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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 - Webapps

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

About the Job

This position is a member of the Web Applications sub-team of the Computational Biology, Engineering group. This team is responsible for developing human interfaces and machine integrations for our genomic profile results. We build web applications that enable global production operations on cloud deployed systems. Responsibilities include web development, security, application packaging and deployment, scalable REST services, messaging, database model for computational biology, search, and case/order automation. This position completes architectural design, development, unit testing, code reviews, and technical documentation, as well as ownership of code beyond deployment. The code developed for this role is to be reusable, testable, efficient, clean, and well commented. This engineer makes well-reasoned decisions understanding the trade-offs and provides support to less experienced Software Engineers.

 

Key Responsibilities

• Help define and participate in software development processes that leverages best practice and supports 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 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.

• 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 & JavaScript

 

Preferred Qualifications

• 6+ years of professional programming experience

• Familiarity with Spring and Maven

• Experience with the following a plus:

  • SQL and relational database design
  • Object-relational mapping (ORM)
  • React, Redux, Node.js
  • Web services
  • Webpack, bundlers
  • AWS, docker and jenkins
  • Git or similar version control system

• Genomics domain experience

• Understanding of Unix or Unix-like operating systems

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

• Demonstrated history of test development

• 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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