Scientific Software Engineer - Test Automation

The Jackson Laboratory Located in: Farmington,  Connecticut
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ABOUT THE POSITION: A position is available immediately for a Senior/Scientific Software Engineer – Test Automation at The Jackson Laboratory in Farmington, CT. This position reports to the Associate Director of Jackson’s Computational Sciences Scientific Computing (CSSC) team. CSSC team is primarily responsible for developing software applications for scientific research programs. The position will be responsible for developing and executing software quality assurance programs for research and clinical applications and systems at the Jackson Laboratory.

The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 3-7 years of experience and a BS or higher degree in computer science and/or significant related job experience; experience in natural sciences, biomedical field or bioinformatics is a plus. Responsibilities include designing, implementing and leading both comprehensive automated tests and manual testing where automation cannot be applied.  The incumbent of this position will also lead in the effort to identify new testing technologies, frameworks and methodologies.

This individual will function as part of a highly productive software team and will work closely with researchers across all three campuses and help to develop and test tools to aid them in their research. This individual should have a strong interest in leading-edge technologies, and finding ways to apply these technologies to assist in solving cutting-edge scientific problems.

ABOUT JAX-GM: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, the brand new JAX-GM conveniently sits midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut. JAX-GM is part of an exciting $1.1 billion venture between the state of Connecticut and The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services.

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.




  • The qualified candidate will have working knowledge of many of the following:

    • Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows

    • Testing: Unittest, Doctest, py.test, xUnit, Spock

    • Web testing: Selenium/Webdriver, WebUnit

    • Languages: Python, Java, Groovy, Javascript

    • Web: jQuery, Bootstrap, Flask, reactive frameworks (ReactJS, VueJS, etc)

    • Other technology: Database/SQL, NoSQL, Git, JSON, build tools, Atlassian suite

    • Experience working in an agile development environment

    • Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills

    • Knowledge in statistics, biology, genomics are considered a plus


Imagine a world free of devastating disease. A world where cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's – many of the conditions that undermine human health – are understood and can be stopped.


Seniority Level:
Experienced - Not Management
  R&D / Science,  Engineering,  IT / Software Programming
Preferred Industry Background:
  Biotechnology,  Research,  Consulting
Managing a team of:
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