Job Description

Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/ Biomedical Informatics
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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#114048 Applications Programmer IV (Sacramento, CA)

Filing Deadline: Fri 1/28/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 1/18/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/28/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position is based in Sacramento, CA.


Health Systems Department of Biomedical Informatics: Biomedical Informatics is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of biology, medicine, and quantitative sciences. Biomedical informatics researchers develop new methods to integrate and analyze vast amounts of data generated in the laboratory, clinical and translational research, clinical encounters, and population studies.

The goals of the Department of Biomedical Informatics are to (1) promote excellence in biomedical informatics research, (2) collaborate with biomedical researchers in developing new quantitative methods that enable the formulation and testing of original hypotheses, (3) train the next generation of biomedical informatics specialists, and (4) interface with engineering, mathematics, information and computer science communities, serving as a hub for quantitative scientists focused on biomedical research.

This department leads multiple federally and non-profit funded biomedical research projects, which are focused on the integration, analysis, and sharing of biomedical and health care data for the scientific community, as well as patient-centered research. In addition, the department runs a complex computational infrastructure that allows access and analysis of these data in a privacy-preserving manner.

The incumbent will be a Java programmer responsible for development and ongoing maintenance of a number of systems that constitute the California Integrated Vital Statistics System (CalIVERS), including the California Electronic Death Registration System (CA-EDRS), the California Birth Registration System (CA-EBRS), the California Fetal Death Registration System (CA-FDRS), the CalIVRS User Management application, and the Vital Records Business Intelligence System (VRBIS). The systems are Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Web-based application implemented using a variety of Java design of data persistence using Oracle relational database management system. The incumbent applies advanced software concepts and objectives to medium to large projects of broad scope and complexity. Regularly resolves highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Selects tools, methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results.


  • Eight years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus four years of related experience/training.

  • Advanced knowledge of secure software development Proven experience with the following component tools: Java8 or higher, AngularJS, Apache Web Server, Oracle WebLogic , CAS (single sign on), Oracle RDBMS, JUnit, Ant/Maven, and jBoss. Comprehensive knowledge of the following operating system environments: LINUX, Mac OS X. Experience with ongoing operational management of a large-scale J2EE system. Experience developing mission critical high-availability J2EE based web applications.

  • Knowledge and ability to design development code and test Java software components, particularly in a Web Application environment. Proven experience in successfully designing and implementing commercial grade, enterprise level, J2EE applications deployed in Web environments.

  • Highly advanced skills associated with software specification, design, modification, implementation and deployment of large-scale scope.

  • Excellent project leadership and management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand functional needs and how systems can support those needs. Demonstrated ability to develop conversion and system implementation plans.

  • Advanced experience with identification and use of code libraries and open-source forums.

  • Advanced experience with planning for deployment and creation of feedback mechanisms.

  • Demonstrated software repository skills.

  • Experience developing and executing complex test plans.

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. High degree of professionalism and tactical thinking to interact directly with project and associated personnel and various product users.

  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated complex problem- solving skills.


  • Experience with interactive voice response systems.

  • Knowledge of Atlassian development infrastructure (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket).

  • Previous experience working with vital statistics systems.

  • Advanced experience with architecting mission critical web application systems.

  • Experience with modeling and design of relational databases persisting data in J2EE applications.

  • Experience with managing an application development team to successfully develop, deploy, and manage mission critical web applications.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
  • Must be willing and able to travel locally/regionally.
  • The position is based in Sacramento.

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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