Software Engineer - HumanBase

Simons Foundation
Job Location
New York, NY 10010
Job Description


The Simons Foundation is seeking an experienced software engineer to assist with the creation of a novel, interactive web-based application, which will be a ubiquitous resource for tens of thousands of biologists and biomedical researchers worldwide. As a member of our team you will make a direct and lasting impact on the study of human genomics and disease. In addition to code development, you will work collaboratively with scientists and researchers.


  • This employee will participate in the design and development of HumanBase's back-end REST API service (Python, Django, MySQL) and its integration with the UI front end (React, Node.js). HumanBase is a web-based application that will be the Google for biomedical research.
  • Development of Python web-based applications with REST API services and clients
  • Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned or required



  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related discipline
  • At least three years' experience as a web engineer participating in the design and development of web-based products


  • Experience with Python and Django
  • Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks, preferably React
  • Software development/lifecycle tools (Git, Mercurial, etc.)
  • Experience with all front-end technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and frameworks (Bootstrap, etc.)
  • Experience with SQL databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.)

Related Skills & Other Preferred Experience

  • Experience developing REST APIs and/or writing clients that consume APIs
  • Experience with D3.js or other visualization libraries
  • Experience with Node.js, npm

The Flatiron Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

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