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System Engineer, BHIS

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Position Title:    System Engineer

Department:    Belize Health Information System

Reports To:    Director of Information Technology in the Ministry of Health

Salary Pay Scale:    18 $29,184 x 1,272 - $53,352

Station:    Ministry of Health - Belmopan

Basic Purpose of Position:
The System Engineer's primary responsibility is to aid in the development of an application for the
Chronic Kidney Disease (CDK) Project. The engineer is to liaise with Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
(FEMH) in Taiwan to help develop the application based on the requirements determined by the CDK Project. This role reports directly to the Director of Information Technology and acts as a liaison between Ministry of Health and FEMH.

Analysis of Position:
1.    Responsible for writing and coding individual programs from specific requirements.
2.    Refine data and format final product.
3.    Maintain and modify programs; make approved changes by amending flow charts, develop detailed programming logic, and coding changes.
4.    Evaluate simple interrelationships between programs such as whether a contemplated change in one part of a program would cause unwanted results in a related part.
5.    Analyze performance of programs and take action to correct deficiencies based on consultation with users and approval of supervisor.
6.    Confer with users to gain understanding of needed changes or modifications of existing programs. Resolve questions of program intent, data input, output requirements, and inclusion of internal checks and controls.
7.    Write and maintain programming documentation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1.    Test and troubleshoot programs utilizing the appropriate hardware, database, and programming technology.
2.    Perform coding to written technical specifications.
3.    Investigate, analyze and document reported defects.
4.    Perform maintenance programming and correction of identified defects.
5.    Create, document, and implement unit test plans, scripts, and test harnesses.
6.    Create and maintain technical documentation using defined technical documentation templates.
8.    Implement the education program of the application in public medical facilities.
9.    Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required:


A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information  Systems, Information Systems Management or closely related field and three or more years' experience in systems administration.
Have held a management position in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Systems Management or closely related field for five or more years.

1.    At least 5 year experience in software development or software engineering
2.    JUnit Framework (basic introductory knowledge)
3.    Spring Framework (basic introductory knowledge)
4.    Struts Framework (basic introductory knowledge)
5.    Technical documentation (basic introductory knowledge)
6.    Web application development.
7.    Java in a server environment
8.    SQL
9.    J2EE
10.    JSP
11.    XML
12.    HTM L
13.    Linux

1.    Must have a strong understanding of the concepts of Object Oriented Development in particular in Java technologies.
2.    Must have a working knowledge of web development.
3.    Demonstrable Software Development experience.
4.    Knowledge of database architecture and design
5.    Ability to interpret written requirements and technical specification documents. 6. Ability to code software according to published standards and design guidelines.
7.    Flexible attitude, ability to perform under pressure.
8.    A commitment to quality and a thorough approach to the work.
9.    Ability to work well within a team

1.    Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
2.    Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language. 
3.    Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.
4.    Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
5.    Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Conditions of Service:
The above indicates the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent. It is not designed to contain nor should it be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the incumbent.

Applications can be sent to:

Chief Executive Officer

Ministry of Health

Third floor, East Block

City of Belmopan