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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 Sr. Software Engineer, Data Technology Products (DTP) is a specialized position whose primary function is to create software that makes cancer data accessible to clinicians, researchers, and patients. This position completes design, development, unit testing, code reviews, and technical documentation and provides technical mentoring to less senior team members. The incumbent collaborates and participates in technical design efforts, and is critical to ensuring accurate, innovative and low-defect software solutions. 

Key Responsibilities

• Create custom programs and applications designated by business need.

• Advocate for appropriate solutions with multiple stakeholders.

• Write and maintain scalable enterprise quality software.

• Work closely with Product Management and architects to translate business requirements into scalable, highly available tools.

• Implement Cloud and microservice best practices while adhering to standard architecture patterns.

• Develop microservice applications to support data management and control, implemented using appropriate technologies & frameworks.

• Drive the adoption of new technologies including containers, clustering, cloud computing, serverless and API.

• Follow Agile best practices and tools adopted by the team.

• Configure Development, QA and Production environments with proper packages and dependencies to enable implementation, working closely with DevOps and QA teams.

• Work with internal development teams to ensure operational needs are being appropriately met.

• Create custom programs and applications designated by business need.

• Define and document architecture, functional, and design requirements.

• Develop formal technical specifications based upon requirements captured.

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

• Participate in and conduct regular peer design and code reviews.

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

• Provide software engineering expertise and support to the business.

• Coach, guide, mentor, and educate team members with less experience.

• Participate when needed in 24x7 application support schedule; some overnight/off hours shift-schedule support will be required during on-air rollouts, emergencies, and special broadcast events.

• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree or 4+ years of software engineering experience in lieu of a degree

• AND 5+ additional years of progressively responsible software engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced Degree or equivalent extensive study in software engineering, computer science, computer systems engineering, or related discipline

• Technology Certifications

• Comfortable using Amazon Web Services (including but not limited to: S3, RDS, EC2, ECS, Lambda, and CloudFormation)

• Demonstrated understanding of differences, advantages and disadvantages of object-oriented programming versus functional programming languages

• Experience with the following:

·   NodeJS, ReactJS, and/or similar JavaScript frameworks

·   PostgreSQL, time series, noSQL and/or other database technologies

·   building containerized and serverless applications in Amazon Web Services using NodeJS or other modern languages

·   IT systems, with a solid understanding of Cloud technologies, network and storage systems

·   Unix/Linux environments for development, including package management and basic system administration

·   using Git code repository

·   Agile and Scrum methodologies for software development and project execution

• Familiarity with:

·   Lambda, Docker, containerization and microservices

·   project tracking and collaboration tools such as JIRA and Confluence (Wikis)

• Demonstrated:

·   passion for learning new technologies and pride in delivering working software

·   work ethic and ability to meet project deadlines

·   ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative team environment

• Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent skill in collaboration and problem solving with other departments and colleagues

• Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy and security

• 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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