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    Opportunity: Software Engineer I -- cBio Center @ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute -- Boston, MA (US)
    Submitted by Human Resources; posted on Friday, October 20, 2017


    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    We are looking for an experienced and versatile Software Engineer to work within the new cBio Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the area of biological data and information tools applied to basic biological research, cancer genomics and potential clinical translation.


    The Work:
    Design and develop analysis systems, data visualization and web services in support of basic and translational research projects. You will design, develop and deploy new and existing systems; work closely with researchers to obtain user requirements; propose software architecture, algorithms and project plans; and perform in-depth evaluation of data and information to solve complex problems. Stay updated on new software technologies and apply them to real life biological and clinical problems. You will engage in document planning, design, and issue resolution and plan project requirements.


    Desired Skills:
    • Strong interest in contributing to biological research with clinical applications
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or related field
    • Substantial experience in software development
    • Prior involvement or interest in bioinformatics or cancer genomics domain a plus.
    • Experience in frontend web development and at least one modern Javascript library / framework, e.g., Angular, JQuery, or D3
    • Experience in backend development, e.g., Python, Java, Spring, SQL, NoSQL
    • Interest in interaction design, e.g., material design, visualization of Big data
    • Cloud computing experience, e.g., AWS, Google Compute
    • Experience in modern software development technologies, including distributed versioning systems, continuous integration, and Agile programming practices
    • Ability to handle a variety of tasks, effectively solve problems with numerous and complex variables, and be able to shift priorities flexibly
    • Ability and desire to work collaboratively in a creative team
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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