Software Engineer

Rockville, MD, United States
Jun 09, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

MSC is searching for an experienced Software Engineer to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is on-site in Rockville, Maryland.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Software development, design and architecture
  • Write clean, maintainable code, with consideration of appropriate style and industry standards, along with documentation
  • Deliver assigned tasks in a timely and efficient manner, and take ownership of the product delivery
  • Oversee system administration, including deployments and configuration management
  • Work closely with scientific subject matter experts, front-end developers, and stakeholders to ensure a visually appealing, functional, and intuitive software
  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrate ability to write software, e.g. via a GitHub/GitLab account
  • 2+ years experience in Python
  • Strong familiarity with R programming
  • Ability to use *nix command line
  • Experience with HPC, including HPC queueing and software management systems, and managing CPU and memory usage to handle big data
  • Minimum 1 year experience in building applications on Amazon Web Service (AWS)
  • Familiarity with languages such as Ruby, Go, Perl 5, Julia, Java, shell
  • Experience with version control using Git
  • Experience working with APIs, integrating with external web services (REST, XML, JSON) or third-party tools
  • Ability to communicate and work with a multi-disciplinary team of developers, analysts, and scientific subject matter experts
  • Familiarity with relational and non-relational database concepts
  • Experience with CI/CD processes
  • Understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle and exposure to Agile or iterative software design practices

DESIRED Qualifications
  • Experience working with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and computational biologists or wet-lab researchers
  • Experience developing analysis pipelines for bioinformatics
  • Experience with one or more pipeline management frameworks like Nextflow or Snakemake
  • Experience with building and orchestrating containers (Docker/Singularity)


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 membership to
  • 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.