Senior Software Developer

Job ID: 384858
Job date: 2018-06-17
End Date: 2018-08-31

Company : Harvard University 

Country : United States 

Role : Technician 

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Job Description:
Duties & Responsibilities

You are a full stack web developer (python/JS) who wants:

  • to build open-source cloud-based solutions for a science data portal,
  • to contribute to science and healthcare,
  • to work in a small team of developers and scientists utilizing state of the art big data technologies and following best practises,
  • to lead the systems analysis, design, development, and implementation of new web applications,
  • to take courses at the Harvard Extension school at very reasonable costs (up to you),
  • to enjoy other excellent benefits Harvard University has to offer.
  • We are the 4D Nucleome (4DN) Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC) at the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), Harvard Medical School (HMS).
  • HMS: Excellent benefits, outstanding opportunities for learning, great resources, name recognition. <7li>
  • DBMI: a vibrant community of scientists and developers whose goal is to advance the boundaries of knowledge. For our developers, the department is like an incubator.
  • DCIC: This is us; a small team building the core data management and analysis framework of 4DN, making sure that the data from the network will be accessible to scientists around the world. The working environment provides the best features of a startup: fast pace, flexibility, flat hierarchies.
  • 4DN: An exciting NIH initiative to understand the structure of the cell nucleus and its implications for cancer.
Technologies we use:
  • Python
  • Pyramid
  • React
  • AWS (lambdas, step functions, and all the other cool stuff)
  • ElasticSearch
  • RESTful API
  • Git / JIRA
  • Travis / Cypress / Codacy
  • Docker / CWL
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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related field and 5 years’ related experience.
  • Experience in developing, testing, and deploying web-based applications.
  • Strong Python development skills.
  • Experience with Python web frameworks (preferably Pyramid / Pylons).
  • Experience with version control systems and team software development (preferably Git).
Additional Qualifications:
  • Cloud computing architectures (preferably with Amazon Web Services).
  • Previous experience working in an academic environment.
  • Ability to work independently, manage own time and learn quickly.
  • Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.
  • Experience working with large amounts of Data and building Data pipelines.
  • API design.
  • Automated testing, Continuous integration/deployment.

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Additional Info:
This posting is a grade 58 and does not require as much competence and experience as the requirements listed on Requisition #46065BR, Lead Senior Software Developer, grade 59. Only one of these requisitions will be filled. The grade will depend on the incumbent's skills and experience.

This is a grant-funded position with the end date of August 31, 2020. There is a strong possibility of renewal.

Job Function: Information Technology

Sub-Unit: -

Location: USA - MA - Boston

Department: Biomedical Informatics

Time Status: Full-time

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade: 058

Appointment End Date:31-Aug-2020

Pre-Employment Screening: Criminal, Education, Identity

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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