Software Developer

Bethesda, Maryland
Jan 15, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (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 

The Controlled Data Access (CDA) team is responsible for developing and maintaining state of the art digital token technologies to manage users and access to the Database of Human Genotype and Phenotype (dbGaP) systems. The Senior Software Developer will work with the team to develop and maintain software supporting NCBI’s Controlled Data Access technologies including the Authorized Access platform and Study Registration System. NCBI’s implementation of the Researcher Auth Service (RAS Clearinghouse), and the Data Repository Service (DRS). The CDA team employs several technologies such as: SQL, C++, C#, Python, Java, JSON, JWT, JWS, YAML, OpenAPI, XML, XSL, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Our development environment is currently comprised of: Microsoft SQL Server, Linux, .Net, gmake, with git for source control, TeamCity/Jenkins for CI/CD.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Learn new technologies and changes to the infrastructure
  • Learn to develop secure software using token-based security 
  • Develop, Test, and Deploy solutions for the product line 
  • Maintain and develop code in support of the product line 
  • Estimate, plan, and manage all assigned tasks and report on progress 
  • Document software and systems to meet product and program requirements 






Required qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or relevant experience 
  • Fluency in scripting languages such as BASH, or Python 
  • Programming experience in a Linux environment
  • Ability to work with JSON, XML and similar structured document formats
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance
  • Due to our contractual requirements and federal orders, including an Executive Order from the White House and an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the position for which you are applying requires that you provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement which shall be reviewed after the submission of requested documentation. If an accommodation is granted, the conditions may include weekly testing and masking. All Guidehouse employees also agree to follow any additional health and safety mitigation policies that may be required in the workplace.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies 
  • Object-oriented programming 
  • Knowledge of HTML, CGI and REST APIs 
  • Familiarity with Agile development practices 
  • Familiarity with unit tests, integration, and regression testing 







Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.


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