Software Engineer - Test Automation - 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 in Test (SET) 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 experience working as a Program Manager in technology (or is naturally curious about technology and can learn quickly). This person is focused on building strong client and team relationships, demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and knows how to drive projects to success. Forget busywork and templates, this person is an engaged partner and a key member of a team working in an agile/scrum environment. They have a strong sense of ownership, are enthusiastic about program management, and facilitate tough decision making to ensure our product meets long term client and platform goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work efficiently at all levels within a large, highly complex, existing code base
  • 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 science necessary to understand client data, methods, and work flows
  • Demonstrate genuine Interest in contributing to and building a great product development team




We’re a small and flexible team, and open to candidates with a wide range of experience. The ideal candidate would have a strong track record of working hard, taking ownership and learning new technologies quickly, as well as:

  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Three years (or more) professional test automation or software development experience
  • A strong ability to independently develop and maintain extensive test coverage
  • Understanding of modern software development techniques, such as object-oriented design, continuous integration, and version control
  • Experience with testing frameworks and related technologies (e.g., Selenium, JUnit/TestNG, TeamCity, Clover)
  • Familiarity with Java-based server technologies (e.g., Java,Tomcat) and relational databases (e.g., Postgres, SQLServer)
  • Familiarity with web development technologies (e.g., JavaScript, CSS, XPath, ExtJS)
  • Experience solving bioinformatics problems (preferred)
  • Authorization to work in the US
  • Availability to work in downtown Seattle or San Diego
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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