University of Utah Web Software Developer Sr in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/29/2018

Requisition Number PRN16746B

Job Title Web Software Developer Sr

Working Title Web Software Developer Sr

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00246 - Human Genetics

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60700 to 115300

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

TheUSTARCenter for Genetic Discovery ( at the University of Utah seeks a Senior Web Developer to create and integrate database and web applications to facilitate genomic data access, sharing, and collaborative interactions for large-scale genomics projects. The successful candidate will join a growing team of scientists and software developers working to integrate computational genomics into health care. Our team analyzes genome sequences from projects across a broad range of inherited disorders, including lung and heart disease, familial cancers, inflammatory and immune conditions, metabolic disease, and neurological conditions. We also partner with life science and technology companies to develop novel software tools, diagnostics, and precision therapies based on our research.

We are looking for a highly motivated full-stack web developer familiar with standard genomics tools and data sources and excellent collaboration and communication abilities. You will be a part of a vibrant and collaborative community of computational, clinical and experimental scientists. The institute is set on the Wasatch front in Salt Lake City and provides a unique recreational and geographical landscape that attracts a very diverse and productive scientific community.


•Develop new web applications to facilitate genomic data sharing, database access and project management for theUSTARCenter for Genetic Discovery (UCGD) at University of Utah.

•Use RESTful APIs to integrate our web applications with external applications such as Trello,JIRAand GitHub.

•Oversee development and maintenance of anSQLdatabase to manage projects and data within theUCGD.

•Work collaboratively with otherUCGDdevelopers to integrate theUCGDweb applications with existing data analysis pipelines

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

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.


•Previous experience with medical genomics data.

•Experience withSQLdatabase management systems, especially MySQL and/or Postgres.

•Understanding of issues and solutions related to Internet security especially as related to human genomic datasets.

•Experience with Javascript client and server side frameworks (e.g. Angular, React, Vue, Node.js).

•Prior experience with large-scale genomic data management and project management systems.

•Collaborative – able to work interactively on projects with a variety of researchers, software developers, and medical professionals to develop web tools that will enable discovery of disease-causing genetic variants

•Articulate – able to discuss goals, strategies, and progress effectively with clinical, research and technical teams

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.