PROGRAMMER ANALYST - The the Tufts University Sciences Knowledgbase

Tufts University - Boston

Posting Title : PROGRAMMER ANALYST - The the Tufts University Sciences Knowledgbase
Requisition Number : 1936
City : Boston
State/Province : Massachusetts
Zip code : 02111
Job Description-Overview :

TUSK, the Tufts University Sciences Knowledgbase, is a comprehensive open source educational system serving health sciences graduate education. Started in 1995, TUSK is now used in 6 US medical schools and 11 universities in the developing world. As part of the USAID funded REPOND project in conjunction with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the Office of Technology for Learning in the Health Sciences, which produces TUSK is helping universities to respond to emerging pandemic threat. TUSK is in the process of becoming internationalized to be used in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Programmer responsibilities will involve:

  • Creating new applications, updating existing ones and determining how to make separate applications work together.

  • The entire development cycle to create applications within the framework which will involve requirement gathering, coding, testing, and releasing.

  • Working with user support to troubleshoot problems and assist with documentation writing.

  • Exploring new technologies and applications as TUSK grows.

Job Description - Requirements :

Basic Qualifications: Bachelors degree with 1-2 years experience is required. The candidate should have a working knowledge of Unix, Apache, Javascript, CSS and HTML. The candidate should know Perl or another open source programming language and be willing to learn Perl. Experience with Mason and HTML5 is desirable. Ability to lift 20lbs with or without accommodation.



Preferred Requirements: Expertise in Perl. Experience with template system such as HTML::Mason. Good knowledge of Apache, Javascript, CSS and HTML. Experience with HTML5. Knowledge of using web services.

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