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UT Health Programmer Analyst II - School of Public Health in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Programmer Analyst II - School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Information Technology

UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2200004S

Department: School of Public Health

Location: TMC

Position Type: Full Time/ Exempt

Position Summary:

The Center for Health Care Data (CHCD) has a series of projects related to service contracts, outcomes research and research on population health and health outcomes. The Programmer Analyst II works with senior staff to create the coding required to extract data to support researcher questions. Responsible for analyzing datasets, developing program specifications, writing and maintaining programs, and coding and testing programs. This position encourages creative thinking and depends on the ability to work productively with a wide range of team members including data scientists, experienced programmers, biostatisticians and project managers, etc.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Consults with and analyzes the users’ needs to ensure the programming and resulting data extract fulfills required needs.

  • Analyzes/designs system flows and develops/codes program specification to ensure the agreed upon requirements are met.

  • Writes, tests, and implements computer programs. Codes straight-forward to moderately complex programs and ensures that the programs conform to departmental standards

  • Tests programming thoroughly to ensure all expected results are verified and discrepancies are resolved.

  • Adheres to departmental standards to ensure the consistency of product produced.

  • Participates in structured technical and functional walk-through with project team members and reports status of programming to team members/clients on a regular basis to ensure a full understanding of the program and the status of completion.

  • Resolves problems that arise with existing data systems to ensure the efficiency and proper functioning of programs and systems.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software, and programming.


  • Experience with SQLstatistical analysis programs such as SAS, R or STATA

  • Any programming language PL/SQL, python is a plus

  • Knowledge of administrative healthcare claims, electronic medical records, social determinants of health datasets a plus.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, related field or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

  • Two years of programming experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

  • This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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