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Analyst and Quality Assurance Specialist (Informatics Division)

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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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Posted Job Title
Analyst and Quality Assurance Specialist (Informatics Division)

Job Profile Title
Information Technology Communication Analyst

Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Analyst and Quality Assurance Specialist will be responsible work collaboratively with web portal developers, scientific researchers, and academics from various institutions to assure project requirements are executed on schedule and as designed. The incumbent will facilitate communication between several biomedical software development teams in both academia and industry and ensure that agile development processes are followed throughout the project. The project aims to serve, display, and investigate biological research data on a web portal to drive development of therapeutic neuromodulation devices that target neural circuitry of the autonomic nervous system.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage and maintain ticketing system(s) to track development of product life cycle and track progress; Collaborate and facilitate communication with users, project and product managers as well as technical staff to identify feedback and project requirements to create user stories with acceptance criteria captured and managed in a ticketing system
  • Lead regular product development meetings with technical staff, users, and stakeholders
  • Create, maintain, oversee, and execute testing and technical process plans and user documentation in support of planned development through sprint and release activities, including onboarding new team members involved in these processes
  • Product testing and reporting of flaws, failures, or faults during development and maintenance phases of product lifecycle, including investigating and troubleshoot issues, develop and document solutions, including those interim to product release cycle
  • Attend regular team and stakeholder meetings, and those as requested


Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and 2+ years of experience in Computer Science, Engineering, Biomedical Informatics, Health Information Systems, Technology Management or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Required:
  • Experience with Linux, Windows, Mac OS operating systems
  • Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking and sound judgment
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members

    Preferred:
  • Experience in Life Sciences, Neuroscience, Neurology, or related field
  • Experience with quality assurance testing or web development project management
  • Programming experience in Javascript or Python
  • Experience with ticketing systems

    Working Conditions

    Office, library, computer room

    Physical Effort

    Typically sitting at a desk or table

    Job Location - City, State
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

    Department / School
    Perelman School of Medicine

    Pay Range
    $37,220.00 - $73,228.00
    Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

    Affirmative Action Statement
    Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

    Special Requirements
    Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

    University Benefits
    • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
    • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
    • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
    • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
    • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
    • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
    • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
    • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
    • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
    • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
    • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
    • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.



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