Vanderbilt University Medical Center Contract Python Cloud Based Application Developer - TempForce in Nashville, Tennessee

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Department Summary:

The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Transformational Research (VICTR) mission is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care. This is accomplished using a multi-faceted approach: through collaboration with a wide variety of research partners; by training, nurturing and rewarding participating researchers; by funding research; by developing new and innovative ways to involve the community in research; by developing new informatics and bio-statistical systems; and by making available the latest technologies and sound research results affecting patient care.

Expected Performances

This position will develop and modify software under occasional guidance; design, code, and perform benchmark testing, as well as debugging and documentation of programs. Implement small projects or components or large projects. Ability to solve medium to complex problems through the following technical core competencies:

  1. Application Development: Demonstrates proficiency of programming and other development tasks independently and without support from others for moderate to difficult applications. Has conducted all of the tasks and activities required to complete the applications development phase and participated in the process of fully implementing the system. Able to successfully debug complex routines. In terms of structured programming, has used structured code to produce modules of straightforward logic.

  2. Applications Development Standards and Procedures: Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate knowledge of applications development standards and procedures in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Is attentive to existing applications development standards and procedures, and may recommend improvements to existing applications development standards and procedures within the work area.

  3. Applications System Analysis: Has some training in or light exposure to basic systems analysis tasks. Participated in one or more systems analysis tasks such as: collection of documents, user interviews, file analysis, process flow charting, functional process modeling, data modeling, feasibility, prototyping, and evaluating existing systems. Able to analyze information and verify its completeness. If applicable, has knowledge of the concepts of structured functional specifications, modularity and partitioning.

  4. Applications System Design: Demonstrates the ability to conduct systems design tasks in a team environment or independently to build or enhance a simple system. Has conducted the basic phases of systems design including preparing design and file specifications, preparing testing, conversion, and implementation plans, designing system architecture and process flows, and preparing program requirements and specifications. Creatively generates multiple potential solutions. In terms of structured systems design, if applicable, has participated in the structured design of one or more conventional, relatively uncomplicated data processing systems as a member of a project team. Is familiar with standard methods for functional decomposition. Has participated in structured design walk-throughs.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Python Cloud Based Application Developer with experience using modern web application frameworks who will work on a data repository and API. All of our applications are continually evolving, requiring flexible software architecture and the ability to rapidly refactor and modernize. The collaborative nature of this project requires excellent communication skills and the ability to understand and refine requirements. This is a 12 month contract role and can be remote.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be the Data and Research Center for the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) “All of Us” Research Program, a landmark study of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors affecting the health of a million or more people. This initiative requires the development and maintenance of web applications and APIs to support participants, health provider staff, and researchers. This position will work closely with our partners from several organizations, including Verily Health (part of the Alphabet family of companies) and the Broad Institute using the Google Cloud Services infrastructure.

Position Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of web application development experience (or the equivalent)

4 years of web application development experience

Experience with and knowledge of:

Object-oriented Python programming

MVC frameworks

Relational databases (MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, etc.)

REST API architecture

Preferred experience

  • Flask, SQLAlchemy, and Alembic

  • Google Cloud (App Engine, Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage, Datastore, etc.)

  • Git, GitHub pull requests, and continuous integration

Length of Assignment:



8 AM - 5 PM

Job Temporary Services

Organization: HR TempForce 108252

Title: Contract Python Cloud Based Application Developer - TempForce

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Requisition ID: 1811407

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.