Senior Software Engineer (3711)

Job Location
Redwood City, CA
Job Description

The QIAGEN Bioinformatics team is a group of creative, energetic people helping life science researchers understand the biological mechanisms that cause human disease. Our industry-leading technology platform was built by our team of interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial researchers, scientists and semantic technologies. We have used this technology to develop the industry-leading analytic new solutions for the life sciences and healthcare markets. We are passionate about our users, our products, our technology, and our vision, and are looking for intelligent, talented, and entrepreneurial developers who are eager to join our world-class team. QIAGEN is a professional work environment, valuing work-life balance.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will,

1. Design and develop high performance components/sub-systems for a highly scalable service oriented software platform.
2. Use best practices and architectural rigor during the software design process, providing input on alternative strategies and solutions.
3. Write well-documented, extensible software code that is easy to maintain, and that adheres to generally accepted programming standards and OOP practices.
4. Collaborate with peers on technical design, work estimation and implementation of new features including UI aspects and server APIs.
5. Own the overall quality of your code including unit testing, functional testing and performance.
6. Produce and maintain technical designs and documentation relevant to assigned software development tasks.

In turn you can expect a high-profile position on a great team with many challenges and rewards!


 5+ years of experience working in all stages of production cycle, from rapid prototypes to production-ready code
- 5+ years professional web development experience
- Extensive use of APIs and a strong understanding of HTTP and REST architecture.
- Highly proficient in JAVA and strong understanding of multi-threaded programming
- Experience with JavaScript frameworks like ExtJS, AngularJS and BackboneJS
- Excellent grasp of OOP concepts, Design Patterns, and MVC frameworks
- Experience analyzing and defining requirements, and translating them into technical specifications and architecture
- Knowledge of DBMS and database architecture and normalization
- Experience with web security, web services, web scalability techniques, and web usage analytics.
- Experience with source control and issue tracking systems as well as debugging tools
- Strong problem solving, analytical and object-oriented programming skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, teamwork, and time management abilities

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in bioinformatics, or computer science with knowledge of Next Generation Sequencing technologies

How to Apply

If interested, please apply online

About Our Organization

QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands-based holding company, is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights. QIAGEN sample technologies isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in seamless and cost-effective molecular testing workflows. QIAGEN provides these workflows to more than 500,000 customers around the world in Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Applied Testing (forensics, veterinary testing and food safety), Pharma (pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies) and Academia (life sciences research). As of March 31, 2015, QIAGEN employed approximately 4,300 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Further information can be found at

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