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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 III - Site Reliability Engineering; Computational Biology

  • Second Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Software Engineer III is a member of the SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) sub-team of the Computational Biology, Engineering group. The CompBio group creates systems for managing the workflow of patient sample data and empowering other teams to use, enhance, and distribute that data. This position is responsible for software development, testing, security, application packaging and deployment, configuration of AWS resources, architectural design, documentation, database queries and changes, and working with our Cloud team to ensure our environments are secure and functional, and ownership of the deploy and test processes.

 

Key Responsibilities

• Help define and participate in software development processes that leverage best practice and support continuous product delivery.

• 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.

• Ensure code adheres to patterns and any established standards.

• Participate in regular peer design and code reviews.

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

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

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

• Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree and 4+ years of software engineering experience; OR in lieu of a degree, 6+ years of software engineering experience

• 4+ years of professional programming experience

• Proficiency in Java

 

Preferred Qualifications

• 6+ years of professional programming experience

• Experience with:

  • AWS Cloud environment configuration and deployment, including CloudFormation Templates and Terraform
  • Genomics domain experience
  • Cloud application and network security
  • SQL and relational database design
  • Git or similar version control system
  • Message queue software (SMS, Kafka, ActiveMQ)
  • Genomics domain

• Experience using Docker

• Demonstrated history of test development

• Understanding of Unix or Unix-like operating systems and shell scripting

• Familiarity with Spring and Maven

• Familiarity with continuous integration, continuous deployment, and Agile concepts

• Demonstrated ability to excel in a highly collaborative environment

• Understanding of HIPAA, patient data privacy, and regulated software engineering

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

 

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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