Lead Programmer, Centers For Civic Impact

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 2 weeks ago

If you love to program and care about data and cities, we want to talk to you. The Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact help governments use data to make informed, effective decisions and improve people's quality of life. We do this by providing specific guidance on managing data, opening it up to the public, using it to measure performance, and mining it for insights.

How can you become a part of this work? We have a variety of technologies we use to help us do this work, and need someone who can help us build, refine, and integrate our own tools as new challenges arise. As the Lead Programmer (Sr. Programmer Analyst) on the team, you will help us realize our vision for success developing, enhancing, and maintaining solutions to support the governments and NGOs we work with, the data we need to analyze, and the tools we need to integrate.

This position reports to the Centers for Civic Impact Technology Officer and works closely with the staff of Civic Impact's associated centers, including GovEx, GovEx Academy, and Applied Public Research.

Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. The Program Strategist must be willing to think about reimagined government, knowledge, and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, and support custom tools to support the data flow, analysis, and visualization needs of our projects.

  • Design and build internal management tools to measure and monitor project activity.

  • Maintain, adapt, and improve existing technical infrastructure to increase organizational awareness and efficiency using custom, open source, and purchased applications.

  • Build, maintain and optimize Civic Impact's data management infrastructure and processes.

  • Acquire and maintain diverse datasets to support services and research projects.

  • Write, update, and maintain computer programs, algorithms, or software packages to handle specific jobs, such as storing or retrieving data, conducting data hygiene, and performing analytical operations on large datasets.

  • Optimize, secure, and enhance Civic Impact's data management.

  • Identify needs and connect internal data to strategic decision making processes where possible.

  • Create/Manage tools and processes that track awards, staff allocations, and spending projections, as well as other operationally necessary metrics.

  • Collaborate with a team to generate insights into complex analytical problems while securely and ethically using data to generate those solutions.

  • Write and contribute to technical documentation for end users and partners, and helping train Civic Impact staff and clients.

  • Aligning and standardizing Civic Impact approach to analysis.

Technologies:

As an organization that encourages the effective use of government data, we use a variety of technologies in support of that goal. Deep experience in all of these is less important than knowledge of the fundamentals; we can help you learn the specifics. The following is a selection of the tools we use and how.

  • HTML & CSS

  • JavaScript: Mainly client-side with D3, JQuery, Ajax, and custom code.

  • Python: We use the Django web framework and data analysis modules like Pandas.

  • PostgreSQL: We use PostgreSQL for a variety of purposes, and also use PostGIS for spatial analysis.

  • Amazon AWS: Within AWS, we use EC2 and S3, along with VPC.

  • Heroku hosts our primary online applications.

  • IT: We manage our source code with it, and have both public and private repositories on GitHub.

  • Web APIs: We use a variety of REST-style web APIs to move data between our various platforms.

This position reports to Centers for Civic Impact's Technology Officer.The Lead Programmer must be an energetic, engaged professional with outstanding interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required. Three years of related work experience with computer systems and applications.

Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics or information systems is strongly preferred. At least three years working on some of the technologies listed above.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work cooperatively and in a results-oriented workplace.

  • Experience on at least one project where data sensitivity and security was a critical factor in the project's success.

  • Experience working on a web development team.

  • Direct in-government experience or familiarity with government information technologies is preferred

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • HTML & CSS

  • JavaScript: Mainly client-side with D3, JQuery, Ajax, and custom code.

  • Python: W e use the Django web framework and data analysis modules like Pandas.

  • PostgreSQL: We use PostgreSQL for a variety of purposes, and also use PostGIS for spatial analysis.

  • Amazon AWS: Within AWS, we use EC2 and S3, along with VPC.

  • Heroku hosts our primary online applications.

  • IT: We manage our source code with it, and have both public and private repositories on GitHub.

  • Web APIs: We use a variety of REST-style web APIs to move data between our various platforms.

Physical Requirements:

Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment.

Classified Title: Sr. Programmer Analyst

Working Title: Lead Programmer, Centers for Civic Impact

Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD

Starting Salary Range: $59,280.00 - $81,435.00;Commensurate with experience

Employee Group: Full Time

Schedule: 5/37.5

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: Remote

Department Name: KSAS, Centers for Civic Impact

Personnel Area: School of Arts & Sciences

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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