Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine:


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Occupational Summary


The Center for Virtual Imaging Trials (CVIT) is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Analyst Programmer, Sr.  The Center aims to develop and provide a comprehensive virtual platform to assess the clinical performance of medical imaging technologies or applications from design to use. In its first phase, the Center focuses on Computed Tomography (CT).  The Center will provide essential resources to optimize the design and use of CT technologies for improved human health.


The individual supervises the Analyst Programmer II, and oversees the activities of the center’s hardware and administers the software infrastructure of the Center. CVIT is expected to develop and maintain a high-quality software product, consistent with best software practices and expectations. There is an existing base of working software currently running in the Center. This includes codes to create voxelized phantoms, code to create CT images from these phantoms and code to evaluated image fidelity, with each category having several individual programs.  The individual is to refine, integrate, and add to this existing base.


Work Performed

The duties of the position include the following:

Developing software writing, testing, tracking standards.

Supervision of the software development process. 

Ensure that existing code maintains compliance with the Center’s standards.

Development and orchestration of educational and training material for the center personnel and center users on the software tools and processes. 

Analyzing overall University administrative operations, procedures and functions including forms, organizational structures, work coordination and paper flow processes to determine feasibility of adaptation to electronic data processing methods.

Supervision and coordination of the activities of assigned software and hardware personnel in the development, modification and maintenance of computer programs to effect implementation, revision and continued operation of computer application systems.

Maintaining liaison with representatives of other University data processing operations, professional organizations and equipment manufacturers to ensure utilization of current principles and techniques

Overseeing creation of test suites and documentation for each program.

Overseeing hardware acquisition and integration.

Ensuring compliance with Duke security standards.

Analyzing the in-house software/algorithms enhancements.

Supervising the curation of software from external and internal users.

Performing other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level



Work requires a Bachelor's degree in mathematics or computer science or a computer-related field or equivalent coursework or technical training.


Minimum requirement of four years of progressive programming experience which includes experience as a member of a development team implementing a major system and experience in a supervisory capacity.

Addition requirements:

  • 2+ years of software development experience with a focus on healthcare.
  • 2+ years of experience with
  • 4+ yrs of Linux C/C++/Cmake experience.
  • 2+ yrs of Python experience.
  • 2+ yrs of software testing/tracking – preferably with git.
  • 1+ yrs NVIDIA Cuda C++ interface experience.
  • 1+ yrs Docker/Container experience.
  • Familiarity with computer imaging – preferably medical images (DICOM/HL7/PACS)

The following would be a plus:

  • Experience with Linux administration (prefer RedHat/CentOS).
  • Good knowledge of TCI/IP network architecture.
  • Experience with computer cluster design.
  • Experience with Docker Swarm or Kubernetes.
  • Experience with GPU administration.

The ideal candidate will possess deep domain knowledge of and interest in the mission of the Center, understand the research community’s interactions with the Center, be motivated to learn new software techniques, and have the ability to understand the technical/scientific issues the software presents.


See job description for additional requirements.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description



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Durham, North Carolina

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