The Vanderbilt Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is looking for a Senior PHP Software Engineer to join our team and help develop the software that manages our Institutional Review Board processes.
In this position, you will be part of a small programming team updating, enhancing and supporting a legacy Symfony application. You will work with the leaders of the HRPP department and a Manager of Application Development to understand stakeholder needs and develop features and changes that will impact their daily work. You will also be part of a larger team of PHP developers who collaborate on best practices and sensible solutions across projects. And best of all, you will be involved in helping to improve the lives of millions through medical research.
The Human Research Protection Program Mission
Our team believes that best practices are only useful when you really practice them. We work in an agile way, iterating with input from the stakeholders to find the best solutions to their problems. We write clean, well-tested code, and we strive to always leave the code a little better than we found it. As developers we know that the world of technology is always evolving, so we pursue professional development and continuous improvement. And finally, we value a strong work-life balance, because the best developers are the ones who have time to be well-rounded individuals.
Full Time/Exempt Position
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* US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
* Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
* Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
* The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
* American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
* Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
* National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
* Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Develop software that meets the needs of our users
Write code that is clean, tested, secure, maintainable and performant
Work with stakeholders to refine requirements and understand their real needs
Collaborate with other developers across teams on system integrations and best practices
Design systems that adhere to security and process compliance
Maintain and enhance CI/CD pipelines (we use GitHub Actions)
Collaborate with cloud and DevOps engineers on application infrastructure, automation, deployment, and security
Stay current with contemporary software engineering best practices
Organizational Impact: Independently delivers on objectives with understanding of how they impact the results of own area/team and other related teams.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes multiple sources of data to analyze and resolve complex problems; may take a new perspective on existing solution.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has advanced knowledge within a professional area and basic knowledge across related areas.
Team Interaction: Acts as a go-to resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small project teams.
Bachelor's Degree (Required) and 5 years experience
***Desired Skills and Experience ***
5+ years of web programming experience, preferably in PHP
Experience working in an MVC framework such as Symfony or Laravel
Experience with modern programming tools (Git, Docker, CI/CD, etc.)
Ability to talk with the right people to figure out what to build, then independently design and program the solution
Good at communicating and working well with non-technical people
Desire to convert a critical legacy application into modern, clean, modular, beautiful code
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.