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Senior Applications Developer

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Vancouver
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Senior Applications Developer for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 187450



Designs, implements and maintains data collection, integration and storage tools.  Develops new applications not provided by software vendors, customization of vendor-supplied systems and development to further integrate a mix of vendor-supplied and internally developed applications and databases.  Develops and supports complex projects, including projects with the highest impact and/or visibility across PeaceHealth.  Serves as mentor to other developers on the team.



  1. Proposes new development standards as needed, with implementation plans for new standards.
  2. Trains and mentors other developers within the work team.
  3. Serves as a participant and/or consultant to projects with highest complexity, impact, and visibility.
  4. Designs, tests, installs and upgrades production relational databases and accompanying applications.
  5. Develops and maintains logical and physical entity/relationship data models and implement model schemas within standard database technologies.  Plans and conducts structured testing of database designs to confirm functionality and performance
  6. Conducts analysis of application environments, document requirements, and define technical architecture. Develops customizations and tailoring of applications and databases, knowledgeably coordinates details across a variety of teams.  May serve as an application consultant in defining systems to achieve objectives for technical and application support.
  7. Plans and conducts periodic application performance monitoring to ensure general response times meet customer expectations.  Performs routine or customary operational and monitoring activities to ensure database environments are stable and capable of meeting on-going business needs.
  8. Works collaboratively with key stakeholders to maintain application development standards, monitor standards for consistent usage and help other move towards standards.
  9. Develops tools as appropriate to support application initiatives using knowledge of content management tools and concepts.
  10. Researches new technologies, recommends upgrades, enhancements, etc. and assist with the implementation of new technologies. 
  11. May lead security audits for regulatory or legal compliance including HIPPAA internal policies, etc.
  12. Responds to system emergencies, downtimes and facilitates additional support capabilities with HID as appropriate.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related, relevant field.  Equivalent experience may substitute for degree



  • 5 or more years of development experience, or demonstrated ability to work on the most complex projects facing PeaceHealth (with full grasp of all relevant development technologies).
  • Experience with complex projects with minimal supervision.
  • Experience/knowledge to develop interactive database applications required.
  • Experience using Windows (and components such as IIS, etc.) Office, web editors, iSeries web environments, and other tools used for web-based and client/server applications.
  • Experience with web and application server capabilities for various platforms such as Windows, AS/400, Tandem, etc.
  • Experience with server-based database platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, Oracle and associated programming languages such as RPG, Visual Basic, Java, JavaScript, ASP, NET, HTML, XML, etc.
  • Experience and/or knowledge with server platforms (hardware and software) and configurations, including but not limited to services such as Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS), Microsoft Index Server, IBM web frameworks, WebSphere, APACHE, Secure Sockets Layer, use of Outlook/Exchange within the framework of web pages/site(s), electronic commerce, etc.
  • Experience/knowledge of relational and object-oriented databases and structures.
  • Experience with data modeling, logical and physical database design is preferred.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environme

Variants of the SQL Query Language:


Transact SQL






Report Writing Tools:

Jasper; JasperReports; JasperSoft


Birt; Eclipse

Crystal Reports


Development Languages:

Java Script



Other Skill Terms:

Data Modeling


Data Lake




Fact Tables




  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).


For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!  We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment!


To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.


Location: Vancouver, Shared Services Center (802)
Job Category:  Business, Administrative & Facilities 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.



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