Software Developer (2 Open Positions)

Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Software Developer (2 Open Positions)

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We are looking for two Python and Javascript developers to join Dr. J. Michael Cherry's group in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University.
We build and maintain cutting edge web portals for the scientific community the online resource for basic scientific experimental research ( and an extensive online data warehouse and metadata project, the ENCODE Data Coordination Center and Portal ( and the Saccharomyces Genome Database ( All projects are funded via the National Institutes of Health. Our goals include understanding, tracking and analyzing the genetics of human health and basic biological research on model organism systems (
Qualified candidates are expected to contribute to all phases of software development at ENCODE, including systems analysis, program design, development, and implementation.
Our stack is Python (Pyramid), ReactJS, ElasticSearch, and Postgres developed using modern cloud-enabled, open-source best practices. Our open source repositories
Complies with and supports University and government health & safety regulations & policies.
Duties include:
  • Assess user needs and requirements.
  • Design and develop applications that may involve sophisticated data 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:
  • Basic Understanding of modern web technology and frameworks
  • Some experience with Python or Javascript, including JSON
  • Working knowledge of git
  • UNIX experience

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.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Job: Information Technology Services

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

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

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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