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Requisition Number 18-0071
Post Date 12/20/2018
Title Software Developer
City Chicago
State IL
Description About the American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.

Summary:

The primary responsibilities for this position are to: (1) Work in a fast-paced software development team environment. (2) Maintain multiple web-based software applications written in various languages and technologies. (3) Develop new ad-hoc software applications using the entire software development lifecycle for both internal and external stakeholders. (4) Lead software development or process improvement projects as needed. (5) Work closely with vendors to manage enhancements to legacy applications and processes. (6) Continually research and learn new technologies as they become viable and participate in team discussions to develop technical strategy. (7) Cross-train development skills with all members of the team.

This Exempt level position will report to the CQI Manager of Information Technology in the Division of Research & Optimal Patient Care.


Primary Responsibilities:

• Develops software applications to facilitate clinical support activities related to data collection and report generation

• Develops, implements, and supports various ACS NSQIP Websites including new web-based applications such as Resource Portal
• Identifies, develops and maintains value added support features such as online discussion forums, data collector mentoring system, decision support trees, and other training materials

• Provides technical support of the system, maintenance of the ACS NSQIP website, and assists clinical support staff, program staff, statistics staff and member hospitals with technical issues related to website

• Coordinates hardware setup, configuration, and maintenance with ACS Information Technology department

• Participates in discussions with vendors on software development and support related issues as needed

• Other duties as assigned
Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field preferred but not required.

• Minimum of 4 years of professional experience with Java J2EE development.

• Solid experience with JavaScript including JQuery and other current open-source libraries and frameworks required.

• Understanding of Responsive Design; Oracle or SQL Server preferred.

• User interface design and development skills a plus.

• Solid troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

• Good communication skills (verbal and written) necessary to effectively interact with all levels of organization.

• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

• Must be able to multi-task.

• Display high level of energy and thrive in a fast paced environment.

• Self-motivated and able to work independently and as a member of a team.

• Ability to plan and prioritize workload and meet deadlines.

• Ability to establish strong working relationships with all division teams and management.


Physical/Work Environment: Fast paced with significant people interaction. No lifting over 20 pounds, minimal reaching bending and stooping. Normal office environment with long hours in front of the computer.

Other Necessary Requirements: Occasional evening or weekend duties may be required. Minimal travel for activities such as out of town meetings is required.

The American College of Surgeons is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruitment@facs.org or call (312) 202-5000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
The American College of Surgeons will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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