Scientific Software Engineer

The Jackson Laboratory Located in: Farmington,  Connecticut
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ABOUT THE POSITION: An Associate/Full/senior scientific software engineer position is available immediately at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT. This position reports to the Associate Director of Jackson’s Computational Sciences Scientific Computing (CSSC) team that is primarily responsible for developing software applications for scientific research programs. The individual in this position is responsible for developing software applications and systems to support genetics and genomics research at The Jackson Laboratory including but not limited to web-based technologies and systems.  A senior level candidate will lead development of complex projects, from high-level requirements, involving teams that may include other software developers, bioinformatics analysts, statisticians and scientists.

The ideal candidate for this position has BS or higher degree in computer science or bioinformatics and/or significant related job experience in the biomedical field or bioinformatics. Experience in identifying and developing software applications in the biomedical sciences and/or bioinformatics and implementing systems for analyzing large-scale scientific data e.g. Next Generation Sequencing data (NGS) is preferred. Experience with data exploration and visualization is a plus.

This individual will function as part of a highly productive software team and will work closely with researchers across all three campuses to develop tools to aid them in their research.  A senior level incumbent will also be expected to mentor junior software engineers. This individual should have a strong interest in leading-edge technologies, and finding ways to apply these technologies to solve cutting-edge scientific problems. They will regularly track the bioinformatics applications literature, and adapt relevant applications to bioinformatics environment at JAX.

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.


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




    • 3-10 years of experience is software development

    • Development environment: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows.

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

    • Languages: Python, Java, Groovy, C++, JavaScript (experience with dynamic languages a plus)

    • Database: PostgreSQL, MySQL, noSQL

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

    • Tools: Git, IntelliJ IDE products (PyCharm, Idea), build tools, Atlassian Suite

    • Capable of working in an agile development environment

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

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

    • Knowledge of machine learning, image analysis, big data processing, and cloud environments a plus

    • Ability to identify new bioinformatics applications and lead the development of the same.


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
Preferred Industry Background:
  Other,  Biotechnology,  Research
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