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Sr Software Engineer

  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

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.

About the Job

The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for the technical leadership of a software development team at FMI. The incumbent leads by example to create a culture of software excellence and adherence to engineering best practices. The Senior Software Engineer has a high-level understanding of the codebase and leads at least one domain of FMI architecture. This role works with product management, customers, and other technical leaders to develop an engineering roadmap for the team. The incumbent makes well-reasoned decisions and trade-offs and, as an experienced practitioner, provides guidance to less experienced Software Engineers.  

Key Responsibilities

• Technical

• Lead assigned team-wide initiatives, such as:

·   Investigating design approaches;

·   Prototyping new technologies; and,

·   Evaluating technical feasibility.

• Develop FMI’s software; in particular the Pharmaceutical Reporting Application.

• Write, test, and refactor code that is: reusable, testable, efficient, clean, and well-commented.

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

• Engineer installation qualifications and operational qualifications.

• Communicate with applicable stakeholders to obtain information on requirements.

• Collaboration

• Meet with Technology and Product Development Teams for frequent collaboration on specific projects.

• Coach, guide, and mentor team members.

• Conduct and participate in peer design, code reviews, and knowledge sharing sessions.

• Lead and participate in scrum ceremonies.

• Establish clear technical roadmaps to ensure the maintainability and quality of the product’s code base while reducing technical debt.

• Collaboration & Other

• Drive efforts for assigned team’s adoption of established best engineering practices.

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

• Debug highly complex problems escalated by other team members.

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

• Provide software engineering expertise and support to the business per business needs.

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree

• 5+ years of progressively responsible software engineering experience

• Proficiency in one or more of the following programming languages: Java, Javascript, Python, or C#

Preferred Qualifications

• 2+ years of professional experience with the following:

·   Leading the architecture and design of new and/or current systems

·   Large-scale Single Page Applications utilizing modern web technologies

·   Javascript libraries and frameworks such as React/Redux, Vue/Vuex, and Angular

·   Node.js runtime and associated tools for web servers such as Express or KOA

·   Taking a lead role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers

·   Amazon Web Services (AWS) or similar cloud platform

·   Proven successful delivery of large-scale Single Page Applications utilizing modern web technologies

·   Both Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and Functional Programming (FP) paradigms

·   Distributed event streaming systems such as Kafka, Pulsar, or Kinesis

·   Relational and NoSQL database technologies

·   Containerization/containerized development of software: Docker, Kubernetes, and others

·   Distributed systems and both asynchronous and concurrent programming concepts

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

• Prior life science industry experience, particularly in the genomics field

• Demonstrated history of successfully managing multiple concurrent initiatives and maintaining one’s own workflow.

• 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

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan Employer

Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form. (EOE/AAP Employer)

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