We are seeking a senior software developer to join Dr. Euan Ashley's team in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Ashley's research focuses on leveraging emerging technologies such as genomics and wearable sensors to provide insights into precision medicine (https://ashleylab.stanford.edu/). Our team runs the Bioinformatics core for a large NIH study (>$180M) tasked with building a molecular map of physical activity (MoTrPAC - https://commonfund.nih.gov/moleculartransducers/overview). The program's goal is to study the molecular changes that occur during and after exercise to advance the understanding of how physical activity improves and preserves health. This incredible project will integrate very large volumes of clinical (imaging, EKG, wearable) and densely time sampled molecular data (DNA, RNA, ATAC, EPI sequencing, metabolomics, proteomics and the microbiome). The bioinformatics core will build cutting edge infrastructure to manage, analyze and disseminate this resource to the research community through the Google Cloud Platform. Our portal will push the boundaries of biomedical data analytics to provide insight on basic research and translational science such as the developments of new therapeutics. Qualified candidates are expected to contribute to all phases of software development at MoTrPAC, including systems analysis, program design, development, and implementation.
Our stack is Python (Pyramid), ReactJS, ElasticSearch, and Postgres developed using modern cloud-enabled, open-source best practices.
Conceptualize design, implement, and develop solutions for complex system/programs independently.
Work with a variety of users to gain information, and develop intra-system tradeoffs between different users, as necessary; interact with a diverse client base and outside vendor contacts.
Document system builds and application configurations; maintain and update documentation as needed.
Provide technical analysis, design, development, conversion, and implementation work.
Work as a project leader, as needed, for projects of moderate complexity.
Serve as a technical resource for applications.
Compare, evaluate, and implement new features and technologies, and integrate them into the computing environment.
Follow team software development methodology.
Mentor lower level software developers.
*- Other duties may also be assigned.
Basic understanding of modern web technology and frameworks.
Some familiarity with data modeling and design-based tradeoffs in relational and noSQL systems. Knowledge of database connectors, MVC Frameworks including Struts2, Spring, Hibernate ORM, REST, JSON. Optimization of SQL and document-based stores.
Working knowledge of git, Ansible, Jenkins.
Experience with cloud development using Amazon or Google
Basic understanding of genetics and molecular biology.
Basic understanding of data analytics packages R, NumPy, SciPy, Pandas.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Expertise in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications.
Proficiency with application design and data modeling.
Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.
Ability to lead activities on structured team development projects.
Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
Knowledge of application domain.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand.
Rarely use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May work extended hours, evening and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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