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The following position based at IUPUI reporting to Ganesh Shankar, Manager of Advanced Biomedical IT Core is being posted externally. If interested, you must apply online at Refer to job list #9531

Principal Systems Analyst - PA4IT

Working independently, provides high-level, expert technical leadership and performs highly complex tasks including the design, development, implementation and support of new and existing software systems.

Duties and responsibilities:
Design, develop, and deploy new software applications that extend the functionality of existing software. Given an established system, must be able to understand and modify the system to meet new requirements in a time efficient manner. Develop and provide ancillary resources such as documentation, training, and support, in addition to software, to help users fully leverage the service.

Provide tactical leadership to junior programmers. Improve development and release processes and documentation with the overall goal of improving software reliability, usability, and maintainability. Must be capable of working productively with domain experts, especially in the medical field. Must be able to maintain collegial relationships with end users, taking into account not only their technical requirements but also business requirements. Must be able to balance user requirements, system capabilities, and available resources is a pragmatic manner. Must be able to communicate with a wide variety of users and partners who have varying levels of technical knowledge.

Support systems used by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) such as the CTSI HUB, Alfresco Share, Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap), and other custom applications like the Grants Management System. Working independently, support medical researchers in using the Remedy Registry system, and operationally support the entire Remedy platform as a community resource. Working independently, gather requirements, design, develop, extend, and support the JOOMLA-based CTSI HUB platform, authentication and custom applications. Refine procedures and processes to improve monitoring and robustness of the system.

Provide expert technical direction for new Registry, HUBzero, JOOMLA, or Java projects. Organize resources and guide junior programmers in maintaining existing CTSI HUB applications. Delegate defined tasks to junior programmers and ensure completion. Maintain a high level of technical knowledge about best practices, software application development skills, and documentation. Research, evaluate, and guide implementation of new and emerging technologies.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in computer science, information technology or related discipline, plus at least 5 years of professional computing experience developing enterprise level software. Master.s degree from an accredited institution preferred. A combination of related education and experience will be considered pm a 2:1 ratio.

In-depth knowledge of software systems analysis, database design, and programming. Must have in depth knowledge with at least one programming language, with a proven record of learning new technologies quickly. Able to operate effectively in a complex and dynamic environment; must have knowledge with application development methodologies; excellent analytical and communication skills, a strong customer service orientation and enthusiasm for the application of appropriate technologies across a broad range of disciplines; the ability to interact effectively with staff and faculty in extended consultations using practical project management practices. Should be able to schedule time wisely, establish priorities, adjust gracefully to changing work environments, work cooperatively with others, develop alternative courses of action, and accept responsibility for actions and decisions. Must be able to work independently with users with varying levels of technical knowledge.

All employees of the Research Technologies division of UITS work in a highly collaborative environment which requires of all employees' willingness to cooperate and collaborate with colleagues and clients, openness with information, professional and respectful approaches to collaboration and contention, and compliance with university policies including IU's Intellectual Property policies. Code and documentation developed by staff in relation to or as part of their professional work activities are, unless otherwise designated in advance, considered to be the Intellectual Property of IU, per IU Intellectual Property guidelines. Code and documents are to be stored and maintained within identified shared code and document repositories, shared with other entities within IU, and disclosed to IURTC promptly. All employees are required to uphold and support IU's mission in deed and in spirit . and particularly its activities in research, education, and engagement in the state of Indiana and beyond.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment institution.