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Software Engineer


Posted: 02/02/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 598959 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

As a Software Engineer on our Computational Biology team, you will advance our genetic medicine technologies, enabling the discovery and development of new therapeutics. Working with a diverse team of cell biologists, protein and RNA engineers, computational scientists, molecular biologists, and translational biologists, you will:
  • Develop computational pipelines, databases, and user interfaces to track and manage data for Tornado’s gene editing programs
  • Demonstrate competence as a full stack developer willing to own comprehensive solutions to user and company requirements   
  • Integrate standard bioinformatics and laboratory information management (LIMS) tools when appropriate and build custom software solutions when necessary  
  • Support configuration and maintenance of local and cloud IT infrastructure, including dedicated production and development software environments  
  • Support end users across a spectrum of computational abilities, from bioinformatics scientists to colleagues without any scripting or computational experience
  • Be an effective leader and translator when discussing software with colleagues from diverse scientific backgrounds
  • Remain focused on the creation of viable therapeutic products that change the lives of patients

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or related fields.
  • Five years’ experience developing software solutions in an industry setting
  • Two years’ experience building software to support scientific applications, preferably in biotech
  • Demonstrated experience with Python, JavaScript, Linux, SQL, R, and related software components
  • A solid understanding of data science best practices and tools, including NumPy, SciPy, and related
  • Experience developing software requirements through an agile process of assessing end user needs and prototyping     

Preferred Qualifications:                 
  • Experience developing computational pipelines for genomic applications
  • Experience with NGS sequencing, long read sequencing, RNA-Seq, and related assays
  • Exposure to LIMS development and configuration in a biotechnology setting  
Experience supporting laboratory automation systems
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