Principal Software Engineer

New York Genome Center
Job Location
New York, NY 10013
Job Description

The New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated, independent but team-oriented software engineer to support the rapidly expanding Informatics division in developing high-throughput pipelines and large-scale data management systems. As Principal Software Engineer you will participate in cutting-edge research to apply genomic discoveries to the clinical care of patients with diseases such as Cancer, ALS, Alzheimer’s and inflammatory diseases. No prior experience in genome biology is required. 

Job duties will include:

  • Collaborate with bioinformatics scientists, users, and stakeholders to define requirements and specifications for data processing pipelines and analysis tools, accessing and managing scientific data, delivering data to customers, or providing input on usability and testability;
  • Design and develop complex data management, workflow and or data analysis systems that support genomics research projects in accordance with best practices and new technical concepts.
  • Develop expertise in the scientific and computational resources of the Center.
  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field plus 12 years related experience; master’s degree plus 10 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to design and build large-scale software systems, and to produce readable, documented code;
  • Ability to work independently to deliver quality code under tight deadlines;
  • Proficiency in Java, Scala, or similar languages;
  • Experience with version control and source code management systems (e.g.,GIT);
  • Experience with agile programming techniques;
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to work directly with customers to understand their needs and translate those into actionable software requirements;
  • Ability to make decisions with incomplete information and produce results in a timely fashion.
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About Our Organization

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, non-profit organization that leverages the collaborative resources of leading academic medical centers, research universities, and commercial organizations. Our vision is to transform medical research and clinical care in New York and beyond through the creation of one of the largest genomics facilities in North America, integrating sequencing, bioinformatics, and data management, as well as performing cutting-edge genomics research. 


The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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