Principal Software Engineer

Cambridge, MA or Atlanta, GA
Jul 06, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Role:
The Principal Software Engineer will report to the Informatics Architecture & DevOps Associate Director and be responsible for working with team members to develop the Webapp Frameworks that underlie the Informatics Platform. In this role, you will engage our Developers to understand Platform-wide needs and then design, develop, deploy, and maintain custom software frameworks and workspace tools that improve Webapp Development. This position will be based in Cambridge, MA.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Partner closely with Webapp Developers to understand business needs and design solutions 

  • Create, maintain, and evolve full-stack TypeScript Webapp and test Frameworks as part of a team 

  • Create code-generation Tools for Webapp Developers

  • Build and deploy cloud-based Webapps to AWS

  • Create/Run code-quality, webapp-performance, and system-security analysis Tools and Systems

  • Deliver code/webapp quality and security analytics

  • Deliver solutions to Webapp Developers in an extremely rapid, agile cycle 

  • Create the documentation necessary for Developers to use said Webapp Frameworks and Tools

  • Spearhead the continued technical and security education of our Webapp Developers

  • Contribute to many different projects in a dynamic, fast-moving environment 

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or equivalent with a minimum of 8+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience working toward the delivery of software solutions for software developers; particularly shared application libraries.

  • Proven experience with the following:

    • Developing enterprise-scale microservice applications for the AWS cloud.

    • SQL and modeling relational databases. PostgreSQL experience preferred.

    • Creating Node.js webapps. NestJS experience preferred.

    • Designing webapp REST APIs. OpenAPI familiarity preferred.

    • Creating Angular apps and projects. Angular v10+ preferred.

    • Designing beautiful and effective webapp UI/UX with modern TypeScript libraries.

    • Developing Unit, API, and E2E tests. Jest and Cypress experience preferred.

  • Familiarity with NX monorepo tooling preferred.

  • Knowledge of software development best practices: Agile, GitFlow, SemVer, etc.

  • Effective communication skills and proven ability to work directly with customers to understand requirements 

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes 
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    •    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    •    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    •    Discretionary winter shut down 
    •    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.