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Data Programmer, Office of the Senior Vice President for Research & Chief Technology Officer

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

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Data Programmer, Office of the Senior Vice President for Research & Chief Technology Officer Georgetown University

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Data Programmer, Office of the Senior Vice President for Research & Chief Technology Officer - Georgetown University

Job Overview

The Data Programmer coordinates the software development lifecycle health data analytics projects and programs that are organized under the auspices of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research & Chief Technology Officer (OSVPR).

They provide innovative software solutions to complex functional problems for all ATraTM Black Box related projects, and serve as the lead software development programmer for software releases of the ATraTM Black Box. As such, they research, develop, and integrate the technical designs from the ATraTM Black Box Chief Research Scientist, follow grant-mandated schedules, and engage clients in the implementation of new functional enhancements to the ATraTM Black Box software.

The Data Programmer contributes technical content to new grant proposals, grant reports, and manuscripts for publications; attends professional meetings and provides product demonstrations of the ATraTM Black Box software, and serves as a technical support on the ATraTM Black Box to technical and non-technical staff on ATraTM Black Box project teams.

Work Interactions

The Data Programmer works independently but in close collaboration and under the general direction of the OSVPR Director of the Health Data Analytics Program, as well as in consultation with the OSVPR Chief Research Scientist of the AvesTerra Initiative.

They also collaborate with the non-technical and technical staff members of multiple project teams, as well as with the end user clients (customers) of the ATraTM Black Box, who are subject matter experts in infectious disease, state and local government public health departments, and federal government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The incumbent also collaborates with technical staff in UIS.

  • M.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering OR equivalent work experience
  • General knowledge of algorithms development, data structures, database systems, operating systems, computer security, data communications, formal language theory, encryption, and computer programming
  • Software development experience with SAS, Ada, Python, Java, C/C++, Swift, or Rust
  • Experience with formal methods, program proof-of-correctness techniques, and/or high-assurance systems development
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills with good command of computerized word processing, presentation preparation and desktop publishing
  • Ability to document and explain technical processes to multiple audiences
  • Ability to translate quantitative and qualitative findings into narratives for publication and other effective tools to communicate findings to other scientists, funding agencies, and the general public
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with faculty, collaborators, and stakeholders from a variety of disciplines, organizations and business sectors, including other universities and national laboratories as well as governmental, non-governmental, and community-based organizations

    Preferred qualifications
    • Experience working with subject matter specialists in public health jurisdictions and federal agencies
    • Proficiency in Ada 2012 computer programming language for a production system
    • Significant experience in the entire software development lifecycle for a critical production system, including defining requirements for new functionality, implementation, quality assurance, and software maintenance

    Work Mode: Hybrid 2 Days. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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    Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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