implementation, test, and evaluation, and will work on systems and programs typically covering multiple and/or large systems and functions. Candidates should expect to provide state of the practice and state of the art UI development skills across BMIR, including on the CEDAR project (https://metadatacenter.org). CEDAR is a form-based metadata system emphasizing rigorous semantic technologies and streamlined modeling capabilities for biomedical and other research projects. It is one of several BMIR open-source projects with widespread international use and multi-year funding that will benefit from a systematic, supportable approach to the user experience.

The successful applicant will have 4+ years of experience as a front-end developer of rich applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, using front-end frameworks (such as React, Angular, and Vue.js) and test frameworks (such as Selenium and Robot). 2+ years of experience as a back-end developer in Java is a plus. Some experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails is desired but not essential. Experience with design systems such as Material Design, UI frameworks such as Bootstrap, and design solutions such as Adobe XD is strongly desired; proficiency with visual design software such as Adobe Photoshop and diagramming software such as Lucidchart and OmniGraffle is a plus. Design experience for internationalization and accessibility is required, and a deep background in those areas is a plus.

Duties include:

  • Propose, conceptualize, design, implement, and develop solutions for difficult and complex applications independently.

  • Oversee testing, debugging, change control, and documentation for major projects.

  • Supervise professional staff, as necessary, working on all phases of application development projects.

  • Engage in long-term strategic planning.

  • Define complex application development administration and programming standards.

  • Oversee the support, maintenance, operation, and upgrades of applications.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems.

  • Review the physical design of existing systems for optimizing performance.

  • Lead projects, as necessary, for special systems and application development in areas of complex problems.

  • Work with other technical professionals to develop standards and implement best practices.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


  • Experience working in an academic institution.


  • Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and programming tools.

  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications.

  • Strong understanding of data design, architecture, relational databases, and data modeling.

  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of software development life cycle and quality control practices.

  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.

  • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.

  • Demonstrated experience leading activities on structured team development projects.

  • Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.

  • Ability to recognize and recommend needed changes in user and/or operations procedures.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.

  • Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand.

  • Rarely use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May work extended hours, evening and weekends.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University‚Äôs Administrative Guide,http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture andunique perksempower you with:

  • Freedom to grow . We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

  • A caring culture . We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you . Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

  • Discovery and fun . Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

  • Enviable resources . Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit:https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19-guide/interim-policies/covid-19-vaccination-and-surveillance-testing

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 4823

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: L

  • Requisition ID: 94297