At Boston Children's Hospital, the quality of our care - and our inclusive hospital working environment - lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we're committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.
The Backend Developer shall be responsible for:
Implementation and maintenance of software for analyzing genetic data and research subject metadata. Prior background in clinical and/or genetic research is helpful, but not required. In collaboration in this role will be with scientists and scientific programmers..
Researching and identifying the requirements of software development and application programming needs. Analyzing vendor, internally developed, and open source solutions to meet the integrated needs of the project.
Specifying, designing, developing, codes, tests and implements software that supports the needs of multiple projects considering the individual goals and objectives of each entity.
Provides analytical and technical guidance to team members and stakeholders. Identifies requirements, develops software design, codes, plans and executes testing, and ensures that the software delivered meets specifications.
In order to qualify you must have:
Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, or equivalent
Experience meeting complex user requirements
Experience maintaining Linux servers or other Linux environments
Experience developing and deploying Python and/or Java web applications
Experience developing data processing pipelines, ideally, Python, R, or another dynamically-typed language
Experience with relational or NoSQL databases
Ability to work dynamically, communicate with a range of collaborators and stakeholders, balance competing deadlines and obligations, and be eager to independently learn new skills and technologies.
Exposure to concepts in genomics or bioinformatics (e.g. through past employment or university coursework)
Exposure to policies around privacy and sensitive information, particularly in the realm of clinical care or research
Familiarity with cloud services providers, particularly AWS
Familiarity with distributed computing, HPC platforms
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Flexible schedule (if applicable).
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Internal Number: 3148096
About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.