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Associate Software Engineer

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

About the Job

The Associate Software Engineer is a part of the Enterprise Systems Engineering Team and is broadly responsible for building and supporting the software applications and their components. The technical products which are developed by the incumbent filling this position help doctors match patients to more advanced treatment options. This position completes design, development, unit testing, code reviews, and development of technical documentation. Code created in this position is to be reusable, testable, efficient, clean and well commented.

As an Associate Software Engineer at Foundation Medicine, this entry level position will be joining the Enterprise Systems Engineering team. The role offers an opportunity to write software for many different business systems across the FMI landscape. It provides a path for career growth and the ability to contribute to our mission of transforming cancer care from day 1.

Key Responsibilities

• Create, configure, or extend programs and applications designated by business need.

• Develop FMI’s software in use by the business; in particular, all Enterprise Systems software.

• Attend cross-functional meetings with project managers, end users and other internal and external stakeholders at pre-set intervals to gather information for requirements.

• Assist in defining and documenting architecture, functional and design requirements.

• Assist in developing formal technical specifications based upon requirements captured.

• Perform testing of code and work prior to implementation.

• Help define and participate in software development processes that leverage best practices and support continuous product delivery.

• Participate in and conduct regular peer design and code reviews.

• Conform to coding conventions and all aspects of the software development life cycle.

• Participate in, and periodically lead, scrum ceremonies.

• Provide software engineering experience and support to the business per business needs.

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree in Software Engineering, Programming, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related field

• Technology Certifications

• Experience writing unit tests using:

• Jasmine

• Mocha

• Other JavaScript or TypeScript testing frameworks

• Solid knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and SCSS

• Proficient knowledge of object-oriented programming and functional programming languages

• Exposure to modern web technologies and techniques, including but not limited to:

• ECMAScript 2015/2016 (ES6/7)

• JavaScript transpilers (Babel, TypeScript)

• JavaScript build tools (WebPack, Browserify, Grunt, Gulp)

• Node.js

• NPM package ecosystem

• JavaScript framework libraries React, Angular, AngularJS and/or Ember

• Exposure to cloud development (Amazon Web Services, Azure, etc.)

• Familiarity with Lambda, Docker, containerization and microservices

• Exposure to writing code for cross-browser compatibility

• Demonstrated history of writing tests prior to other steps

• Demonstrated history of successfully managing and maintaining one’s own workflow

• Demonstrated ability of a strong work ethic and of meeting project deadlines

• Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, collaborate team environment

• Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent skill in collaboration and problem solving with other departments and colleagues

• Strong presentation skills and basic knowledge of presentation software

• Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor

• Excellent organization and attention to detail

• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data

• Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion

 

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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