Providence Health & Services Genomics Software Engineer in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a full-time Genomics Software Engineer to the Molecular Genomics Lab at the Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.

In this position, you will:

  • Be responsible for the development and maintenance of cutting-edge web-based tools in support of our Clinical Cancer Genomics program, including opportunities for full stack development, with an emphasis on user experience design and front end development.

  • Be required for full lifecycle development and testing of software systems, with a focus on robustness and scalability, new feature design, development and deployment.

  • Integrate 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).

  • 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 as well as formal bioinformatic training are a requirement for the position.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in a Software Engineering related field including computer science, computer engineering or information technology

  • Formal Bioinformatic training

  • 3 years professional experience in software engineering

  • Significant Web Application Development expertise

  • Web Application Development

  • Experience with Linux/Unix environments

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

  • Fluent with Rails and/or Sinatra based web development

  • Familiar with the Active Record Object Relational Mapping

  • 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

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience with cloud technologies

  • Experience with Docker/Container based technologies

  • Experience with MongoDB

  • Experience with scalable distributed computing systems

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Day

Job Category: Information Technology

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 206420