The Knowledge Systems Group (KSG) at DFCI is currently seeking a Software Engineer that can help develop and maintain the cBioPortal instance at DFCI and its associated services including the import pipeline, and help develop new features.
KSG operates at the crossroads of cancer genomics, software, and medicine. Our platforms are focused on mining cancer genomics data sets, matching patients to clinical trials, and building cloud-based infrastructure for sharing data across cancer centers. The cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics is an open-source software platform that enables interactive, exploratory analysis of large-scale cancer genomics data sets with a biologist-friendly interface. It integrates genomic and clinical data and provides a suite of visualization and analysis options. Currently, the cBioPortal has more than 70 local installations and sees more than 35,000 unique visitors a month.??
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we.??If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.??
Build backend services and APIs in Java using Spring and MySQL
Build front-end user interfaces via React.
Orchestrate and maintain services via modern devops frameworks.
Write automated test suites and perform code reviews.
Maintain full documentation regarding architecture, code and devops services.
Interact, communicate and prioritize features via agile development processes.
Work closely with the project lead and other stakeholders to ensure that systems evolve based on continuous feedback.
Communicate effectively with scientists, computational biologists, and other non technical stakeholders.
Associate???s or Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field.
Working knowledge of relational databases, especially MySQL.
Strong interest in contributing to biological research with clinical applications.
Experience with containerization of software (e.g. Docker).
Experience in modern software development technologies, including distributed versioning systems, continuous integration, and agile programming practices.
The candidate must also demonstrate strong communication skills, outstanding personal initiative, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Ability to meet deadlines and efficiently multitask is a must.
User interaction (UI) design and/or experience in data visualization would be considered a significant plus.
Experience with nosql databases (e.g. MongoDB)
Experience using React JS
Experience using CI/CD frameworks
The Knowledge Systems Group is a hybrid group, with most members working remotely, but some members working on site 2-3 days / week. For this position, we are open to remote or hybrid workers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Rhode Island.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.