Senior Software Developer with Python and C++, Full time position

Location
Bethesda, MD, United States
Posted
May 30, 2021
Ref
2021-10006
Hotbed
BioCapital
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Overview

Searching for a Senior Software Developer to support the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). This is a full-time position located at the
NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

NCBI is part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCBI is the world's premier biomedical center hosting over six million daily users that seek research, clinical, genetic, and other information that directly impacts biomedical research and public health - at NCBI you can literally help to accelerate cures for diseases! NCBI's wide range of applications, platforms (Node, Python, Django, C++, you name it) and environments (big data [petabytes], machine learning, multiple clouds) serve more users than almost any other US Government Agency according to https://analytics.usa.gov/.

The Senior Software Developer will work on solutions to support continued development of NCBI's dbGaP database - [the world premier archive of assembled and annotated sequence data and is a part of international collaboration that includes archives in Europe and Japan. SeqDB makes biological sequence data submitted by the scientific community available to researchers worldwide, enhancing reproducibility and allowing for new discoveries. SeqDB is a large resource, comprised of over 1.6 billion records and 6 trillion DNA basepairs, and handles requests at rates of up to 50,000/second. The future development of SeqDB will involve re-architecting of the backend sequence databases, including exploration of Cloud-based strategies for sequence access. NCBI - National Center for Biotechnology Information is part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCBI serves over 4 million daily users in search of clinical, genetic and other information that directly impacts biomedical research and public health, and is the world's top 3 most-visited site in the science category.]

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for contributing to the design, development and maintenance of the dbGaP product line
  • Create backend services and tools that will help to expose internal services
  • Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies and processes that help to advance the product's goals
  • Collaborate with the application development teams with a focus on the design and documentation of Web Services and APIs
  • Work as an integral part of an Agile development team supporting the existing submission pipelines and reporting solutions


Requirements

Required qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience designing and building software applications
  • Proficiency in Python and C++
  • Experience working with relational SQL databases
  • Experience with NoSQL databases
  • Experience in designing and developing high-volume web services using API Protocols and Data Formats (REST, JSON, SOAP and XML)
  • Programming experience in a Linux environment.
  • Fluency in at least one scripting language such as Bash, Perl
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines, version control, and unit, integration and regression testing


Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience working with containers like Docker and container management tools like Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with Cloud Foundry, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, etc.
  • Experience with workflow management systems like Apache AirFlow
  • Experience in working an Agile software development team


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Company Description

We are a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management.

The Dovel Family of Companies offers employees an opportunity to advance beyond a specific role or contract, we offer a path to develop an enriching career. We believe in empowering a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth.

What you'll get...
  • Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
  • Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
  • Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
  • Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
  • Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
  • Support! Working parents and busy professionals - we've got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to Care.com.
  • Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
  • A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.