Software Engineer (Software Developer 2)

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Software Engineer (Software Developer 2)

Stanford University

Job Number:

Job code: 4822
Grade: J

Stanford University, one of Silicon Valley's largest and unique employers, is recruiting an experienced and energetic Software Engineer within the Department of Biomedical Data Science of the School of Medicine. Stanford's mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative and rewarding place to work.

This outstanding Software Engineer will assume a leadership role in a large NIH-funded project to create open-source web-based and desktop software to annotate, store, search, and process biomedical images. This exciting work will enable researchers to discover image-based indicators of disease that will transform medical care. The software developed will become part of a national infrastructure supporting biomedical research, and will have high impact throughout the medical community. The Software Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing and documenting the software, working with collaborators and users to understand and implement the requirements, and evaluating and disseminating the software. The successful candidate will be self-directed, thrive in a stimulating collaborative research environment, work well with other developers, and be excited by the opportunity to assume an ownership role in creating software infrastructure that will be adopted by medical centers nationally. The candidate will work closely with faculty, research associates, students, developers, and other collaborators.

Duties include:

  • Conceptualize design, implement, and develop solutions for complex system/programs independently.
  • Work with a variety of users to gain information, and develop intra-system tradeoffs between different users, as necessary; interact with a diverse client base and outside vendor contacts.
  • Document system builds and application configurations; maintain and update documentation as needed.
  • Provide technical analysis, design, development, conversion, and implementation work.
  • Work as a project leader, as needed, for projects of moderate complexity.
  • Serve as a technical resource for applications.
  • Compare, evaluate, and implement new features and technologies, and integrate them into the computing environment.
  • Follow team software development methodology.
  • Mentor lower level software developers.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.


Strong proficiency in JavaScript/ES6, including DOM manipulation and the JavaScript object model
Real-world experience with Frameworks and Run-time experience environments (React, Node, Angular)
Understanding of React.js and its core principles is a plus


Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Expertise in designing, developing, testing, and deploying applications.
  • Proficiency with application design and data modeling.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.
  • Ability to lead activities on structured team development projects.
  • Ability to select, adapt, and effectively use a variety of programming methods.
  • Knowledge of application domain.


  • 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.


Location: School of Medicine, California, United States
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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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Posted: 7/23/2018
Application Due: 7/23/2030
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