Senior Software Developer - Java/Web Apps - Biomedical Research Software (Seattle or San Diego)

LabKey Software
Job Location
San Diego, CA 92101

We offer a truly flexible work schedule. You are paid for every hour you work, and you choose your own vacation and holiday schedule. We actually have fun at work with lunch outings, Whiskey Thursdays, release parties, and more. Other benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and LTD insurance, FSA, 401(k), bonus plan, and paid time off. Most importantly, LabKey is a great place to work with a cohesive team that truly enjoys what they're doing.

Job Description

Position Overview

As a Software Engineer at LabKey Software, you will help scientists attack some of the most challenging problems in the world. You will work with our team and customers to understand requirements, design solutions, and ensure a high quality product at all points during the development process.

Ideal Candidate

This person has significant experience working with complex enterprise level systems, building customer facing web applications, and working in an agile/scrum environment. This person is highly proficient in Java (or C#) and open source technologies. This person will be comfortable working up and down the stack, have a passion for clean, concise code that is maintainable, and be able to learn new things quickly. This person is enthusiastic about collaborating with other team members to improve the development process and customer experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work efficiently at all levels within a large, highly complex, existing code base
  • Interface with clients and translate client requests into general-purpose software solutions
  • Communicate clearly and consistently with clients on an ongoing basis,including discussing technical concepts with non-technical stakeholders
  • Learn the bioinformatis science necessary to understand client data, methods, and work flows
  • Demonstrate genuine interest in contributing to and building a great product development team


In addition to a strong track record of working hard, taking ownership and learning new technologies quickly, you should have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of professional software development experience with a consistent track record of owning feature level deliverables
  • Strong object-oriented design and coding ability, including experience with object oriented languages: Java, C#, C++
  • Proven knowledge of web-based, front end technologies (JavaScript/JavaScript Frameworks, jQuery, ExtJS, AngularJS, and HTML, CSS, JSP, AJAX)
  • Experience with web application development (Spring, Tomcat) and relational databases (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, etc.)
  • An understanding of modern software development techniques, including the full SDLC, object-oriented design, continuous integration, version control, and agile methodologies
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills; comfortable with ambiguity
  • Experience solving bioinformatics problems (preferred)
  • Authorization to work in the US
  • Availability to work in downtown San Diego or Seattle
How to Apply

Ready for a rewarding career where your work could improve people's lives? Email your resume to, and please include your desired position in the subject line. Principals only; we will not respond to recruiters.

About Our Organization

LabKey Software solves complex, high-throughput data management problems for leading biomedical researchers. We build solutions tailored to our clients' needs by extending the secure, scalable, open-source LabKey Server platform for collaborative research. Our work benefits from and contributes to the open-source community, building an ever-more powerful and capable platform, available to everyone. For more information on LabKey Server please visit and

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