Programmer Analyst II

Posting Number: #1102

Position Title: Programmer Analyst II (Remote)

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Remote, USA

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.


Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a project of PHI, is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported clinical trials cooperative group, and the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. Clinical research is conducted at more than 200 member institutions, which are leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. COG’s over 9,000 multi-disciplinary cancer researchers, affiliated with the network of member institutions, provide access to state-of-the-art therapies and the collective expertise of world-renowned pediatric specialists to children with cancer, regardless of where they live. Today, more than 90% of 14,000 children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer each year in the US are cared for at Children’s Oncology Group member institutions.


Position Summary

The Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported clinical trials group, is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. The COG unites more than 9,000 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers across North America, Australia, and New Zealand in the fight against childhood cancer. An overarching principle of COG is to ensure that the organization’s structure is optimized to maximize the potential for research that improves the outcome for every successive generation of children with cancer.

The Programmer Analyst II will design, develop, troubleshoot, maintain, and update client/server software applications using Microsoft .NET technologies, Microsoft Visual Basic.NET, SQL Server, Transact SQL, HTML, ASP.NET, C# and other software tools.  Participate in many phases of the software development life cycle: design, coding, debugging, testing, implementation and maintenance.  Assignments typically require current knowledge of hardware, software, systems analysis techniques, and/or specialized knowledge in administrative functions or disciplines.  The position requires excellent organizational and analytical skills.  This position is assigned to a team, taking regular assignments from the Lead Programmer Analyst and Programmer Analyst III.

Full pay range for this position: $42.02 to $62.79 per hour. The typical hiring range for this position is from $42.02 (minimum) to $52.40 (midpoint) per hour. The starting wage is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.

Employment Type: Full Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Develop and maintain client/server, database and web-based software applications to meet the group’s needs.
  2. Work both independently and with project teams to analyze user needs and develop comprehensive project plans.
  3. Participate in design and code reviews with other programmers and management.
  4. Implement projects, document and unit-test projects.
  5. Improve performance of existing applications.
  6. Create new and extend existing operational documentation, technical specifications.
  7. Provide support to production applications including application monitoring, problem troubleshooting and resolution, performance analysis and tuning to ensure maximum availability and reliability.
  8. Create and deliver data driven reports.
  9. Maintain current knowledge of software development tools as they relate to the business of Children’s Oncology Group.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • 3 years of related programming and/or system design experience, including:
  1. Experience with Microsoft .NET technologies, Microsoft SQL, HTML, ASP.NET, XML, Microsoft Windows, and systems analysis techniques.
  2. Application development experience using ASP.NET, C#/VB.NET, Microsoft SQL, HTML, CSS is required.
  3. Experience in client/server software development and relational database design.
  4. Web application development experience using JQuery, Bootstrap, JSON, JavaScript
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or substitute with four additional years of equivalent work experience.


Other Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Ektron, Sitenfinity Content Management Systems and developing application using APIs preferred.
  • Some knowledge of building a RESTful web service.
  • Knowledge of Medidata Rave Custom Function development.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of computer hardware, software, and programming skills towards the development and completion of custom software applications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and strong communications skills.
  • Willingness to take direction and subsequently complete projects independently.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology a definite advantage.



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

EEO Statement

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