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Department2010009 BSD - Center for Data Intensive Science
About the UnitThe Center for Translational Data Science at the University of Chicago is a research center pioneering the discipline of translational data science to advance biology, medicine, and environmental research. We architect ecosystems of large-scale commons of research data, computing resources, applications, tools, and services for the broader research community to use data at scale to pursue scientific inquiry and accelerate discovery. These growing data commons offer petabytes of rich research data to scientists across the world.
Job FamilyInformation Technology
Responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing applications, systems architecture, and network infrastructure. Ensures operation and security of all servers and networks. Configures, installs, maintains and upgrades applications and hardware for the organization's infrastructure and for end-user devices.
Career Track and Job LevelProgramming
Performs and oversees a variety of activities relating to software support and/or development. Oversees technical development projects and the implementation of applications and/or websites. Provides analysis, design, development, debugging, and modification of computer code for applications, beta general releases, and production support. Develops and builds web pages, applications and user interfaces using a variety of software applications, techniques, and tools. New development, break fixes, maintenance, operational support of code and application ecosystem currently in production. Includes overall application administration and integration management.
P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.
Role ImpactIndividual Contributor
ResponsibilitiesThe job performs a variety of activities relating to software support and/or development. Provides analysis, design, development, debugging, and modification of computer code for end user applications, beta general releases, web pages, and production support. Troubleshoots problems using existing procedures to find a possible solution.
1) Investigates, analyzes and resolves day-to-day technical problems using standard procedures., 2) Works with stakeholders to gather and analyze requirements for developmental programs. Receives a moderate level of guidance to design applications to meet University and business requirements., 3) Performs code testing on components and works to ensure that appropriate implementation standards are met. Evaluates design alternatives for development cost and solutions using various methods., 4) Supports and maintains existing applications. Works with web developers and responds to requests from users., 5) Performs other related work as needed.
1) Investigates, analyzes and resolves day-to-day technical problems using standard procedures.
2) Works with stakeholders to gather and analyze requirements for developmental programs. Receives a moderate level of guidance to design applications to meet University and business requirements.
3) Performs code testing on components and works to ensure that appropriate implementation standards are met. Evaluates design alternatives for development cost and solutions using various methods.
4) Supports and maintains existing applications. Works with web developers and responds to requests from users.
1) We're looking for a designer to work closely with our programming teams to create inspiring designs to our data access and submission systems for large-scale data intensive systems. You will join a cross functional team dedicated to building biomedical data commons in support of biomedical research in brain health, blood profiling, pediatric cancers, birth defects, and infectious diseases.
2) The UX/UI Designer will join an innovative team at the intersection of cutting edge research and production systems, both in terms of the bioinformatics and the computer science principles being utilized. The data commons we are building are some of the world's largest collections of biomedical data for scientific research and discovery.
3) You will focus on designing our data access and submission portals for the data commons. These portals are currently utilize technologies such as React JS and Redux, but we only expect you to work closely with the programming teams to implement your designs. Key responsibilities include:
4) User Research - Determine what actions our users want to carry out on our data portals and develop personas, usage scenarios, and storyboards. Our data commons systems also feature a backend API with companion client based tools so we need to determine what the common use cases are for each scenario.
5) User Flow - Define the flow of the user experience when they interact with our portals. Determine which pages and information should be highlighted on the portal dashboard. Create sitemaps and screen flows.
6) Mood Boards - Create mood boards for colors, iconography, typography based on the needs of each individual commons. Some commons already feature sponsor logos and branding that will need to be incorporated into the final look and feel.
7) High Fidelity Mockups - We expect you to be able to create high fidelity mockups of what the data portals should look like for the programming teams to implement. This would include all of the imagery, icons, etc that would be incorporated into the final design.
8) You will also conduct usability testing, prototypes, and analyze user feedback. Your creative ideas must be translated to functional specifications and you will continue to be involved throughout the entire development process. You will present the design work to a wide range of audiences on our collaborative projects.
Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
1) Advanced degree in visual design, communications, computer science, or a related field
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications
Scheduled Weekly Hours40
Drug Test RequiredNo
Health Screen RequiredNo
Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo
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