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Senior Front-End Engineer
Boston, MA

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Job Description

About Foundation Medicine:

Foundation Medicine began with an ideato 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.

Position Overview:

As a member of our Computational Biology team, you will work with a diverse team of software engineers and computational biologists building products to browse, review, and curate genomic data focused on genetic alterations and biomarkers in DNA and RNA. No genomic domain knowledge is required to get started.

This position will play a lead role in the transition to, and implementation of, a new front-end client to increase the productivity and enhance the experience of our end users. You will be responsible for software design, development, unit testing, code reviews, and documentation. You will work closely with UX designers and back end developers on an agile team.


You are someone who has built complex, single page JavaScript web applications. You are motivated to combine core software engineering paradigms with the art of design. You believe that untested code is not complete code and that design and architecture are worth investing in. You excel at providing insightful evaluations of new technologies and evolving business requirements.

* 7+ years of programming experience.
* Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5 and CSS3.
* Expert knowledge of a modern JavaScript framework (React preferred).
* Experience with modern web technologies and techniques such as ECMAScript, CSS pre-processors, and JavaScript build tools.
* Strong understanding of architecture and design patterns.
* Experience writing unit tests using a JavaScript testing framework.
* Cloud development and deployment exposure desired.
* Java and/or Python experience a plus.
* Exposure to version control systems (Git preferred).
* A desire to learn about genomics.

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)

To all recruitment agencies: Foundation Medicine does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Foundation Medicine employees or any other organization location. Foundation Medicine is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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