• Software Engineer, Knowledge Systems Group

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 4 months ago(8/14/2019 12:02 PM)
    Job ID
    IT/Health IT/Informatics
    full time
    Location : Address
    450 Brookline Ave
    Location : City
  • Overview

    Located in Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


    The Knowledge Systems Group (KSG) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute operates at the crossroads of cancer genomics, software and medicine. Our platforms are focused on mining of cancer genomic data sets, matching patients to clinical trials, and building cloud-based infrastructure for sharing of cancer data.


    Check out our website: http://bcb.dfci.harvard.edu/knowledge-systems/


    We are seeking Software Engineer to help build open-source software to enable precision cancer medicine. 



    The Software Engineer is an exceptional candidate who, in addition to software experience, has an interest in applying their skills to tackling problems in human health. 

    • Design and develop software, databases and interfaces for analyzing and manipulating genomic and immunologic data, and matching patients to clinical trials.
    • Work towards the paradigm of a microservices architecture where services communicate via APIs.
    • Orchestrate cloud-based services via modern develops frameworks.
    • Develop in Python while adhering to the best practices of automated testing at all steps and code reviews.
    • Build and maintain cloud based data processing workflows, incorporating open source tools for scheduling, monitoring and resource management.


    • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
    • 1+ years of software engineering experience required 
    • 1+ years of Python coding experience required
    • Working knowledge of relational and non-relational databases (MySQL, MongoDB preferred) 
    • Strong interest in contributing to biological research with clinical applications.
    • Experience in modern software development technologies, including distributed versioning systems, continuous integration, and Agile programming practices.
    • Excellent communication skills, outstanding personal initiative, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
    • Ability to meet deadlines and efficiently multi-task 


    • Bioinformatics experience highly preferred 
    • Experienced knowledge of Javascript and any modern Javascript library, especially React, a plus
    • Cloud computing experience, e.g. Amazon, Google Compute, or Digital Ocean a plus
    • Any cloud develop framework experience, such as Kubernetes. User interaction design and data visualization a plus 


    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.




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