Software Application Developer #53

LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related social services to over 30,000 youths, adults, and older adults in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. LifeWorks NW promotes a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan. Core values include Recovery and Relationships, Resilience, and Results. The four pillars of the strategic vision include Compassionate, Impactful Care, Holistic Health, Passionate Team, and Thriving Organization. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to successfully achieving the mission. LifeWorks NW is committed to advancing our equity and inclusion work with an emphasis on ensuring an anti-racist organizational culture and practice.  We strive to continuously improve the cultural competence and cultural humility of LifeWorks NW, its staff, and its services to clients and consumers in all aspects including race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic background and status, age, religion, veteran status, citizen status, and ability. LifeWorks NW creates and upholds a work environment that is respectful and inclusive for all. LifeWorks NW services are effective across cultural groups.

The Software Application Developer is responsible for the design, implementation, and support of business software applications and integrations. Will act as a liaison with the Business Analysts, Operations and Clinical Staff to ensure software application projects meet requirements.  In addition, provide general information management and software support to end-users at all levels throughout the organization during regular business hours and after hours as needed.

Location: This position is based out of LifeWorks NW's Sylvan site in Portland, OR (near the Oregon Zoo). This position is currently working remotely. 

Pay/Benefits: $66,874 to $73,561 per year. Full benefits

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Research, evaluate, design, implement, test, manage, and maintain software applications and system integrations including data cleansing and migration
  • Identify, analyze, and trouble shoot to identify root causes and resolve system or application issues working with vendors, IT staff, and end-users.  Provides technical support to all staff levels at LifeWorks NW.
  • Write, implement, and test efficient and correct code and database queries
  • Participate and contribute to data analysis, reporting, and dashboard and measures creation and support
  • Prepare requirements, design, test, and training documentation and materials, as required
  • Deploy software tools, processes and metrics
  • Work collaboratively with other IT staff, stakeholders, developers, UI/UX designers, business analysts to identify software and system needs.
  • Display cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency
  • Meets performance standards set by assigned project work/objectives and organizational policies and norms.
  • Effectively communicates both orally and written with customers, team members, and organization.  May be required to train individuals or groups, as needed.
  • Manage and/or perform backup, recovery, and other security measures as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering or higher
  • Preferred minimum 2 years software development experience
  • Working knowledge of SQL, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and scripting languages
  • Preferred experience in Avatar (NetSmart) or similar EMR
  • Preferred experience in full stack development, data analytics and reporting
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and analytical capability in problem solving and data analytics
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.  Team Player.
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends with access to a car and valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to pass a DHS background check.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

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