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Software Engineer III

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


The Software Engineer III on the Data Engineering Team is broadly responsible for building and supporting software applications in use by the business; in particular, FoundationCore and its 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 generates technical documentation.

This Engineer has a high-level understanding of the codebase and is self-sufficient in at least one domain of our architecture. The Software Engineer III makes well-reasoned decisions and trade-offs, is able to work in other parts of the codebase with guidance, and as an experienced practitioner provides guidance to lower level Engineers. 

This position is located in Boston, MA and is eligible for both relocation and immigration sponsorship.

Key Responsibilities:

·       Help to design, develop, and maintain a robust and scalable data platform.

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

·       Build batch and streaming pipelines for the analysis of FMI’s data assets.

·       Partner with other team members to:

·       Investigate design approaches;

·       Prototype new technologies; and,

·       Evaluate technical feasibility.

·       Implement algorithms developed by our data scientists.

·       Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements, including but not limited to automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, and redesigning infrastructure for greater scalability.

·       Deliver contributions in an Agile approach and leveraging Agile methodology,

·       Other duties pertaining to that of a Software Engineer III as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s Degree

·       4+ year(s) of software engineering experience

·       Proficiency in at least one of Java or Python

Preferred Qualifications:

·       Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar

·       6+ years of software engineering experience

·       Expertise in two or more of the following software languages: Java, Python, or JavaScript

·       Prior life science experience, particularly in genomics and/or bioinformatics

·       History of leading and mentoring less experienced software engineers

·       Experience with:

  • Object-oriented programming (OOP) and functional programming (FP) paradigms
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) or similar cloud platforms
  • Data pipeline and workflow management tools: Airflow, Luigi, Nextflow, and others
  • Relational databases, Object-Relational Mapping (ORM), and query tuning
  • Containerization/containerized deployment of software: Docker, Kubernetes, Singularity, and others 
  • Profiling applications and JVM tuning

·       Familiarity with:

  • Data analysis using Python and/or R
  • NoSQL database technologies such as document stores and graph databases
  • Data processing tools Spark, Storm, Hadoop, Heron, and others

·       Strong refactoring abilities and test automation skills

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

·       Understanding of agile software delivery

·       Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent skill in 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 FMI's values: passion, patients, innovation and collaboration

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