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The Research and Development team at Foundation Medicine is constantly pushing the envelope to transform cancer care.

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Software Engineer II, High Performance Computing

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

About the Job

The Software Engineer II is part of a team that creates systems for managing the workflow of patient sample data and empowering other teams to use, enhance, and distribute that data. This team’s main focus is on facilitating the execution of cloud-scale genomics workflows. This is done by using a mix of technologies that are best suited for various tasks, including high performance network file systems, low-latency local storage, and scalable cloud storage. This position’s responsibilities include software development, testing, security, application packaging and deployment, configuration of AWS resources, architectural design, documentation, database queries and changes. The Software Engineer II works with a variety of teams to achieve mission-critical goals that enable FMI’s core business offerings.

Key Responsibilities

• Create custom programs and applications as designated by business need.

• Write, test, and refactor code that is reusable, testable, efficient, well architected, and well commented.

• Define and document architecture and formal technical specifications based upon information provided.

• Maintain efforts for product or platform to be resilient, cloud-native, secure, and scalable.

• Collaborate with team members (and with other CompBio and Cloud teams) to deliver complex production-ready projects.

• Participate in regular peer design and code reviews.

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

• Improve and expand our software deployment process to increase quality, safety, and automation.

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science OR 3+ years of software engineering experience in lieu of a degree

• 2+ years of professional programming experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Computer Science

• Experience with relational database design

• Experience using Docker

• Strong mathematics background

• Proficient in Java

• Familiarity with:

  • Spring and Maven
  • Unix/Linux operating system, core utilities, and shell scripting
  • basic SQL querying

• 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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