Senior Software Engineer NGS (Hyb & Seq)

NanoString Technologies
Job Location
530 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109


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Job Description

NanoString Technologies is seeking an energetic and highly motivated Senior Level Software Engineer (Level 4) to join our the Research & Development group. Initial work will include design and development of all levels of SW for our Hyb & SeqTM instrument, a novel single-molecule hybridization-based next generation sequencing (NGS) technology. Experience with NGS  diagnostic software applications is strongly preferred.

A qualified candidate will be part of a team responsible for planning and building of software for current and future versions of high-end research and diagnostic instruments on fully-automated digital genomics platforms with embedded touchscreens, local web, "cloud" and mobile interfaces. You will be responsible for the design, development and unit testing of software products in accordance with NanoString's ISO 13485 and IEC 62304 quality system procedures.



  • BS in computer science, engineering or closely related field
  • >7 years experience designing and developing multi-tiered web platforms
  • Experience using MVC design pattern with Visual Studio 2017 using .NET Core, C#
  • Experience with Entity Framework and MS SQL Server (PostgreSQL a plus)
  • Web development experience with Angular and Bootstrap frameworks
  • Create clear, complete software architecture and design documentation and other quality deliverables including estimations and risk analysis worksheets.
  • Work with Microsoft TFS for ALM including version control/configuration management.
  • Create and execute manual and automated unit tests
  • Review and provide insightful feedback on documentation including software architecture, requirements, design documents, test protocols, operating procedures, project plans, etc.
  • Recommend enterprise architecture strategies, processes and methodologies.
  • Ability to work closely with QA and software test engineers to ensure the quality and robustness of all customer-facing and internal software
  • Strong written communication skills and proven ability to thoroughly document requirements, architecture, and design of software systems
  • Participating in department project teams
About Our Organization

NanoString Technologies is a publicly held provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostics. The company's technology enables a wide variety of basic research, translational medicine and in vitro diagnostics applications.

NanoString's products are based on a novel digital molecular barcoding technology invented at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle under direction of Dr. Leroy Hood. The company was founded in 2003 with an exclusive license to develop and market the technology. In 2008, NanoString launched its first commercial instrument system and began international sales operations with its first multiplexed assays for gene expression analysis. In 2010, the company launched new applications for the system to support microRNA analysis and copy number variation detection, and in 2013 launched Prosigna®, its first in vitro diagnostic product for prognosis of early stage breast cancer.

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