Software Development Manager II

  • University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Seattle, WA [remote available]
  • Jan 10, 2022
Full time Computer Science Project Manager Public Health Software Engineer

Job Description

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to deliver to the world timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence to improve health policy and practice. IHME carries out its mission through a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. Our vision is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base so all people live long lives in full health.

IHME is committed to providing the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems. This requires creativity and innovation, which are cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.

IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Software Development Manager II on our Simulation Science team.

The primary purpose of the position is to lead the development, support, and improvement of the team’s vast software portfolio. The Simulation Science team models the impact and cost effectiveness of health care interventions for a variety of stakeholders. The scope of our work is wide. We produce models to compare interventions on maternal and child health, to evaluate new drugs for the treatment of non-communicable diseases, and to gauge the impact of public policy interventions on disease dynamics. This modeling work is done using a flexible, open-source simulation framework run on IHME’s 20,000-core high-performance computing cluster. The SDM II role includes management of software dependencies, both within Simulation Science and across other research teams.

The Software Development Manager II is responsible for improving the efficiency and automation of Simulation Science processes and working with engineers to develop and implement best practices for software development and testing.

The Software Development Manager II sets the direction for software development for research. This role is instrumental in assuring the work maintains the highest quality, upholding the reputation of the Institute as setting the gold standard in quality for health metrics, data, and analytic support for policy. This individual will advise a team of engineers and analysts, and consult on the engineering priorities for IHME as a whole. This position will have autonomy to make decisions about software development priorities, design, and implementation. They will lead a group of engineers and supervise numerous staff, many of whom are also supervisors.

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