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Software Development Engineer I

Moderna, Inc.
Seattle, Washington
Start date
Feb 17, 2024

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Information Technology, Software Development
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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The Role

Modernas Engineering Excellence (EE) organization is adding Software Development Engineer Is and IIs (SDE I/II) to our teams. You will join an organization at the core of transforming Modernas enterprise service-oriented architecture, software development practices, and development operations (DevOps) model. What we are delivering impacts every system and every builder at the company. EE consists of Builder Tools & Platforms (BT&P), Attribution Services, Monitoring & Alarming, Service Now (SNOW), Incident Management, and the Voice of The Builder organizations. Our immediate needs are in Attribution Services, and Monitoring & Alarming. The capabilities you work on will illuminate our asset universe and maintain real-time asset ownership, and create high fidelity signals regarding system health, policy adherence, and universal observability. Together the EE organization is fundamentally revolutionizing the way services are built, deployed, accounted for and owned, monitored and managed. We are building from the ground up to deliver foundational services that ensure quality from step zero, eliminate undifferentiated work for builders, and prevent tech-debt from being (re)introduced to our systems.

Heres What Youll Do

  • Contribute to many different build and integration projects in a dynamic, fast-moving, agile environment.

  • Work closely with product owners to understand business needs and design solutions.

  • Develop innovative and intuitive full-stack web applications as part of a team to transform business, engineering processes and capabilities.

  • Deploy and improve applications in a constantly evolving Cloud environment.

  • Monitor and analyze application performance, resilience, and effectiveness.

  • Contribute to creating managed services and control planes to drive automation and analytics.

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 0-2 years of professional experience.

  • Experience with Git.

  • Experience with Java(script) or Python fundamentals

  • Experience leveraging and managing interfaces such as RESTful APIs, PubSub (SNS/SQS, etc).

  • Experience with Node.js, and cloud constructs and solutions AWS, Azure, GCP (we are an AWS shop)

  • Experience creating relational database models and writing SQL queries; preferably PostgreSQL.

  • Experience writing unit tests, component tests, and end-to-end tests; preferably Jest and Cypress.

  • Experience using NX build tooling.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Experience using AWS Cloud resources; e.g. S3, SNS/SQS, Lambda, ElastiCache, etc.

  • Experience with containerization systems; preferably Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Experience with serverless architecture environments.

  • Experience with the Agile operational practices.

  • Experience documenting technical systems and user workflows.

  • Experience communicating with application users to understand and collect their requirements and requests.

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

Under Washington State law, Moderna is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for the jobs covered by this description. Base compensation for these positions in Washington State range from $100,500 to $161,000 . Actual salary determinations will take into account factors such as work location, prior education and experience, job-related knowledge, and demonstrated skills. Compensation decisions are made on the facts and circumstances of each case.

In addition to base compensation Moderna employees are eligible for a comprehensive incentive compensation package including an annual cash bonus, new hire equity and an annual refresh, 401(k) match, competitive and inclusive medical, dental, and vision coverage options, flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care, Life, LTD, and STD insurance, family leave offerings, including at least 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave, lifestyle spending account, adoption, surrogacy, and family-planning benefits, generous paid time off, including:

Vacation, sick time, and observed Company-wide holidays

Paid volunteer time to participate within your community

Discretionary winter holiday shut down

Paid 4-week sabbatical after 5 years, and every 3 years after

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 year-end shutdown
    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!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

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

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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