Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Software Engineer (Full Stack) - Center for Molecular Oncology in New York, New York

Software Engineer (Full Stack) – Center for Molecular Oncology

Job Posting Number: 22504

Allied Health – Biomedical Engineering

New York,NY

June 18, 2018

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

Software Engineer (Full Stack) – Center for Molecular Oncology

The mission of the Center for Molecular Oncology (CMO) is to promote precision oncology through genomic analysis to guide the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. The CMO brings together clinicians and scientists throughout Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to conduct large-scale translational research involving molecular characterization of patient tumor specimens in order to identify correlations between genomic features and clinical outcomes.

The Platform Informatics group within the CMO is seeking a full stack software engineer with expertise in both front and back-end development of web applications. We seek an applicant that will provide Graphic User Interface (GUI) design, prototyping, and development of new applications that interact with existing APIs and databases for the enhancement of the Integrated Genomics Operation (IGO). Work will be performed in a small group atmosphere (approximately 10 members from diverse disciplines) with several active collaborators, and in concert with other software engineers, project managers, and genomic sequencing core scientists.

You Will:

  • Work and collaborate with a top-notch team of software engineers and genomic scientists to build novel applications for the Integrated Genomics Operation that facilitate next-generation sequencing data generation, analysis and result delivery.

  • Design layout, process control and other technical specifications for various applications that host data flow, data storage, data review and data delivery.

  • Develop specifications ensuring performance optimization of system and/or application.

  • Plan, coordinate and provide time estimates for completion

  • Develop and maintain software systems that interface with other systems through RESTful APIs, web interfaces, and socket based client/servers.

  • Implement and follow the best practices in software development, code versioning, software testing, and deployment.

  • Produce required functional, technical, and user documentation that describe the specifications, data flows, and user interfaces.

  • Resolve production problems; support, maintain, and enhance application releases.

You Are:

  • Able to design and develop the full stack: both front and back-end application development.

  • Experienced with creating and implementing RESTful APIs and web application architecture.

  • An expert with UNIX/Linux command line.

  • Able to consider good user interface design practices as you develop a UI.

  • Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation.

  • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • A person who enjoys working in a team, is self-motivated, can manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and can solve problems independently.

You Need:

  • Bachelors degree in computer science with at least 2 years of software development experience.

  • Familiarity with software testing methodologies, design patterns, and clean code principles.

  • Ability to apply troubleshooting techniques to resolve complex, cross functional issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines as a member of a team.

  • Strong organizational and troubleshooting abilities, attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Experience with full stack web development using Python, Flask/Django, JavaScript, AngularJS, Vue.js, MongoDB, JAVA, RESTful API and web hosting services like nginx and uwsgi.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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