Software Developer

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Closing date
Dec 18, 2023

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Job Details

Department: College of Public Health

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)

Location: Fairfax

Telework Friendly: Yes; this is not a fully remote position, candidates must be onsite and within commuting distance to the campus

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Restricted: Yes; this position is not supported by state funds

Criminal Background Check: Yes

About the Department:

The College of Public Health at George Mason University comprises four academic units in addition to Social Work: Global and Community Health; Health Administration and Policy; Nursing; and Nutrition and Food Studies, fielding a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs (BS through PhD). The College has seven academic programs that are externally accredited and is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate and 950 graduate students and approximately 140 faculty and staff. Further information about the College may be found at:

The Equitable and Accessible Software to Detect Injuries (EAS-ID) Project was created to address the disparity in visualizing bruises on darker skin tones. Solving this problem has the potential to positively impact the lives and health outcomes for the millions of Americans with darker skin who are victims of violence annually in addition to many more millions across the world.

About the Position:

Responsible for software development activities for the Equitable and Accessible Software to Detect Injuries (EAS-ID) project, by closely working with PIs and other team members, and independently completing their own portions of work. They will work as part of the team developing a platform that integrates large structured, unstructured, and image data. The platform will need to operate in a secure environment, and be able to communicate with external systems through APIs.

  • Collaborates with a team of researchers, graduate students, and software developers to perform technical research, software design, and software engineering activities needed to build the platform. Specifically, the activities include software design, database design, software implementation, database implementation, system interoperability, and mobile platform integration;
  • Writes reports and software documentation; and
  • Participates in group meetings and related activities within the entire team.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, with considerable software development experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Computer programming (Python, JavaScript, PHP), design and implementation of application programming interfaces (APIs), design of user interfaces, system implementation in mobile software and hardware
    • Full-stack development
    • JavaScript with React framework for front-end development
    • Back-end development, APIs
    • High-performance database development
  • Strong technical skills and ability to work in Linux and cloud environments.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; and
  • Knowledge of deep neural networks and computer vision, design and implementation of database systems, server-based and cloud environments, computer security and patient privacy, and EHR data integration.

Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for the Software Developer at; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Please Note: This position is telework friendly. The position is not fully remote, and candidates must be onsite and within commuting distance to the campus.

Posting Open Date: November 17, 2023

For Full Consideration, Apply by: December 1, 2023

Open Until Filled?: Yes

Mason Ad Statement

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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