Senior Application Developer

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

The Sr. Application Developer is responsible for planning, analyzing, designing, implementing, testing, and maintaining 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 technical management of applications and servers, including software installation, configuration, testing, and file management. 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. Acts as or assists the Technical Lead 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. Collaborates with team members within the assigned project, and/or department effort. (EF)
2. Engages and interfaces with all stakeholders within or outside the organization. (EF)
3. Develops relationships and engage in regular communications within the department, IT and the organization at large. (EF)

1. Respond promptly to internal and external customer requests. (EF)
2. Mentor and guide team members in achieving standards set by management in order to achieve high quality of software produced. (EF)

1. Develop and design 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)
4. Lead the design and development of assigned projects. (EF)
5. Lead small and mid sized projects. (EF)

1. Identify cost saving or revenue opportunities. Utilizes department resources and supplies effectively.
2. 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.
2. Seek out innovative technologies that provide solutions to new ideas, trends, and concepts.

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 similar.

o Seven years developing or supporting software applications
o Healthcare industry experience preferred

o MCSD or other pertinent 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 Ability to interact effectively with individuals from different countries and cultures, with a sensitivity to cultural diversity.
o Web Skills
Web Services, REST preferred
Bootstrap preferred
Database systems such as SQL Server and Oracle

o Sitecore version 8 or newer and Coveo Serach Engine skill preferred
o Ability to effectively participate in multiple, competing, high-priority projects with varying deadline and organize workload for effective implementation of multiple concurrent projects.
o Ability to think analytically with strong problem solving skills.
o Ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information.
o Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.
o Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
o Motivated self starter with initiative.
o Experience with Agile methodologies.
o Experience with Source Code Management, with Team Foundation Server or Git preferred.
o Xamarin, Native Android or IOS mobile development experience preferred
o .Net / Web API experience preferred.


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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