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Senior Software Development Engineer, Back-End - Remote

The Emmes Company, LLC
Rockville, Maryland
Closing date
Dec 19, 2022

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Engineer, IT
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Senior Software Development Engineer, Back-End


The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to excellence in supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation. We believe in the power of truth, so much so that we named our company Emmes, which means truth. Through decades of experience we have learned that collaborative relationships thrive and human health benefits when truth is our compass.

Our "Character Achieves Results" culture is driven by five key values that guide our actions in the way we conduct research and distinguish us as an organization: Integrity, Agility, Passion for Excellence, Collaborative Partnerships and Intellectual Curiosity. We are a trusted partner to clients who share our passion for improving public health in a world of ever-changing scientific research.

If you share our motivations and passion in research, come join us! You will be joining a collaborative culture that empowers every Emmes employee — from entry level through top executive — to contribute to our clients' success by sharing ideas openly and honestly.

Primary Purpose

Designs, develops, and enhances application programming interfaces (APIs) for cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) web-based clinical trials applications.

  • Designs, develops, and enhances APIs for cloud-based, SaaS web-based clinical trials applications
  • Collaborates with product, front-end and software quality assurance (SQA) teams for integration, design, and verification in an agile environment
  • Adheres to industry best practices and Emmes' quality standards for code security and optimization
  • Performs unit testing, debugging, and troubleshooting as needed to ensure quality of work
  • Performs code reviews, assess regression impact for design changes, and complete technical documentation
  • Identifies opportunities for refactoring/reworking major modules and see implementation through to deployment

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2 or more years of related professional experience
  • Expertise in web platform development tools like Node.js, Express, AWS Amplify, AWS Lambda, AppSync, and GraphQL
  • Expertise in API security
  • Expertise with DynamoDB, Amazon Aurora, or other relational database management system
  • Experience with source code repositories like AWS CodeCommit, Git/GitHub, or SVN
  • Any of the following additional technical skills would be a plus, but none are required:
    • Experience with testing frameworks
    • Experience with ECS/Docker
    • Experience with distributed/event-driven systems (like Kafka or Kinesis)
    • Experience working in an agile team
    • Experience with modern IDEs like VSCode and integrated plugins for version control, code prettify(eslint)
    • Experience with ReactJS, Material-UI, or other front-end libraries
  • Strong collaborating skills with cross-functional teams to ensure features ship successfully
  • Strong multitasking, problem solving, and organizational skills

Emmes is a federal government contractor and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Individuals with medical conditions or sincerely religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

Why work at Emmes?

At Emmes, your actions and hard work will have a direct impact on public health initiatives, both globally and in our local communities with opportunities for volunteerism through our Emmes Cares community engagement program. We offer a competitive benefits package focused on the health and needs of our growing workforce, including:
  • Unlimited Approved Leave

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • 401k & Profit Sharing Plan
  • Work From Home Anywhere in the US

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

  • Casual Dress Code & Work Environment


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.


The Emmes Company, LLC established in 1977, is a privately owned Clinical Research Organization (CRO).  We are a public health focused company that is growing and adding staff regularly in many areas including clinical operations, data management, bio statistics, project management, and regulatory as well as corporate positions to support our project needs.  We are committed to ensuring that our newly hired staff receive a positive virtual on-boarding experience and the support they need to effectively work remotely.  Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Emmes employs over seven hundred staff worldwide with offices located in Frederick, Maryland, Tysons Corner, Virginia, Vancouver, Canada and Bangalore, India.  Ranked as a top area workplace of choice by the Washington Post, Emmes fosters an environment of collaboration, professional growth, and exceptional work life balance. 

Our studies impact public health initiatives on a global scale occurring in more than sixty countries spanning across six continents. We are dedicated to providing statistical and epidemiological expertise, computer systems deployment, data management, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support to clients engaged in biomedical research.   Emmes offers support for the entire process of clinical trials from study design and protocol development through data analysis and manuscript generation. 

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