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Scientific Software Engineer - 18-01120
Ref No.: 18-01120
Location: Farmington, Connecticut
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 05/07/2018 to 01/31/2019
Java/Python developer/Biology domain

A six month contract Scientific Software Engineer position is available immediately!
This position reports to the Associate Director of Computational Sciences Scientific Computing (CSSC) team that is primarily responsible for developing software applications for scientific research programs.
The individual in this position is responsible for developing software applications and systems to support genetics and genomics research including but not limited to web-based technologies and systems.
A senior level candidate will lead development of complex projects, from high-level requirements, involving teams that may include other software developers, bioinformatics analysts, statisticians and scientists.
The ideal candidate for this position has BS or higher degree in computer science or bioinformatics and/or significant related job experience in the biomedical field or bioinformatics.
Experience in identifying and developing software applications in the biomedical sciences and/or bioinformatics and implementing systems for analyzing large-scale scientific data e.g. Next Generation Sequencing data (NGS) is preferred. Experience with data exploration and visualization is a plus.
This individual will function as part of a highly productive software team and will work closely with researchers across all three campuses to develop tools to aid them in their research.
A senior level incumbent will also be expected to mentor junior software engineers.
This individual should have a strong interest in leading-edge technologies, and finding ways to apply these technologies to solve cutting-edge scientific problems.
They will regularly track the bioinformatics applications literature, and adapt relevant applications to bioinformatics environment.


The qualified candidate will have working knowledge with most of the following:
  • 3-10 years of experience is software development
  • Development environment: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows.
  • Web: jQuery, Bootstrap, Flask, Grails, reactive frameworks (ReactJS, VueJS, etc)
  • Languages: Python, Java, Groovy, C++, JavaScript (experience with dynamic languages a plus)
  • Database: PostgreSQL, MySQL, noSQL
  • Testing: Unittest, Doctest, py.test, xUnit, Spock
  • Tools: Git, IntelliJ IDE products (PyCharm, Idea), build tools, Atlassian Suite
  • Capable of working in an agile development environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Knowledge in statistics, biology, genomics are considered a plus
  • Knowledge of machine learning, image analysis, big data processing, and cloud environments a plus
  • Ability to identify new bioinformatics applications and lead the development of the same.