Staff Software Engineer - Bioinformatics

Job Location
68 Elm St
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Job Description


The Staff Software Engineer - Bioinformatics is a senior member providing significant contributions to the architecture, design, development, and test suite for software products for biomarker discovery and analysis based on PerkinElmer’s Phenoptics platform.  This position will be the primary development lead on some products. The Staff Software Engineer will serve as the primary point of contact for biostatistics and related work, and the liaison between the Quantitative Pathology development team and PerkinElmer’s Spotfire development team.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates significant knowledge in overall design, development, and delivery of biomarker discovery and data analysis software solutions for QPS
  • Owns the design and development of significant portions of products, or entire small products themselves.
  • Primary developer for Spotfire case- and study-level tools for multiplexed biomarker analyses, primarily related to immuno-oncology and related applications
  • Capable of leading junior team members in construction and maintenance of the codebase.
  • Provides technical support and solutions to junior team members.
  • Works with minimal supervision; uses a wide degree of creativity and latitude to solve problems
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related area (Master’s in related area preferred)
    • 8-10+ years of experience in software development
    • Expertise in biostatistics and experience developing tools for that purpose (R, Spotfire, JMP)
    • Strength in software architecture, development, and test production
    • Strength in C#, C++, .NET, NUnit, Visual Studio, NAnt, Mercurial, Trac, and other relevant development tools
    • Strength in Agile and TDD development methodologies
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong team-building and interpersonal skills
About Our Organization

PerkinElmer is a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment. Our dedicated team of 7,700 employees worldwide are passionate about providing customers with an unmatched experience as they help solve critical issues in human and environmental health. Our innovative detection, imaging, informatics and service capabilities, combined with deep market knowledge and expertise, help customers gain greater insights into their science to better protect our environment, our food supply and the health of our families.

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