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Assoc Dir, Software Engineering

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Associate Director, Software Engineering is a hands-on leader for a team of application developers, DevOps and quality engineers supporting all areas of software development. This leader leverages advanced and strong coding skills with mentorship of individual contributors and collaborates cross functionally to drive software engineering initiatives. In addition to managing a team, the Associate Director architects and develops applications that are tightly integrated with Foundation Medicine’s system and plays a key role in defining and implementing a streamlined suite of applications to improve efficiency across workstreams. The Associate Director role is a strong technical leader in the FMI organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee a team of Software, Devops and quality engineers, on site and offshore, providing coaching, development, performance monitoring, and prioritization of work for the team.
  • Create, enhance and support production like environments that exercise end-to-end testing for combined compliance engineering features. Including but not limited to regression automation, test data management and test consolidation.
  • Provide key contributions to the design and implementation of future state compliance engineering architecture and roadmap.
  • Define and document architecture and functional and design requirements. Partner with Enterprise Architecture, IT, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Product, Architecture and Regulatory groups to define out a global compliance engineering strategy with roadmap of applications to support it.
  • Interact with Value streams, DevOps and Data Engineering teams to get to consolidation and consistency in the Devops area to be compliant by design. Including but not limited to CI/CD process, build technology and procedures.
  • Form an operations function to ensure a system wide support plan gets implemented. Including, but not limited to standard monitoring/practices, triage process, and run book combined with knowledge center.
  • Participate in the continuous process improvement of compliance engineering solutions.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams in Technology and the Product Development group.
  • Develop, plan and recommend budget and staffing changes as required.
  • Design initiatives that ensure applications integrate seamlessly with other programs in use at FMI and integrate with Quality Management, Application Management, Devops and native AWS services such as JAMA, JIRA, qTest, Veeva, Jenkins, Sonarqube, Logz.io, NewRelic, Jfrog etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10+ years of technical experience in all aspects of software engineering

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years in building production quality software using at least one JavaScript Framework (React, Ember, Angular)
  • 6+ years leading a technical team of full stack engineers and developing multi-tier web applications
  • Experience working with relational databases, such as Structured Query Language (SQL), Object-Relational Mapping (ORM), and query tuning, as well as DevOps tools, DevOps processes
  • Experience with modern web technologies and techniques, including but not limited to Javascript (front-end frameworks and backend technology and frameworks), build and deployment tooling, test tooling and test automation tooling processes
  • Experience in building and delivering Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) solutions for applications built on Javascript technology stacks (Jenkins)
  • Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes, and containerization/containerized deployment of software
  • Experience with at least one:
    • Unit test framework (Mocha or Jasmine); and,
    • One E2E testing frameworks (Selenium or Protractor)
    • Cloud infrastructure as code (Cloud Formation/Terraform)
    • AWS (or similar cloud platform)
  • Experience in Unix or Unix-like operating systems
  • Experience capturing requirements from end users and developing formal technical specifications
  • Full understanding of agile development practices
  • Strong understanding of RESTFul API development
  • Familiarity with HTTP web services and Git version control system
  • Familiarity and ability to comply with regulated development environments, including regulations established by the Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture and other applicable regulatory bodies
  • Demonstrated history of successfully managing multiple concurrent initiatives and maintaining one’s own workflow
  • Track record of creating, leading and managing high performing engineering teams
  • Demonstrated ability of meeting project deadlines and of working in a dynamic, fast paced team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent skill in collaboration and problem solving with other departments and colleagues
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  • Understanding of HIPAA and importance of patient data privacy
  • Commitment to reflect FMI's values: Passion, Patients, Innovation, and Collaboration




Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About the Company

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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