Software Developer 1

Jul 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Software Developer 1

Job Number:
75672 is a leader in the field of pharmacogenomics and precision medicine. We combine our curators' scientific expertise with our developers' coding expertise to catalog and deliver valuable knowledge to our users and collaborators. Our coders gather data from many sources and deliver knowledge to our users via web applications, REST APIs, and desktop applications.

Applicants are not required to have biological or medical background. The best applicants will have a clear and working understanding of how to build modern web sites and services while taking the lead on projects in a small team of other developers. A good candidate will be comfortable working with server-side code like Java and modern web frameworks like React.js.

Duties include:
  • Design, develop, and support software and systems for serving the needs of PharmGKB.
  • Work with both Java server-side code and JavaScript/ECMAscript client-side code (mostly React)
  • Work with scientific curators, collaborators, and general-public users to research and develop tools that serve the needs of all the people we work with
  • Document system builds and application configurations; maintain and update documentation as needed.
  • Provide technical analysis, design, development, conversion, and implementation work.
  • Serve as a technical resource for applications.
  • Compare, evaluate, and implement new features and technologies, and integrate them into our system.
  • Follow team software development methodology.
  • Mentor lower level software developers.
* - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Expertise in designing, developing, testing, and deploying web applications.
  • Proficiency with web application design and data modeling
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.
  • Ability to lead activities on structured team development projects.
  • Knowledge of application domain.
  • Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
  • Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Current knowledge of latest software and design standards.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for technical applications.
  • Knowledge of and ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
  • Ability to recognize and recommend needed changes in user and/or operations procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of software engineering principles.
  • Strong knowledge of at least one programming language.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand.
  • Rarely use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May work extended hours, evening and weekends.

Job: Information Technology Services

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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