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Software Engineer (Technical Analyst II)- MIRA Project- CDI - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #915028                                        

Position: Software Engineer (Technical Analyst II)  

Site: MIRA Project- Cancer Digital Intelligence (CDI) 

Reports To: Imaging Platform Lead, CDI 

Department: Research

Salary Range: $34.62 to $43.28 per hour commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy

Hours: 37.5 hours per week 

Status: Temporary Full Time


University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Software Engineer (Technical Analyst II) in our Research Department.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,600 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's seven research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is seeking a talented Software Developer to work on innovative and high-impact software solutions that enable clinical cancer research and data science. The successful candidate will work on projects led by the Cancer Digital Intelligence (CDI) Program in collaboration with the Radiation Medicine Program.

Primary tasks will involve developing applications and services used by clinicians and researchers to advance medical imaging and cancer treatment technology. This will include the development of automated pipelines for aggregating and processing large clinical datasets including 3D medical images and radiation therapy data. These pipelines will be used to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for various applications including automated segmentation, risk stratification, outcomes predictions, and clinical decision support. The successful candidate will work within a specialized group including physicists, oncologists, researchers and other developers, aiming to rapidly prototype and deploy innovative solutions using cutting-edge software technologies. Individuals with experience in software engineering, machine learning, image processing and web application development are encouraged to apply.


  • Completion of an undergraduate degree program preferably with focus in computer science, computer engineering, or experience equivalent to minimum 2 years working as a software developer in the health field. 
  • Experience with software development concepts and methodologies including software development life cycle, design patterns, version control, issue tracking, etc. 
  • Experience with systems design and engineering 
  • Passion for exploring and learning modern software technologies 
  • Required technical skills: 
    • Expertise with C# and .NET 
    • Web application development (HTTP, ASP.NET Core/Blazor UI, Bootstrap, CSS) 
    • API development and management 
    • Relational and non-relational databases (Mongo, MSSQL, PostgreSQL) 
  • Experience with medical image processing, scientific computing and deep-learning frameworks 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization, prioritization skills, computer skills, ability to learn quickly and work independently 
  • Curious mindset and passion for problem-solving and experimentation 

What You’ll Be Doing: 

  • Use sound agile development practices, including testing and code reviewing, to develop and deliver technology solutions (dev ops) 
  • Implement approved designs following best practices and with high quality standards 
  • Contribute to detailed component design and development plans 
  • Work closely with quality assurance team members to resolve issues raised by testing throughout the development cycle 
  • Working in a team environment with excellent time management skills and task prioritization for multiple concurrent projects 
  • Perform data mining, quality control and curation 
  • Design and implement image-processing and data science pipelines 


Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: March 21, 2023              Closing Date: April 21, 2023

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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