REMOTE Sr. SQL Database Developer

City of Hope

Irwindale, CA

Job posting number: #7087943 (Ref:10013889)

Posted: October 27, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

This is a Fully Remote Role. You may sit in any of the 48 States but prefer West and Mountain Time Zone Candidates.

Position Summary
Will form part of the Research Informatics Applications team that supports ongoing operations. Will assist to develop a next generation software platform for supporting research applications.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Contributes to the design and development of next generational platform to support clinical and translational research.
  • Supports ongoing operations. Is involved in hands on debugging and supporting business logic embedded inside the database such as Stored Procedures. Supports the business activities setup around scheduled jobs and processes. Provides the stability to the ongoing operations of the business units. Understands the code and makes fixes without much hand holding and direction.
  • Researches new technologies, prototypes new methodologies, and stays abreast with the constantly evolving best practices of the industry.
  • Other Duties as assign

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • A BS degree in computer sciences, information management, life sciences or a related field.
  • More than 10 years of work experience.
  • 5+ years in SQL Server administration
  • 10+ years in Database development including SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, etc.
  • 5+ years experience in writing reports in SQL Reporting Services or other similar platforms
  • Experience working with ETL tools such as SSIS

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Work in healthcare or other life sciences is a plus.
  • Familiarity with HL7 is preferred.
  • Exposure to current trends such as ORM, SOA, RESTful data services
  • Well versed and on-hands with database technologies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Read, review and debug the transact-SQL code with no or little documentation
  • Support ongoing systems activities
  • Work at the database level in a DBA capacity
  • Participate in next generation platform discussions
  • Should be able to work in collaborative and agile teams

Additional Information:

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


  • Posting Date: Oct 26, 2021
  • Job Field: Information Technology
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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