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2024 Co-Op, Software Engineering

Moderna, Inc.
Seattle, Washington
Start date
Mar 28, 2024

Job Details

The Role

Moderna is expanding our footprint to Seattle to further our mission of delivering the greatest possible impact to people through mRNA medicines! Our new technology hub in Seattle will focus on software product development for our Commercial, Data & Machine Learning, Cloud Infrastructure, Security, and Engineering Excellence (dev tools) products and platforms.

We are looking to hire Software Development Engineers (SDEs) to develop their careers at Moderna, who bring strong technical expertise, a product mindset that embodies the unique Moderna Mindsets, and passion to change the future of medicine.In this role, you will work on exciting, cutting-edge technology initiatives/products from the ground up to empower our technology roadmap across the organization, with the ultimate goal of transforming patients lives.

Our program starts on July 15, 2024 and ends on December 13, 2024. All applicants must be available to work full-time for the entire duration of the program and must be willing to relocate to Seattle, WA.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Deliver code enhancements for software builds which may include refactoring or deprecating existing code

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the business and customer value of the assigned software;

  • Function partially to fully independently with regular checkpoints including code reviews and daily standup

  • Deliver code successfully with clear instructions from your team and manager

  • Develop working code based on given a functional definition of a problem such as the inputs, outputs, and logic

  • Understand how to separate disparate components from each other and seek guidance from teammates or your manager when building software with more than one component

  • Understand common tradeoffs among aspects of the code bar such as efficiency versus maintainability

  • Correctly utilize the core or standard library of your programming language(s)

  • Successfully collaborate with team members using best-in-industry software engineering tools and processes such as source control and code review you learn from feedback on your code

  • Follow an established procedure to diagnose and identify the root cause of problems with exiting software

  • Communicate effectively to your team about timelines to deliver your work efficiently and reliability

Heres What Youll Need (Basic Qualifications)

  • 2+ years Undergraduate Studies in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field.

  • Indefinite right to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship now or in the future.

  • Willing and able to relocate to Seattle, WA for the co-op.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited bachelors degree program in IT, Biotechnology, Engineering, or a related life science discipline.

  • Familiarity with java script/type script frameworks like node js, and angular js.

  • Understanding of Agile product development methodology

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Hands-on coding skill and inquisitive attitude, with a willingness to ask questions and seek answers.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a passion for continuous learning.

  • Strong ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Excellent cross-discipline communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Strong desire to proactively form new relationships and work effectively within a diverse team.

Moderna is pleased to provide you with an innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Free premium access to meditation and mindfulness classes
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
  • 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.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

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 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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