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Software Engineer (Data Repository)
Cambridge, MA

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Job Description

Job Description

Are you a programmer who wants to make a difference and help cure disease?

We are seeking a talented and motivated software engineer to join our team to chart this new course in genomics and to support the creation of a repository for genomic and other data. We are a core part of the Broad Institute, a deeply-collaborative scientific institution that is transforming medicine and human health by building software solutions to process and analyze scientific data on an unprecedented scale. You will be on a team that works with international collaborations, which may include some opportunities to travel. No medical, genomics, or scientific background is required, just an enthusiasm to improve the world of science and medicine, an ability to write exceptional software, and the ability to collaborate with scientists.

What you will do:

* Build tools and platforms used by thousands of researchers across the globe, processing petabytes of data to advance science and medicine.
* Build elastic, service-based architectures as technology platforms to dramatically improve our understanding of human health and enable new treatments.
* Help craft the creation of world-class, scalable cloud-based data resources and pipelines to drive scientific discovery and improve human health.
* Workin a collaborative, team-based setting and interacting with people at other institutions around the world.

Who you are:

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.
* 1-2 years of Software Development experience is preferred, though exceptional candidates with less will be considered.
* Enjoy solving complicated problems and understand good software development practices
* Experience delivering clear, maintainable, and well-tested software in a timely manner.
* Experience with or interest in working with a wide variety of technologies and on diverse problems.
* Experience working with users to develop and document requirements.

Any of the following is a plus:

* Familiarity with cloud environments (eg., GCP, AWS, etc.).
* Familiarity with big data processing pipelines (eg. Google Pipelines API, WDL, CWL, Docker).
* Experience troubleshooting complex distributed systems. Experience working in unix/linux environments, including basic shell scripting.
* Experience with a formal programming language (eg. Java or C++) and a scripting language (preferred Python).

Experience in genetics or biology is great, but not necessary to succeed in this role.

The interview

The only coding we will ask you to do will be a take-home assignment that we will review with you on the day of your interview and ask you to modify. We do not believe in whiteboard-based coding interviews. We care just as much about your frame of mind and attitude as we do about your technical prowess.

This is a world-changing project, a strong engineering culture, and a supportive and caring environment. If this sounds like a job you would absolutely love and a fit for your background and career goals, we would love to hear from you.


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