Job Description

Job Title: System Programmer/Analyst Lead
Job ID: 698832
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Academic Computing OAC
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213



Provides regular full-time applications programming development and maintenance functions for a variety of clinical and research projects. Defines requirements, develops and/or maintains computer applications/systems and providing services to meet business needs with deadlines. Supervises and gives directions to staff. This position sits within the Academic Computing OAC department.

  • Design, write and debug programs under the operating systems for signal processing and time series data collection, management and analysis.
  • Independently evaluate and documents operational performance, diagnose issues/incidents, completes service requests/problem resolution for complex business systems or processes.
  • Provide direction to other staff regarding technical solutions to meet business issues and anticipate impact and propose solutions.
  • Research and analyze complex operational business process.
  • Select and recommend for purchase, computer systems to meet the guidelines.
  • Specify, develop and program a multi-user database system responsible for recording and storing information regarding sample locations, confidential subject information, test results and sample status sufficient to meet guidelines.
  • Supervise professional level programmers in the design, development and testing of applications.


  • Typically has completed a four-year academic degree including courses in computer programming, systems analysis, system development, or systems engineering OR has acquired Core IT skills and knowledge via practical experience. 
  • Completes on-going training on-the-job, through courses, self-study, certifications and/or advanced degrees to maintain and enhance technical and business capabilities. 
  • Serves as lead resource for dealing with challenging technical or business issues. 
  • Demonstrates prevention techniques to avoid repeat issues and crisis situations. 
  • Applies advanced knowledge in a primary discipline and working knowledge in multiple relevant disciplines to create solutions for highly complex business situations. 
  • Demonstrates success leading teams or collaborating with business partners and peer-level professionals from other IT specialties from UPMC or vendor or consulting organizations. 
  • Establishes and refines the essential IT principles, departmental policies, procedures and analytical rules that guide their application in practical situations.
  • Bachelors Degree
Preferred Skills:
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • C# and VBA
  • Previous lead experience 

Salary Range: $31.54 to $47.99

Union Position: No

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