University of Utah Programmer/Analyst Sr in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/07/2016

Requisition Number PRN12619B

Job Title Programmer/Analyst Sr

Working Title Programmer/Analyst Sr

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time?


Work Schedule Summary

To Be Determined.

VP Area

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology



Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60700 to 101649

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Responsible for extracting and staging data stored in a relational database that originates from the electronic medical record (EMR). This position will require the analyst to propose and develop strategic data wrangling techniques that will lead to the better utilization of theEMRfor research activities. Works directly with Principal Investigators or Clinical Co-Investigators/Experts in obtaining, analyzing, synthesizing, interpreting, and disseminating findings. Assists with the preparation of presentations, final research reports, and manuscripts for publications in professional journals. This position also requires the chosen candidate to effectively communicate to others their developed techniques and innovative approaches to performing database analytic activities. Considered candidates should be capable of performing such activities inTSQL,SAS, or R.


Investigates standard system applications, prepares analysis of system specifications and program coding. Translates detailed design specifications into computer program instructions, debugs routine programs, conducts systems test data, prepares diagrams and over-all flow charts, prepares statements of programs objectives and associated documentation. Conducts programming tasks including data manipulation, input and output routines reflecting a variety of equipment configurations. Coordinates the interfaces between major systems and programs. Responsible for Web design, maintenance and updates. Prepares cost analysis and justification of data processing systems. Presents recommendations to management. Recommends system software modifications or changes to hardware configurations.Career level.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience. 5-8 years of experience.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.