Application Support Engineer II

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Information Technology


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. The WHI is one of the largest U.S. prevention studies of its kind and it is currently moving into its third extension. The WHI Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), located at Fred Hutchinson, is responsible for study implementation and coordination of statistical, epidemiologic, nutritional and clinical aspects of the WHI and is responsible for data collection, management and analysis. WHI is seeking an individual with REDCap experience, a working knowledge of data structures and a basic understanding of data management concepts. Fundamental knowledge of coding constructs is a plus. This position is also responsible for supporting the front-end components of the WHI scanning system, built on Scantron scanners and software. The scanning system collects data and archives images from hardcopy participant forms. While experience with OMR and imaging systems is a plus, it is not required. In-depth training on the scanning system will be provided. This is a unique position that offers opportunities to learn and contribute in other areas of a complex data collection and data management environment. The WHI Database and Applications Team supports the core WHI study as well as dozens of ancillary studies. Our mission is to collect and maintain the highest quality data in support of this important research, from application design through the delivery of analytic data sets.


  • Manage the WHI REDCap platform: Develop and test surveys using REDCap features for validation and skip logic; Load recipient information; Distribute surveys; Monitor and extract delivery failure data; Export survey data; Load survey data into databases using existing scripts.
  • Support the front-end components of the WHI scanning system: Define and test new forms using the Scantron application development module;
  • Troubleshoot scanning issues, including contacting Scantron support for assistance as needed; Install and test Scantron software and scanners; hardware components.
  • Maintain ongoing contact with stakeholders to ensure timely development and implementation of REDCap surveys and Scantron forms.
  • Research and implement enhancements that optimize and streamline applications and processes.
  • Communicates timely updates to end-users and stakeholders.
  • Create accurate documentation in a timely manner.
  • Application user support (approximately 40 users): Installation; Connectivity issues; Monitor the user support email account and route issues to team members.
  • Other responsibilities and tasks as needed to support the team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related degree, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three years of experience with data management, data analysis, or other data administration function including collection and distribution.
  • Experience deciphering and organizing large amounts of data.
  • Experience with REDCap including creating and testing surveys, maintaining projects, implementing field-level validation and skip logic.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic data structures and ETL (extract, transform, load) concepts. Experience with a relational database is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Windows 10+ and software installation.
  • Working knowledge of shared network folders, mapped drives and basic command line interfaces.
  • Excellent email, phone and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Attentive to detail and quality of work.
  • Self-starter who naturally takes the initiative to problem solve, learn and improve their skill set.
  • Work efficiently independently and as part of a team.


Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.



Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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