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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#113011 Applications Programmer

Filing Deadline: Wed 6/1/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/14/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/24/2022 Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Division of Medical Education within the UC San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD SOM) consists of four major units: Admissions & Student Affairs; Undergraduate Medical Education; Graduate Medical Education; and Continuing Medical Education & Faculty Development. These units are supported by core services units: Business Affairs, Educational Technology, and Evaluation & Assessment. The division supports the education, training and co-curricular activities of 536 medical students, 800 residents and fellows, as well as the faculty, physician and healthcare providers at UCSD’s School of Medicine, its' Medical Centers, and affiliates.

This position serves as a member of the MedEDTech instructional and administrative programming team, under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Educational Technology, Innovation, and Assessment.

Under direct supervision, the Applications Programmer applies professional software concepts and UC San Diego Health Science policies and procedures to small projects or portions of projects in coordination with Business Systems Analysts. Resolves routine programming problems, applying established data processing algorithms to novel data. Works on issues and projects of limited scope. Under direct supervision applies professional software concepts and department / unit and campus, medical center or Office of the President policies and procedures to small projects or portions of projects. Resolves routine programming problems. Works on issues and projects of limited scope. Follows standard programming procedures to analyze situations and data from which answers can be readily obtained.


  • Five (5) years of related experience, education/training, OR an Bachelor’s degree in related area plus one (1) year of related experience/training.

  • Thorough knowledge relating to the design development, modification and implementation of software including object-oriented programming concepts.

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.

  • Ability to work within a team, flexibly and cooperatively; ability to exercise appropriate judgement in dealing with people and situations; ability to manage a positive outcome with distressed individuals and distressing situations.

  • Good organizational skills and the ability to work independently; skill in attention to precise detail and follow-through, establishing and maintaining consistent methodology.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks dynamically, and clarify ambiguous and/or conflicting situations; ability to set reasonable time lines and produce work in a timely fashion; ability to work with frequent interruptions.

  • Ability to represent a professional organization in a public setting; sound judgement based on real-world experience and knowledge of current technological and instructional design developments and trends; ability to accept and perform additional duties as needed to meet the mission of the organization.


  • Ability or experience to create applications which are cross-platform, (PC Win 8/9x,/ Mac OS 9 & up) and cross-browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari) and which can be accessed across the intranet or can be delivered in a variety of media including CD-ROM, video, and print.
  • Experience using a wide variety of productivity applications on both Mac and PC environments (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc); Experience creating and utilizing Portable Document Formats, PDFs for delivery to users on the web ( e.g. Adobe Acrobat).
  • Demonstrated ability to install, run, and evaluate code written by other programmers.
  • Experience assisting with the development of web-based instructional resources for adult learners applying instructional design theory and methods; Ability to autonomously work with faculty and students on the design and development of web-based instructional resources.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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