Data Systems Developer 2
Job ID: R0043817 | Systems Engineering, Design and Development | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Center for Diabetes Technology (CDT) at the University of Virginia is seeking a Data Systems Developer 2 or 3 to join our team in Charlottesville, VA. The Data Systems Developer supports clinical research efforts through the design, build, test, maintenance, and integration of in-house and external applications and systems. Primary assignments are in support of clinical research projects and business operations. The Data Systems Developer works closely with research coordinators, data operations specialists, programmers, and engineers to provide system support.

Data Systems Developer employees support the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in-house information systems that support core university functions. This is achieved by developing, monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing software and associated hardware and operating systems. They provide functional and empirical analyses related to the design, development, and implementation of systems, including hardware, utility software, development software, and diagnostic software. They also provide system integration and security plans and implementation.

CDT was originally established in 2010 in association with the departments of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Sciences and Endocrinology and the School of Engineering, and during 2017, was formally established as an independent center. CDT has pursued a path to advance the use of technology, including analytics, to allow improved management, monitoring, and therapies for patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Now, CDT is a recognized world leader in the technological treatment of diabetes and a hub of an international research network of leading U.S. institutions (Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Mayo Clinic, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine) and worldwide groups in Italy, France, Holland, and Argentina.

This position will be a hybrid role requiring a few days in the office.

Job responsibilities include:
  • Working with functional counterparts to design and develop configurations, complex workflows, and system integration procedures. Documenting deployed systems and their integration points. Creating test plans and performing regression testing and white box testing as modules are integrated into the end systems.
  • Formulating and defining specifications for applications or modifying/maintaining existing applications.
  • Assisting with development of overall data flow process development, review, and maintenance in support of clinical research studies.
  • Participating in the initial configuration and ongoing enhancements to research data system architecture; assisting with application upgrades; application tuning; supporting data conversion processes; development of interfaces; assistance with performance and load testing; and support of the application security environment.
  • Designing, coding, testing, debugging, and documenting programs and data flows. Participating in the development of test strategies for devices, systems, and protocol-specific data collection systems. Designing and developing software to automate, monitor, test, deploy, and support systems. Performing regular tests of the high-availability, disaster recovery, security, and back-up processes.
  • Maintaining and administering research data systems (both internal and external); monitoring user access; reviewing usage and billing charges; and reviewing use of and suggesting and implementing system and process changes for cost reduction.
  • Providing ongoing technical assistance to customers (primarily internal) regarding applications and participating in upgrades and system enhancement projects. May assist other programmers, engineers, or clinical research staff to effectively utilize the systems developed.
  • Training, serving as a resource, and providing guidance on non-routine problems, processes, and policies.
  • Implementing disaster recovery procedures and ensuring that the system meets high-availability standards.
  • Assisting clinical research staff with the execution of study protocols as needed.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Data Systems Developer 2:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, computer engineering, or related discipline.
  • Experience: At least one year of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Data Systems Developer 3:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, computer engineering, or related discipline.
  • Experience: At least three years of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Requirements:
  • Cloud experience (AWS preferred)
  • Experience with databases (both SQL and NoSQL)
  • Experience with secure or sensitive data and associated regulations (HIPAA, FERPA, FINRA, etc.)
  • Experience with O365
  • Experience using UML, DFD, or ERD
  • Experience with clinical EDC, eCRF, or similar
  • Experience working in an academic environment and/or with clinical research environment
  • Experience with diabetes or diabetes research

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Review of applications will begin on January 23rd, 2023, but the position will remain open until filled.

Contact Bill Crane at with any questions.

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