We have an open position for a Bioinformatics Software Engineer at dictyBase, the model organism database for Dictyostelium discoideum. The database consists of a small group of bioinformatics engineers and scientific curators who work closely together in a stimulating environment developing the leading bioinformatics resource to maintain, distribute and annotate the genomes of Dictyostelium and related dictyostelids. We are located at Northwestern University in downtown Chicago, IL,USA.
We are seeking an experienced software engineer to build and maintain bioinformatics applications. The developer will work on a team with life science investigators and other engineers to develop applications that incorporate data from sequencing centers, stock centers, public biomedical databases, and other experimental datasets. Responsibilities include analyzing requirements for the different projects, identifying technical and functional requirements, and designing and building the systems based on those specifications.
The software engineering team at dictyBase is highly collaborative and embraces agile software practices. Softwares developed at dictyBase are open source and freely available from CPAN and github. We are especially interested in applicants who are team players with a demonstrated commitment to good software practices such as unit testing, functional testing, build management and excellent documentation skills.
A BS/MS degree in Computer Science/Biology. Other Majors with relevant experience are welcome
2+ years of solid software development experience in Industry/Academic environment with exposure to complete software development life-cycle
Experience with Object Oriented analysis, design and implementation in application programming languages such as Perl, Java, Python, Ruby
Experience with relational databases Oracle/PostgreSQL/MySQL.
Experience in Linux/Unix/Mac OS development environment is a plus.
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to documentation
Bioinformatics experience is a plus
Basic biological knowledge is a plus.
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