Sr Software Developer

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Sep 11, 2019
Sep 21, 2019
Full Time
The Advanced Biomedical and Computing Sciences (ABCS) provides technology development, scientific consultation, collaboration, data analysis and training to the NCI and NIH scientists and staff. The Data Solutions and Systems Biology (DSSB) group in ABCS strives to streamline and provide innovative solutions for the NCI/NIH community to access and use biological information collected across different sources and formats. Integrating diverse data sources to enable disease agnostic access and analysis, variant impact annotation, identifier conversions across species, and merging clinical and research data enables translation from basic to the goal of precision medicine. KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES Working with the development team, implement customer requirements using clear, maintainable, usable modules Act as a technical expert and authority on production-grade software modules and techniques Document approaches and mechanisms clearly and comprehensively Research and proof cutting edge methods for user interaction and data presentation Coordinating with QA resources and techniques, ensure that the delivered software is stable and defect-free BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign Degrees must be evaluated for U. S. equivalency In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of six (6) years of experience in the development and maintenance of production-grade software Demonstrated expertise in one or more contemporary Object-Oriented programming languages, such as Python Java PHP C# Expertise with at least one client / web presentation framework, such as: React Angular Bootstrap Jquery Expertise with at least one SQL/NoSQL databases, such as: Oracle MySQL MongoDB Neo4J Experience in ALM, and using and administering VCS such as git, TFS or SVN Able to create and reuse modular code, and identify candidates for encapsulation, modularization and reuse by analyzing existing artifacts Experience with Quality assurance concepts such as Unit Testing, System Testing, Section 508 Accessibility and system usability Understanding of full SDLC and experience with an Agile development lifecycle Analytical, comparative and critical thinking skills - especially, ability to review existing artifacts for suitability and identify potential improvements to legacy and new software Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies according to the changing needs of the project and organization Ability to self-direct with little or abstract day-to-day instruction Leadership characteristics - Able to mentor and direct more junior developers on technical issues Excellent written and verbal communication skills / ability to document and communicate complex technical concepts for a variety of audiences Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Proficiency in two or more of the following Python MongoDB JavaScript (ECMAScript 2016) React Full-stack capability (Presentation, Application/BLL, Backend experience) Systems administration experience, including Computer organization / performance tuning experience Deployment tools, continuous integration DBA Experience - Database maintenance, deployments Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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