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Providence Health & Services Genomics Software Engineer 2 in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Genomics Software Engineer 2 to the Molecular Genomics Lab at the Providence Office Park in Portland, OR. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), variable shift position.

We are seeking a Genomics Software Engineer 2 that will be responsible for the development and maintenance of cutting-edge web-based tools in support of the Clinical Cancer Genomics program. This will include opportunities for full stack development. The position will require full life-cycle development and testing of software systems, with a focus on robustness and scalability, new feature design, development and deployment.

The Software Engineer 2 will be integrated into a team engaged in computational biology activity ranging from storing, analyzing, visualizing and interpreting large-scale genomic data derived from advanced molecular genomic techniques including Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).

Contributions from this individual will directly support clinical laboratory personnel and clinicians in the Providence Molecular Genomics Lab, a high capacity clinical genomic lab supporting both clinical and research efforts. Although the emphasis is on full stack software development, significant experience with genomics datasets is a requirement for the position.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, implement and document the software to support in-house clinical lab workflows for variant annotation, review, and reporting

  • Develop full stack software which integrates clinical and genomic data in a HIPAA secure environment

  • Work with clinical lab stakeholders to identify and develop enhancements to software and accompanying workflows

  • Apply modern software development approaches and technologies for secure, user friendly web applications


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering related field including Computer Science, Computer Engineering, -OR- Information Technology

  • Three (3) years of Professional experience in software engineering

  • Significant Web Application Development expertise

  • Experience with Linux/Unix environments

  • Experience with Rails and/or Sinatra based web development

  • Experience with Git & GitHub

  • Demonstrated history of applying best practices in software development, including use of code repositories, version control, data and analysis provenance, containers, testing frameworks, continuous integration, and documentation

  • Experience building and integrating back-end web services (using JSON, AJAX, REST) and interfacing with databases

  • Significant experience with genomics datasets, bioinformatic pipelines and the handling of NGS datasets

  • Experience with DevOps approach to software deployment

  • Fluent with multiple languages, including Ruby, Javascript, Python

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Coursework/Training: Formal Bioinformatic training

  • Experience with cloud technologies

  • Experience with Docker/Container based technologies

  • Experience with MongoDB

  • Experience with scalable distributed computing systems

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Development

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 321917