Senior Software Developer, C++/Python, full time position

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2 weeks ago(10/12/2020 5:00 PM)
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We blend deep domain expertise in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management with advanced technologies to help Federal agencies solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to cultivate a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth.


National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at National Institutes of Health (NIH).  NCBI is the world’s premier biomedical center hosting over four million daily users in search of clinical, genetic and other information that directly impacts biomedical research and public health – at NCBI you can literally help cure cancer faster! NCBI’s wide range of applications, platforms (node, python, Django, c++, you name it) and environments (big data [petabytes], machine learning, multiple clouds) serve more users than almost any other US Government Agency.


We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!

Duties & Responsibilities

Job Description

The Senior Software Developer will work on solutions to support continued development of SMART, the system used to manage and process submissions to GenBank, an archive of genetic sequence data and annotation and is a part of international collaboration that includes archives in Europe and Japan.  GenBank makes biological sequence data available to the research community to support publications, enhance reproducibility, and enable new discoveries.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development, implementation, testing, and continued maintenance of SMART.
  • Work with a diverse group of scientists, bioinformaticians and other developers to improve automation of sequence submission processing and enable more efficient interactions between indexing staff and submitters.
  • Replace legacy software with open source. 
  • Learn new technologies, keep up with the internal systems, and share your knowledge with the team.


Required Skills

  • Proficiency in C++
  • Proficiency in Python
  • 3+ years of experience handling large amounts of data or working in a distributed computing environment
  • Programming experience in a Linux environment
  • Programming experience in Windows environment
  • Experience with relational databases, Microsoft SQL or similar
  • Experience with Linux shell scripts (Bash)
  • Ability to work with common structured documents (at least one of XML, JSON)

Desired Skills

  • Experience with workflow management systems, especially with Apache AirFlow
  • Experience working with genetic and biological data
  • Experience using web services and RESTful APIs
  • Experience with Perl scripting language
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines, unit tests, integration and regression testing
  • Knowledge of agile software development techniques and practices

Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.




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