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Senior Software Engineer

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

About the Job

The Senior Software Engineer helps lead the next generation of FoundationInsights, a browser-based interface to analyze FMI’s genomic data. This role is central to the future of Insights as we rebuild the product to meet expanding customer needs. This position collaborates with product management and other engineers to design & implement new functionality in the existing application. The Senior Software Engineer completes design, development, unit testing, code reviews, and generates technical documentation. Additionally, this role provides technical mentoring to junior team members, collaborates in technical design efforts, and is instrumental in ensuring accurate, innovative, and low-defect software solutions.

Key Responsibilities

• Design & implement new functionality for FoundationInsights.

• Work with product management to define & deliver the future of FoundationInsights.

• Mentor and coach team members with less experience.

• Write, test, and refactor high quality software that is full stack, cloud-native, resilient, secure, and scalable.

• Provide leadership in:

  • Investigating design approaches.
  • Prototyping new technologies.
  • Evaluating technical feasibility.

• Drive engineering best practices in the team.

• Deliver contributions in an Agile approach and leveraging Agile methodology.

• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of professional software engineering experience OR 10+ year(s) of software engineering experience

• Proficiency in JavaScript and at least one of Python or Java

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related concentration

• 8+ years of prior software engineering experience

• History of leading & mentoring less experienced software engineers

• Deep professional expertise with:

  • Node.js runtime and associated frameworks such as Express or KOA
  • React.js and popular workflows such as Flux and Redux
  • Relational databases, including:
    • SQL
    • Database design
    • Query tuning
  • NoSQL database technologies, in particular MongoDB
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) or similar cloud platforms
  • Containerization/containerized deployment of software: Docker, Kubernetes, and others 

• Strong refactoring abilities and test automation skills

• Familiarity with:

  • Data visualization
  • Typescript & ES6
  • Data analysis using Python and/or R
  • Data pipeline and workflow management tools: Airflow, Dagster, Nextflow, and others

• Prior life science industry experience, particularly in genomics or biotechnology

• Experience building and delivering Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) solutions

• Demonstrated understanding of Agile software delivery

• Strong interpersonal skills including successful collaboration and problem solving with other departments and colleagues

• Understanding of CCPA, HITRUST, HIPAA, other regulations pertinent to data security, and the importance of patient data privacy

• Commitment to reflect Foundation Medicine’s values: passion, patients, innovation, and collaboration


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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