Application Developer C (Department of Radiology)
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Application Developer C (Department of Radiology)

University Overview

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.

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Posted Job Title
Application Developer C (Department of Radiology)

Job Profile Title
Application Developer C

Job Description Summary
This position is as a member of a team of software developers who are creating and deploying medical image analysis software tools based on research produced within the Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics. The developer will be responsible for software packaging, writing software or updating code originating as research prototypes for integration in stand-alone GUI applications or web-based solutions.

Job Description

This position is as a member of a team of software developers who are creating and deploying medical image analysis software tools based on research produced within the Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics. The developer will be responsible for software packaging, writing software or updating code originating as research prototypes for integration in stand-alone GUI applications or web-based solutions.

The preferred candidate will make a direct contribution to medical and scientific research by applying good software engineering practices to take algorithms and software from a research stage and implement them in polished applications that are deployable in a clinical setting.

The developer will interact directly with researchers at Penn and external collaborators to determine functional requirements and propose and implement innovative technical solutions and must be able to communicate effectively with stakeholders at various levels. He or she must ensure adherence to technical, quality assurance, data integrity and security standards and guide team members and researchers in the software development process.

Responsibilities include identification and implementation of technologies for client-side applications, web-based products, and hybrid solutions to fit specific project goals and requirements. Working with other team members, the candidate must plan, organize, and manage development projects and associated schedules.

This role functions within a research environment that encourages people from diverse backgrounds to thrive, including recent graduates, people wanting to make a career change, or even those with non-traditional career tracks, educational paths, or life experiences. If this environment sounds like a strong match, or even an exciting challenge, we encourage you to apply and use your cover letter to explain why you would be a good fit for the role.


A Bachelor's Degree (Computer Science, or related fields preferred) and a minimum of 2-3 years professional software development experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

The candidate must have at least:

  • Two-three (2-3) years' experience software development in C++

  • Two-three (2-3) years of experience using source control, versioning, and testing during the software development lifecycle

  • Two (2) years of experience development of medical image analysis software with ITK and VTK

  • Two (2) years of experience with computational techniques in medical image analysis

    Required Skills and Technologies:

    - Ability to communicate effectively and guide team members in the development process and attention to detail

    - Basic familiarity with image analysis algorithms and tools

    - C++, CMake, Qt, Python

    - Development experience in multi-platform environments with open-source tools

    - Experience with Continuous Integration/Deployment in a DevOps environment

    - Experience with Image Processing Toolkits (ITK, VTK, OpenCV)

    - Experience with medical image analysis application development based on ITK and VTK

    - Experience with software packaging and distribution

    - Strong technical abilities and a proven track record of learning and applying new, complex, computational and mathematical techniques in a professional setting

    - Understanding of source control, versioning, and testing as part of the software development lifecycle

    Preferred Skills:

    - Experience with Deep Learning frameworks (Tensorflow, Torch/pyTorch).

    - Experience with Web application development (node.js, javascript)

    - Formal QA process experience

    - Experience applying computational techniques in medical image analysis or comparable educational background

    Working Conditions: Office, library, computer room

    Physical Effort: Typically sitting at a desk or table

    The estimated salary for this role is $51,824 - $70,000.

    Job Location - City, State
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Department / School
    Perelman School of Medicine

    Pay Range
    $51,824.00 - $109,535.33
    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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