Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7081384

Posted: July 20, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

You are a Sr. full stack web developer (node/JS/python) who wants:
to build open-source cloud-based solutions for a science data portal,
to contribute to science and healthcare,
to work in a small team of developers and scientists utilizing state of the art big data technologies and following best practices,
to lead the systems analysis, design, development, and implementation of new web applications,
to take courses at the Harvard Extension school at very reasonable costs (up to you),
to enjoy other excellent benefits Harvard University has to offer.
We are the Single Cell RNA Platform Team at the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), Harvard Medical School (HMS):
HMS: Excellent benefits, outstanding opportunities for learning, great resources, name recognition.
DBMI: a vibrant community of scientists and developers whose goal is to advance the boundaries of knowledge. For our developers, the department is like an incubator.
Single Cell RNA Platform Team: This is us; a small team building the core data management and analysis framework for the single cell Core at Harvard Medical School, making sure that the data from the core will be accessible to scientists in HMS and around the world. The working environment provides the best features of a startup: fast pace, flexibility, flat hierarchies with the stability and benefit of an exciting academic center.
Technologies we use
Git / JIRA

Typical Core Duties

Participate fully in software development life cycle
Research, design, and implement technical solutions to deliver business requirements
Identify opportunities to improve and simplify applications portfolio and implement related enhancements
Contribute to creation and maturing of software development best practices and new technologies
Draw on relationship and technical skills to act as technical liaison to internal and external clients and to mentor junior staff
Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of five years' post-secondary education and/or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
Cloud computing architectures (preferably with Amazon Web Services).
Experience in developing, testing, and deploying web-based applications.
Strong Python development skills.
Experience with web frameworks (preferably node.js stack).
Experience with version control systems and team software development (preferably Git).
Previous experience working in an academic environment.
Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and equipment
Highly specialized knowledge of a specific technology
Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor

Certificates and Licenses

Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office setting

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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