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Informatics Developer

Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company
Rockville, Maryland
Start date
Aug 1, 2022

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We are currently searching for an Informatics Developer to provide support and to produce data-driven decisions and accelerate translation through innovative informatics methods and software, and deep domain expertise in informatics and various translational research data types. Integration, curation, and public rendering to support analysis of various types of experimental and curated datasets. The development of custom workflows and new methodologies to help interpret complex, large-scale datasets, including multi-omics and clinical data. Maintenance, and deployment of cheminformatics and bioinformatics workflows/pipelines, web, and mobile apps to disseminate our robust methods and data; bioinformatics and cheminformatics collaborative work with non-informaticians. This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Rockville, MD.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Review high-level requirements and bug reports with stakeholders, iterate to defining requirements, develop implementation, present, and refine implementation to design, develop, test, and deliver bug fixes, change requests, and new features
  • Work with staff on applying, extending and/or developing statistical methods to address problems identified by the staff of relevance to the project
  • Work within the Community Software Development guidelines, utilize GitHub for code check-ins and reviews, JIRA for requirements documentation, assignment, and test for specific implementations
  • Plan and carry out quality control programs
  • Implement improvements to development activities to speed development of applications, databases, or software tools
  • Use advanced knowledge in machine learning, statistics, text mining, natural language processing, computational semantics, computer vision, and data science to develop creative solutions to complex real-world problems
  • Examine analytical problems and pose feasible statistical solutions
  • Evaluate new analytic methods and software and adapt them if necessary
  • Work with staff to develop, test and refine novel programming methods, toolkits, and algorithms
  • Lead the establishment of best practices for continuous integration and continuous deployment, using technologies such as Jenkins, Travis, Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud services (AWS, Google Cloud)
  • Lead the design and implementation of features and expansion of the case reporting tool and explore functionality to accommodate a broader array of diseases, such as cancer and rare conditions, based on FDA prioritization input. This includes coordinating the back end to support front-end requirements
  • Develop scientific applications using R, Shiny and/or Python
  • Install software testing programs on datasets to identify issues and propose solutions
  • Test and maintain software products to ensure strong functionality and optimization
  • Develop or utilize new or existing technology to develop dynamic web applications or software tools for bioinformatics application
  • Test and install the software updates
  • Collaborate with staff to develop database application and tools for supporting bioinformatics and scientific computing research projects
  • Prepare roadmaps, schedules, status reports, plans and recommendations
  • Generate and run appropriate database queries needed for Quarterly Progress Reports
  • Maintain and follow SOPs, configuration management, upgrades, and availability.
  • Provide status updates through reporting guidelines established by the project manager
  • Prepare roadmaps, schedules, status reports, plans and recommendations
  • Design, develop and deploy software for multi-core and high-performance computing systems
  • Troubleshoot scripts and programs to ensure successful use of said scripts and programs.
  • Document and maintain documentation of requirements, code, processes, architecture agreements via code, GitHub Wiki, application notes, and release notes
  • Provide support for development of methods in data science
  • Implement improvements to development activities to speed development of applications, databases, or software tools
  • Translate and implement UI/UX design and requirements into production-ready code
  • Works closely with UI/UX researcher to inform based on technology capabilities
  • Improve the overall quality of application fundamentals, including tailoring the case report form to certain disease areas. Implement the back end to support front-end use cases and business processes
  • Coordinate deployments working with the teams through CI, test, and production environments, for each configuration (database and utility combinations) utilizing cloud technologies
  • Support collaboration by attending meetings, understanding requirements, and documenting proposed solutions
  • Manage and troubleshoot deployments and image builds
  • Develop new code and refine/troubleshoot existing code
  • Implement improvements to operations
  • Work with staff to improve efficiency of the current data processing by creating new programming approaches
  • Evaluate data quality (accuracy and completeness) associated with the comparison tool/application




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Programming and Data Processing or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3-4 years experience
  • Experience performing computer programming
  • Experience with various database and computer programming languages
  • Experience with various computer operating systems
  • Code management using GitHub, including working with multiple branches and forks, Reviewing GitHub merge requests as a feedback loop, Merging code in GitHub
  • Managing tasks in JIRA, including creating tickets, providing timeline updates to tickets, working with testers in a regular feedback loop to closure
  • Cloud Computing including AWS, Google, etc.
  • Documenting design and tests
  • MS Office Suite; creating documentation deliverables such as: presentations, guides, testing plans and reports
  • Requirements tracking
  • Communications skills, both oral and written
  • Data Modeling
  • Database management
  • Typescript
  • Python
  • PostgreSQL
  • Django
  • Celery
  • Redis
  • AWS EC2, AWS S3
  • AWS Simple Email Service
  • Firebase Cloud Messaging
  • Travis
  • Jenkins
  • Docker
  • JIRA
  • Wireframe and prototyping software (Adobe XD, etc)
  • Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • JavaScript
  • neo4j
  • CSS
  • JAVA8+
  • Angular
  • MariaDB
  • Junit
  • monolith (Play!)
  • SpringBoot
  • event-driven
  • Strapi
  • Swagger
  • OpenAPI
  • MySQL
  • Shiny
  • Bash
  • HTML


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.


Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.


Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance, including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.


If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.


Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse, and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.




Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is 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. The Dovel Family of Companies combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management. 

MSC has long supported Federal health organizations like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and applies deep understanding of missions, goals, and operations to discover and implement innovative approaches for streamlining and disseminating research efforts, enhancing knowledge sharing, and improving public health. 

Together, Dovel and MSC offer a diverse set of complex biomedical, scientific, and technology services, coupled with attentive and purpose-driven program management to serve mission critical organizations and drive meaningful change in the world.


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