Senior Software Developer

Medical Science & Computing, LLC (MSC)
Bethesda, MD
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 20, 2020
Full Time
OverviewWe blend deep domain expertise in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management with advanced technologies to help Federal agencies solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to cultivate a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth.The Senior Software Developer will work on solutions to support continued development of NCBI's dbGaP database - add information similar to the example in the square brackets [the world premier archive of assembled and annotated sequence data and is a part of international collaboration that includes archives in Europe and Japan. SeqDB makes biological sequence data submitted by the scientific community available to researchers worldwide, enhancing reproducibility and allowing for new discoveries. SeqDB is a large resource, comprised of over 1.6 billion records and 6 trillion DNA basepairs, and handles requests at rates of up to 50,000/second. The future development of SeqDB will involve re-architecting of the backend sequence databases, including exploration of Cloud-based strategies for sequence access.NCBI is part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCBI is the world's premier biomedical center hosting over six million daily users that seek research, clinical, genetic, and other information that directly impacts biomedical research and public health - at NCBI you can literally help to accelerate cures for diseases! NCBI's wide range of applications, platforms (node, python, Django, C++, you name it) and environments (big data [petabytes], machine learning, multiple clouds) serve more users than almost any other US Government Agency according to . We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!Duties & ResponsibilitiesDuties and ResponsibilitiesResponsible for the development, implementation, testing, and continued maintenance of NCBI's dbSNP database and its associated bioinformatics pipelines, libraries, and services, and for MGV special projectsWork with a diverse group of scientists, bioinformaticians and other developers across the center to implement efficient bioinformatics algorithms and maintainable solutions for data storage and deliveryFacilitate development of cloud-ready tools and pipelines to support sustainable scalability and enable use by collaborators and scientists in the fieldLearn new technologies, keep up with the internal systems, and share your knowledge with the teamProvide expertise to assist other developers in the design and development of new solutionsActively contribute to Scrum events with commitment, courage, focus, openness, and respect to enable transparency, inspection, and adaptation.RequirementsRequired Characteristics3+ years of experience writing maintainable production back-end codeProgramming experience in a Linux environmentFluency in Java, modern C++, or C# (you will have to learn both Java and C++ to contribute)Fluency in at least one scripting language such as Bash, Perl, or PythonAbility to work with common structured documents (at least one of XML or JSON)Experience with CI/CD pipelines, version control, and unit, integration and regression testingDesired CharacteristicsExperience with Cloud technologies a strong plus:GCP: GKE, Cloud Storage, Deployment ManagerAWS: EC2, S3Experience working with genetic and biological dataExperience with relational databasesExperience with no-SQL databases such as CassandraExperience with open-source projects and involvement in open source communities such as Github, etc.Experience managing production workflow of an online public databaseMedical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.Job SummaryJob ID: 2020-3875# of Openings: 1Job Location(s): US-MD-BethesdaPosted Date: 6 days ago(9/11/2020 1:22 PM)Category: Information Technology

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