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#91146 Information Systems Analyst III

Extended Deadline: Thu 1/25/2018

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/4/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Biomedical Informatics is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of biology, medicine, and quantitative sciences. Biomedical informatics researchers develop new methods to integrate and analyze vast amounts of data generated in the laboratory, clinical and translational research, clinical encounters, and population studies.

The goals of the Department of Biomedical Informatics are to (1) promote excellence in biomedical informatics research, (2) collaborate with biomedical researchers in developing new quantitative methods that enable the formulation and testing of original hypotheses, (3) train the next generation of biomedical informatics specialists, and (4) interface with engineering, mathematics, information and computer science communities, serving as a hub for quantitative scientists focused on biomedical research.

This department leads multiple federally and non-profit funded biomedical research projects, which are focused on the integration, analysis, and sharing of biomedical and health care data for the scientific community, as well as patient-centered research. In addition, the department runs a complex computational infrastructure that allows access and analysis of these data in a privacy-preserving manner.

Applies professional concepts, department / unit and campus / medical center / OP policies and procedures to resolve a variety of complex issues in one or more IT areas of specialization. Analyzes complex issues. Within defined procedures and practices, determines appropriate action.

The position involves a seasoned, experienced expert in systems and network administration, with a full understanding of management and security best practices to provide secure and reliable solutions in support of widely varied projects in the Department of Biomedical Informatics.

The incumbent demonstrates good judgement in selecting methods, products and configurations to apply to each situation and provide solutions. Manages several ongoing projects simultaneously, and works well individually, and in a team, on complex installation, configuration, management and research projects. Works with colleagues, managers and department researchers to understand complex problems and works directly with end users to ensure that solutions meet requirements. Provides solutions that implement appropriate security functionality to be used in human-subject research applications.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Advanced skills associated with programming design, modification and implementation. Basic knowledge of secure software development. Demonstrated ability to create software specifications. Extensive experience with utility programming and scripting using Unix shell, python, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to install software and troubleshoot and repair moderately complex problems with computing devices, peripherals and software. Understanding of and experience troubleshooting client, server and peripherals-related issues and actions that can be taken to improve or correct performance. Experience in incident response and digital forensics, including data collection, examination and analysis. Experience with trouble ticket management software such as Footprints or Jira.

  • Thorough knowledge of business and process analysis functions. Knowledge of the design, development and application of technology and systems to meet business needs.

  • Demonstrated experience with database administration. Working knowledge of database management systems and standards. Knowledge relating to database system design. Advanced database querying and modeling skills working with moderately complex databases. Experience setting up and maintaining RDBMS servers including MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL. Familiarity with NoSQL database products such as MongoDB, Couchbase, Cassandra, Hadoop.

  • Familiarity with logical data design and data mapping or data conversion. Familiarity with common data transfer and loading techniques and tools, including bulk loading/high speed import technologies from various database providers.

  • Advanced knowledge of computer security tools, best practices and policies including demonstrated experience securing server-based software. Demonstrated skill at administering moderately complex security controls and configurations to computer hardware, software and networks. Extensive experience with open source system monitoring solutions and SNMP. Ability to set up and maintain alerting and escalation policies and technology to implement them in support of a 24/7/365 system.

  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Ability to elicit and communicate technical and non-technical information in a clear and concise manner.

  • Expert level abilities with virtualization and hyperconvergence products such as VMWare and Nutanix, including advanced aspects such as self-service provisioning portals, capacity and load monitoring and balancing, complex subnet configurations and heterogeneous hardware environments.


  • Knowledge of modern web programming languages, techniques and frameworks, including HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, XML, XSLT, Java, Laravel.

  • Experience building and running web application servers using open source packages such as Tomcat or JBoss/Wildfly including configuring redundant server farms with load balancing and high-availability using mod_jk and Apache.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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UC San Diego School of Medicine
Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/Biomedical Informatics
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Commensurate with Experience
East Campus
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Days, 8 hrs/day


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.