Software Developer 1

Aug 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Software Developer 1

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The Department of Biomedical Data Science (DBDS) is recruiting a Software Developer to support key production projects that serve as the informatics backbone of the ClinGen consortium. DBDS was started in order to create an integrated field of biomedical data science as well as provide and cultivate an intellectual home for collaborative research. As a basic science department, DBDS is devoted to the development of novel computational and statistical methods for acquiring, representing, storing, and analyzing biological and clinical data at all scales. Our work has a real-world impact on patient care and scientific advancement through the expansion of cutting edge software technologies and we take pride in contributing to this work.

The Software Developer will design, build and implement robust and innovative web-based applications that are critical pieces of the ClinGen informatics ecosystem. Experience with databases (relational and document) and web-application frameworks and an ability to quickly assess and learn new technology stacks is expected. This is a rare opportunity to do intellectually engaging and high impact work. This includes regular interactions with world-class computational researchers and clinical genetics professionals at Stanford, Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard, and beyond. Tools developed are expected to become national healthcare resources. If you would like to be part of a multidisciplinary team that is building national standards for genetic testing, then you should consider joining our team.

Duties include:

  • Assess user needs and requirements.
  • Design and develop applications that may involve sophisticated data modeling and manipulation.
  • Maintain and update existing programs.
  • Troubleshoot and solve technical problems.
  • Create programs to meet reporting and analysis needs.
  • Design and implement user and operations training programs.
  • Document changes in software for end users.
  • Follow team software development methodology.
  • Serve as technical resource with respect to applications.
* - Other duties may also be assigned. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Demonstrated ability to develop web applications using open source tools, languages, libraries, and current standards-compliant code.
  • Intermediate level knowledge of front-end development languages and ability to hand code HTML, CSS, and JavaScript functions/libraries and link them to backend services and functions.
  • Familiarity with AngularJS or ReactJS, JQuery and mechanisms of AJAX services
  • Demonstrated ability in Python programming techniques and development stacks (Flask/Django).
  • Some familiarity with data modeling and design-based tradeoffs in relational and noSQL systems.
  • Knowledge of database connectors, MVC Frameworks including Struts2, Spring, Hibernate ORM, REST, JSON.
  • Optimization of SQL and document-based stores
  • Solid understanding of web standards and usability methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to test, debug, and deploy software on Linux platforms and web servers.
  • Ability to setup and use an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) such as Eclipse/PyCharm/Atom to develop, debug, and re-factor existing applications and functional modules
  • 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
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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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