• Software Engineer (JAVA) – Center for Molecular Oncology

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 5 months ago(2/2/2018 2:20 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Information Technology
  • 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 Description

    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 software engineer with expertise in JAVA programming to build tools and improve existing infrastructure for patient sample tracking in next-generation sequencing analysis work flows. This technology is at the core of this center's mission to advance our knowledge of cancer using clinical data, biological research, computer science and statistics. 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 Are:

    • A software engineer committed to applying programming skills for research discovery and clinical benefit
    • An expert in JAVA programming
    • An expert with UNIX/Linux command line
    • 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, bioinformatics or other applied science with at least 2 years of software development experience
    • Advanced experience in object-orientated programming (preferably JAVA), additional experience with python and angularjs a plus
    • Familiarity with software testing methodologies, design patterns, and clean code principles
    • Thorough experience with relational databases
    • 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.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to interact with both biologists and IT professionals

    Desired Skills:

    • Familiarity with Spring
    • Familiarity with genomic data and metadata
    • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems



    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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