Job Information

University of Utah Software Developer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 12/10/2020

Requisition Number PRN10823N

Job Title Software Developer

Working Title Software Developer

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 79699

Close Date

Job Summary

Applied NLP team at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Informatics and Computing Infrastructure research center seeks a skilled self-directed Software Developer who will enjoy working in our dynamic, fast-paced collaborative research team. The individual will join an established, progressive team of innovators conducting research within the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has one of the largest electronic medical record databases in the world.


•Producing and maintaining high quality software applications for clinical natural language processing.

•Maintaining coding, and documenting computer software for data analysis and management.

•Providing technical assistance in collaboration with federal, state, and local partners and non-government stakeholders.

•Manage existing applications, bug fixing, enhancement and interacting with users to resolve problems

•Analyzing existing software implementations to identify areas of improvement and provide deadline estimates for implementing new features

•Recommending software upgrades to optimize operational efficiency

•Collaborating with other developers to design and optimize code

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency and 3-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

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


Technical Requirements:

•Demonstrated strong programming skills in Java, Python, and SQL .

•Demonstrated excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.


•3+ years of experience in Java/ Python

•Experience with scalable architectures for Java or Python (e.g., UIMA AS, Spark, Hadoop, Mahout, Dask)

•Clinical NLP experience, (e.g., UIMA , MetaMap, or cTAKES )

•Experience in automated testing

•Experience in development and release of open source applications.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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