Senior Software Engineer II

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

The incumbent will support our rapidly expanding informatics division. The ideal candidate will be a pragmatic team player with experience developing and supporting software for scientific applications, including analysis pipelines, large-scale data repositories, LIMS, and data privacy.

Essential duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate with bio-informatics scientists, users, and stakeholders to define requirements and specifications for data processing pipelines, analysis tools, user interfaces, and data repositories.
  • Prototype, develop, deploy, document, and support production-quality software.
  • Port computational methods and pipelines to cloud environments, and develop protocols for cloud-bursting.
  • Support customization and integration of local software, including our Lab Information Management System (LIMS) and integration with other Enterprise software.
  • Develop expertise in the scientific and computational resources of the center.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field plus 10 years related experience; master’s degree plus 8 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • UI and visualization expertise is a plus.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to produce readable, documented code.
  • Proficiency in Java, Scala, Python, or related languages.
  • Experience with relational (e.g., mySQL, PostgreSQL) or NoSQL databases (e.g., CouchDB, Couchbase).
  • Experience with version control and source code management systems (e.g.,GIT).
  • Familiarity with batch scheduled high throughput computing using queuing systems (e.g., SGE or LSF).
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

    • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data.
    • Design – Finds elegant solutions to technical problems; constantly seeks improved performance and reliability.
    • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
    • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality.
    • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; able to read and interpret written information.
    • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; contributes to building a strong corporate culture.
    • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
    • Initiative – Takes independent actions and calculated risks; asks for and offers help when needed.
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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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