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Senior Software Engineer

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

About the Job

The Senior Software Engineer on the Integrations team within Data Technology Products works to integrate FMI’s systems with various external partners to ensure our tests and data can help our partners make more informed treatment decisions. This position completes design, development, unit testing, code reviews, and technical documentation; and as a senior position, provides technical mentoring to junior team members. The Senior Software Engineer collaborates and participates in technical design efforts, and is instrumental in ensuring accurate, innovative and low-defect software solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create custom programs and applications designated by business need.
  • Advocate for appropriate solutions with multiple stakeholders.
  • Write and maintain scalable enterprise quality software.
  • Work closely with Product Management and architects to translate business requirements into scalable, highly available tools.
  • Implement Cloud and microservice best practices while adhering to standard architecture patterns.
  • Develop microservice applications to support data management and control, implemented using appropriate technologies & frameworks.
  • Drive the adoption of new technologies including containers, clustering, cloud computing, serverless and API.
  • Follow Agile best practices and tools adopted by the team.
  • Configure Development, QA and Production environments with proper packages and dependencies to enable implementation, working closely with DevOps and QA teams.
  • Participate when needed in 24x7 application support schedule; some overnight/off hours shift-schedule support will be required during on-air rollouts, emergencies, and special broadcast events.
  • Work with internal development teams to ensure operational needs are being appropriately met.
  • Create custom programs and applications designated by business need.
  • Define and document architecture, functional and design requirements.
  • Develop formal technical specifications based upon requirements captured.
  • 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.
  • Provide software engineering expertise and support to the business per business needs.
  • Coach, guide, mentor and teach team members with less experience.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree AND 5+ years of professional software engineering experience OR 10+ years of professional software engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree (such as a Master’s Degree or higher) in Software Engineering, Programming, Computer Science or related field
  • Technology Certifications
  • Experience working with IT systems, with a solid understanding of cloud technologies, network and storage systems
  • Experience working with Unix/Linux environments for development, including package management and basic system administration
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming and functional programming languages
  • Experience building containerized and serverless applications in Amazon Web Services using NodeJS or other modern languages
  • Comfortable using Amazon Web Services (Step Functions, S3, RDS, EC2, ECS, Lambda, SQS, CloudFormation).
  • Experience setting up a Continuous Integration and Continuous Development pipeline using Jenkins, Nexus, Cloud Formation, Code Pipeline, etc.
  • Exposure to implementing ML/AI technologies
  • Experience using Git code repository
  • Experience working with Agile and Scrum methodologies for software development and project execution
  • Familiarity with project tracking and collaboration tools such as JIRA and Confluence (Wikis)
  • Hands-on experience with:
    • SpringBoot
    • Oracle or Similar relational database technology
    • ReactJS or similar JavaScript framework
  • Familiarity with Lambda, Docker, containerization and microservices
  • Familiarity and demonstrated completion of projects with Agile methodology
  • Demonstrated history of successfully managing multiple concurrent initiatives 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
  • Demonstrate a passion for learning new technologies and takes pride in delivering working software
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent skill in collaboration and problem solving with other departments and colleagues
  • Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  • Excellent presentation skills and basic knowledge of presentation software
  • Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data
  • Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion


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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