Mobile Developer

Houston Methodist (HM)
Houston , Texas
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift


At Houston Methodist, the Mobile Developer  analyzes, implements, tests, and maintains mobile, standalone or Internet/Intranet applications offered by the department, as directed by management.  Responsible for the implementation of security and the performance monitoring of applications. Reviews and redesigns existing applications as needed, implements new applications with database and inter-system connectivity. Assists in the installation, configuration, testing, and file management of existing applications. Works in conjunction with other team members in the development of software with emphasis on programming, testing, and implementation of applications across varied layers and platforms. Assists Sr. Developers, User Experience Designers, and Technical Leads in developing the architecture, design, and implementation of software applications.

Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care" plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.

o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 
o Focuses on patient/customer safety
o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 25 %
1. Ability to work with team members within the assigned project, and/or department effort. (EF)
2. Strong oral and written communication skills. Must properly engage and interface with all stakeholders within or outside the organization. (EF)
3. Foster relationships and engage in regular communications within the department, IT and the organization at large. (EF)
4. Assist in the design and implementation of application layers.

1. Respond promptly to internal and external customer requests. (EF)
2. Strive to meet and exceed patients¿ and coworkers¿ expectations.
3. Work alongside team members in achieving standards set by management in order to achieve high quality of software produced.

1. Ability to develop applications that utilize set standards to ensure the highest quality. (EF)
2. Ensure written software is tested and meets the expectations of the stakeholder per previously discussed and accepted requirements. (EF)
3. Execute daily, iteration and project level tasks on time and within committed timeframes. (EF)

1. Utilize department resources and supplies effectively.
2. Identify cost saving or revenue opportunities
3. Manage time effectively to meet established and committed deadlines. (EF)

1. Pursue knowledge of new technologies and methodologies that improve productivity, workflow, production, efficiency, and effectiveness.(EF)
2. Seek out innovative technologies that provide solutions to new ideas, trends, and concepts. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

o Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field

o Three years Native iOS or Android development to include one year experience working with database systems such as SQL Server and Oracle.
     o For iOS development: latest Xcode (swift 3 or swift 4), Cocoapods
     o For Android development: latest Android Studio, Gradle for builds
o Healthcare industry experience preferred.

o Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) or other related certification  preferred

o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
o Demonstrated ability to achieve results under limited supervision.
o Ability to effectively participate in multiple, competing, high-priority projects with varying deadlines.
o Strong written and verbal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization.
o Ability to think analytically with strong problem solving skills.
o Ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information.
o Ability to interact effectively with individuals from different countries and cultures, with a sensitivity to cultural diversity.
o Ability to organize workload for effective implementation of multiple concurrent projects.
o Motivated self starter with initiative.
o Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
o Experience with software modeling tools like MS Visio a plus
o SiteCore version 8 or newer, Coveo Search Engine experience preferred.
o Xamarin, Native Android or IOS mobile development experience preferred
o .Net / Web API and Responsive Web Design experience preferred.
o Third Party Library Integration and Restful Services preferred
o Writing unit tests, preferable with XCTest or Junit preferred.


Work Attire Yes/No
Uniform                      No
Scrubs No
Business professional Yes
Other (dept approved)            No

On-Call*                                   Yes, on a regular basis (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.
May require travel within        No
Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside     No
of Houston Metropolitan area

**Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Company Profile

Houston Methodist (HM) is one of the nation’s leading health systems and academic medical centers.  HM consists of 7 hospitals: Houston Methodist Hospital, its flagship academic hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area.  HM also includes a research institute, a global business division, numerous physician practices and several free standing emergency rooms and outpatient facilities.  Overall, HM employs over 20,000 employees.   FORBES magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of Best Employers in 2016.  Houston Methodist is supported by a wide variety of business functions that operate at the system level to help enable clinical departments to provide the best patient care and service in a spiritual environment.


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