Vanderbilt University Medical Center PHP Application Developer in Nashville, Tennessee

Core Skill Preferences

· 4+ years of PHP experience with knowledge of object-oriented concepts

· Working knowledge of JavaScript, jQuery, and CSS

· Working knowledge of REST API services


Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

Click Here To View The VUMC Promise of Discovery

The mission of VICTR is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care. This is accomplished using a multi-faceted approach: through collaboration with a wide variety of research partners; by training, nurturing and rewarding participating researchers; by funding research; by developing new and innovative ways to involve the community in research; by developing new informatics and bio-statistical systems; and by making available the latest technologies and sound research results affecting patient care.

Your Role:

The purpose of the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) is to provide specialized REDCap at -related data planning, implementation, and management services to the Vanderbilt research community as well as outside investigators. The DCC specializes in customizations of REDCap, a secure, web-based application designed to support case report form and survey-based data capture for research studies. Investigators can access this intuitive interface for data entry, data validation, audit trails, export procedures, seamless downloads to statistical packages, and DCC programmers can tailor REDCap functionality to meet the needs of the study or investigator workflow. REDCap is widely used in the Vanderbilt research enterprise and across a large consortium of institutional partners. The DCC staff includes system and web programmers to augment the REDCap system, build custom reporting and dynamic data visualization tools, develop computer routines that interface with clinical systems, and build visually compelling, REDCap-powered research websites.

This is a full-time position with The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Transformational Research (VICTR) and offers challenge, career growth opportunity and a chance to join a highly collaborative team in beautiful Nashville, TN.

Our applications are continually evolving to incorporate more data sources and provide greater utility, requiring flexible software architecture and the ability to rapidly refactor/modernize. As an application developer, you will work with stakeholders to define specifications, as well as collaborate with peers to integrate systems and build shared codebases. Our goal is always to produce software befitting of a leading medical institution - clean, maintainable, and efficient behind the scenes; responsive, intuitive, and beautiful for the end user.

Key Functions and Expected Performance:

This position will develop and modify software under occasional guidance; design, code, and perform benchmark testing, as well as debugging and documentation of programs. Implement small projects or components or large projects. Ability to solve medium to complex problems through the following technical core competencies:

  • Application Development: Demonstrates proficiency of programming and other development tasks independently and without support from others for moderate to difficult applications. Has conducted all of the tasks and activities required to complete the applications development phase and participated in the process of fully implementing the system. Able to successfully debug complex routines. In terms of structured programming, has used structured code to produce modules of straightforward logic.

  • Applications Development Standards and Procedures: Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate knowledge of applications development standards and procedures in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Is attentive to existing applications development standards and procedures, and may recommend improvements to existing applications development standards and procedures within the work area.

  • Applications System Analysis: Has some training in or light exposure to basic systems analysis tasks. Participated in one or more systems analysis tasks such as: collection of documents, user interviews, file analysis, process flow charting, functional process modeling, data modeling, feasibility, prototyping, and evaluating existing systems. Able to analyze information and verify its completeness. If applicable, has knowledge of the concepts of structured functional specifications, modularity and partitioning.

  • Applications System Design: Demonstrates the ability to conduct systems design tasks in a team environment or independently to build or enhance a simple system. Has conducted the basic phases of systems design including preparing design and file specifications, preparing testing, conversion, and implementation plans, designing system architecture and process flows, and preparing program requirements and specifications. Creatively generates multiple potential solutions. In terms of structured systems design, if applicable, has participated in the structured design of one or more conventional, relatively uncomplicated data processing systems as a member of a project team. Is familiar with standard methods for functional decomposition. Has participated in structured design walk-throughs.

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary category requiring exertion up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.


  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.


  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

Job Research

Organization: VICTR 104242

Title: PHP Application Developer

Location: TN-Nashville-2525 West End Ave

Requisition ID: 1805379