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Software Engineer II

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

About the Job

The Software Engineer II works on various externally facing applications 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. Code created in this position is reusable, testable, efficient, clean, and well commented. The Software Engineer II works collaboratively across several teams throughout the enterprise and helps make a difference in patient’s lives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, troubleshoot, resolve, and document user system issues.
  • Maintain customer satisfaction in every step of the service delivery.
  • Utilize remote monitoring and management software to resolve client requests.
  • Document, review, and improve existing or new procedures and workflows.
  • Prioritize work to resolve complex support client issues.
  • Establish a high level of personal credibility and build strong relationships.
  • Collaborate with other IT staff and vendor support resources to resolve requests.
  • Participate in ongoing personal training and attainment of technical certifications.
  • Ensure the security of all configurations made on client systems.
  • Provide updates, status, and completion information to management.
  • Support releases, hotfixes, and deployments.
  • Develop formal technical specifications based upon requirements captured.
  • Design, develop, test, document, and deploy business solutions.
  • Collaborate with other technology teams to integrate with various FMI systems.
  • Contribute to and maintain formal technical procedures and documentation for the software developed.
  • Participate in and conduct regular peer design, code reviews, and knowledge sharing sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree AND 2+ years of professional software engineering experience; OR,
  • 8+ years of professional software engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Genomics domain knowledge
  • Experience in unit and integration testing
  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript language
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
    • With web application and web servers
    • Solid knowledge of NodeJS and ReactJs
    • With Operating Systems: Mac OS/Unix or Unix-like systems
    • Working with relational databases, knowledge of SQL language
    • With Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) and query tuning
    • With CI/CD
    • CSS pre-processors (SASS, Less, Stylus)
    • HTML5, CSS3, and SCSS
  • Knowledge of a cloud platform, preferably AWS
  • Familiarity with Lambda, Docker, Kubernetes, microservices and containerization/ containerized deployment of software
  • Writing software in a cloud environment with AWS or a similar cloud platform, including to deploy and maintain deployment of software and other automated processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent skill in collaboration and problem solving within a team, with other engineering teams, and with other departments
  • Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor
  • Ability to prioritize and thoroughly follow up on assigned tasks
  • Ability to adapt to changing procedures, policies and work environment
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  • Understanding of HIPAA and the 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 Foundation Medicine

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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